Extreme fundraiser Richard Carus has only two weeks left before he takes on the eipc endurance challenge, IronMan Wales. In this blog post he talks about training, fundraising for Rowcroft and crossing the finish line.
"So here we are in September and the big day is now only a couple of weeks away. I signed up for IronMan Wales some 10 or so months ago and to say that it has come to dominate my life would be an understatement.
I am reasonably experienced at endurance events and Triathlons now having competed for a good number of years but the step-up to Ironman level has been immense.
Finishing what has been voted as being the second hardest Triathlon in the world will be an immense achievement but I have also set myself a target of going sub 12 hours for the event and in order to do get myself to the physical level required has meant huge amounts of training.
Most mornings have involved being in the pool at 6.30 until 8 and then either running, cycling or sea swimming in the evenings too. Every weekend has been devoted to a long ride and run on Saturday and Sunday, I think my wife and two young daughters think I have turned Pro the amount of time I have spent training.
But all the hard work has been done and there is nothing more I can do other than enjoy a couple of slightly more relaxed weeks as I taper down ready to hit the beach in Tenby early on Sunday the 18th.
The support at IronMan Wales is legendary in Triathlon circles around the world and I cannot wait to experience it and hear the voice of the commentator who as I cross the finish line says the immortal words “Richard Carus, you are an IronMan”….well that is the plan anyhow.
I have some fundraising events coming up this month including a curry and a quiz night at Ipplepen Village Hall on the 30th September and my 7 year old daughter is holding a back to school Disco for all her chums so hopefully we will raise some much needed funds for the Hospice.
It seems a very long time ago that it was Winter and I entered this race….I wonder what I will do once it’s done….."
Support Richard's challenge by donating to his fundraising page uk.virginmoneygiving.com/richardcarus.
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