Lead up to London – 7 August at 11:30am
Sweat ,blood and tears…. at times ..has been my past 3 weeks since the start of July.
After my slight hickup race in Austria the end of last month, I have been to have some blood tests done, and it confirmed that there was some type of virus in my system . I took a few very easy days after Kitzbuehel and needed to get my mind out of the past and look forwarding to the future – Hamburg World Tri series and the London Olympic Games on the 7th august .
With the main goal of punishment in the swimming pool and some hard sessions on the track, all I needed to do was put my head down.
With most of the triathletes “Aussies” leaving around this period to do races in Paris/France – Tiszaujvaros and some other events, I had some peace and quite for some hard training miles ahead .
Kelvin Batt – 7:58min 3km runner was in Vitoria – Spain for 2 weeks , and we managed to get in a few runs and even a sprint here in there … 100% of which I lost though ..
Having company that wasen’t competition was great and kept me from loosing my mind in the training during the weekends and long runs 🙂
Not being able to do my 1st event for Statwerke Witten “my german club” was a hard decision to make. My plan was to skip the event and have a solid training block.
Currently on a plane to Munich then on to Hamburg , and a slight nerve pull in my left calve from some hard training, I hope that It heals in time for my race this saturday at 18:56pm .
The past few days in Vitoria has had me smiling from ear to ear, with very little wind and 10-34degree’s days , felt like I was back in good old Stellenbosh again 🙂
I’ve been looking forward to racing in Hamburg the whole year , as last season it was my 1st World series event, where I had a shocker to of an race due to sickness..
I think an improvement is in order from last year, and now that quite a few events around the Olympic Games have been changed to sprint distance events , It makes racing that bit more interesting for me .
With the biggest race of my life on the 7th august, just under 3 weeks from now, my real hard work outs have been logges “ Or atleast should be” and I feel like Im currently the fittest I have been in my life!
The last few weeks have been a bit manic, and would not have been possible without help from my parents/managers/ghost-writers , my main sponsors Triathlon South Africa & BSG ..
Will be seeing my parents and head coach Lindsey Parry in Hamburg tonight, and they shall be accompanying me back to Vitoria on monday for a 10day period to help me with logistics , travel and any other things I might need help with me over the final days prep leading up to London .
On the 27th will be jetting off to the Opening ceremony , and will do a bit of a rekkie on the 28th in Hyde park to see what the course looks like for the 7th August .
Shall give a short and sweet report about Hamburg WTS on my flight back to Bilbao on monday, and lets hope that Its a good one !
Thanks again to all my RSA support, Fans and followers !! Your support is very much appreciated 🙂
Over and out