Blog 2 March Madness.
March is always a busy time for Australian athletes and this year is no exception, which is strange because this is a post -Paralympic year where things are meant to be a little bit quieter, but sport has changed.
Due to racing in an international sport, Australian track athletes have two seasons. We have to race well during our summer to get the funding or team selection to be able to race internationally during our winter, in the lead up to major international events.
March started with a full calendar of four weekends straight, starting with two days at Victorian state championships.
Week two was a short trip to Sydney on Saturday afternoon for an 8pm 800m race at the Sydney track classic, followed by a 6am flight departure back to Melbourne in the attempt to make the start line for a 10km road race at 9am.
Week three saw a four day flying visit to the USA for the LA Marathon, which saw me arrive Thursday, racing Sunday morning, with a late Sunday night flight back home.
Week four saw a 14km fun run in Melbourne.
Life of an athlete! When things are busy they are super busy, but it’s a great life and so many great opportunities that I wouldn’t swap for anything.
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