Dienstag, 22. Februar 2011

New Homepage is online!

Hello everybody!

From now on I have a new website, on which you can find my official News and my other stories about my life as a Triathlet aiming for the Olympic goal.
The adress is www.andreasgiglmayr.at , have fun reading!

cheers Andi

Sonntag, 6. Februar 2011

Race report ITU Kinloch race

Hi everybody!

The first Triathlon race of the season is done and I enjoyed every minute of it.
It was the good hit out we wanted and I raced up to my expectations.
After nearly four weeks of training in Canberra, it was a good chance to see where we are at the moment and to grab some ITU points.
We haven`t done any fast running yet and so I already knew before, that it gonna be interesting with a strong field of New Zealanders and Aussies on the line.
But the course is one of the harder ones (much better then this flat city circuit stuff), so it was a good test in all three disciplines.
I felt good in the swim in the last few weeks and as well on the race today. The water was choppy and it was lots of fighting at the beginning, but I swam my way back to the front pack again.
So on the first bike kms we were Tony Doods, James Elvery, Aaron Barclay, Jamie Huggett and me. Later on Sissons, Brandon Sexton and another two guys joined the group.
Out on the run, I felt the hard bike quite a bit, but so did the others. Only Doods had a great day and got away. So it was Sexton, Huggett and me battling out the podium. Finally I didn`t had the speed, so I finished 4th with 9sec on Sexton and four sec on Huggett.
We are in a very early stage of the season and my first bigger race will be Sydney WCS in eight weeks, so I`m pleased with this result and tomorrow I will be back to "work".
The real big races for me are coming then middle of June, way to go!!!!

Thanks a lot to my great homestay the Dochertys here in Taupo. It was great to meet Irene and Ray and I`m looking forward to come back. Maybe for the famous Ironman in a few years:)
The pic above is with them, enjoying the sunset and some fish and chips after the race!

Cheers Andi

Freitag, 4. Februar 2011

Weekend trip to Taupo!

After about four weeks of training in Canberra, coach Darren and I decided that it would be a good thing to go to the ITU race in Kinloch.
Not that my form is close to racing shape, but it`s good to get a nice hit out to see where we are at the moment and also to get this race feeling back.
After that, we have eight weeks time to Sydney WCS and still can work on a lot of things.
The last two weeks we worked with running coach Rob, who came over from Kenia, manly on our running form. So sometimes we did up to three hours of drills, but no fast running.
So the sprint race on the weekend at lake Taupo will be a bit of a shock to the system, but I`m looking forward to race again after five months away from racing.
I have a homestay at Bevan Dochertys parents house, which is very nice and they are looking very good after me:) Thanks a lot for that!!!

The pics on top are from my flight from Aukland to Taupo in a 16ten seater. The pilot had no doors to close:)

I keep you updated how the race was going!
cheers from Taupo

Freitag, 28. Januar 2011

Back in Canberra and the D-squad!

(The crazy D-squad before a saturday lake swim:)
Since my last blog entry it happend quite a lot. Like last year, I changed my training base to Canberra and I`m training currently with my coach Darren Smith.
It`s good to have my squad back and we push each other every day, I guess thats one point which makes us strong. The spirit that everybody wants to get better and do the hard work day by day!
It wasn`t easy to leave this time, but that keeps me motivated to train everyday as hard as possible, to do justice!

After the running block in the Kenia Rift Valley, Darren builds the "triathlet" Andi Giglmayr now back together, which means more swimming and biking.
I had a great start to the camp here and I hope I can stay healthy and keep up the good work.
It is now only eight weeks to go for the first World Cup in OZ and ten weeks to my first bigger focus, the Sydney WCS race.

I keep you updated about my training and racing in the next few weeks!

Cheers Andi

Dienstag, 4. Januar 2011

Happy new year!

Hello everybody!

First of all, I wish you all a happy new year. After my great Kenya experience, I was about two weeks at home and had a great time with my family.
Next to some good training in the snow, I could also refresh my mental status and I`m ready for some hard training with the d-squad in Canberra.
On the the 31st of Dez I finished off 2010 with the traditional old years run in Salzburg. I managed to take a win and had some great fun. I decided to run after some big training and did also a session before the run in the morning. So I was quite happy how it was going and I never had to go near my absolut limit. I can tell that my running is already now a bit different then it was last year:)
The fun is back on the running side, now I`m looking forward to train again with my coach Darren Smith. There is a lot of work to do and I will try to live the moment Down Under and use every session to get a better athlete.

Next blog entry is coming from the other side of the world, stay tuned:)!
cheers Andi