Posted: 01/10/2014 at 14:01
I'm quite lucky in that I work from home for my employers so can fit in training around that, and if a swim session takes 2 hours I just work later that day. I also live 2 mins from my gym so weight sessions at 7am are easily done.
I do get the sense people think I'm a newbie and a bit unaware of whats to be done but that's far from the case. I went to watch the ironman Bolton this year and I've watched them all on TV, yes I know means nothing but I use it as inspiration.
I got my runs upto 20 miles and swims up to 2.4 miles and cycle upto 40 miles this spring just gone, I just felt I wasn't fit enough combined and the 2 months missed due to injury meant I would struggle at the ironman so pulled out and went to support instead.
I'm under no illusion the task ahead and how big a challenge it is, I've done 5 marathons so have some idea of sacrifice yet I know the ironman is a whole new level.