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Ironman blog: Flooding, fast, fun…
Ten days of fine tuning, fitness and fun have just passed, and the final taper has begun. I really can’t believe how quickly the time has gone.
It seems like only yesterday when I was dithering over entering the race, and thinking, ‘How on earth am I going to get the training done?’
But get the training done is just what has happened. I am really proud to say I have ticked off all my key sessions now. I have trained more than I have ever done in my life, found new boundaries, learned new things, refined my own mental strength skills and developed my own fitness. I know this will make me a better coach in every way, and for that alone I am grateful for the Ironman journey.
I am fortunate enough to be involved in the Olympics, volunteering and working with individual athletes on their mental strength. Last weekend I went to a training day and the key message was, ‘Behave in a way which inspires others…’ This really resonated with me and I hope my Ironman Blog has opened your mind to the possibilities, if you get your motivation and priorities right, of what is possible. I hope it has inspired you, and I thank you for reading and supporting me all the way!
The last 10 days I have done two 4,000m swims which really has excited me. Several years ago I fell off a horse whilst jumping into water at Windsor and spent some time in hospital with internal bleeding in my kidneys. I never thought I would be able to swim 400m open water, let alone 4,000m! And now I can…
Trust me, anything is possible, you just have to take the little steps to reach the big goal. I did my last long run around London town, although I should have taken my wetsuit as the Thames had flooded, quite amazing to see really. And my last big bike was on Monday (again in the pouring rain but I have grown to love this!), incorporating several hills which I also love too.
So the key sessions are done. My bike is being serviced as we speak, and getting a new front derailer and cables due to all the climbs and mud. I have started my mental strength planning for the race week and I have a key practice swim, bike, run early on Sunday. That’s it…
I shall update you next Thursday just before I set off to complete my Ironman race! Have a wonderful week and be inspired to be your very best.
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About Kim’s blog
‘Kimpossible’ is what one of my clients calls me – I might need this name for this challenge!
As the Founder of Energised Performance it is my aim to help people get fitter, stronger, increase their confidence, wellbeing and performance. I love what I do and the amazing range of people I work with from complete beginners, to GB Athletes and media personalities.
I love adventures, challenges, meeting new people and stretching my boundaries to see what is possible. However, I never thought I would ever enter an Ironman, until now! So, I welcome you to follow my weekly blog, my thoughts and my experience!
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