well I have just finished the Singapore 70.3 for 2009. I went into this race with two objectives set by the boss. 1) get a good effort out in preperation for ironman Australia which is only two weeks away and 2) don’t hurt my achillies and foot injury, so shuffle run:(.
The swim went well despite getting bogged down at first turn where I was 2nd and giving myself a hard chase for next 400m to get back onto 1st place feet. The pace then slowed quite a bit so I rested and began thinking of the bike. I was first onto bike and put in a effort straight away to break away but at top of climb I had macca, crowie, rei, Simon Thompson and pete Jacobs tagged on. So went to plan B on bike wait till 60km for an attack. Until then it was just me and macca pulling turns until the base of climb on last lap where I attacked it with a bit more gusto, I managed to drop thompson and Jacobs but just didn’t have the legs today to rid myself of crowie or macca( hey they are world champions)but was stoked Rei was there. So I pounded away for the remanded of bike leg hoping that the high pace would suit rei for the run. Once onto the run I got into my shuffle mode straight away which is soooo frustrating when you want to go and have the lungs and legs to go but can’t due to injury, but I had doc’s voice in my head the whole time to slow down and be dicsiplined to protect my leg. So in the end I think I was 7th, good swim bike session despite having bad legs from the hard training this week butthis will help me when I freshen up for port maq in two weeks.
The whole weekend has been great, I love this town and the race organizers look after us so well. So thanks to all my sponsors, Alex, Brett made this weekend fun, meeting and speakng with Morgan Nicol of Oval concepts, thanks to Nick and Ali Munting, Graeme Hannan and crew. I’ll be back for sure for a 4th time and run this next time like I can!!!!!
I am tiring of the swim biker tag, I can run, I have run, so all have patience with me and I’ll show you too!!!cos it sure is testing my patience!!!!!