‘Pourquoi changer une équipe qui gagne’ (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it). On the whole, 2012 couldn’t have gone much better. I had an awesome time, experienced fantastic places, met amazing people and had some great races. Most importantly I was happy, truly happy. I’m taking the 2012 formula and applying it to 2013. Here’s where I plan to be:
|January - mid-March||Seychelles|
|mid-March - mid-April||Stellenbosch & PE, South Africa|
|mid-April - mid-June||Les Stables Triathlon Camp, France|
|mid-June - end-June||UK|
|July - August||Colorado, US|
|September - December||Arizona, US|
After the Abu Dhabi Triathlon in March I'll head to South Africa 4 weeks ahead of race day. If there's one thing I've learned in the last few years it's that you can't underestimate the value of acclimatisation and course familiarity. It's an important race and one that I want to be as prepared for as possible. Returning to Les Stables was another easy decision. 2 months at an excellent triathlon camp with like minded individuals and having fun everyday - who would say no to that!? The short stint in the UK will coincide with racing Ironman 70.3 UK, as well as having the opportunity to catch up with family, friends and sponsors.
Then comes the big one - another 6 month stay in the US! Boulder turned out to be the ideal training environment that everyone claims it to be, so I can't wait to go back. I haven't yet cofirmed 100% which IM race I'll be doing, but it looks set to be a late summer race. I'll leave Boulder before the weather turns cold, heading back to Arizona (another place that I loved) where I'll hope to do some late season races.
That's the plan. Plans can of course change, but all being well, that's where I'll be this year.