I know I have probably bored most of you since January with my constant training post and countdowns to race day (as stated by Mav), so apologies for that.
However, the few that our still interested (thank you ). So today, didn’t really do as planned, had the worse swim ever!! No reason why, just couldn’t get going, the bike course was awful! Sharpe turns on most down hill sections, road conditions were disgraceful!! Managed to loose my water bottles out my cafe multiple times, when picking one up my back went into spams (around 20-30 miles in the bike), then the run, first mile a small child had a poster of encouragement “hit here for power,” as I leant over to hit it, ping when my back, 25 miles hoping around the rest of the course wasn’t ideal. Not the time I wanted but managed 13 hours 7 minutes.
Just want to say a huge thank you to those that have supported me on my journey! Be it joining me for session Graham, Tony, Daniel, Amy, Liam, Stapes, Sarah, Dave or those that have donated (too many to tag), all the likes/ comments on my “boring” posts and those that asked about my training/ gave me encouragement in passing conversations.
Biggest thank you goes out to my parents for being my cheerleaders today. A huge thank you to my very good friend, coach and Ironman brother Darren! You sir are a hero!!
I came very close to dropping out of the race today, but I reminded myself, today wasn’t all for me me, it was about my Uncle Philip and raising money for the British Heart Foundation.
So thank you all again for your amazing support and all the kind words!
Today has been a long day and I’ve not had an alcoholic beverage in 6-8 weeks so if you don’t mind.... Cheers!! #itonman #ironmanuk #bling #bolton #doingitforyouphil #doneitforyouphil #dgfitnessedge