A change of direction


Last year my main focus was on the Ironman. As I get further away from that day my memories of it become more and more fond, which is exactly why I wrote a post at the time reminding myself never to do it again! I am mostly over my post-race nausea that was blighting every training session in the weeks after race, and I am looking forward to finding a few shorter distance triathlons this year. I’m moving away from my rule of never doing an ironman again, but I would only do another if I could complete the 112 mile ride in less than 5 hours, which is basically the same thing as never. But anyway, enough about last year… now its fine to look forward to 2019.

This was an 80s fancy dress outfit in 2017 but its clear I am basically meant to model a bikini right?

I am splitting my goals for 2019 in two, the first half (and I can’t believe I am actually writing this down because then it makes it real) is to train for and compete in a bikini competition. It’s something I have been saying I want to do before I turn 30 in November, and it is the main reason I carried on working out 4-5 times a week in the gym while I was training for the big race last year. I had kind of decided it wasn’t going to happen, but then I decided why not just do it? So although I haven’t set a date yet I plan on purchasing the all important show bikini soon so that I have some sort of commitment to my cause. Of course I am not completely giving up on all of my hard earned triathlon fitness, I am just using my weekly swim, bikes, and runs as cardio to complement my workout, and I plan on taking part in 2 half marathons, and a sprint triathlons between now and June.

The second half of the year is going to be focussed on running skills. I will be running Detroit International Marathon in October, running from Detroit into Canada back again. My goal is to go sub 3:30 for the first time, and I am hoping that training 5-6 days a week, focussing on my running but also including a bike ride and a couple of swims every week will be enough!



So there you have it, my 2019 in black and white. Only time will tell if I can achieve these goals, but I am going to give it my best shot!!