Is this a mad way to start?

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kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 19:21

and I've found out that we can fly Exeter - Nice

and Mr kk is going to put in for leave tomorrow.

I'm actually going to do this

Garr    pirate
17/09/2007 at 19:23

Oooh, who do you fly from Exeter with?  Is it expensive?  BA was about £100 from London.

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 19:24

flybe, I'm sure you could go from Bristol too...

I can't get any prices or flight info this far in advance (unless I just don't know how to find it!)

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 19:26
kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 19:29
right...... off to have some scran.....
Garr    pirate
17/09/2007 at 19:31
Hmmm, I think I'll book with BA to be on the safe side.  Doing a trial run, it looks like it will cost the same, but it might be more expensive when we get to Summer.
flyaway    pirate
17/09/2007 at 19:33
When does your plaster come off?? Are you able to do any form of training currently?
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/09/2007 at 20:02

If KK spends as much training as posting she'll win Hawaii

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 20:17

This just arrived in my inbox from a good mate

are you mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????????????????????????????flyaway - hopefully the plaster will come off on Oct 2nd - then physio.I was running 40 miles a week before this happened.All I can do now is walk, well hobble with the dog.Did about a mile today though.I have got good residual fitness though as have been a PE teacher/sports lecturer for 14 years (currently on career break)I trained 6 days a week as a gymnast from the age of 7, I've done a lot of sport in my lifetime.Swimming is the sport I've performed worst at ever...oh, but I'm pretty crap at badminton too!
kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 20:18

but........  I have an awful lot of hard work to do...........

I just want to finish.....

17/09/2007 at 20:21

(make sure you do rehab that ankle properly tho ) phsyio then swimming first and then biking and then running

you are mad - but hey -nothing wrong with that -im sure you will do it  

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 20:23

and i haven't even completed a marathon, the furthest I've run was 20 miles.

I just need to get through this, i just want to finish.........

It's such a huge thing.........

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 20:24
I need a goal this big Buney, for lots of reasons.......
17/09/2007 at 20:25

No need to run more than 30 mpw for first IM  - if you are injury prone then longer bbrick sessions are ideal.

Enjoy and don't get carried awy.  sort out teh swimming before Christmas - even then jsut learn to swimwith good technique and the distance will come.  There's no need to have swum more than 2kin one go before the day as long as the session in total is over 3.5k

PS Austria is by far teh hardest IM 

17/09/2007 at 20:26

i think you will do it -im sure you can

just get that ankle strong first tho - dont cut corners on the rehab

17/09/2007 at 20:27
NO need to have run more than 17-18 in peak build up and then only a couple of times
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/09/2007 at 20:31

Id say you could pretty much put the running on minimum maintenance or even do virtually none until the new year.

You may well gain as much by spending that time in the saddle instead and give your legs plenty of time to recover.

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 20:35

Thats what I'm thinking Barly, i've spent 22 years running - that's the bit I can do. Over the last 6 years, I've had 2 kids and really only run so x-training has been at a minimum. I need to get the cycling muscles working.

and I'll mention again that I need to learn to swim properly!

Gumps, the running is the only thing I've got any confidence in.....

but I've got to be really mentally strong with this, and I can be - I just hope my body holds out!

17/09/2007 at 20:38

Kitzy...  now you and Garr are both doing it I'll see if I can talk TT into coming to support.  Would be a nice weekend away...

Yes you're barking (unusual condition for a cat) but the we knew that before!

Have you thought of logging your training on Fetch?  It's been spruced up quite a bit and enables you to map & log all kinds of runs and other cross training including about 4/5 different cycling categories and a few swimming categories.  It gives you pretty stats and graphs across the year, predicts times etc.

17/09/2007 at 20:39
PS I'm so proud of you! xxx
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