Humbling weekend. 23rd in my age group.
Two weeks out from Kona when the best in the world are meant to be in Hawaii? 6 age group slots rolling down to 17th position? Kona losing its appeal?
3 minutes faster than my qualifying time at IMSA last year on a course that I would say was at least as difficult, if not more so. Have lots to add over the next few days but I've said this before and I'll say it again, except for two or three South African age groupers we have a lot of catching up to do. It's at a whole different level in Europe.
Small rest now then back to the drawing board with Lucie Zelenkova to figure out how we get down into competitive territory in an even more competitive age group next year.
As a triathlete (and I believe I speak for everyone) you always need a goal, something to work for. You always want to go further, faster and harder and when you’ve achieved your goal, you would always strive for something even more boundary pushing next time. It makes me think when the triathlete mind is going to stop and think: NO, THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE!
Training for Worlds meant spending a lot of time training. I remember my first session in the pool when I started with Lucie and the Trifactri group. I thought I was going to die – and I rated myself as a pretty good swimmer before Lucie’s training. Quickly my mind and body adapted to the high volumes of training and high pace. When complaining that I couldn’t do something, Lucie’s words would be: “Welcome to training.” At that moment I realised this should have been called “Ironmind” instead because when I adapted my mindset to my new conditions, everything got better and achievable.
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