Next weekend I have decided to have a little hit out for Ironman New Zealand at the New Plymouth Half Ironman. Its perfect timing being three weeks before the full distance and its set over a challening course which will be a good strength workout.
I have a couple of athletes I coach racing from Vo2coach, Candice Hammond in the womens, Candice has come from a rowing background and another years time I am sure she will be suprising a few people, she is also lining up at IMNZ in a couple of weeks
Grant Tuffery in the older mens category, who is looking to build on his big PB from Tauranga. And finally Ogrady is also lining up, fresh from his win at the New Zealand Half Ironman Championships, again this will be a good training race for him in preparation for Abu Dhabi early next month.
Its a sunday race which is not very common in New Zealand, but I think a good idea as you can work friday as normal then have a relaxing drive on saturday to the race rather than late friday night. It also means the traffic is normally a little less on the course which is always a good thing when racing.