5 days to ironman 70.3 Bahrain

I’m sore ¬†and haven’t tapered yet. Ordered top of the line nutrition and a wrong order arrived. I have been swamped with work and cannot say no to it, because as a freelancer you just can’t refuse work, not at this stage of my life at least.

I’ve trained for this race for under a month. My longest run was the 10k I wrote about around 3 weeks ago. And it wasn’t even fast. I’m trying to sleep more, but it can be challenging.

I have a few ticks up my sleeve and will see how it goes. Humble goal: 6:30, non realistic goal: beating last years time of 6:10 ( which I was kind of in shape for ) and the  unattainable goal under 6 hours.

For now, eat super well, try and get as much sleep as I can and easy workouts. Work load is increasing by the day. That’s good if it was any other time. But that’s life. Throwing curve balls at me. Just have to me focus and deal with it the right way.

To all you tapering. I salute you. See you at the start line.


Tomorrow’s triathlon

So I was asked to be part of a team in tomorrow’s olympic triathlon. Well of course, I said yes! Even though I’m the least prepared for it

Let me back up a little and tell you what is an olympic triathlon: It’s an athletic contest consisting of three different events, typically swimming, cycling, and running.  Tomorrow’s distances are 1.5 km swim, 40k cycling and a 10k run to hit the spot. So I’ll be doing the swim and the bike part. Here’s the thing, the last time I was on a bike was maybe around 2 months ago and I was struggling to finish 20k.

So tomorrow will be an experiment that should be interesting. I usually put myself in such situations. It’s very unnecessary.

Wish me all luck.