So, I have been in Germany for a few weeks now. At first there was just a small group of us here at the base. The squad has been split up all over the World doing different races. But now a few more athletes and coaches have arrived so we have a bit more of a routine and schedule. Oh and yummy team dinners!
Training has been going well. The cycling here is great as there are lots of quiet country roads to ride on and lots of different places to go. The running is pretty cool as well especially... Continue reading ...
On a totally non Triathlon related topic, I am now an AUNTIE! My sister had a little baby girl! I am soo happy and excited for her. I cant wait to meet the baby and take up my role as chief babysitter!
What a tough race! I had a good swim, came out near the front, then out of transition I got stuck behind some girls and a split happened. So I put my head down and tried to bridge the gap. Looking back now I think I worked way to hard in those first few laps and I am not yet strong enough to do that. Anyway, so I was not feeling great on the bike, which is weird as I usally feel quite strong and can sit in the bunch. But my back and quads were seizing and I couldnt push the pedals. So when one... Continue reading ...
Well I made it to Germany after a bit of an epic journey from Boulder. Settled into our base in Sigmaringin and then flew up to Hamburg for my next race. It is one of the biggest triathlon races in the world, with heaps of people competing and watching. We race on Sunday at 3.16pm so that's about 1.16am NZ time on Monday morning.
Hamburg is a busy, noisy city. It has the most bridges of any city in the world and no sky scrapers. Lots of yum food like giant pretzel bread!
I am leaving today! Its strange to think I will be in Germany tomorrow!
Yesterday I went for a 90min run, just me, my music and the beautiful countryside. It was really great, one of the best runs I have done here. I listened to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I thought about all the great training I have done here and how much fun it has been.
Now I am looking forward to my next adventure in Europe! I think time will go abit quicker over there as I have more races in this block.
I have less than a week left in Boulder! Time really has flown by. But it has been absolutely awesome these past few weeks , I am so lucky to be here and to have this opportunity I am definitely making the most of it.
We have done some really hard training, some of the hardest I have ever done. We do a bike ride called peak to peak, you can probably guess that we go up into the mountains. It is a really tough ride it takes around 4 - 4 1/2hrs and you climb for more than half of it, then yes we ... Continue reading ...