Paweł ChalacisPaweł Chalacis

It has been only a week since I've finished the London Triathlon, the race I've been preparing since January. Few months ago it was my ultimate goal for the year, but as it turned out you really can get addicted to racing, even as an age grouper. I was searching for another race in few months and decided to go all in. In 9 weeks I'm going to swim 1.9km, cycle 90km and run 21.1km in one of the most iconic races in Europe. I've signed up for Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote!

I can't remember when was the last time I had proper holidays. I was searching something for the second part of the year and then I stumbled upon Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote website. After convincing myself that I can actually make it, it was a quick decision - register for race, book plane tickets and place to stay. That was an easy part. More difficult is the preparation for the race.

First of all, it's hilly and hot ride, definitely something I'm not used to. Second - it is half ironman distance and I haven't run for more than 15km ever in my life. But what is life without a challenge?

I've started new training plan in order to prepare for this race. It is pretty straightforward - swim a lot, ride hills, run intervals and get some weight training in order to strengthen glutes and quads. I'm also going to do one brick (bike into run) session per week.

On top of that in the end of August I'm racing 1 mile at Great London Swim, just to verify my swimming and beat my official 1.5km time.

This is going to be busy 8 weeks. More info to come.

Wish me luck, as this time I will really need it.