Over a few conversations I’ve had recently with athletes the question has come up about particular data that can be used in training or racing and if it would be beneficial for the athlete to use it. In one of the conversations I used a metaphor that seemed to sit well and make sense to the athlete and so thought it useful to share. The metaphor was about having the ability to freehand draw rather than using tracing paper or... Read more.
It was a long weekend of racing and with only 3 athletes we almost hit a total of 50hrs of racing. Monica Liston is back in the groove of training and making full use of her base in South East Queensland hit the Cooly Classic Ocean Swim on the weekend. Now a 10k open water veteran, Mon got through the 3k course in good shape adding to a good training day as we roll onto bigger milestones in 2018. Chris... Read more.
It was near perfect conditions on course at Port Macquarie for this years 70.3 and Ironman events with 6 MEC athletes taking to the start line. Kathy Delos Santos was in the final countdown to her first 70.3 in November last year. In one of her final rides she came down and broke her arm leaving her in limbo after spending 2017 getting ready for the event. Recover she did and Kathy made the trek to Port Mac, this time... Read more.
It was a stand out day in terms of conditions on Sunday which resulted in fast racing. With athletes in good form and combining that with favorable conditions the personal best times flowed for many athletes including the MEC contingent. Sarah Hardy was the sole MEC athlete in the 700/30/7 sprint format and made another step in the right direction getting home in 3rd female overall and 2nd in her age group. With a recent world championship qualification for September... Read more.
It was a good turn out for the final 2XU series race at St Kilda for the MEC crew and it was backed up with great results. Shri stomped her way to a win in her age group while recording the fastest female bike split of the day in the sprint event. A great summer season of short course racing finished off well for Shri as we move back to the longer events later in the year. Sam Janssen is... Read more.
It was no surprise to see John Winterburn on the start line of another open water swim for the season. John lined up on Saturday for the Mentone Marathon 10k swim, his first crack at 10k in a single swim. He passed with flying colours getting home in a touch over 3.5hrs full of confidence and on track with Ultraman under 8 weeks away. Kathy Delos Santos pieced together another successful week of training coming back from a bike accident... Read more.
It was the Labor Day long weekend in Victoria and it was fitting that the MEC crew racing were indeed racing long. The Ironmum made her way to the high country for what would be the test of how she is travelling and a personal challenge in competing in the Australian Alpine Ascent triathlon. A 3k swim in lake Jindabyne followed by 113k’s in the saddle with 2400m + of climbing and finishing off with a half marathon with the... Read more.
It was a short and sharp weekend of racing just gone with sprint and standard distance along with the Victorian Schools triathlon. Sarah Hardy lined up for another race as she continues to make progress back from injury. The Penguin took on the inaugural St Helens Triathlon in Launceston managing to step onto the podium as 2nd female across the line. Up in Victoria we had Kathy Delos Santos making her return from a broken arm. Kathy was only weeks... Read more.
While following on from lasts weeks big weekend of racing MEC athletes again showed their ability across the spectrum. Saturday morning was the main day this week and it was an open ocean ahead of Rottnest Channel swimmers where Samantha Doust lined up with her team mate Kelly Seagrave. It is just under 20km from the mainland to ‘Rotto’ and while conditions were far from flat, the girls had a great day out to make their first crossing of the... Read more.
It was a busy weekend for the MEC athletes around the country with the summer season in full swing. Kicking things off early on Saturday morning John Winterburn chalked up yet another open water swim competing the in the Cerburus swim at Half Moon Bay in Melbourne. Backed up with his long ride John is putting together his Ultraman preparation nicely and handling the training well. Samantha Janssen was a woman on a mission driving from Melbourne to Huskisson for... Read more.