It has been a busy few months, packed with training, racing and loads of travel. The effect of too much travel is starting to wear on me and I am very much looking forward to the next few months of not having to pack up my bike and travel around the world!
I have been based in my hometown of Mooloolaba for the past 4 months and am now in the USA planning my next few months of training and racing. One thing that has become very clear to me over the past 6-8 months is how important it is for me to have a consistent training base, and that can be difficult when you are new to the professional athlete life, like myself, and not knowing where in the world can we find this. What do we look for?? Good weather, good training (quite often finding a pool is the hardest!!), well priced housing, grocery stores, and the list goes on…
I have always said that consistency is key, but there have been many times over the past 6-8 months that I have not had this due to travel and moving locations. Even now after 1-2 months of travelling back and forward to races I am starting to feel the fatigue…both physically and mentally. My last few races have been pretty average and since Melbourne IM have felt like I have been racing on only 2 cylinders. Positive points to come from these races are that I know I have the strength to push through when I am on empty and how I keep looking forward to what is next on the calendar and planning towards that.
For the next 6 months I will be bunkered down in the USA working very closely with my coach Matt Koorey to get me back to being me and race ready. I will keep you posted on where I am racing as soon as I can confirm☺
Thanks for reading!