Back on top of my blog

18 Oct

I’ve been neglecting my blog recently, as I’ve been really busy, so I’m hoping to catch up with a few posts this weekend. I’ve closed my Facebook account, so I’m hoping that will give me some more free time, although it does mean that I’m likely to have fewer photos from events that friends have shared with me.

I’ve taken the first steps towards joining SUTri – the University triathlon club and am also investigating Southampton Tri Club. It’s not easy working out which training sessions can fit into my plan!

I’ve also been reading lot of information online, so I have lots of links to share.

I also read Sandra’s blog post where she shared a video about the top six Ironman races for first timers (I had the post open as a tab in my browser for several weeks before I finally had the time to watch the video!!!):

  • Texas – I’d love to go to Texas, and the idea of a swim in water so warm that a wetsuit isn’t required sounds nice, but I love the buoyancy of my wetsuit! I also worry that it would be a bit too warm for me to run… although it may have cooled by the time I start running in late afternoon/early evening!
  • Lake Placid, New York – The lake sounds lovely, but it’s the repeated mention of the Adirondack MOUNTAINS that makes the bike ride sound especially tough!
  • Louisville – The flat run sounds appealing 🙂
  • Wisconsin – I love the sound of 45000 spectators… it might be enough to make up for the ‘tough climbs’ on the bike.
  • Florida – Flat bike and run – where the catch?!
  • Arizona – This all sounds great and I love the fact that spectators can see an athlete multiple times, but in reality, I’m only likely to have one spectator and he’d probably rather be racing.

The challenge for me is that all of these are in the states, which may be a bit costly. Stuart thinks we should do Mallorca 70.3 next year, but that seems a little premature. I’d rather give myself another year of swimming before considering that distance!!! (The alternative is that I could try a local half iron distance in the New Forest, which would be a significantly cheaper alternative!)

2 Responses to “Back on top of my blog”

  1. Sandra 18/10/2013 at 6:19 pm #

    I’m with you. . . what’s the catch? Flat? Winner!

  2. erin 24/10/2013 at 5:20 am #

    Spectators at Wisco are absolutely incredible, even out on the bike course! I’ve been there the last two years, and both times was hoarse the following day from cheering so much 🙂 My bf raced Florida last year, and while flat, it’s a pretty boring course. It’s tough to get out to spectate on the bike course, and it’s plenty warm during the run. Panama City Beach isn’t the most exciting place, either, but it is on the Gulf, which is nice. Anyway, come to Wisco… I’ll cheer you on! 🙂

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