|Descending Ben Eighe on the Celtman|
So the 2014 season has come to an end. I had 1 week off completely after Wasdale Tri and 3 really easy weeks after with just light exercise and a bit of fun. I also spent some time considering goals and plans for next season which is always something I enjoy. Big plans as always and looking to build on this seasons success's and iron out some mistakes.
I set myself 3 dream goals last season. To finish Celtman in 12hrs, run for Northern Ireland again and win the Wasdale Triathlon. I knew they would be very hard to achieve and certainly had plenty of doubts in myself along the way. However I ended up doing all 3, learnt masses, and had a great time along the way. I know it does not always work out like this, luck plays its part but I like the quote that 'The harder I work the luckier I seem to get'. Add smarter to that and I reckon that's the key.
For next season I have decided to return to Celtman as my main race of the season. I believe I can go a bit faster (more on this in a future post) and love the race and atmosphere so much that I cant stay away. I have also entered the Norseman Lottery, fingers crossed there. It was my original inspiration for taking up triathlon in 2012 so it would be a dream to race there in 2015. The Brutal Triathlon, that ascends and descends Snowdon in North Wales has been on the radar for a while so I feel its time to tick that one off in Sep 2015.
That's the bones of the season, Celtman, Norseman and the Full Brutal. Cannot wait and as always will be setting some tough and challenging personal goals. Wonder if I can do all 3 this year?? Looking forward to finding out!!
|Swimming In Shieldaig on a Celtman recce in April|
|Finishing line of the Celtman|
|Out on the bike at Celtman|
|Descending Scafel Pike on Wasdale Tri|