imageTomorrow 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!

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  1. Marjorie Jenkins 28/08/2013 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Dear Carol–Anything you have tackled, you have always done your best.
    I’m so proud of you. Good Luck tomorrow.
    Love you, Aunt Marjorie

    • CarolC 28/08/2013 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      Thanks Aunt Marjorie

  2. Phyllis B anks 28/08/2013 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Good Luck Carol,
    Will be thinking of you.
    Mom and Dad

    • CarolC 28/08/2013 at 9:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks mom and dad, I’ll call you after the race. Don’t have the start time yet, so will most likely call you in the afternoon.

  3. Alicia 28/08/2013 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    All the best Carol, with the weather so cool it will be just like winter in Melbourne. (No wonder you moved to Australia). Just like last week, you will continue being awesome.

    • CarolC 28/08/2013 at 9:39 pm - Reply

      Thanks Alicia

  4. Tina McCarthy 28/08/2013 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    I hope you can hear me yelling at you…’move it woman….!” 🙂

    • CarolC 29/08/2013 at 12:07 am - Reply

      Haha I certainly can! Thanks!

  5. Lachlan Macdonald 29/08/2013 at 2:03 am - Reply

    Go Carol, you’ll kill it!! 🙂

    • CarolC 29/08/2013 at 10:43 am - Reply

      Thanks Lachlan!

  6. Tina 29/08/2013 at 10:52 am - Reply

    I cried when I read that. Just do what you always do : your best in the moment. I’ll be checking in as soon as I wake up in the morning. Hugs and power to you! x

    • CarolC 29/08/2013 at 11:50 am - Reply

      Thanks Tina I will!

  7. Lyne 29/08/2013 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    I wish you all the success of all the efforts that you’ve been giving for the past year.
    It is a honor and privilege to have met you and the team . I enjoy every minute of it. You guys are a inspiration to all of us and we are with you guys all the way.
    Best to you and the team
    Lyne with all my friendship 😉

    • CarolC 30/08/2013 at 12:40 am - Reply

      Thanks Lyne

  8. LYN STACKER 29/08/2013 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Hey Carol,
    Go get ’em girl. I know you can do it. You rock!

    • CarolC 30/08/2013 at 12:40 am - Reply

      Thanks Lyn!

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