Here goes!

Firstly, thanks for checking out my new blog! It’s going to be a bit of an experiment, so let’s see what happens.

I’ve decided to take on the Busselton Ironman 70.3 on the 3rd of December. Signing up seemed like a good idea at the time… I’m doing it for both the physical and mental challenge, plus it’s much more motivating to stick to and push your training when you have a target to aim for.

I experienced my first ever triathlon at Noosa in November last year. Subaru are big supporters of cycling and triathlon, so I thought it would be a cool thing to get involved. I had NO idea what I was in for. I only started cycling about 2 months before and the event was a baptism of fire. It hurt a lot, but the atmosphere was incredible and the whole experience strangely addictive.

Since then, I’ve joined a local triathlon group and absolutely love it. You think you’re pretty fit and then you join a group of triathletes… That’s a pretty grounding experience! Endurance training can get a bit boring, but with a group of like-minded slightly (well, very) crazy people, it is a lot of fun. It has also pushed me so much more (largely because I’m always at the back), and provides that extra bit of motivation to get out of bed at 5am most mornings. Although it comes with a warning – if you weren’t addicted to coffee before – you soon will be.

Within my training group there are over 40 people who have signed up for the Busselton Ironman. With everyone pushing each other on, it’s a great environment to prepare for my first one. The majority of the group are far more experienced triathletes, so I thought it would be interesting to document my experiences as a complete novice taking on the challenge for the first time. A year ago, I would have never thought I could do something like this. The whole event looked completely overwhelming. Whilst it still is a bit overwhelming, having someone break down the steps required to get there has turned it into something believe I can do.

My plan is to share those steps via this blog and keep a running progress on how it actually looks/feels/unfolds in reality. I also figure that if I write it down I have to be accountable… So thanks in advance for keeping me honest.

Each week I’ll share my training, how the process is going and how I’m using it to improve my rallying, as well as other things I learn along the way.

It’s my first time doing something like this, so please also let me know what you would like to see here. Open to all suggestions!

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