With first race of the season less than 24 hours away no time like now to update my Blog. I am in South Aus to compete in the Australian long course champs in Barmera AKA Murray Man. Lengthy drive some 7 hours on the road yesterday so was little flat when i climbed out of bed this morning.
Course recon was done firstly in the car driving over the bike course late yesterday afternoon and wind was up as a cool change was coming through. and the lake looked more like a beach with waves rolling in. Headed out on the course this morning on the bike and will be a tough day out tomorrow if wind continues. Lake Bonney looked a picture this morning and will jump in for a splash after check in completed later this afternoon. As all days before race day no time sight seeing feet up and rest up with what should be a good tough hit out tomorrow. The course is a 2 lap swim a 4 lap bike and also a 4 lap run course so plenty loops to be done.
Barmera is a buzz with all the athletes and pasta feast tonight in Berri where we are staying all the locals bit unsure of all the lycra wearing people taking over there little bit of paradise. Great place to hold a race good injection into the local economy with some 500 athletes and support staff in town so i am sure they wont complain to much. As i sat in the main street this morning having a brew you knew you were in the country when the radio is playing in the main street through the loud speakers.
Looking forward to tomorrow first race so will be rusty but stage 1 as we head towards Melbourne Ironman in March 2014.
You can follow the race on http://www.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16428&RId=16