Getting the report done ✅
Ironman Austria is successfully done. It was a hard nut 🐿 to bite, but I knew it. If it was easy, everybody would do it every day.
Mental preparation for suffering after 7-8 hours of racing was more important than a physical training itself. I was calm before the start and I knew no matter happens I am stronger than any disturbance or problem that is going to happen during this very long day to finish this race.
Swimming 🏊 went well and it was a shortest part of this race with 1h08min for 3,8km
Bike ride along the lakes and such a beautiful hills with 180km and 1600hm was a great part of a hard and fast sightseeing tour. It took me 5h:01min at ~36km/h to finish
Huge stomach problems did not allow me to run 🏃 smooth my pace. 6x 💩🚽 visit made a marathon a stop and go party for testing the mind how to run on a deep calories deficit and feeling completely empty.
Even with loads of 🚽stops to finish marathon it took me 3h:47min
Finishing time of 10h05min 🏁was very satisfying result for first time Ironman distance.
Was it hard? Yes it was!
Did I want to quit during running and just walk as many others? Yes!
Did I want to finish? YES!
So I just continued to run despite emptiness and energy loss.
I knew it was not an option to stop. I had no pain or injury so after each short break 🚽I was running slowly again till the finish line. #neverstop was a great motivator.
At the finish line there was a moment to remember and to be proud of when you hear loud: "Vadym, you are an Ironman!" If you can believe, then you can do it!
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