Monday, April 23, 2018

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 two-times qualifier for the IM70.3 world champs

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When I started this blog, I chose the title "Triathlete's Diary" as I thought it would be interesting (hopefully) to chronicle my training and path through my triathlon exploits.

In truth, it has been less a diary and more a sporadic collection of thoughts.  But someone asked me a question recently which made me think that maybe a diary wasn't such a bad idea.

The question was simple.  It went something like "how on earth do you train when you travel so much?".  It's a fair question, especially as I do travel more than most.  I chose a career path a few years ago that sees me away from home almost as much as I manage to sleep in my own bed. In August 2013, I made it "worse" by choosing to work for a company not even based in the UK. As a career move it has been fantastic. But for training it can be a nightmare.

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So, in triathlon terms at least, 2014 is over. No more racing.  Well, I say no more racing. You never know, I might do a couple of Parkruns or the chilly Duathlon next month, but they don’t count as “races”, right?! ;) 

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I remember the time I took delivery of, and tried on, my first Great Britain Age Group triathlon suit. I won’t lie, it was quite an emotional moment. I’m not sure about you, but apart from being a semi-decent sabeur (a fencer who specializes in the sabre sword) at school where I narrowly missed out on being selected for the GB junior squad, I’d never expected to represent my country at anything.

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After the disappointment surrounding not making the start line for the Ironman 70.3 world champs in Canada, I had two choices: either call it a day for the year, take some time off and re-charge for 2015; or I could take up the free 70.3 Kronborg place I had kindly been offered earlier in the year (but thought I'd have to miss due to the champs) by our Danish business partner, KMD.

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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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