What is the off season and what does it mean to you? Over the next few weeks we will discover what teamTBB are up to at the end of 2009 and start of the New Year. Please share your off season stories by emailing
Czech/CanadianTereza Macel enjoyed the season of her triathlon career thus far with impressive victories at IM Canada and IM Lake Placid. She topped this off with a 4th place finish at the Ironman World Championships.
1. What does the off season mean to you?
A bit of time at home, not travelling, catching up with family, and feeling like the race season was a long, long, long time ago. And of course Christmas, when the fun thing to do is check out how people decorate their houses and front lawns.
2. How and where will you spend it?
I will be in Toronto. Getting back into some training, mostly indoors, trying to keep warm. Of course running in the winter is great, very few people are out, and even in a big city you can sometimes feel like the only person in the world. Included is a picture of my bike training dungeon- not because it is scary or torturous but because it is in the basement of the house, and doesn't get much sunshine. And when I feel too lonely there I head to a group indoor bike class, where there are 24 people all riding and chatting at the same time. Very social, and no body gets dropped even when the pace picks up.
3. 2010 plans?
Get fit, race, race some more. Try some new races and see parts of the world I haven't been to before. I don't have my race schedule finalized yet.