Jump from Ironman 70.3 to 140.6 in a month..?
3h 13m bike - average heart rate - 151
1h 57m run - average heart rate - 146
My max tested heart rate is 193 but I came nowhere near this on the day.
The swim was pretty tough for me, I guess as you'd expect with it being my first experience of both open water and a mass start. A fair chunk of it was done breaststroke. The water was far from clear and visibility was poor. But I got through it.
My heart rate remained, on average, aerobic throughout the bike and run stages. Indeed the run felt like the easiest (although 15 mins or so off my PB) I've ever done.
All this tells me there's more in me and I'm capable of more. I loved the atmosphere and the whole mantra of the event. So much so I've noticed Ironman Zurich still has some places left for July 27th!
So, what do you reckon? Everyone thinks I'll be OK on the run and bike, and with a month's solid swim training, I'll get through that too. I guess one of my biggest attributes is mental strength and determination too.