I now have 2 blogs, this one and one which is tracking my journey ,weekly, to completing an Ironman Distance Triathlon. For those of you who do not know, Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile cycle and rounded off to a nifty 104.6 mile challenge with a marathon and it has to be completed within 17 hours.
This is a massive training jump for me, OK, so I have run 5 marathons and an ultra in the last 2 years, but this is different. It is incredibly time consuming and difficult to fit around family and work commitments (particularly since they increased my hours) not to mention my out of work commitments, often leaving me feeling selfish and rushed.
The event I have chosen is Outlaw an iron distance Triathlon in Nottingham on July 1st 2012. I am nervously excited.
Mum update, Mum is now in Harrogate and much improved, but cannot swallow or walk yet,unfortunately it was a stroke that caused the brain haemorrhage and the consultant says that she may not make a full recovery, but she is trying hard.
As for the secret, I cant tell you that until 7:30 Monday morning.
- I gave up smoking in April 2006 and started running in August 2006. I completed a race for life in 2007 and again in 2008. I completed my first 10km in September 2008, 10 mile in November 2008, 1/2 marathon in 2009,marathon 2010, ultra 2011 Olympic triathlon 2011 and Iron distance triathlon in 2012. 2013 I would like to run 2013 miles over the year I am raising funds IN MY DADS NAME for British Lung Foundation. I'll never be the fastest, but I'm determined and I love to race.