As such, the Olympian has tweaked his usual end-of-season routines, with everything from the food to the facilities to his training slightly different than before. However, the goal remains the same.
“As an athlete you always want to compete to be the best. I am aware of what I have to work on to continue competing at a high level this late in the season,” the 30-year-old said.
He has cut his training hours to fours hours a day to allow for more rest time in the heat. "I have to race smart and deliberate and not go all out when I first start," he said.
The availability of organic meals and fresh juices at Thanyapura is not lost on Wild. He missed a world championship event in Cancun two years ago because of spoiled food he ate the day before the race.
The bike training, though different from his intense preparations for the 2012 London Olympics earlier this year, is still a challenge since pacing is going to be key if he is going to win the Laguna Phuket Triathlon on November 25, as well as the Laguna Phuket Ironman 70.3 just one week later.
Competing against the likes of American star Chris Lieto and triathlon legend Chris McCormack, the events will challenge the tall Swiss more than other competitions earlier this season. Resting his body after a season that saw him compete all over the world is a small, but necessary step to victory.
“I have seen many places in the world, and TSH has the best of both worlds in terms of training and relaxation – it’s very handy and I didn’t have this before,” Wild said.