Saturday, 24 August 2013

What's He Thinking?

Jacobs singing Crowie to sleep?

I love getting a glimpse into the mindset of athletes I respect.  Any little snippet I can get to see how they motivate, how they push harder, or how they prepare fascinates me.  This photo shows me nothing.  In fact, this photo gives me more questions than answers!

On the left is Craig Alexander, 2 time World Ironman champion and one of the best prepared athletes in the triathlon world.  When he rocks up to race you can be sure he's got the whole thing dialled.  He doesn't come unprepared.

On the right is Pete Jacobs, triathlon journey-man.  Not a novice when it comes to long distance racing but he certainly manages to fly under the radar.  In both the 2 years previous to this photo he had made the podium at Kona (I think) so he was close to the win.

This media conference was in the days before the 2012 Hawaiian Ironman, after a few months of Pete Jacobs telling anyone who would listen that he was ready to win.  Had the ever humble Crowie had enough of hearing the talk?  I think a lot of people had written him off as all talk, myself included.

Pete Jacobs ended up dominating everyone who stood in his way that day.  

Thursday, 15 August 2013


Had a great weekend at Mt Hotham with some great people.  On paper the snow was great but in reality half the mountain was closed and the other half was chopped up and full of people so it wasn't incredible but for a social weekend I'll take it!

Despite the lift queues being huge,

...the sun made an appearance for lunchtime.

Hotham Summit:

Fun group of people:

 On Sunday Carla and I went wandering to watch a sled dog race.

Despite skiing in Aus costing an absolute bomb it's still worth getting a weekend in each year.  Maybe NZ next year for half the price and better snow...