Dreaming of a strong 2014, after a weak 2013
So 2103 hasn’t been great.
I think I did like four events: Tough Mudder, ACT Triathlon (Sprint), Wollongong Triathlon (Sprint) and finally the Newcastle Fun Run (10km).
Out of these, I enjoyed the Wollongong Tri the most (despite a horrible run leg) as I had a proper bike, and a wet suit. I had booked to do the Port Stephen’s Triathlon in May, but had to pull out due to unfortunate circumstances.
Since pulling out of the Port Stephens triathlon, I seem to have bounced from one issue to another. From my partner ending up in hospital twice, my bike breaking and needing a specialist part shipped from the US (taking 6 weeks) and finally suffering a quite horrible upper neck/back injury which persists to this day.
You can see from the below Activity tracker, a massive drop in training. September had zero (0) bike training.
I had planned on joining the Concord Tri Club this year.
I had also started in July of training and dreaming of doing my first 70.3…most likely the Port Macquarie 70,3 Ironman one (2014).
But ENOUGH winging.
Time to start dreaming again…and more importantly…start DOING again!
November training activity below is short & sharp swims & bikes. I’m taking it easy as I get back into the game. Running still isn’t possible:
So, now that I am getting (slowly) back into the game here is my TOP 5 2014 Dream List
(provided I can escalate myself over November and December back to full fitness (including Running):
#2 – Wollongong Triathlon (Olympic)
My most enjoyable experience in triathlon so far.
#3 – MS Gong Ride (90km)
Fun one. Would be my longest distance ride, however I think I’ll do a longer one in a training session before November 2014
#4 – Port Stephens Triathlon
I’ve missed this one two years in a row.
#5 – IRONMAN Port Macquarie
The big one. The goal. The dream.
Wish me luck :)