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Arrived in Leysin safe and sound .

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

I finally made it to Leysin .  One of the downsides to being an Aussie is the travel to Europe ! 3 flights and a few train trips later , well over a day of travelling  to get here but well worth it ;)

I’ve only been here a few days  and I’m loving the change already . Fresh air , mountains and no sound of cars on highway  ( grrr Gold Coast ! ). I have a great apartment with everything I need . The weather has also been a bit freaky too . Perfect days and not too cold at all . But I have been told not to get my hopes up !

My last few weeks in Aus I was hit with a little hiccup . A few weeks ago I felt a bit off for a day or too . I had a few easy days . Routine blood tests to check everything before I head over here came back a bit abnormal . Not the best news this time of the season .  I was told to stop training , if not do very minimal until further tests and I was also advised not to even travel over here . But I still stuck to my plans . I had more bloods before I jumped on the plane and got out of  Aus asap (Because I really felt fine !) So the last few weeks have been a lot more of rest and recovery  then training .

It’s all a bit frustrating when everyone is saying to rest  even though I feel ok .I know  they all  have my best interests  at heart .  It could be worse and shit happens  ! I’m lucky to be able to call Switzerland  home for a while now and I’m sure I’ll be back in full training in no time . I’ll just listen to the Doc … our Doc ;)

FLicka x

Byron Bay Baby !

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Yesterday I had a win at the Byron Bay Triathlon .

A very relaxed race with a 12pm start  .It was a beach swim , very bumpy road on the ride & even some x-country on the run . Then presentations are held at the pub later in the evening . Good fun !

Byron Bay is a pretty big tourist spot but luckily it wasn’t too busy this weekend . The headland adjacent to the town, is the most eastern  point of mainland Australia.. I love the little run up to the lighthouse so I tried playing photographer on my iphone . Here are some snaps …

the Lighthouse

Race start on the beach ..

What Bay next ?…. ;)

Flicka x

Hervey Bay …. Byron Bay

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Last Sat afternoon I took the drive up to A lovely place called Hervey Bay . I’d never been there before but I know it’s renound for its whale watching  and for taking the barge to the gorgeous Fraser Island .

The water was dead flat and a little cool at 7am in the morning but still no wetsuit . I have to say after arriving into the bay I ran into this place ……

Left me just a little apprehensive about the swim at dawn !

But all was ok and I just swam to get out and on to the bike .

I lead out onto the bike and maybe a little cold It took me a while to get going and into a rhythm . 2nd Lap felt much better .

An out and back run for a change I tried to hang on to a good pace and finish well .  Fairly easy win and probably more a great training session  I enjoyed it and all done by 9am !

It was longish trip home back on the Gold Coast . But a quick race getaway is a good one J

Now after a kind of late decision by the Doc I’m off to Byron Bay thisarvo to race midday tomorrow .  Can’t exactly say I’ll have fresh legs but its all good training .

Plus Byron Bay is beautiful (and got a great pub ;)  ) so no way I was going to argue & I’ll try get some pretty snaps to post in my next Blog .

Also a quick good luck to the others racing this weekend ! I know its Jodie’s first Ironman and I’m sure she’ll rock it !

Flicka X