Knuckling Down

OK, I'm in my 5th week of training now, and its been good and bad.
Well I'm happy at the moment, that i have been able to knock out my key sessions each week and am really starting to see the improvements, which has been good.
Times havent been ideal though and most endurance athletes have to go through the same obstacles.
Firstly i have had a lack of training partners which really takes some of the enjoyment out of training, so i have knuckled down and done most of the training solo, which you get to learn allot about yourself.
Secondly for an Australian summer, it has been very disappointing, its been wet and overcast almost all the time (this ain't Australia/ its more like Great Britain) .
So despite these obstacles I'm really getting the job done, and I'm really excited of what i can do in my next racers and the season ahead...
Cheers Paul
Next Stop Florida

Back To Basics

A quick run down of the past couple of weeks.
Training before South Africa 70.3 was not as good as planned, glass on the roads, (flat tire on race wheels before then race) not a good start.
Swimming in the beach, got stung by a blue bottle and my leg swallon up for 4 days because of this. The race, well it was allot tuffer than i imagined the bike was rediculously hilly, but a 4 lane highway with no traffic was a great course to race on, which would normanlly suit me but the hole lack of training leading up too this was a big down fall. Then to cap things off the run was really hot with approx 1km straight up hill 3 X just to let you know you still alive.
Pucon Beautiful, (my flight got delayed 24hrs from south africa) which was a bit of an inconvience but once arrived it was all worth it. It is one of the most pristine placers in the world, with post card perfect views, welcoming people and such a fun event to be part of. It makes raceing all worth while visting placers like this.
Holiday time is over now, and after a good 2 months off its time to get serious.
Ok Its crunch time now, i've had my fun, a few more than genorous nights out, and allot of mucking around. its time to dot the eyes and cross the Tees, get through a well planned workload to launch off season 08.
best wishers Paul