The mind wobbles, it's less than 4 weeks to Kona 2018, nearly 365 days since my last Triathlon, all by design. Life has been hectic, and when the professional (Endurance Coach) and personal life is firing on all cylinders, I can't have performance firing also. It's all been positive, every bit of it. It's created the opportunity to see how deep I can go in the sport I truly love.
I'm back in QLD, where I found the sport. This time we have another human living with us.
The focus to return my fitness to a reasonable level has been moving well, forecast and actual PMC charts working hand in hand. It's a wonderful training tool from TrainingPeaks.
I need to make a clear change, training was different, but results weren't over the full distance. Fun fact here are some of my bike splits from my past 4 IRONMANS:
KONA 2014 - 5:10
VICHY 2015 - 5:10
TAIWAN 2016 - 5:10
KONA 2017 - 5:10
No I'm not insane either, all very different approaches. Kona 2017, was probably the biggest kick in the guts though. I couldn't have swam or run any better. Off the bike in 78th, finished in 15th (M30-34). The gap was too big.
I'm focusing on 70.3 for a few years, my next IRONMAN might be later in 2019.
I'll be racing Malaysia 70.3 in November 2018, then onto Sri Lanka 70.3 in February 2019, some great destinations that align with my coaching commitments with travel. I don't shy away from my aspirations, they drive me, I'm there to win overall.
Following these races who knows...
FORECAST PMC MALAYSIA 70.3
ACTUAL PMC 16.9.2018