Ironman Weymouth 70.3 2021
This was by far the scariest event, and to date my most successful. I am always anxious leading up to any event.
I stood in my chosen swim time, waiting to start, listening to people chatting, looking at the calm sea, there is hardly a breath of a breeze and its warm, perfect conditions, I’ve done the training Matt set for me, and I’m wondering how well this event is going to pan out? Then the music starts and were off!
Swim 39:53 1st F50-54
Bike 03:03:37 1st F50-54
Run 02:14:46 6th F50-54
Finish time 06:09:33
My 70.3 triathlon time is getting faster with every event, I’m almost 30 mins faster than the first 70.3 distance in September 2020 (Outlaw X) Running over the finish line, then discovering I’d placed 3rd in my age group was unbelievable! Receiving my award was amazing, this doesn’t happen to me! Not only is Ironman an amazing event but to complete the race and receive a trophy absolutely made my whole day, no week!! (Actually I’m still bragging)
My training plans from Matt are not the same for each event, I don’t know how it works, but it does! I feel stronger, more efficient and I’m more confident with every event I complete. I am looking forward to my next event in three weeks in Wales, my nerves will be there with me on the start line, but I know as soon as I’m off, my training and support I have received from Matt will provide me with the necessary strength, fitness and knowledge not only to finish, but enjoy the event, and hopefully faster than the last…..