Mooloolaba ITU Oceania Cup
Brisbane and Mooloolaba ITU Oceania cup
By now you would know that I have packed up my bags and moved to Brisbane to be coached by Warwick Dalziel. After suffering from constant injuries and poor muscle activation our main focus has been to get my body right before doing large loads of training. After multiple physio sessions, massages and requiring orthotics I have finally begun re-building my body so that it can with stand the training loads required at a high level. Thankfully I have a great training squad and an excellent training facility as you can see in the pictures below.
As a Tasmanian I have found the heat and humidity tough to withstand when training but whenever I get a break it is definitely what I would refer to as paradise.
After taking a step back from the intensity and load of training I was nervous about racing at Mooloolaba but I knew that it was just a small step towards a large goal. The water was very warm meaning a non-wetsuit swim. My swim was a massive improvement from three weeks ago in Devonport but I just missed the main bunch on the bike. This meant a tough grueling bike leg with 6 other athletes. Unfortunately after 20km some of the other athletes started to feel the burn, which meant we lost a reasonable amount of time. Onto the run and I was reasonably happy with my run with it being the fastest I have run by over 90seconds out of three times I have raced on this course. Due to the time lost on the bike I wasn’t able to catch anyone on the run but finished 25th/41. For me it was a massive progression and even though it wasn’t the best result on paper it is a gigantic step forward.
I am thankful to be able to train and race at such a beautiful location, the sunshine coast truly is a marvelous place. No matter who you are, Mooloolaba is a great place to visit. Whether it is to compete at the Mooloolaba Multi sport weekend, a family holiday, or a weekend away. With so many great hotels close to the water, all your daily activities such as fine dining and an ice cream on the beach are all in walking distance making the experience as relaxing as possible.
Next up for me is the Luke Harrop Memorial sprint distance Triathlon in the Gold Coast and then the ITU Triathlon in Subic Bay.