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A brief look into the life of one of our riders that we don’t often get to see.
Aaron Taylor is one of our local fixed gear powerhouses, never shys away from pacing the rides out on the front of the pack and doesn’t let the coastal headwind knock him back.
He just just finished 6th at the Noosa Tri and I asked him some questions regarding his race.
Tell me about your ride?
My ride was good overall I was very pleased with it. It poured with rain the majority of 40km bike leg, it was so slippery had many close calls to coming off around corners. I had a good climb an efficient decent and a comfortable TT section, which is way I had hoped for, as that my weakest leg is the run.
What was your training like before this event?
Training is always heavy in the month before a big race. I’m just glad I have such a good training partner. Bradley, along with my family and a few friends are so supportive and understanding of the grueling process that is to become ‘race fit’. We do mostly 5x a week 60-80km sessions and at least 2 of those are at race pace. But due to it being a triathlon I still have to run train and swim train and core or gym/ cross training and go to work ha-ha. I try to run at least 3 times a week swim twice or more and core every night cross train is just fun fitness mountain biking fixie riding running up mtn Coolum we do that once a week. Its usually very packed out days in the month lead up to a big race.
Do you find transitioning between the swim/bike/run hard?
Transitions are the easiest place on a race to lose the race or lose time so you have to be 100% when in transition. Swim to bike is easy for me but the first 2, 3 kms of the run leg off the bike is the most painful part of any race,
Favorite part is easily the crossing the finish line part, no doubt and the last 500mts in the crowd. Worse part would be the 15mins before the actual start of the race and also the first 3kms of the run. Once the first 3kms are gone you can find a rhythm and chase down who every is in front of you…
You can meet up with Azz on most of the ‘We Run The Night’ rides and if you can hold his wheel, keep up and enjoy.
Swing over to the Goalholes page for a read on a few of Australia’s bike polo players and how they got started.