The past couple of weeks have been very hectic with snow, ice, rain and schoolwork all combining to make training time hard to find! I managed to fit in a lactate test at the University of Canterbury on Tuesday the 12th which at least allowed me to do a hard training session indoors and out of the cold. Over the past few years I have used the lactate test as a good checkup as to how my training has been going and it allows my coach to fine tune and make small adjustments to my training where he feels necessary prior to upcoming races. It hurts a lot! My mid year exam block felt like it went well but I will have to wait and see until I get the marks, I really want to do well at school this year so I can put it behind me in 2013 and the years to follow and just focus solely on my career as a cyclist.
I also raced in what will be the final night race for me this winter at Mcleans Island on a chilly Wednesday night, taking the win again and giving the legs a quick blast before I head away tomorrow to Canada. I’m really looking forward to the upcoming World Cup rounds, It’s been a while since I raced my last one in South Africa so I am looking forward to testing myself against the top Europeans once again. I look forward to updating you on my travels and results along the way!