To support the training load I eat, a lot. I would literally fall down otherwise, and I’m always, always hungry. I didn’t even realise until the other night, when we randomly estimated that I’d comfortably put away 1,200 calories in that meal alone.
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In the middle of last year I began working with my current coach, although only a month or so in to this new relationship I had the serious injury which brought to an early close racing and for a long period, training last year.
Since finally getting going again properly, on 1st November last year, things have been awesome. Finally I have the right coach, the right set up, I’m settled in mind and body and now, we can really go to work.
In preparation for the 2017 season, we’ve actually kept things very simple and with very minimal travel and disruption. I’ve based myself in Germany as it’s got some great facilities and roads to train on and is a good central location when preparing for the European race season.
For this year, we have three options for the race plans for the season with Plans A, B and C depending on how the year progresses.
Each of these is focussed on the Ironman 70.3 race series, which comprises of middle-distance (or sometimes known as half-distance) triathlons that are made up of a 1.9km swim, a 90km bike and a 21.1km run.
It’s now only just over 3 months until it all kicks off with my first pro race at Ironman 70.3 Mallorca!
I have now got together a schedule of races and targets for the 2016 season which will see me racing across Europe. These aren’t set in stone and there may be slight changes depending on factors further down the line, but this is essentially what I’m aiming for, all being well this year.
At the end of last week, I finally received confirmation of a decision that I’d committed to back in September. At the turn of the new year, race licences are sent out and after many months of not being too specific when asked on what my plans for this year are, I now have my Elite licence to race and am registered as an Ironman Pro for the 2016 season.
As is one of those things with racing triathlon, not everything goes to plan. This season, things have not gone to plan – or more specifically during six crucial weeks things did not go to plan.
Following a bad run of injuries I had to pull out of first the Sussex Triathlon and then one of the main goals of the year, Ironman UK, a qualifier for this year’s Ironman World Championships. This second one was a big set-back and led to a significant re-assessment of 2014-15 objectives, but Relocation Travel have been a very supportive partner to me in all of this.
No longer will I be racing at the WC’s this year, but instead, aiming towards racing two world championship events in 2015.