First Ironman; Sharing my story!
Hi all -
This November I am participating in my first Ironman!! I am keeping a blog on what I am doing, what I find is working, not working, etc. Would love feedback and for you to take a look.
Spanking The Ironman | Training, suffering, and an insight into all it takes to be an Ironman.
All the best!
Great that you're doing your first IM! I did Florida too, and have this advice:
- Look up "13 weeks to a 13 hour ironman" - great training program
- First IM - maintain forward progress. Don't panic if something breaks, a split doesn't go well...maintain forward progress
- For me (following the above program), the last few weeks of training were harder than the race
With all that training and youth on your side, you should be fine. I did nothing but swim, bike and speed-walk for my training.
2013 IMFL was my first at 63.5 years old and I had a wonderful time. I'm also registered for 2014 IMFL and have 2 lottery entries for 2014 Kona.
#1 goal.....keep it fun and good luck!