First race of the season for many, and today we captured four of the top contenders lining up at tomorrow’s #IM703Geelong
Who’s your pick?
And while young Ruby is in the second photo, she’s not included on the start list. Although she did steal the show at the press conference.
In two week's time #IMNZ will all be done and dusted. It's going to be a tough race that I'll be putting everything into, but it will be pretty cool to have someone extra-special cheering* me on! Thanks for the supporters kit @woah_jaxsta87! * She won't be so much cheering as sleeping. Or pooing.
@parkrunau picton this morning. Haven't done parkrun for a while so it was fun to get out there and give it a little crack. But today is double run day so didnt give it all. Settled for 80% effort and left some for long run tonight!
Side note; these @salmingrunning Speed 6 shoes are 🔥🔥🔥🔥 available from @shoeyz_australia
It’s no secret I emotionally invest myself into my athletes. To see @pauly2193 turn it around from last weekend and get himself on the age podium today @tweed_enduro_tri makes me a very proud coach. Congratulations to @rhyslawler on taking it to them and winning his category. Rhysy will be doing some solid work now as the IMOZ build really begins. @rohdetokona again with a very solid top 5. Like most Kona athletes, Marky had to pick himself up and get the wheels back in motion with today being a great new beginning. @chickenman2478 and Wiggo are my two fastest improvers and today the boys did a great Job. Chicken man with a great final hit pre IMNZ and Wiggo losing his long course virginity, welcome to the club big fella. We lost @davidthegazelle to sickness today unfortunately but other then that a great day for our team. Good luck to our #im703geelong team lining up tomorrow 👊
I could write something Inspirational about this mornings ride...but really this was my half way pee stop 🚽
132.7km with a nice headwind all the way home and a rubbing back brake 🤦🏽♀️(and no I didn’t realise till I got home ). But getting those solid kms in and week 1 is going well 👊🏼
Adjusting to life in Perth pretty well. City living without the congestion, parking in the city isn’t an issue and yes that is a bike near the city and can still get a quality ride done without getting in the way or having to stop every 2 seconds. < You will understand if you have ever lived in Sydney. Now just to learn where I am going 🤷🏻♂️ #GdayFromWA
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Solid brick session this morning 👊. Love getting out on the country roads for a spin!
Just over a week until @eliteenergy_au#bighusky... time to sharpen up and dial it in 😜.
Good luck to all those racing tomorrow at #imgeelong703 🏊🏼♂️🚴🏼🏃🏼💨.
I've been into sports since the moment I could walk. After some serious injuries in football, I switched to no-contact sports & ended up running & biking. 6 years ago, it was a colleague at work who was organizing a small, local Olympic-distance Triathlon, & he invited all of us for the event. I thought, "why not?" So I just gave it a try. But after I ended up finishing 3rd in my AG that day - I was hooked. I had found something I could become really passionate about again.
I soon realized that my strengths are in the longer distances, so I did my first 70.3 in Zell 2015, where the WC was held on the same weekend. I was so fascinated by that event, I almost couldn't enjoy my own race day because I wanted to see the best in the world the next day. It was unreal for me, at that moment, to even think that I could be part of the WC at some point.
Now, a few years later, I’m still fully into Triathlon. It just gives me so much energy! And I use it as the perfect counterpart to my office job - where I'm not moving at all throughout the day. I can reboot my systems within minutes of training, & I’m fresh at work again.
However, as a really competitive human being, I challenged myself over the years from season to season & my old memories came back last year, & I noticed that I really could do it on a perfect day. I could become part of the Worlds. So the project was born – #RoadToNice2019. I want to start at the World Champs once in my life. At Bahrain last year in December, I launched my first serious attempt, where I ended up 10th with a total time of 4:29.
At the slot allocation, I needed to face life the hard way when I was the first in my AG to not get a coin for Nice. And the guy who placed 9th was in front of me by only 43 seconds!
That moment was a huge setback, but I told myself that - it must not make you stop chasing your dreams. I'm still on my mission, I’m still burning for Nice, & I know I can do it! So can you! Go out & prove the naysayers wrong! ~ Patrick Sibetz [@pat.sibi]
Thank you for sharing your story with us, Patrick! Keep Tri'ing! 🏊🚴🏃
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