Preparing for Half Iron

SamHertsTriIt’s June, and supposedly summer, although the weather has turned very windy and wet after a couple of weeks of 20+ degrees heat.  In four weeks time I’ll tackle the longest triathlon I’ve faced – a half iron distance of 1900m open water swim, 60 mile bike course and 13 mile run.

Since the turn of the year I’ve had a pretty solid block of running, with a few bumps here and there as our (now) 9 month old baby settles down.  Last weekend I pumped out 9.5 miles @ 8 min/mile pace and had plenty left in the tank.

The challenge now is to get some miles in on the bike (likely the turbo trainer) as my riding is probably the weakest discipline for me.

My goal of this first race is to get the distance under my belt and help me focus on what I need to improve on, so I can train towards my ‘A’ race in September (another half iron distance at Woburn).

I think it will be some time before I’m ready to step up to the full distance.  Lots to do on my cycling and swim technique and as ever finding the time (and energy) to fit good quality training in and avoid injury (which I have managed so far this year!).

More to come in July!

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