Olympics and Lessons Learnt…
Olympic trials… Well there is not much to say about how the race went. I felt so flat it was ridiculous. The weeks leading up to it I was in fine form, the best I have ever been in, and was ready for this race. Perhaps I tapered off too much to let my body refresh – I think that may have played a part as I had been training for 4 months full on, and then I tried freshening up for the race. I think my body just got used to not doing much the week of and just didn’t come back up.
During the race the swim was fine but as soon as I got onto the bike I knew straight away and it wasn’t good. I wasn’t puffing through the run, but I just couldn’t run any faster! It sucks BIG TIME! But I have gotten over it; I was more confused if anything by why it played out the way it did.
So now for the year without Olympics…
I am off to San Diego next week for the next World Series race, which at the moment may not be the best thing for me as I have been struggling with sickness and being overly tired lately. We will see how I get on with a couple weeks of training.
I am then off to Boulder in Colorado for altitude training for 3 weeks, then to France where I will start racing for my French team, Parthenay, and also race in the World Cups and Word Series.
My focus now will be on the Auckland World Champs later on in October this year, so basically July is when it really kicks off. I now have a bit of time to rest and am thankful for that.
I will take what I have learnt over the summer and put it into the racing this year. I am looking forward to it all now – I still have big things to prove and really just want to go out there and race with feeling. I also have some big and very cool sponsors coming on board. These will be named soon, so keep tuned to www.tonydodds.com.
For now it’s trying to get back to normal training and packing up for the season!