TRIATHLETE ALAN HARTLEY ON HIS KONA IRONMAN JOURNEY

Australian age-group triathlete Alan Hartley shares his emotional journey to the race of his life: the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

Show notes:

3:20 Alan on acclimatising in Kona

4:20 Qualifying for Kona and taking up the sport of triathlon aged 55

9:40 His motivation to train for Kona

13:45 Making race decisions and mental preparations

17:10 A regular training week of an age-group Ironman triathlete

19:05 The emotionally and physically tough weeks before Kona

21:10 Having his father as motivation

24:00 The importance of hydration and nutrition

27:00 Being frightened on the bike

28:30 Anxiety at the swim start

31:55 Race plan

35:40 Getting to the start line feeling fit and healthy