On the 1st and 2nd of September 2018, the World’s best triathletes are lining up in Port Elizabeth to partake in the annual Ironman 70.3 World Championship. This race consists of a 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and a 21.1km run.
I have been doing triathlons competitively for 3 years now and my passion for this sport keeps growing from Day to Day 😉 At first I just entered a half ironman race to see if I could complete the race and as a challenge, but the moment i crossed the finish line I knew I wanted to beat my time.
I’ve always been committed and competitive. So, I decided to get a coach, and I’ve been training consistently for the past 2 years now. I train between 17 and 20 hours a week, depending on whether I am in a big or small training week.
“…you can start feeling sick due to the reduction in training load.”
It definitely is not easy and I often struggle to drag myself to do some sessions because naturally you cannot always feel ready to bounce with so much training. But I have found it to be so rewarding if one does commit and is consistent and self disciplined with the training.
I am extremely excited for this weekend! It is such an honour to race a World Championship on home soil and it will most definitely turn out to be a tough day. The sea is often rough, the roads are very far from smooth and the wind is rather unforgiving. But there is nothing better than an honest race, where true grit is tested.