Freshen the mind, freshen the body. Then it's on like Donkey Kong.
Just 4 more Sunday's until the 70.3 World Championships in Mt. Tremblant Canada. Sure it's not the "A race", but I'm racing overseas for the first time against the best of the best. Giddy up.
I've certainly managed to dodge what could have been a 2 weeker (man flu) and pulled up stumps a few days earlier along with a bit extra of the good stuff to ward it off. 18 months ago I would have trained through it and pushed, I've learnt that simply doesn't work!
Freshening the mind is as important as the body this week. Doing some rides that I truly enjoy, swim sets that don't burst my lungs and some quick run sets mostly on the treadmill. That's not to say I don't enjoy the other stuff, however Springbrook and Beechmont can have the week off.
Special thanks to Troy Bremner for taking the time in this weeks video. I hope you guys got something out of it. It's a fascinating science those guys work in, and critical for any athlete.
I was conscious of avoiding what could have essentially been an 'infomercial' (Tim Shaw from Demtel), and wanted to share with you just some of the nutrition side. There's plenty more to it.
A change in footwear is underway, a slow transition across from Ye Olde Asics GT 3000's into some seriously slick looking kicks, and a racing pair. Careful, careful with my shin splints, but time is well and truly on my side. If successful, I'll let you know the brand and type. I have to convince myself first.
I received some really exciting news today from a huge cycling brand out of Europe, watch this space. Things are starting to go up a notch, but work to do.
Must be nearly Magpie Kamikaze swooping season?