I am lacking motivation to blog at the moment. Infact I think I am lacking motivation to do anything at the moment. That is anything besides Ironman related stuff. I said I was not going to let this take over my life but at the moment it is all I can think about!
26 DAYS!!!! Woo Hoo.
So please excuse me if this blog is a bit lack luster for the next month or so.
Training is tapering and excitement is growing……
I am already beginning to think of the transition bags, what to put in them, what to put in my special needs bags etc. Actually who am I kidding, I am not “beginning” to think about it. I have thought about it A LOT.
I will write a list later, just on the off chance that anybody is interested in what will keep me going on the day.
I have also begun to think about my goals. What time would I like to do? I had one time in my mind when I started training for this year, but am readjusting it as my training has gone on. I am just worried that I am putting too much pressure on myself. Maybe I should keep my goal at what I originally set out to achieve.
Goal number one is obviously to finish – you never know what can happen on the day! Then the initial time I wanted to do it in was 15 hours 30 minutes.
But now………… I don’t know, should I leave my goal there, or move it. Challenge myself a bit more. The only problem then is if I don’t make my new goal I might be disappointed. Or I might push myself to hard and bomb out totally.
Let me just write it down
New goal – when I am feeling optimistic
Swim – 1h30
Transition 1 – 15minutes (these should not be this long, but it gives me time to play with)
Bike – 7 hours (averaging at +/-26km/h)
Transition 2 – 15 minutes
Run – 5h30
This gives me a total of 14h30………… So, I guess it is official (now that I have written it down). I want to finish Ironman South Africa in under 14 and a half hours. Unrealistic – I hope not!