Ready for Busselton 70.3 – Western Australia

Ready for the Busso half Ironman

Third year in a row. In awesome shape and weight. Now praying to the gods of Weather and Flat Tires to be nice with me.

Report back after the race. Enjoy the weight tracker:

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Getting ready for Busselton 70.3 – Half Ironman update

Last long ride before the half IM: Sorrento to past Two Rocks (witn brekky at Joondalup Maccas) = 117 km

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The half IM swim course was modified to be parallel to the beach rather than parallel to the jetty.

Weight under control, in awesome shape

Getting ready for Busselton 70.3 – Half Ironman

This time of the year, again. Working towards my goal. Race day at 67 kg, strong and without starving.

Weight loss challenge - 2

On a different note, to make things more interesting for the Busselton 70.3, there was a fatal shark attack nearby, and Busso beaches were closed several times recently. Competitors received the following note from the organizers:

“Triathlon WA Inc will ensure the provision of maximum duty of care to all participants, volunteers and spectators for the 2012 SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton. The safety of all who attend our event is our highest priority. The SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton Race Contingency Committee (RCC) shall be responsible for determining the plan of action should there be unexpected circumstances, weather conditions or race course situations that may pose a risk of harm or injury to a competitor. Participants should be confident the appropriate additional safety measures will be put in place prior to the event to mitigate any potential harm or injury to participants during the swim leg of the event. The Race Contingency Committee will remain in close dialogue with local Sea Rescue, Rangers and Water Police and Surf Life Saving to monitor and assess the risks and if required the appropriate course changes will be implemented. Should it be a requirement Participants will be informed of any changes in the 48 hours lead up to the event. Currently there are no changes to the current course.” Ought to be fun..!

Weight Loss Challenge Result

If you just look at the numbers, you’d think I lost. But no, I think I made it!

Pre-race:

I think I effectively shaved 4 kg off my starting average weight. What does that mean. I went down and up several times. Most of it fluid and fluid retention. But I burnt off plenty of fat. How did I get there?

  • Increased ride to work and back to 4 times a week
  • Controlled drinking
  • Suspended juice at night
  • Lighter dinners with less carbs helped.
  • Maintained my Tuesday night swim drills with Kay Smith
  • Consistently swam and run on Sunday morning

To be continued…!