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Triathlon

22. May 2010

Greetings All

A quick update as the year races by.

Joining the local triathlon squad on my return to NZ late last year resulted in a much higher level of training intensity and lifted me to a new level. Although I did not have qualifying for Long Distance on the radar, my coach thought I should have a go at the Taupo Half Ironman last December. Somehow I managed to fluke a 3rd placing so that qualified me for the team to represent NZ at the 2010 World Long Distance Age Group Triathlon Champs in Immenstadt, Germany on 1st August.

Training continued with some big weeks over Christmas and New Year with the next target being the NZ Sprint Distance Nationals in February. Had a good race and fluked another 3rd so that qualified me for the 2010 World Sprint Distance Champs in Budapest, Hungary on 11th September.

So with two months to go before I head to Germany, training is ramping up again. Two months of hard work in front of me and hopefully no show stopping injuries. After the Long Distance Champs in Germany I will head to Toulon, France for the 5 weeks of speed work before the Sprint Champs in Budapest.

On the space front Virgin Galactic have unveiled Space Ship Enterprise which will transport us into space. Virgin are busy with their testing programme and have also started work on constructing the Space Centre in New Mexico where we will blast off from. Still number 279 and still hoping for an upgrade!!

Cheers

Ross


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