A brick laying week has just been and gone. 2 solid brick sessions both Tuesday and Friday, taking full advantage of the long weekend here on the Gold Coast. A 90km - 15km and a 180km and 30km.

I can't remember a time where I've been swimming so well. Some people may be able to resonate with that 'feeling good' in the water. It's been a while!

Body still feels great and injury free. The niggles are there, but that's just because it's under enormous load. Winter is well and truly behind us, as the sun rises earlier and earlier. The smell of fresh cut grass and swooping magpies means it's time to start sweating again in Australia.

But alas, I'm heading to the other side of the globe this week to race in the 70.3 World Championships in Mt. Tremblant. My wave start time is 8:40am Sunday (10:40pm EST Sunday). While your're sleeping I'll be going to that 'place', that 'place' seems to just get deeper and deeper each time I race.

I have a very clear strategy in my head on how to approach the race, with flexibility on the day. A late wave start is a bit of a bugger with so much traffic in the water to contend with. This will just push my starting position a little wider on the beach.

Bike is just going to hurt, simple as that. Hang on as long as I can, and try and smoke a few on the run...

As it should be the course is very challenging both ride and run, after all it is a World Championships! (Bike course profile below)

Really hope the Aussies get it done in the Pro field, holy moly the men have their work cut out for them though. STACKED FIELD!!

Some ripping talent getting around in my age group - Py Gigou and Kevin Denny to name a few. A couple like me 'doing the double', question is who will show their hand??

Poker face.

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