10 Months, 10 Races & Lots of Medals
T-minus 6 days to race day, Ironman Cozumel here I come.
It’s been 10 months, over 30 miles swam, over 2000 miles ridden and over 420 miles run. I’ve completed 3 triathlons, 2 half marathons, a full marathon, a 70.3 mile Ironman and a few smaller races in between for a total of 10 races to date…with one race to go.
I’m so ready to get this done, since completing my 9 hour brick workout (2 hour bike, 1 hour run, 3 times) 2 weeks ago my motivation level has definitely been waning, fortunately my training has been tapering off since then. I know I can complete each of the distances individually, I can swim 2.4 miles, I can bike 112 miles and I can run 26.2 miles…can I do them back-to-back, that remains to be seen. The one variable not under my control will be the conditions on the day, what will the sea be like, will there be a headwind on the bike, how will the temperature/humidity affect me…other than this I feel confident I can do it. The question is how long will it take?
The race starts at 7am Sunday 28th, if I’m really fast I might be finishing around 7pm (I’d love to do it in around 12 hours), more likely it’ll be closer to 9pm and the cutoff time is midnight. Last year the winner completed it in a little over 8 hours, so don’t think I’ll be in contention for any medals!
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So wish me luck, send me your well wishes for next Sunday and I’ll keep everyone updated on the day via twitter.
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