Well we are in to the new year and Challenge Wanaka is just over a week away. I have been ticking off the training over Christmas and New Years. I had a little hit out at the Contact race in Whangamata, it was old school triathlon, surf and lots of chop, a testing bike course with rain like IMNZ and then a 3 lap run with half of it on the beach, which was actually pretty firm due to all the rain. The body got a decent workout and some nice training. I had to ride there and back as our car cant fit Ava, pram + baby stuff + Tracy and me, so some extra complusory training :)
Summer has arrived in Cambridge today so time for some sun which will be good, as central Otago can heat up. I have Scotty from Team TBB staying at the moment, so its been good to catch up and do some training together.
The New Zealand Half Ironman Championships where on the weekend and I had a couple of athletes racing and they all had great races, so it was happy coach on the weekend. The highlights being Tamysn getting 3rd Overall and Erin coming in 2nd in her age group and the fastest womens run split of the day in 1hr26min. Erin took over 25mins off her time from last year so just shows what can be done with some consistent work. Plenty more to come from both of them.
Another update from Wanaka soon, cant wait to get down there.