Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Gautrain, Pins removed, Tzaneen to Nelsprruit

Flew up to Jozi on Thursday, caught my first ride on the Guatrain... Ayobaness! What a pleasure that train will make for people. Firstly I finally had the pins removed from my little finger, in the Docs rooms. With the pins out, I travelled with the road team to Tzaneen on Friday to race the Mountain to Mountain race on Saturday.
The race has one fairly big climb in the beginning but the cold air took it's toll on my lungs. We managed only 5th on the day, not what we were looking for but we were missing some troops.
Jaco and I then caught a lift to Nelspruit where we planned to train until the Jock 3stage cycle race the next week. Training should be good here as the weather is a pleasure. Unfortunately I picked up a chest infection and have had to rest it out the past few days. Perhaps a sign to go easy on the training. Hope to be better for the race, with Worlds now only 3weeks away, the bigger picture, I need to listen to my body.
Will keep you posted,