GETTING READY TO RACE NOOSA
WITH barely two weeks before Michael races his first ever Olympic distance triathlon, the nerves are starting to show.
He's trying to do as many sessions as possible in the lead-up to the race which he is doing as part of the Smiling for Smiddy team.
"I'm hoping such a great cause will spur me on towards the finish, particularly in the running leg," said Milton from his home in Canberra.
He says the 1500m swim isn't really worrying him and the 40km bike ride should be okay.
"It's the 10km run that has me shaking in my boots.
"I've done a few fun runs over the years but never after a swim and a ride. I'm just not sure how much it is going to hurt.
"I am trying to get as much training in as possible but there's a lot on right now and I'm struggling to prepare the way that I want to. I know the less I do now the more it will hurt then and the heat won't help either."
Still he says he is very excited about competing in Noosa.
"It is one of those iconic events on the calendar and I am lucky enough to be in the middle of it. I will get to meet lots of cool people and elite athletes, race in the legends triathlon and hang out for the weekend watching all the action," said Milton.