Last year I declared that in 2013 I would do an Ironman race. Well I have now taken the crucial first step: I have signed up for Ironman Wales.
I immediately launched into an enthusiastic fitness campaign. It appears that the fitness gained by walking 1000 miles across a desert is not particularly transferable. Here is how I got on in my first training sessions:
- I ran 2 miles and was knackered. Still stiff 3 days later.
- I cycled 6 miles then got a puncture. Walked home.
- I swam 2 lengths of front crawl and was completely out of breath.
Here is what I must be able to do, consecutively, by September:
- Swim 2.4 miles
- Cycle 112 miles
- Run 26.2 miles
I’ve got some work to do!
What are you going to do in 2013 that seems exceedingly difficult / unlikely right now?