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Cam Watt Malaysia 70.3

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

In a few days I’ll be flying up to race the Malaysian 70.3 in Putrajaya. I think it isn’t too far from Kuala Lumpar and I must admit my lack of knowledge about Malaysia in general. I do know it held the Commonwealth Games in 1998?? when Jay Sweet won the road race for Australia and he serverely cramped on the finish line and there was an awesome photo of him in absolute agony from it mixed with a little happiness from winning, anyway I’m looking foward to learning more about the place when I get there. One thing I am sure of though is that it will be extremely hot and humid and that could play a big part in the race as we are starting at 8am so the run leg will be contested in the middle of the day!

My training has been progressing really well, I think I’ve got 6weeks under the belt now after my month off so I’m starting to feel strong and fast again. I’ve done a handfull of what I call reality sessions, sessions that you can’t fake, sessions that don’t lie and I haven’t gone too bad so I’m confident of a good start to the back end of my season that will really kick off after this weekend, as I’m looking to defend last years Port Macquarie Half Ironman in November, then another race in mid November in Forster which is a weird distance of 2km,60km,16km then onto Ironman WA in Busselton early December.

Wow the past week I;d thought up heaps of stuff to write in this blog, and now I’m doing it I’ve got nothing, ouch trained hard and long this morning, need more food and sleep so will have to make up for this next time sorry……

In the grinde

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

The past few weeks I’ve been knuckling down in training, working my way back into form for the upcoming racing that I have planned over the last few months of the year. I am wanting to finish the year on a high, and build on the promising start to the year that I’ve had by not giving out so freely the get outta jail cards that I’ve been handing out to my competition all year on the run.

Last weekend I got to hang out and do a ride with Scott Molina, who was over here visiting a mutual friend, for those that don’t know Scott “the Termintator” Molina was one of the big 4, a pioneer of the sport and winner of the ’88 Hawaiian Ironman. Scott is also married to Erin Baker another legend of the sport so as you can imagine I annoyed him all weekend for stories from the good old days, my favourite being about Erin’s 32:20 yep no typo, 32:20 10km PB from 1990 commonwealth games trials on the track. New Zealeands female running must of been strong then as that wasn’t enough to make the team, she was 1 place short, but still what an incredible time off what Scott said was after 5weeks training after her break after Hawaii. Scott still looks like he loves training and a bit of racing too, and you can really tell he internally enjoys it, nothing to prove, no chip on his shoulder, just loves being fit and healthy……so he can enjoy his 2 or 3 beers everyday!!!!

Last weekend the ITU world championships were on the Gold Coast, 1hour drive south of where we live. I had a lot of mates doing the age group race that I’ve helped out here and there over the past few years and despite not winning a world title all had strong races, a handful of 4ths 5ths and 6ths…But my true coaching debut, came 2nd overall in the agegroup race, the days after it were hard, thinking what did I miss out, should she have done this, should she have done that, wow it really gives you a different perspective and sympathy for what we put Brett through. I wasn’t at the race, but luckily my girlfriend was to deal with the dissapointment after the finish, and to offer the get over it and on with it message in a caring and “i’ve been here before” way ;)