reactions post Mooloolaba was disappointment, but reflecting back now, it wasn’t so bad.
Athletes can be their harshest critic. Preparation had been mixed and a little
conservative on the running front. I had confidence in my swim and a rough start made for a bit of a
battle the whole 750m. I definitely didn’t have the swim that I had envisioned.
Racing is a whole different beast and
although it’s so easy to get
frustrated, every racing
experience is one which I learn from, especially lessons learnt at the start of
the bike, it was on. Thankfully I exited the water with Andrea Hewitt and we
were able to work together
to bring join with the main pack. Once
we were there, we both went to the front and joined Paula Findlay, determined on chasing down the fast swimmers who had
got away from the start.
Mooloolaba is a tough
little course and it felt so good to bridge up to the leaders before the
scorching hot conditions, we entered t2
ready to take on the new 4 lap 5km course. The first few steps felt horrible
and it didn’t really get
too much better. I felt as though I found my legs a little more towards the end
but the race was already over. In hindsight, I couldn’t have expected much from
my run and I was so grateful
to be out there racing
in front of an Aussie crowd, even though I feel disappointed I
couldn’t have put on a better performance.
across the line in 10th and second Aussie behind Moffy who placed 6th.
Gwen outclassed all on the run to
take the win in impressive early season form with Katie Hursey in 2nd
and Ai Ueda in 3rd.
for all the support and I hope everyone who participated across the weekend had
a great time in the Sunshine
forward to kick starting
my World Triathlon Series campaign in Auckland in 3 week’s time.