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February 22nd – Subic Bay

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Stephen and I arrived in Subic Bay last week. We have spent 10 days here. Its flown by!! Suddenly its time to pack our bags again, for our little trip down to NewZealand. (Actually, its not that “little” a trip, but we”ll tell ourselves that!)

It was a long flight here from London, but I recovered pretty fast. I have really enjoyed my training here. Being in the warm, seeing some new places to ride our bikes and run.

Last weekend we heard there was a Half Marathon race in Clark, (about 1 hour 30 min drive away) So we went! Stephen, Chrissie, Reto and I. We had to leave at 3.45am for a 6am race start.

I did’nt know how I would feel since we only arrived to Subic Bay 3 days earlier.

We arrived at the race start with 15mins to spare, so we jumped out the van, registered and ran to the start line. (that was our warm up!!)
But it seemed to be enough! I felt ok, and ran 1 hour and 18 mins. 30 seconds in front to Chrissie! I was very happy and proud of my run. To beat the World Champ felt special too! (Sorry Chrissie, I love you, but no love when when the gun goes off!!)

Better go think about packing now!

Speak Soon,

February 12th 2008

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Thought I would write a little blog and say “hi” :)
Today is a travel day. This evening we begin our journey to Subic Bay to join our TeamTBB squad for the early season Camp. I am looking forward to training with everyone again and being in the warm weather. It is only a short 10 day visit first though as we then continue on down to NewZealand for Ironman NZ which is on March 1st. We will return to Subic Bay straight after IMNZ for our preparation for IM South Africa.

This past weekend has been a different kind of weekend to normal. And a very busy one at that!
Stephen and I travelled here to London on Friday for the UK’s TCR Show (Triathlon-Cycle-Run Show) Every minute for the 2 of us was filled! It was great to see sponsors that we dont see often, we had interviews and questions and answers seminars! My head was going at 100kph at the end of the weekend. We also raced the TCR 10km. It was a good way to fit a great training season during such a busy weekend. Stephen and I both won! Yeahhh!! He ran 33.04 beating Richard Stannard and more. (Stephen had been syking himself up to beat him!) And I ran 36.23, beating Richards fast girlfriend, Emma Davies :)
It was the 220 Magazine Awards on the Saturday evening. It was great to see Chrissie taking 3 of the prestigious Awards. Well Done Chrissie :)
Anyway, I have to go and swim now, before the packing starts and we catch our taxi to the airport at 4.30pm.