I’m not exactly sure if other athletes feel the same, but I only know the date by working backwards from my next race and the day of the week by the ‘Wednesday training’ email I get on Tuesday night etc. I often forget that for most Saturdays and Sundays are weekends, Wednesday is hump day; Sunday evening is the worst night of the week and Friday evenings is the most enjoyed.
I say this as generally most days blend into one and just like that it is mid April and the race season is well and truly upon us.
I have spent the last few months laying down the foundations for races later in the season, most notably the big one on August 18th. I spent all of march in New Plymouth, New Zealand. This was 4th time to Taranaki, twice prior for a training camp and once for a race.
I’ve had to test my patience, as my training partners were heading out for motor pacing bike sessions whilst I was out for a hilly 3 – 4 hours in the saddle instead. But with my main focus of being in peak shape in August it has been nice to be gifted a more gradual build to the season, rather than one that required top early season form.
I have raced four times this year so far and whilst I know my best races are still to come, it has been nice to be able to fit some high quality races, close to home, without too much time away from the training environment (5th Wollongong Oceania cup, 2nd Oceania championships, 12th New Plymouth World Cup and 17th WTS Gold coast)
I’m now back in Wollongong for the next three weeks before I head across to Europe for the summer and continue to build for August. At the moment my race calendar before the Olympics will see me racing mid May for my French team in Dunkerque, WTS Leeds in June and WTS Hamburg in July.
For the next little while it is head down bum up, chasing that feeling. Thank you for stopping by 🙂 – also thank you to everyone for their support over the past few months, it has been greatly appreciated.
Until next time, be well!