Monday, January 7, 2008
Cameron Brown Kicks Off The 2008 Season
Hi there everyone,
Well I had a pretty good day at the office today. Having only 6 weeks of training under my belt to prepare for this event, (after my annual extended break after the Hawaii Ironman) I was really pleased with the progress I had made to date. I came up a little short placing 2nd to a well deserved winner Keiran Doe, who put in a great bike leg to hold me off by 1m52s in the end.
I had a poor swim by my standards, finishing close to 2mins down on the leading bunch. Doe then set a cracking pace on the bike and I could only watch the minutes pass as he stretched his lead to nearly 8mins. I started the run in 5th place and immediatly tried to start limiting my loses. Mid way through the half marathon the lead to Doe was down to 5:30mins, I had pegged back a place and was now in 4th place. I picked up the tempo again, running into 2nd, but eventually ran out of road, however I felt really great and the legs were ticking along smoothly.
I'm happy with the way my training is coming together and things look on target for a great 2008. New Zealand Ironman is only 8 weeks away, so it will be head down bum up till then, a heap of kms in the pool, on the road and tracks and trails,not to mention an abundance of food and sleep to recover.
I'll be in touch soon, best regards