In September 2013 John Corr PT in Fitnessworx was recommended to me as I wanted to adopt a more structured approach to training with the ultimate aim of one day completing an Ironman distance triathlon (3.8 km swim,180 km bike,42.2 km run).Having done some running myself during the summer and only ever completed Sprint Distance triathlons (slowly!)to do an IM from where I was at was a bit of a dream to say the least!!
Needless to say in the twelve months that followed our first meeting, with the meticulous planning, constant positivity and support provided by John I completed an Ironman in Barcelona on Sunday last 05th October.
To do the training required in a year while balancing a full time job and family was always going to be challenging,and it was!!There were moments when I felt like giving up especially as the training distances increased and long hours were spent running and on the bike.The weeks leading up to the race were especially difficult as doubt creeps in and it’s hard to trust that you have done enough to pull off what’s needed on the day.
I have to give huge credit to John for getting me through those dark moments and believing in me,even when I didn’t believe in myself.
Thanks also John for your patience and perseverance, for your advice, encouragement and for for helping me to achieve something I never thought possible!!