Well it has been such a long time since I have updated this so I thought I write what I have been up to over the off season prior to some races that I have raced at the start of the season.
After Ironman Melbourne I decided to have a month off which turned into two months which then turned into three months. During this time I did minimal training and more just exercising. 1st of July came around and I decided to get stuck back in and the motivation was starting to come back.
My training took an immediate nose dive when I was brought down during a group ride when the rider in front of me crashed on a set of railway tracks. With nowhere to go I did a full somersalt and took the entire impact on my right shoulder ending up with a broken collarbone. Five days later I was in for surgery to have a 5cm plate and nine screws put in.
I had plenty of support from family and friends and used this set back as even more motivation to get back into it. I had surgery on Thursday and the following Tuesday I was back on the wind trainer ticking the legs over. Withing a week I was able to get some solid riding done allbeit still on the windtrainer.
Three weeks post surgery I was given the all clear by the doc to attempt some running and from there my recovery came on in leaps and bounds. At four weeks, I was back in the pool just turning the arms over.
6 weeks after surgery I raced the Bridge to Brisbane 10km and with little running in my legs still managed to finish 30th overall in a time of 36:25. I was extremely happy with the result considering my lead up.
After watching IM Cairns on the net and getting the itch for another Ironman, I decided to sign up for IM Australia on May 4th in Port Macquarie where I will be toeing the start line with approximately 45 other Redcliffe Tri Club members so the lead up and race day should be an amazing time.