The first few sessions on the treadmill felt like I was starting all over again from scratch and I began to question my sanity of having left it so long to start again. However, I trusted in the plan which got me across the finish line so I'm trusting that the enforced break will also allow me to come back fitter, and faster, than I was before.
I have invested many hours in training (and ££££ worth of equipment!) so, rather than letting this go to waste, I've signed up for another iron distance event…
This time it's The Outlaw in Nottingham on July 27th, 2014
I've tried to convince a couple of other teachers to join me in this one but to no avail… but I reckon in 2015 we may well have some additional Ironmen (or Ironwomen) at Carluke High School! Watch this space!
As always, I'll post data on each of my sessions in the Garmin reports and Training Log at the top of this page and update the main blog on my thoughts as the plan progresses.
This race will host 7 other members of the ATHelite Triathlon Club in Hamilton - so there is plenty of competitive spirit in our ranks. It should be an absolute blast!
Keep reading - and don't be afraid to post up your questions or comments below :-)