If you are anything like me, the Christmas break has meant a quadrupling of my food and alcohol intake, accompanied by many reflections on the year that has gone, discussions about what races I enjoyed, questions about whether I am actually any fitter this time around and bold predictions for the new year. As runners, this is usually accompanied by animated conversations with friends and planning around events and races that we want to sign up for.
With so many events on the running calendar these days and entry costs going through the roof, it is becoming tricky (and expensive) to decide which event is actually the right event for you. I see so many people sign up for events that they don’t really want to do and / or have little motivation to do well in.
I want you to use the power of goosebumps to avoid that!
I have just gone through this process having had a pretty great 2015, with PB’s at half marathon, marathon and half ironman distances, as well as my first ever Ironman. However, I struggled to find the right event to sign up for 2016. You know, the one event that keeps you motivated and gets you out of bed in the morning when you really don’t feel like it.
Read on to get a little insight into my slightly quirky, random thought process, when deciding to sign up for Ironman New Zealand and how this can help you pick the right event for you in 2016.