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Can I be an Ironman by 40 ?
Can I be an Ironman by 40 ?
Having taken part in several pool based sprint events since starting out in 2009, I wanted to celebrate turning 35 by completing the Vitruvian in 2011...with a long term goal of completing an Ironman by the time I'm 40. I'll keep track of the trials and tribulations here.

Counting down to take off...

tallguy76by tallguy76Feb 25th 2013
Well it's just a matter of days now before I will be sitting in the airport in Hong Kong waving goodbye to the Chinese sunshine and heading back to grey and chilly Blighty, but it also means that it's not long at all until I start the Running4FatLoss programme that I have signed up for with the Runkeeper app. I'm hoping that I can persuade my 15 year old daughter to accompany me in training (as it would be a little unfair to get my 4 year old son out in the dark when he should be tucked up in bed) and I find I am always more likely to run with a partner than on my own.

I have spent the past two weeks falling asleep to the Andrew Johnson "Get Fit" relaxation app (aren't iPhones great ?) which I am hoping will have embedded some positive vibes deep in my subconcious. The last time I listened to his "Lose Weight" app for a number of consecutive nights I managed to avoid chocolate for about a month - so there must be something to it. One way or another I have to start doing something as I am carrying far too much weight.

I went for a walk up a small mountain behind the hotel where I am staying - it is only 200 and something metres tall - but by the time I got to the top I was sweating like a pig and my pulse was racing at 170 plus, all the local families that were doing the same walk with their young children were looking at me like I had three heads, not even breaking into a sweat, and their children were going twice as fast as I was ! But at least I was exercising !

Roll on Sunday and a steady 20 minute run (all being well).
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