The year didn't start too well with some heart problems (major atrial flutter episodes for approximately 8 weeks) and a torn meniscus. I still managed to get through the fantastic Abu Dhabi International Triathlon in March before undergoing knee surgery. Once recovered, the main focus was on preparing for Ironman Germany while building a new family home. Frankfurt was certainly an interesting (and painful) experience, but not one I'd like to repeat...
I took almost 10 weeks off from training seriously to dedicate all spare time to get the house finished. This early off-season was also part of the pre-2013 plan and I was in good running form towards the end of the year. Let's see if I can carry this over and run a good spring marathon before getting my teeth into the 2 big races in Austria (70.3. in St. Pölten and Ironman Klagenfurt) next summer.
Here's the annual stats and my Ironman Ranking:
|2012 (KM)||2012 (hh:mm)||2011 (KM)||2011 (hh:mm)|
So, here are my (sports) goals for 2013:
- Better nutrition (less sugar, more protein)
- Core, core, core - we know the drill...
- A sub 3:45 spring marathon
- A sub 11:30 Ironman