Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mooloolaba Triathlon and AG worlds

Mooloolaba triathlon is a race I have wanted to do for a long time. It was always in the plan for the 2012/13 season, what wasn't in the plan was finding out I had low levels of iron. This explained a lot about why my health wasn't where it should have been, why I was inconsistent in training and why I was feeling very tired! Finding out I had low levels of iron 2 weeks out from Mooloolaba triathlon isn't the best preparation, the doc told me I needed to take a good break from training and shouldn't race in Mooloolaba, as well as getting weekly injections of iron in my butt.

Not being able to get any form of refund from the race organisers at this late time and having booked my flights, I didn't see any reason why I could just participate and have a good time whilst racing, I just didn't plan to push the race very hard.

I ended up racing in my Age group and finishing in the top 10, off two weeks of no training and not being at 100% healthly. Surprisingly this got me spot for  the AUS team for ITU age group world championship in London. Not being something that is on my radar racing wise I'm not going to be able to compete in London at world championships, Also I would struggle to afford the air fairs let alone everything else. But its always nice to know that is an option if I choose to stop following the dream of being a Elite/Pro athlete.

Here are a few photos from the Mooloolaba race.

Exciting the water

Out on the highway

Coming back into town

Coming back into town

Decent to transition

Finished, the above time is not my race time.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013