Day 47: the day before race day

Team Marbel So, here we all are, in our team shirts and ready to go! Team MARBEL is made up of Mark: runner (centre), Ben: cyclist (right) and Mel: swimmer (left) swimmer – aka Me! We actually set off in reverse order to that, but that was the best combinations of our names that we could come up with!  Continue reading “Day 47: the day before race day”

Day 46: Challenge Wanaka race build up

MARBEL
Team MARBEL with Seamus

Two major things to report today, the weight update and  the start of the Challenge Wanaka road trip in preparation for the big day on Sunday. Continue reading “Day 46: Challenge Wanaka race build up”

‘Race day’ race report: Team M&M do Sovereign Triathlon Wanaka

Team M&MToday was meant to be the alternative day for the Big Ruby swim. Sadly it was also cancelled. Why is this sad, I’m not doing it after all? Because I knew that meant that it was windy down at the lake for the triathlon also! Continue reading “‘Race day’ race report: Team M&M do Sovereign Triathlon Wanaka”

Day 13: a cancelled race and an odd thought

Ruby swim exit
Ruby Island

Today’s food wasn’t as usual, just as I expected. And, sadly, my Big Ruby swim race was postponed due to high winds. Now it clashes with the tri, so I won’t be able to do it any more. That sucks, because I really wanted to. Continue reading “Day 13: a cancelled race and an odd thought”

Day 12: rest and prep

BikeA funny old day. I slept through 13 hours, till 10am, most unusual so I must have needed it. I had decided today was not going to be a training day. If all goes well and the ruby isn’t postponed, I am doing a 3.8km open water swim event tomorrow and the first two legs of an Olympic distance triathlon on Sunday. Continue reading “Day 12: rest and prep”