Time flies when you are recovering slowly, it seems like a lifetime since my operation and the last couple of months have been frustrating to say the least . But I’m sure no one wants to read about that so I’m going to be positive in this post.
I’ve mapped out next season, all my races are entered and I’m very excited at the prospect of racing again. Ok so at the moment I can’t physically swim of get my left arm on to the tri bars of the Roo because my shoulder is frozen, but Pah these are small problems that will be overcome. Having a goal to work towards gas given me a massive mental kick up the arse, it’s made me smile and it’s motivating me to push a little harder
So my season looks like this:
April: Ribby Hall Sprint
April: Pirate DIY Half Ironman
May: St Anne’s Sprint
August: Ely Monster Middle Half Ironman
September: Fleetwood Sprint
I have done the sprint series before, and they are great local races with the last two being on closed roads. I’ve never done the Pirate race before and I’m really excited about it. It’s not an official sanctioned race but it is well organised and marshalled. I intend to use it as a gauge to “see where I am” in terms of fitness and recovery.
Once St Anne’s is done and dusted at the end of may I will have a two month window of solid training to prepare for my A race in Ely. I have serious unfinished business with the Monster Middle, for those of you that have read my second book you will instantly recognise it as the race that I completed with out a saddle. I don’t intend to repeat that experience.
there may be other events along the way like the new Lancaster ParkRun, local time trials and some running races to sharpen up but essentially I’ll be doing exactly what friend and coach Gobi tells me to do.
I have a lot of work to do in terms of rehabbing the shoulder, getting fit and dropping a lot of weight but I’ve never been one to back down from a challenge and it’s great to have something to look forward to. It’s been way too long since I could say that.