Albie and I took off 2011 because we had a baby. Actually my wife Natalie had a baby, but as training buddies you need to stick together so us brothers skipped Ironman 2011. We had a year to ponder improving our Ironman times. We planned to extract a chunk out of our previous times. For me this meant, 10.55 would become 9.55. Albie's time of 11.35 would become a sub-11. Easy. All things constant, and all that.