Tomorrow is the Time Trial at the World Para-Cycling Championships for the Trike category. The entire last year of my life has led to this point. All those training sessions on the trike, in the pool, in the gym and in the lab have led up to tomorrow.
I had my last hit out on the course this morning and I feel good. It is a tough course with a 3km climb right from the start then moving into some good downhill pieces but interspersed with some technical corners. The weather forecast has changed daily and right now it is calling for 12 degrees, sun with a bit of cloud. It was calling for rain, but now says it will rain tonight. I’m fine with the weather, it is what I have been training in.
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey: my husband Russ who has been my rock, my coach Helen for her training program’s (although I may have cursed her during some efforts!), my family (Canadian and Australian),the Victorian Institute of Sport for their support, Michael Crooks who has helped me get so much stronger, my amazing sponsor Liv/giant who have believed in my ability, Cycling Australia and the Para-Cycling staff and to all my friends who have supported me over the last year…I will do my best tomorrow. I will be leaving everything out there on the course just like I have left no stone unturned in the lead up.
Helen gave me a poster last year that read;
Take PRIDE in how far you have come and have FAITH in how far you can go.
Tomorrow I know I can go far!