With Melbourne only some 7 weeks away the time is fast approaching to take on one of life's ultimate challenges to complete an ironman distance triathlon. To undertake this event planning and training a like needs to be well thought out combined with lead up races to prepare. With Geelong half ironman on the calendar some 7 weeks out from Melbourne is an ideal lead up event.
Geelong Urban Long Course will be my first journey over this distance 1.9 km swim / 90 km bike / 21.1 km run will let me know where i am at with my prep for Melbourne Ironman. With the training group i have been putting in some solid training to ensure the distance and time frame will be well and truly covered on race day. In recent weeks we have spent many hours in the hills out Kinglake area and pounding the pavement with some good 2 hour plus runs to get good quality miles in the legs for race day.
My objective is to complete the race on Sunday and getting through in good shape as a learning lesson for what is to come in 6 weeks time. I am lucky enough to be off in the first swim wave as are all the 35 - 39 Males so this will hope fully help me in the swim with the faster groups swimming past to get onto some feet to help pull through the swim leg. The bike course is little technical early as we head out of transition and out of the eastern gardens but once we exit the gardens its nice wide open roads and with the wind looking ok at this stage should make for a solid bike leg. The run is all based around the eastern gardens precinct and finishing along Geelongs waterfront area so very picturesque area to take the mind off the pain. All going well should be great day out and take another large step to completing my first Ironman event in march.
Good luck to all the TMC crew who we have been training with over these last few months race day is here.