I leave oz again in the morning headed to Jeju Island, Korea for the 10th anniversary of the Ironman there. Although no longer an official M Dot Ironman anymore it is still the same course etc as the old Ironman Korea.
I’m looking foward to getting there as I’ve heard such good things about this place as it’s the venue of the TBB pre Hawaii training camp, and Rei has told me about it also from his pre Olympic camp there too. I also have friends that have done the old Ironman Korea and tell of how brutal the heat is in the run, well I’m prepared mentally for it but don’t think it will be that bad as it used to be held in August not July.
The body is in great condition after Japan Ironman, and after having the week after that race pretty easy, this past week I’ve been abole to put in some pretty hard training, done some good work in the pool with the swimmers finishing off there worlds prep, done some tuff riding in the hills including a smash fest last sunday up and down the sunshine coast hinterland with the sunny coast crew and well more running solo, but my biggest week since January!!!!
I’m not sure who’s racing other than the Wongstar, and Korea’s favourite athlete Park Bung Houng. Park is great, he;s had some great podiums in Ironmans over the last 10years and has run a 2:19 marathon(not in tri) but he is an aweful swimmer. When he’s in the race though you can never give up as you know he won’t and he’ll be doing his all to catch you by the end. In Japan I put 12min!!! into him in the swim, another 11min on the bike but at 38km of the run I got a tap on the bum from him as he ran by!!!! I’ve raced Park 3 times this year, it’s 2-1 to me, but he’s so funny he loves to smack talk before the race. He cracks me up.
I can’t wait for the rematch hehehehe So the goals for this weekend,
1) Build on my Japan race……ie shuffle quicker hehehe
2) Beat Park
3) avoid wongstar trying to die my hair black n pink
4) act as bodygaurd to wongstar when mobbed by her 18-29 male grouppies
5) burn enough calories so that I can come back and eat and drink up at the cafe on the bike the week after the race!
6) earn enough money to buy the above coffee’s and sticky date puddings as I think it’s my shout