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Singapore 70.3 Review

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Singapore 70.3 was my first official race for Team TBB and I was feeling good before the race so I was really keen to have a good one. The race got under way at 8:00am sharp and after about 100m into the swim I settled into third position behind eventual race winner Kris Gemmell and team mate Dan Halksworth. Eventually I exited the water in 2nd spot with a good gap over most of the contenders for the race.
Onto the bike it was all good before I committed probably one of the worst possible school boy errors for a long course race, on the bike I was using gels and sports drink that I had never used before. Turns out neither of these products agreed with me and I didn’t keep down any gel, sports drink or water for the whole 90km. By then end of the bike I was starting to run a bit low on energy but I was still in the front group which by T2 was about a dozen blokes.
Starting the run I felt ok but by the 3km mark I was totally blow and freezing cold from dehydration. At this point I thought, bloody hell, this is going to be a struggle to finish from here. I just made it over the line and finished a distant 9th.
So after the race I was pretty disappointed because this was actually my worst ever result in a 70.3 but the positives are I still got in a good training session and I learnt a very valuable lesson about nutrition.
Congratulations to all of the other TBB athletes who competed. A special congratulations I think should go to Hiro and Maki. They were both pretty down in the dumps for the week in the lead up to the race after what happened in Japan. They still managed to front up to the race and also raised money for the disaster relief, an awesome effort I thought.
I’m back in Krabi now ready to rip into the next block of training with Brett and the team.
All the best.

Singapore 70.3 Preview

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

So this is my first blog and it will also double as a preview for Singapore 70.3 this weekend. The decision to race this weekend was only made a few days ago by Brett and myself and thankfully someone has pulled out of the race this so I’ve been able to get a late entry. The last two and a half weeks in the TBB training camp in Krabi have been great, the weather’s been warm, the people are friendly, the foods awesome and it’s been a good change to train with a group instead of training solo as I usually do back at home at Mooloolaba.

The lead up to this weekend has been some what limited as I took me some time to recover from knee surgery that I had in November but it’s been over two years since I’ve done a half ironman so I’m really looking forward to it. We’ve also recieved a lot of the 2011 TBB kit this week so it will be good to be out in the team colours for the first time.

Hopefully I’ll have some good news for you all in my Singapore 70.3 review.

All the best.