Just as I predicted it will only take a few days before I figure out what to do next and tonight it hit me. Next weekend is the Ironman 70.3 world champs and I am looking forward to seeing some really good competitors racing each other. (Need to find ESPN somewhere to watch it.)
The light was going on as I was reading some tweets of athletes going. I was thinking I would love to go there. Maybe I can qualify in the SA 70.3 for World Champs. When I analyze the 5150 times I noticed that I would have been in a top 10 slot. Somewhere between 5 and 6 if I added a good running split to it, which I could do …. this time with a no broken bones. I quickly looked at the slot allocation. There are 30 slots available. That will make the cut in the Age Groupers quite tight. I also quickly downloaded last years results and checked against mine and what I can do. Lake swim result vs Sea swim is probably a bit different and I hear East London has a nice climb on the ride. But what goes up, comes down very fast. But it is possible. I could get myself, with hard work and training and now being in position to swim better and be also having the mental virgin block out of my head. I could do a sub 5 hours and maybe get an AG slot in the world champs, which would have placed me in the 2 or 3 position.
Man I think that is awesome and it motivates me to get smartly in shape and maybe learn some french along the line for Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant in Quebec. Just need to ensure that I don’t queue any Celine Dion in my training sessions. It will make me run faster though to deal with pain in my ears 🙂