How's it going everyone? How is your training? Mine was pretty good. I got my site/blog set up, got in some decent training, did a great session with a very impressive PT client and I even had an awesome race result today so all in all pretty good week.
I raced Sunshine Coast 70.3 in the middle week of September and since then I have been a little off in my training. Feeling flat, under performing and just generally slower than normal. What I am coming to realise is that the way you feel in training can be completely different to how you race. I was not very happy with my run split at Sunny Coast so I decided to sign up for a half marathon a couple of weeks ago. After the race I had been struggling with my run training and assumed the race would be a disaster. I was wrong, I went out and smashed a PB (previously 1:36) with a 1:25 run. I thought this was pretty random. Then I look at this week. One of my swim sessions included a 1.9km TT. I felt good in the water and was disappointed to find I swam a 33. Then today at my sprint tri I absolutely smoked the swim. I don't know what the time was as the results aren't out yet but my coach, pro triathlete Ben Hammond was leaving T1 as I came in so I know it was a good swim.
I also started with a new client this weekend. When we first started we were talking about my approach to weight loss and I started ranting a bit (I like the sound of my own voice). But I think there are two things that are important when it comes to losing weight. 1. You need to commit to a lifestyle change, you can't just decide to lose weight. What happens once you have achieved your goal? What is there to stop you going back to your old habits? 2. Weight loss is a personal journey. Someone can help you and guide you and tell you what to do but at the end of the day it is the individual who has to make the sacrifices and put in the hard work.
Anyway that is just one of my thoughts about successful weight loss. I intend to offer you all my wisdom (for I am very wise) as I move along with this blog.
Anyway this seems long enough. A shout out to everyone who raced this weekend, especially my Team MaccaX friends and also anyone who took their first steps towards a better and healthier life. I know how hard that first step is but I also know how many possibilities are ahead of you.
Happy Training and remember to TRI!
I lost 50kgs though triathlon and completed the 2016 70.3 World Championships. Aiming to hit 4:05 for a 70.3, the same time it took me to complete my first Olympic Distance Triathlon. I want to bring as many new people to the sport as possible. Whether you are fit and active or want to make positive changes to your life.