Monday, December 11, 2017

Matt Fisher

Matt Fisher runs TriathletesDiary.com - so it's all his fault! He pretends to be a triathlete, but really he is a husband, father and company VP. But he has raced for the GB Age Group squad a few times and is a 2014 qualifier for the IM70.3 world champs

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The original plan was to run the Pewsey Vale Half Marathon (Pewsey is a tiny little village in Wiltshire, for those of you not familiar with the name, and close to home for me) as a warm-up for the 70.3 world champs, perhaps even putting in a bike before the run race to make it a bit more like a race simulation.  But having decided to withdraw from the 70.3 champs (see previous post), I decided to keep the local half on the calendar, just for a little run-out to test my legs – having not done a half marathon ‘sans bike’ since March this year.

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You might have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet on Twitter lately.  I’ve been wrestling with a very difficult (for me) decision and eventually it’s time to come clean.  I won’t be going to the Ironman 70.3 world championships next month.

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Of the various triathlon-related books I’ve read over recent years, the one that I’ve enjoyed the most is probably Macca’s “I’m here to win”. Although I only really became aware of Macca when he attempted to qualify for the Aussie 2012 Olympic team – by which time it was clear he couldn’t keep pace with the ‘young guns’ – several things in his book struck a chord with me.

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For once I don’t actually feel much like writing this race report. I’m not entirely sure why; probably because yesterday’s race was littered with things that didn’t exactly go to plan and as such I have very mixed feelings on the event.

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Clearly blog posts on TriathletesDiary are like buses… You wait forever for one, then three turn up in rapid succession.  This time it’s a quick(?!) report on this weekend’s Cotswold 113 middle distance triathlon.

As you’ll know from recent posts, it’s been a busy time recently, what with getting married, working abroad etc.  As such, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this weekend.  With hindsight, I probably wouldn’t have entered the race had I realized how the training beforehand would be disrupted.

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