Friday, November 11, 2011

Journey of 70.3 miles

So the next big goal has been set… Iron Man 70.3

Zan and I had been chatting about this one since Double Century 2010, so when Zan and Pete decided to go for it, I decided to stick with my choice and give it a bash too (and managed to twist Ty’s arm to join us too).

At this stage we have 10 weeks left before the big event. We started our training with a 24 week training plan which sounded like a decent amount of time, yet its going so incredibly quickly, eek!

For those who aren’t sure of what Half Iron Man entails:

1.9km swim, 90km cycle, 21.1km run - taking place in East London on the 22 Jan 2012. Lots of commitment and dedication but very do-able (I think… gulp).

So all the base training is done! We stared off slowly building up the training and spending long hours on the bike, leading up to the first challenge, Double Century.

On that note - I’m happy to say that Team VIBE! has a full team of 12 and things are looking GREAT! We have 15 days to go before the big DC. Very happy with how the trainings been going, and so chuffed with the awesome team I have onboard :)

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So I’m 14 weeks into my training and 2000km down, 89 workouts completed, and (according to Endomondo) burnt 126 burgers hehe - although with all the Olympia, Knead and Neo treats I’m not so sure about that.

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Amongst all this training my social life has carried on as normal. I suspect id perform a lot better if I went to bed at 9am, but hey you’re only 25 once ;)

In 14 weeks I’ve been to a Trailer Trash party, an outing to Beef Cakes, Vintage evening, Maids & Gardens party, Coldplay concert, Hippies party, Kings of Leon concert, Halloween party, Rubik’s Cube party , Symphonic Rocks, MyLife gig, and of course celebrated my 25th birthday weekend at The Grand, Deco Dance and Steenberg Bistro Sixteen82.

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 I’ve also joined the Armoury PT team for the early morning outdoor training sessions. I’m so enjoying it – and definitely think I could use some strength training. I tend to forget about this – i get very wrapped up in the whole cardio vibe. Check it out…


Photo taken by Greg Beadle

In between all of this, I've been suffering with extremely bad shin splints. But with a combination of my physio, chiro and podiatrist it seems to all be on track :) So holding thumbs my shins behave till Feb 2012!!

I was delighted to realise I'm on holiday for 26 days over Christmas. So lots of time to train, sleep and tan by the pool (ahhh this sounds amazing!!!!!). But before that… Double Century, Jail Break and of course Cape Town summer fun!