On one of my last posts, Mike asked about my race plans for 2008.
Originally my plans for 2008 involved focussing on tone, shape and size rather than endurance or even "fun" racing. The weight I've gained and the fitness I've lost has put me right off running a BQ, and, frankly, I've got another 9 years or so before my qualifying time goes up, so I don't need to do that now. But something about just going to the gym, pumping weights, run commuting and the odd spin wasn't quite doing it for me, especially when I hit the pool yesterday and thought about how well I might be able to crank through 2100 yards if I got to working on swimming again.
The exciting thing was, P is keen to expand his endurance horizons and to start swimming, so we've decided to train together (/alongside each other...) for our first Half Ironman! Tauranga is out, as it's likely to be my hen's weekend (which wouldn't, in itself disqualify it, except that my hen's weekend will be a joint one with my best friend who's wedding is two weeks before ours), but Rotorua 08 and Auckland 09 are both possibilities. We're both inclined to the prettier, but harder, Rotorua course, but it's also earlier, which is a bit frightening!
So, here's to hitting the weights room, moving semi-permanently onto my bike, cranking out the 100s, and, most importantly, training with my Husband to Be!!