9 Days to go
Unbelievably time has flown by and in 9 days time I will again be racing in the Auckland Half Ironman. I have been looking forward to this one though. Tauranga was a nerve racking experience because it was my first one and I just had no idea of how I would go but Auckland is one race that I will hopefully enjoy. I know that bar any issues I will finish the race. I know what is now required of my body in the swim, bike and run but best of all I know the course that I will be riding and running on and am familiar with the terrain so know when to push just that little bit harder. I decided to go online as I had not even looked at the Auckland requirements for the race yet and make sure that I was going to meet the pre entry requirements. In looking at the site, I found a link to the Auckland Ironman Youtube Video (click link). I thought it was a brilliant video and gives you a great overview of what I will be seeing on Sunday morning.
Not much has taken place since my race last Saturday. Of course I did my swim session on Tuesday however since then the first week back at work has stopped anything further. It is probably a good thing but I will be doing some reasonable weekend training. The bike is still up in Auckland so tomorrow I am jumping on the Mountain bike and heading up Makara peak. It has been a long time since I have been on a Mountain bike however the climb to Makara is a great leg work out and will be a good work out but not a ridiculously hard one leaving plenty left for next Sunday. It gives me a chance to give my Garmin watch another work out so I am looking forward to seeing how it will go and the data that I will get from it. Until then, it is time for an early night ready for my ride tomorrow.