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Training in Leysin

I have just raced Ironman Switzerland.  It didn’t quite go to plan.  I knew going into the race that I wasn’t 100%  but I felt fine on the morning of the race and I had a good swim, coming out in the lead and a good bike ride, coming off in 3rd place and just 8mins down on the leader, which I would consider a perfect position to try to win the race.  However I just couldn’t seem to run.  Wether it was from not being quite right health wise or just getting things wrong, I am not completely sure.

 

The outcome however is I will now not try to accumulate more points towards qualifying for Hawaii, and will focus on earning some prize money at some other races.

 

I will see how training goes the next couple of weeks and then decided what races will be next.

 

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Doing some training with Brad Ibrahim the last 4weeks has been great.  He had a really good first international race at the sprint event at Ironman Zurich coming 4th on his trusty 120euro trek, some of the other Juniors had bikes that looked like they cost at least 10x that!!  It’s the engine that matters!

Brad running fast at 5150 sprint in Zurich.

Brad running fast at 5150 sprint in Zurich.

Running in the sunshine in Leysin.  We have however had alot of rain, we are all looking forward to less rain and more sunshine when we get back to Sands Beach in Lanzarote.

Running in the sunshine in Leysin. We have however had alot of rain, we are all looking forward to less rain and more sunshine when we get back to Sands Beach in Lanzarote.

Doing some good swim training with Brad in the Leysin pool.

Doing some good swim training with Brad in the Leysin pool.

Brad pre race looking serious.

Brad pre race looking serious.