Ironman New Zealand is fast approaching, and even though I am not racing I have a strong family contingent to wave the flag.
My older brother Emlyn and my new sister in law Helen got married last week and decided that a good wedding gift to themselves would be to enter the IM They are true novices to the IM and real agegroupers. They only brought some bikes last October and Emlyn works 2 months on – 2months off in Qatar and Helen in London. The longest triathlon they have done is a sprint race, so they will be experiencing lots on the day:)
Also racing is my twin brother Bevan, he is a powerhouse on the bike and I have let him in on some Sutto secrets about swimming so he is coming along well. He’s done his prep the hard way, working on a dairy conversion in Brazil for long hours each day and then going training into the night. Makes what i do look a lot soft, train-eat-sleep-internet and repeat.
I have been back in NZ for a week for my bro’s wedding so it has been good to crank some training with them and catch up with the family.
I am back to Subic on Tuesday for some more Sutto training and a build up to IM China in April