I’m ready to go, to Ironman Zurich, straight out the door…
My bike is bagged, as is the rest of my kit. A few friends have queried the baby food in the photo – it’s emergency food, if I wake on the morning of the Ironman with a nervous stomach, or if half way round my stomach does not want another single energy gel!
I’ve not written a post in a while, partially due to a busy few weeks and when I did try writing a post, the app didn’t successfully save my draft (this happened three times!) So here’s my update!
Tomorrow I fly to Zurich for my second Ironman. I feel woefully underprepared for the swim, but the cut-off is 2 hours 20 minutes, which is plenty of time to splash about for 2.4 miles! Then there’s the relatively flat 112 mile bike course and a marathon run afterwards. No worries.
In the last few weeks, since I wrote at length about my Comrades run, I’ve done a couple of Rat Race events. There was ‘The Wall’, a 69 mile ultramarathon from Carlisle to Newcastle, and there was ‘Man v Lakes’, a 26.2 mile run with water obstacles around the Lake District. I’ve also suffered from shin splints since ‘The Wall’.
How do I think I’ll get on on Sunday at Ironman Zurich? I think it will be hot so lots of water and electrolytes needed. I think I’ll float about the swim (i.e. slowly), pull back some time on the bike, have a lazy couple of transitions, and hopefully have enough in the tank to do a respectable run time (by my standards at least).
Time shall tell…