Barcelona and onwards.

June 11th, 2014 by

Hello everybody, thanks for tapping in.

Things are going well for me as we hit half way through the season. I’m just getting stuck into a meaty taper for UK 70.3 down in Wimbleball and I think I’m probably coming into some of my best shape of the season so far. It’s all very nice when you’re resting up knowing that you have good legs. Not a bad gig sitting on the sofa super-compensating, getting fitter as you chug through your cup of tea!

Before ride

I’m pretty happy with the season so far. I’ve managed to bag three 2nd places in 70.3 events. Most recently from the Barcelona 70.3 which was a fantastic race! Probably about time I turn it around and get a win, but already this season is better then last year.

It’s a brilliant race down in Barcelona, nice point to point sea swim, very very solid hilly bike course and flat run along the Med. We had another quality field of athletes with Victor Del Corral, Terenzo Bozzone, Jan Van Berkel, Bruno Pais, Sylvain Sudrie and many others. Unfortunately I let Sylvain Sudrie and Jan gap my by too much on the descent and I never saw Sylvain again.  He was fricking strong all day and deserved the win anyway. Anyone who has trained with me knows I’m a pussy on the descents! Crashed too many times in my life but did start to get my confidence up towards the end of the ride to be fair.  I had a duel with Terenzo for about 10k on the run before deciding that he’s too dangerous to leave to a sprint finish so had to give him a bit of surgery! Was happy to take 2nd in my best performance in a 70.3 yet.

running with Terenzo

I got back home and after 3 or 4 days of resting I cracked back on with my training (in the rain). I knew I was quite fit and wanted to try to push my fitness up to a mini peak for Wimbleball.  Everything went well  and I had a great few weeks training out of Loughborough with the guys here.

I’m excited to race this weekend. I was useless last year and not exactly going in with great memories but I think the course is brilliant and I believe I’m a new man a year on. Looking at the field it’s going to be an epic race.

Hope to see some of you out there. Good luck with your summers whatever you have planned!

chilling out after race