I started my season this year with a 6 week training camp at an Australian ski resort called Thredbo. Thredbo is an idealic location in the Australian high country and is actually my favourite place in the world so I always look forward to returning there each year. I was joined on the camp by Team TBB’s Caroline Steffen and Aaron Farlow, they were both awesome training partners.
At the end of the camp I packed up the car a drove across to another Australian ski resort called Falls Creek for the Australian long course triathlon championships. The 6 weeks in Thredbo were awesome but by the end of the camp I was exhausted and the race at Falls Creek was a bit a disaster. I felt like I was swimming through mud on the swim, I was creeping on the bike and the run was either shuffle, walk or hands on the knees. There’s no two ways about it I had one of the worst races of my life but I wasn’t worried because the main objective for the early part of the year is Ironman Melbourne and it was more important that I trained through the race at Falls Creek to get in the miles in the lead up to Melbourne.
The day after the race in Falls Creek I packed up the car again and drove the all the way back home to Mooloolaba. Doing a drive like this makes you realise what a big country Australia is because this drive was less than half the height of Australia but was still the equivalent of driving from Zurich, Switzerland to Oslo, Norway.
Next stop Ironman Melbourne on the 25th of March.