Thats me, Russell Pearcy, I was dressed in rubber with 2000 men at the weekend .
Don’t worry my rubber fetish has not progressed!
I completed my Ironman 70.3 in Vichy France.
It was the hardest thing I’ve EVER DONE.
Bike 90 km
Most of it was in over 30 degree heat.
To be honest it was a bit of a life changing experience for many reasons.
One of the BIGGEST fears I had was the swim.
Not the distance, but the start.
You see, when you get 500 people start a swim race its like being in a washing machine.
I heard and was told lots of scary of stories.
Stories of people being swam over, kicked, losing their goggles.
Having to be pulled out of the water before their race had even begun.
But do you know what…?
It wasn’t that bad!
Yes there was a little bit of a rough ride in places.
I got a couple of kicks but it’s not like they did it on purpose.
But nothing I couldn’t deal with because I’d done the training.
We tell ourselves stories all the time of how bad something is going to be.
Exercise, training, keep fit in whatever form is no exception.
We tell ourselves how terrible and how hard its going to be.
But in reality it’s not that bad.
You know the feeling when you say, “I’m glad I did that.”
Because the truth is…
You’re not going to die training.
You wont look stupid.
It doesn’t matter if you can’t keep up with the fastest person.
You wont get shouted at (well I might raise my voice!).
What’s important is you start somewhere and progress, and get better.
Training tonight at Pleshey 8pm.
Russell ‘still likes to dress in rubber’ Pearcy
PS. If you’re lucky I might wear my rubber suit tonight!
Russell Pearcy has been working as a health and fitness coach for over 25 years helping men and women who feel tired and washed up get back in shape. Russell has also draws upon his experience as an Ironman triathlete to help coach others through this life changing transformation.