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My fresh start @ Team TBB

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

As this is my first blog, I would firstly like to say hello to all and I am very excited and thankful to be a part of Team TBB for 2012.

I have spent the last 4 weeks training on the Sunshine Coast with Brett and the team, and I have survived! The whole experience has been a huge learning curve for me, as I have gone from working and training to training full time to meet the demands of what it is going to take to be a true professional athlete. I must say, I do not miss waking up at 4.30am every morning like I used to to train before I had to get to work. And not rushing to get myself to work, then to training, then sometimes back to work has taken alot of stress out of my daily schedule where now I can focus more on recovery between sessions and have some me time:)

In 4 weeks, I have learnt so much from Brett about training, racing, and even important things about myself. Some things have been difficult to swallow, but knowing these truths and formulating strategies to overcome these obstacles has been extremely positive and uplifting. I have been working closely with Matt Koorey prior to being a part of Team TBB, and it was great to have him on the coast with us for a few days. The support network that becomes available as being part of Team TBB is so overwhelming, and it really hits home how important it is when you are trying to establish and manage your life as a professional athlete.

Next weekend I will be on the start line at Ironman Melbourne. Whilst I don’t have the training and racing base as some I will be lining up against, I am really looking forward to race with some good consistent Sutto training in my legs and head.