So I have my 5-year Visa for the USofA and it's 70.3 all the way, at least for the next two years.
I have followed the Beatles and Beckham over the pond and relocated to Boulder, Colorado to make a name for myself and learn how to race 70.3.
It's spring time here with eight inches of snow! So it's a bit of a shock to the system especially as I am swimming in an outdoor pool (Dave Scott is the coach amazzzzzing). It really is Triathlon Triathlon Triathlon out here, the coffee shop even has a transition rack outside as there are so many cyclists here.
My main goals this year are UK70.3 and 70.3 World Champs with a fair few other races to learn and improve. As most of the big races are in North America, it made sense to move to cut down on travel and time away from my family. Boulder was the only real choice as it is also at altitude which really agrees with me and it beats sleeping in a tent in your bedroom. My new coach, Julie Dibens, lives here too, so we can really work together on stepping up a distance.
The other big thing I will be working on over the next few years is coaching. I am aiming to coach 5-8 amateurs over Olympic distance. My goal is to offer a professional service of individual programs aimed at the athlete's strengths and weaknesses, with a big emphasis on "Best Performance on Race Day". I am a big believer in communication between coach and athlete, and from all my experience I know that is how to squeeze the best out of the athlete. If you would be interested in working with me drop me an email (via my website).