On my first season of Triathlons, but must confess that I come from a MTB background and did a lots of endurances races until I had a back operation and took off 2 years. When I started up again, I focused more on running and a little bit of cycling, until I had a meniscus tear and needed a small operation. I was advised that I can keep on cycling, but must stop running, and this is how my triathlon obsession started. Changed my running style to land mainly on the forefoot and use Altra running shoes. So far all good, but has taken a year to build my body to handle all three disciplines.
My Goals was to do a 70.3 on 2nd December 18 (all went well – My time 5h18min) and on the 7 April 19 my first Ironman. Lofty goals, if you take into account, that I have never done a triathlon and my swimming is not my strongest discipline.
Started the mid volume full ironman schedule in October 18 and now on the 5th week of Build. There are days that I am totally broken, and need to skip a day or two, and today is one of those days. It is always difficult to make myself skip a session. Was meant to do Pettit this morning, but after yesterday’s disastrous Brick session, when I had no energy to complete the last 20 minutes of the run, I decided to take the morning off an recess if I’ll swim in the afternoon.
To be honest, its being an enjoyable journey, but also the most difficult sporting / training I have set my sights on. Have no previous knowledge to gage against and not too sure if I’m training too much or too little. All I know for sure is that my wife has being a superstar in supporting me, because the training schedule uses the majority of your free time. My biggest motivation is not to let her down, because she has sacrificed so much to allow me to train for this event. I definitely owe her big after the event.