I had my best swim, bike and both transitions, ran the same time as in 2020, but finished 4mins qwiker. I was ecstatic.
I had a failed attempt at the TUM Miler in 2020 due to my body rebelling against me at the Titoki aid station (I projectile vomited five times) which I took as a sign to call an end to my first go at a miler. This was about 9 or 10 weeks after a hernia op so my time on feet etc weren’t where I wanted them to be. Being a stubborn type of I immediately set my sights on TUM Miler 2021.
I was inspired 3 years ago watching a friend compete in IRONMAN NZ. Looking at so many people swimming, biking and running to achieve their goal. I thought ‘could I do this?’ One major problem with that idea, is my swimming, I had a big problem that I couldn’t breathe correctly, I hyperventilate and panic. What to do?
First I’d like to apologise that this blog is late! As the title suggests, the FTP went well but unfortunately not everything about the week!
Ironman 2019 was on the weekend I was to commence travel for my deployment overseas, whilst I could of completed it in Taupo and then headed to Auckland Airport, it obviously wouldn’t have been fair on my family. Upon return from deployment several months later, I knew I would be to unfit to do Ironman 2020. Being a stubborn git I know I could of still made it to the finish line, for the free Finishers T-Shirt after all, but elected to give something back to the event that changed my life and still provides a focus to train for each year.
From my goals blog last week and wanted to get some form of speed throughout April, Ray has tweaked my training to help me achieve these in the short term!