After another month training with the team on the Sunshine Coast and a quick trip to Koh Samui I have made it back to Canberra for a little recovery before the build up continues for the rest of the season.
Our camp in Mooloolaba was great, there was about a dozen athletes there and after the first two weeks we had some reasonable weather to get through some good training. I stayed with Dave and Caroline while I was there so I got to see their final preparations leading into both Melbourne and Koh Samui and learn from that. Dave finished 5th in Melbourne and won Koh Samui while Caroline won both!
Hopefully some of their success rubs off on me!
I'm sure most people have read the blogs from Koh Samui so I wont go into much of that. The highlights were Dave and Caroline won the race and Carrie finished second in what was an extremely hot and humid race. Congratulations!
I finished 5th but was bumped back to 6th with a penalty I could write another blog about.
I've attached a youtube video link of the race below.
Samui Triathlon 2012
So now I am back in Canberra for a little while, my trip to Europe will be a little later this year as we are waiting for baby no.2 around the start of July. If all goes well I should be heading over some time after that. Its the latest I have stayed back in Canberra for a few years so as winter gets closer I am really feeling the cold weather. Its such a contrast after being on the sunshine coast and Koh Samui to come back to some cold weather. We have already had one sub zero morning and some miserable days.
Next race on the agenda will be Ironman Cairns on the 3rd of June which will probably be my last race in oz until next season. I'm hoping to put a good race together there before some more major races in Europe.