Sitting in my room, going over and over my race plan in my head. Tomorrows D-day, been waiting for this for a long time, and I think im ready to give it my best shot. I'm nervous, no doubt about that, but the thing is its just another race, just another swim bike and run; thats just what i do every other day of the year. Only thing different is that this has more bling bling on the line and more guys going for it.....the fastest 78 u19 guys in the world, and they are all as hungry for it as me. I'm going into the race to race my own race, and not worry about anyone else. At the end of the day, im here for myself, and I'm here do my best, and thats all I can ask for. Im excited to get the opportuntiy to race as its very prestigious event and even more special because I will wear NZL accross my chest once again, and every time I do that the feeling never fades away, im always proud and will do nothing less than give it my best.
Tomorrow the agenda is sleep in (have a late night tonight after subway for tea, maybe foot long or foot and half), go to subway have breakfast, go to subway again for lunch, then head to the transitions/course to set everything up. Obviously im a fan of subway, it just works for me and thats what i like. I'll listen to the playlist racesongs on my ipod with a bit of 'lose yourself' by eminem and 'the haka' by the all blacks, those two songs get me in a race mood and will get played over and over again. At 5.20, we get introduced over the speaker to the world, me being number 57, near the end of the pontoon, I'll take my place then when that gun goes, all the bullshit stops, and its time to do what we do best; race.
"The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road; long before I dance under those lights."
-- Muhammad Ali