How did I get onto this plane that is heading to the other side of the world for a bike race?
Now this is a very special bike race. It starts with a swim warm-up and ends with a jog to the finish. And it's a World Championship race.
On 8th October this year, the cannon will fire on the pier at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and I will be off, racing in the Ironman World Championships.
Over the next few weeks, the lovely guys at Bike Hub have offered to post some of my experiences. For the moment, this piece will be about my journey to Kona, and the first impressions.
Firstly – getting to Kona has been a long dream of mine, but one of those that you think will probably never happen. Probably a little worried about failure - I had never fully committed to getting to Kona, although I knew I had a reasonable chance. This season I returned from a triathlon hiatus and posted some fairly average results. I was left a bit dejected and confused about whether I had truly reached middle age.
This ones for the coach
Been on the Big (Small) Island of a week now. We've been working hard since Ironman South Africa but the last 12 week block has been very focused. Travelling for 38 hours with an early 3am start, 3 flights and landing on the other side of the world on the same day is never easy. Training started the next day but we eased into the island for the first few days. Just another aspect of Lucie's experience.
I've been working with Lucie since 2013 just before IM South Africa. Her exact words were she could do nothing for me on that Ironman but if I gave her 18 months she'd get me to Kona.
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