I had lost a stone early on but due to not being able to train didn't lose the rest and since then have put it back on. I am fully aware of my diet and when I'm training I eat well, clean and hardly touch the booze too. I tend to be an all or nothing person, if I'm not training for an event or something or have a purpose I tend to eat badly.
I was overweight at the start to begin with and missed about 12 weeks in total of training due to niggles and injury so didn't lose as much as I usually do, caused by trying to do too much in a short space the time. Usually I start January but have started 3 weeks ago so I can ease myself in and not rush it.
I had an Achilles heel injury whilst training for London and I just fell too far behind in training, got upto 2 mile swims, 20 mile runs but just too much to do so pulled out as I'll only do this once so want to give it my best shot.
I couldn't run for almost 6 weeks, long time in marathon training terms 3 months before the run.
Great post thanks. One thing I do have is stubbornness and an all or nothing mentality. To the point it takes over my life. I prepare well, recover well and listen to my body.
I'm aware of the task ahead. I trained for London in 4 months losing 3 stone to get fitter for it, I was 3 stone overweight when I started. I tend to be very dedicated and get a buzz from feeling like a professional athlete, this stems form a failed rugby league career lol, almost went pro. So I tend to live out that in my training.
I've done 5 marathons so know what to expect and trained for 3 months for this years ironman so understand the intensity when in full training.
I am also aware cycling will be the biggest issue I have and have started to build that up, I will be at 80+ mile so on a mountain bike by xmas to get my engine better, plus the turbo too.
Running when Im fit I can do a marathon in under 4 hours. Swim is fine and will improve massively when I lose the 3 stone.