Since the completion of Ironman Gurye three and half weeks ago, I’ve been taking things pretty easy. I’ve put in a handful of runs of around 30 minutes, plus another couple around the 60 minute mark. Added to that have been a few short indoor bike sessions and at least one relaxed swim per week, …
I just signed up to do the Korean Ironman again, taking place in Gurye on Sep 9th, so thought I’d repost my race report from last year… yay, I’m excited as my race year is beginning to take shape.
Gurye IronMan. Korea 10 September 2017
After all the issues of injury and recovery, motivation and “lack there-of” over the last 12 months, at long last race day had arrived. The previous few days had been a whirl of activity, involving constant travelling the 8km between our hotel on the outskirts of Gurye Town to the main “race central” situated in the National Park for registration, briefing, swim practice, bike check et al, so was nice to finally focus on the reason I was in Korea – to participate in my 6th Iron distance race.
Ready to race. One days worth of gear
I woke at 3am and started the process of preparation – eating as much as I could, constant trips to the toilet to lighten the load and checking and rechecking my gear. Our group of 10 had all decided to take the 5am shuttle bus, so…
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