I had a much more successful day at the Tasmanian Olympic Distance Championships and round 3 of the state series on Sunday. It was a wet day on a challenging course but I felt strong, fast and didn't experience any technical difficulties. I finished the 1500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run in a touch over 2 hours and 14 minutes as first female and 10th overall.
I was also notified yesterday that I am a finalist in the TIS Tasmanian Sports Awards, Tasmania's most prestigious sports awards, which will be announced on Friday 12th March.
Training for Ironman Australia is going well and the next three weeks will be long and hard in the build up to my main race for the season.
It started ok. I felt good, had freshen up well and was excited for a good hit out. Swim was ok, tough conditions with the jelly fish, and a little chop but I exited the water in good time and feeling strong. I put the hammer down on my new GIANT SL1 (thanks CBD Cycles and Giant!) and was riding strongly until my bad luck with punctures struck again. i ran over a sharp rock heading through the botanical gardens on my third lap. I stopped ripped the tyre off quick but wasn't able to fix it. day over. disappointed and slightly frustrated....