Stroke stroke breath, stroke stroke breath, stroke stroke breath, stroke stroke breath.... this was me on Friday night at 9pm when I jumped in the pool for my 60 minute swim session.  Yes Friday night and in the pool at 9pm - I'm some crack I hear you say.  Well if there is one characteristic you require in abundance for an IRONMAN challenge its certainly discipline.

Lets open this out a little.  If you want to do well in business its imperative that you discipline yourself in many areas and stay consistent to your plan and commitments.  In fact it would be fair to say that if you want to achieve anything in life you must have a certain amount of discipline to get there.  

Its been an incredible 27 weeks preparing for this challenge.  I have certainly found out a lot about myself, and also I have added a few more skills to the skill set, something that should stay with me long after Ironman on 26th September.

Tomorrow I start week 28 of training and I have 12.5 hours in the diary this coming week.  The good news for me is that my injury appears to have settled down so I am more or less back to full fitness.  If I can take things steady, eat well and avoid any MS turbulence, I should arrive in Majorca in good shape for my challenge.

Over the next few weeks I am going to be blogging more about how my trainings going, doing the odd persiscope to keep you informed and generally positioning my mind for what lies ahead.  I'm starting to really look forward to the challenge now and If I can get a centenary cycle in in the next two weeks, I will be well pleased and psychologically ready.

Whatever your at this week, try and eat a little better and get some exercise in - you will feel so much better.

This is my 6th challenge in 20 weeks and I am doing this to raise awareness of MS across the world and some funding for the MS SOCIETY.  If you can support us in any way, please visit www.justgiving.com/conor-devine2 



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