Are there any Trisutto athletes racing Ironman or 70.3 Port Macquarie this weekend?
I already feel a part of Team Trisutto but don’t start training with Coach Cam Watt until after Ironman Australia.
I have been thrown a couple of mini disasters in the past 2-3 weeks. Bike mechanical dramas and an acute minor illness (tonsillitis and a chest infection). My illness affected my taper and I did zero training for 9 days. I’ve been on two oral antibiotics and have felt so weak, fatigued and ‘spaced out’. I need to trust that I had already done all the work before I became sick and that the muscles will have sufficient memory to get me through the race on Sunday. It did enter my mind that I would be a ‘did not start’ which obviously I would have been gutted about, but you have to put your health first. I’m feeling heaps better now and I’m confident I’ll be fit to race and have a great day still. I have dropped any and all expectations I had about the race, which isn’t all that bad. Instead of having outcome-focused goals (with various split times in my head that I wanted to achieve) I will now have process goals instead. I haven’t raced in years so I’m viewing this as race practice.
I have improved heaps these past few days and definitely am feeling fit to race. I wouldn’t have lost much lean muscle mass and strength by not training for 9 days would I? I’m a little concerned my strength/power/speed won’t be where it was before I become unwell. My light training sessions this week have gone well so I’m happy.
I know I’ll have fun on race day because I will make sure I do!