Right now, it's about three months since my last race in Wollongong, and about three months out from the next big dance on the agenda- smack-bang in the middle of the 'window of opportunity'. So time for some reflection and forward thinking about the goals for the next twelve months.
@USNAustralia Fuel for autumn hit my doorstep! Step 1 to a winter of hard work, the right #nutrtion. #triathlon #gym pic.twitter.com/hcJK3CAheVTraining has been very solid since the Gong. Settling into a good routine (of chopping wood and carrying water) and getting plenty of great AP10 group sessions in. This time last year I had pulled up stumps with a stress fracture that put me in quite a pickle over the winter! So, ticking lots of boxes this winter and getting it done!
— Steve Crossman (@crosso_s) April 16, 2014
|Do what you've always done, and you'll get what you always got!|
Been plugging away on the bike and making progress; strength is improving and riding better. Looking forward to getting amongst it at a few local run events too to keep the run legs on top of things. The big goal for the winter is to improve across the board, and get stronger as next season will be long.
|Pondering Yuko's situation on the ever surplising Saturday AP10 ride!|
|Epic runs with JT!|
|Strength and conditionning work!|
So, looking forward, here's what I have pencilled in..
Ironman 70.3 World Championships (September 7th, 2014): This is the first big goal, or 'A-Race'. Focus this winter will be preparing for this. Can't wait to toe the line with JP, Lou, Nick, Dan and the other 2000+ athletes!
BREAK TIME! Will have a rest after Shepp and eat a few pies before rebuilding.
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