Going back to Kona

» Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Ironman, Random thoughts, Training | 0 comments

October 13th 2012, that is the date. Ironman World Champioship will take place in Kona (Hawaii), I will be there….

I always felt I have special support from heaven, from the people who loved me and passed away. They guided me to the finish line in 2010 and they will do so again in 2012. Here on earth I have the unconditional support of my wife, without her I won’t be able to do this, and from my friends. Thanks all so much for being there!

Now the time to train for this special event has arrived, I know what I need to do, but this time I need to be smarter. I need to take care of my aching body, train hard but with brain, recalling the lessons I learned in 2010.

Of course it would be nice to slice some time off, but honestly, it is not my objective. I just want to cross that line before the clock ticks 17 hours.

I have a massive respect for those athletes who have won their slots in the hard way, going below 9:30 in many cases. I will never be able to do that, no matter how much I would train. I know and accept my limitations.

I feel fortunate and grateful for this wonderful life I have been gifted with. I promise to train honestly, to give my best.

Hope to keep counting with your support along the way.

See you all on the road.

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