I’ve been back home in Mooloolaba for a few weeks now and as always it’s great to be back here. When I arrived home from 3 months away with the team in Switzerland I found that my unit hadn’t burnt down, my car started first go and summer had already kicked in so things were looking good.
The Team TBB camp in Leysin this year was really great for me, although at the start it was a bit of a struggle. Basically I turned up in Leysin unfit from missing a few months of training with an achilles injury, tired from doing my first iron distance race at Challenge Cairns just a week before and jet lagged. Needless to say I was pretty useless for the first month or so in camp, I was getting dropped on every ride and run, even the easy stuff. Eventually I found some form and started getting back some fitness and my race results slowly improved.
I must say thanks to Brett for having me in the team and also a thanks to all of my Team TBB team mates for some hard work and also some good laughs.
Probably the biggest positive to come out of this camp for me is for the first time ever I’ve returned home from a stint in Europe injury free, healthy and motivated so since I’ve returned home I’ve been able to hit the ground running and get back into some solid training for my upcoming races at Noosa on the the 30th of October, the ITU long course world champs in Las Vegas on the 5th of November and Phuket 70.3 on the 4th of December.
Finally I’d like to say a big congratulations to my girlfriend Caroline, who most people know a Xena for her performance in the Hawaii ironman last weekend. As always I thought she raced fearlessly, took her chances, did everything in her power to win the thing and left nothing out on the course. I am very proud of her.
All the best.