farout. who would have EVER thought that i would be up for ironman number four within two years. well i am and who knows if it will be my very best or not so great and does it really matter ? i will be out there trying my best and that is all i can ask of myself. i recently posted on facebook that this ironman will be for the people who do support me rather than me proving the naysayers wrong. i also want to make the time i gave up to live this ironman dream rather than hang out with my molly dog worth it. it is time i stop giving energy to people who do not have my best interests at heart. there are two big things i have learnt so far from this ironman. firstly stick to your own plans and do not be swayed by what other people do and secondly i do not like training in groups or with people. i am not a fan of triathlon clubs. well not the ones i know anyway. i do not like to be made to feel that what i am doing is not valid or has no merit just because it is different from everyone else. i get the feeling that some people are more comfortable when they think you are all on a level playing field and you are not sneaking off doing something that may actually make you faster. i not only like riding on my own i LOVE it. dont get me wrong. i enjoy social rides but i like to train on my own. people may find this strange but then i find it strange that some people will not head out the door unless they have someone with them.
i love coming to busselton. it is just a beautiful place and a nice little town. i love race week. the whole vibe and atmosphere of it. it is almost worth the training. i really dont know how i will go. aside from the usual nerves i am feeling good. my legs are feeling fresh and the taper has kicked in. i have done enough swimming and my bike is great. but i am way short on the running which when it is your weakest leg then that is not good. i will give it my best shot and it will be what it will be. the weather should be pretty good at least. i will head off shortly to the welcome dinner. here are some pics i took yesterday and after my warm up swim this morning. this is the best swim in the world. crystal clear water. you can see everything and i just love it.