hey final...yeah i know that feeling...couple of years ago i turned down a job so i can train....however...i feel i've nothing to prove now...i have the medal and although wales was important to me....the job i have landed is an amazing opportunity.
i'll stay in the thread...and see you all at the finish in tenby!!!
EYUP people....sounds like training is all going really well for you...wish this snow would feck off.
Big changes for me and Ironman has to take a back seat this year so i'm out of Wales.
short story is the company i worked for went tits up with the loss of over 1000 jobs...mine included....been doing a bit of contracting to keep the wolf from the door but i've landed a brilliant job as the technical manager for EMEA area (for an irish company doing optical networking equipment)....its a bit of a dream come true and i've truly fallen in the river and come out with a pocket full of fish....but sadly...the travelling will mean i wont be able to train for IMW the way i wanted to...so i've pulled my entry and will be giving the money i get back to charity to do the 3 peaks challenge!!! so its not all bad!!
i'll still keep an eye on this thread and those of you who have been in touch personally please continue to ask if you have any questions.
MrsB at the moment is still planning on racing IMUK so we'll still be out on the course for rides if anybody wants to join us
hey people how you bin....just catching up with this......I wear a high vis jacket for cycling...or a pirate to (almost the same) in the summer ....but for running even at night i dont bother...though i dont run on the roads if i'm at night....go routes where theres a pavement
Just a word about injuries and especially niggles......Thats the 'fear' playing tricks on you....you'll always have something that hurts...and you'll always worry about it....this intensity of training isnt supposed to be comfortable (i have PF in my left foot that i just cant get rid of)....you'll have knee....shoulder....ankle.....wrist....neck...back......problems for the next six months....try not to dwell on em....if it hurts so much you have to stop....dwell on it then....if you can keep going....then keep going....cause on the day you'll have 12-16 hours with nothing to think about but the pain!!! and its all about how you manage it!
was out on part of the course today....Mad Mad wind up by the lonely tree!!! daft to go out in that but hey ho...we're obviously daft