This will be a very tough event to do - much more tougher than anything I have ever done but I am up for the challenge ahead.
I decided in February 2015 that I was going to do this event after speaking to a friend of mine about it just before his 2nd attempt in March of this year.
I researched into it for weeks before I told a few people close to me that I was going to sign up for this event. I don't get swept up in the whole "inspirational" stuff after watching Youtube or reading reports - I know it is hard work and it will put a toll on the body. This event (for me) is not about the glory of crossing the finishing line or about how much you can brag - this is something which I detests about the Ironman culture, it is about putting a goal ahead so I can focus and put plans into place ahead. Lets face it, it will be 13 hours on the saddle, it is not a joke.