Following my race at Ironman 70.3 Rapperswil, I realised the importance in having the right mental attitude when going into a race. I had qualified for the World Championships already, so I was racing with the aim of achieving personal objectives. Perhaps for some this would involve less self-inflicted pressure, but considering my self-competitive nature, it did not feel that way. It also turned out to be Switerland’s … Read More Aggression vs Patience
Last weekend was a new experience for me. I was lucky enough to be invited to race as part of the Amarin Unlimited Outdoor International Triathlon race team at their own event in Cha’am. What a race- with not only a few jellyfish dramas but also my first overall female win in Asia. Rather than bore you all with a step-by-step account of my race which went relatively … Read More The ‘F-words’ I learnt at the Amarin Unlimited Outdoor International Triathlon
Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the eye-opening experience of both racing and marshalling major triathlon races. The first of the events – Laguna Phuket Triathlon – I raced. Although I was aware of draft marshals out on the bike course, I was also aware that for a lot of the course, I was flying solo, always respecting the 7m thai drafting … Read More Impartial Marshalling
Initially I thought Chicago was to be my last race of the 2015 season, but then there was a change to plan. I decided to take some time to focus on triathlon whilst training in Phuket, and suddenly LPT 2015 was set to be a pretty incredible race for me for several reasons. Firstly, my new training group Z-coaching calls Laguna it’s home, and thus for the club … Read More Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2015
In my two ‘A’ races this year – the Zell-am-See 70.3 World Championships and Chicago ITU Standard distance AG World Champs, it’s fair to say I was slightly disappointed by my results. In both instances, the results weren’t “bad”, with 7th and 5th place in the World respectively, but what was “bad” was how I raced and how I felt on the run.