With one more 70.3 race scheduled for 2017 (Ironman 70.3 Pula, Croatia), I've been reflecting on the Ironman brand events I've done so far.
I started these because I wanted to do an Ironman. It was a genuine challenge and at the outset I didn't know whether I'd succeed.
Having completed Ironman Maastricht in 2016, 2017 year has been something of an anti-climax.
At the start of the year I decided that a second Ironman would suffer from the law of diminishing marginal returns - the first would always be the best. So I focused on 70.3 half-Ironman events and tried to go faster.