A bit belated, but two weeks ago saw me take part in my second Powerman event; a series I'd not really heard too much about other than Zofingen World champs which is really long! But guess what; it's growing fast, and they do a middle distance series too, comprising a 10km run - 60 km bike - 10km run. This piqued my interest when I came across it in January, as whilst mentally I am ready to get off the bike after 40km, I need a bit lon...
I had ventured off to France for a last training block before the European 70.3 championships but as you may have read in my previous blog,I came rather unstuck, and was out-of-action for almost 2 weeks. I ticked over, but that was all I was capable of until the hormone explosion dissipated and I returned to my chilled-out and fully-functioning self. Valuable life-lessons learned.
- A secret insight into one of the world's leading triathlon squads.
Touchdown in Spain. Sunlight - check. Warmth - check. Training friends - check. Now this is the life! A solid two week block was on the menu: much needed after a winter of toil in the 'boring basement of dreams' at home in the U.K.
My connection with Team Dillon grew very naturally; sealed mainly by a mutual love of post-race wine and magic shows. Yes, when not traini...
I crossed the line, having flown in under the radar.
"And whooo are youuuu?" said the commentators.
I hadn't really appeared on the favourites list, plus my race number came off which meant I carried it for much of the run. This did not help anyone... "And there she is, old whatsherchops, coming round again, no idea who she is, must be a big deal though." Or something like that.
The First of Jan, it's New Year’s Day,
A lovely time for rest and play.
Maybe extended time in bed,
Nursing a touch of ‘tender head’.
A big roast lunch, a laze around,
Watching some old film you found.
But there’s a certain type of fool,
Who likes to go against these rules.
They think, “oh, what a good idea
To do the opposite of beer,
And do a tri at Arthur’s Seat
To prove that we are totes elite”.