Blog — 18 May 2013
Shane Barrie joins AP10!

Shane Barrie is a very well know triathlete across Australia, having been in the NSWIS squad for 4 years and having many excellent results across the globe. He is one of the worlds best triathlon swimmers, has a 5km PB of 14:53 and has huge potential for big things to come. Shane has joined AP10 in the past few months and we are very excited to have him part of the squad!

In March I returned from my South American ITU racing trip, which was a great success as I gained 3 x 1st’s, a 2nd and 3 x 4th places. I decided to take a small break to give my body and mind some much needed some down time!  had some space and time to think about how I wanted to plan my future. It gave me some space and I feel like I have made some very positive decisions with my future in teaming up with good friend Alex Price and the AP10 crew.

After a great chat with Alex Price, my mojo was rekindled and it was more clear than ever that his professional coaching guidance is needed for my triathlon career to reach another level.  Not only is he a good friend but also has a wealth of knowledge across the whole spectrum of triathlon, also having spent a lot of time with the Australian high performance triathlon squad as the team physiotherapist. Personally, I spent a lot of time with him when he was fixing my ITB issues (taking me out of triathlon for two years) a couple of years back. During the hours we spent together, not only did we talk a bit of garbage, we were also always talking triathlon in terms of my training, preparation, maintenance of the body and how to achieve a real high performance. The guy has an  amazing understanding for all aspects of how to achieve this and for me it was a no brainer to engage Alex as my coach and join the AP10 crew.

My plans for the 2013 include mixing it up in the 70.3 game seeing what it has to offer. Definitely by no means am i out of the ITU style racing however, it is just something I am looking forward to trying my hand at. Learning how to race these longer races will be my number one goal straight away which I have been doing in training. Other areas that I have been focusing on is building my base/efficiency again because this is KEY to racing well in 70.3′s. Another race that will be on my plan will be Noosa….who doesn’t want to race Australia’s biggest race?!

A massive thanks to Alex Price for taking me on, mum and dad for the continual support and my sponsors Vorgee, USN nutrition and Saucony!

Let the games begin!

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