By the end of this year I want to be at a good level of base fitness, then in January the 30 week Ironman training plan begins (I’m following a plan from the Don Fink book). Perfect timing, just after New Year. It’s going to be a real adventure, and I’ll be covering the highs and lows on this blog.
I’m one of those people for whom actually being entered into an event makes it all seem more real. When I decided to do my first marathon I printed out the form, wrote a cheque, and walked to the postbox at 11:30 one evening to post it. That felt good, and on the walk back home I was extremely excited.
I feel the same way now. First comment when I announced it on Facebook was, ‘You fucking mad?’ Well, no, I don’t think so … but maybe there is an element of madness about entering the single most challenging one-day endurance event in the world.
If so, have me committed. It’s going to be epic!