So here we are 1 week out from Melbourne Ironman & I’m getting excited, unlike Port Macquarie Ironman where at this stage I was full of self doubt & wondering what in the world I was doing . Two years on & the biggest difference is I’ve become very good at controlling my breathing while exercising which is giving me much more confidence than last time. While I’m not going to set any records (I’m thinking 16 to 17 hrs) I’m hoping it may be a little more enjoyable.
We wrapped up our long training over the weekend with a ride, wetsuit swim & a run tonight , we are both still in one piece though Leanne is still struggling with a sinus infection, hopefully it will be cleared up by Sunday. The run leg in Melbourne will be a novelty in so far as I’ve always run laps, so a run from Frankston to St Kilda is something different.
We arrive in Melbourne on Friday & race on Sunday if any one is interested in our progress simply download the Iron Trac app enter our names(Russell & Leanne Winwood) & it will give you live updates on our progress, however it may be a late night if you follow us the whole way. The race will also be streamed on Ironman.com, you’ll recognise us with our Donate Life race gear, thanks to the Prince Charles Foundation for the jerseys.
Russell & Leanne