Is this a mad way to start?

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ImRio    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:14
KK the variety of training makes it much more interesting than running alone.  Although how to train to do a 116mile bike ride is beyond me!
Ratbag    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:15
S'OK Rio...it's only 112 miles...
Ratbag    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:16
Oh, and welcome aboard kk...you will love it!!! (when it's over...)
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:18
Rio, its no different to training for a marathon, exactly the same approach. Cycling tends to take twice as long as running to reach a given level of fatigue, i.e. id say a 4 hour bike is like a 2 hour run etc..
Garr    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:19
He says 'when it's over', but he loved it enough to sign up for another 12 months of it!
ImRio    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:19

Oh well there we go!  Its a breeze then!  No idea what I was worried about

Still around 6hours on the bike for me is just way too ouch to think about!

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:22
Thats no different to a run newbie considering a 3 hour run, you will build up to it slowly but id suggest you should aim to be doing fairly regular 3-4 hourf bikes by the end of the year.
Garr    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:22
But it makes a marathon look quite appealing when you've been in the saddle that long Rio!
kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:24

thank you Ratbag

I've just had a long conversation with Mr kk - he thinks I can do it....

I've got to learn to swim properly though...

ImRio    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:25
I guess it is its just the distances sound so daunting when you start out.  How do you find time to do all the training though.  I mean I currently run 4 days a week, swim 3 days and cycle once (though when I put my bike on the turbo I will probably do a couple) and try to have a days rest a week or else hubby complains.  But it still seems a struggle as I am so slow I dont get far for each hour of training
Ratbag    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:26

Garr...the only reason I signed up again is that I'm going senile and I've forgotten what it was like....

 ...and when you've been in the saddle for 6-7hrs...just getting your @rse out of the saddle is a real pleasure....so a marathon isn't a problem...honest...

Ratbag    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:28

Rio,

 3 x runs, 3 x bike and 3 x swims should get you there...you can swim on the same day as a run or a bike...easy....

ImRio    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:30

Mmmm ok time to have a good hard look at my training.

I know I can do it though.  Just deciding which one to go for I think.  Will need onewith very generous cut off times

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:47

Nice isnt easy, but its as hard as you make it, it will be a challenging course but I think the benefit of all the pirates being there willl make it as easy race as any.

I dont subscribe to the theory of 'lets find an easy race'  Theyre all tough, if you train hard you'll finish. 

I do think the cut-offs for all the Ironman races are pretty generous. 

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:55
Rio, I have 2 young children and therefore limited training time, but then if I have to train at odd times - like 5am! so be it
ImRio    pirate
17/09/2007 at 16:57

If you say so BB.  And I know all the support is a big help.  And I guess with all the training it is doable.  I remember thinking I would never be able to do a marathon.....

So I guess it is as much a state of mind as a state of body!  Ok serious training here I come (once this bl**dy ankle gets better)

17/09/2007 at 16:58

hear hear, barlos

 anybody who goes around looking for easy races should do so in tritalk kit!

Nam
17/09/2007 at 17:01

I did a 3-hour spin-a-thon at the gym once during which we covered 100k, but I guess its not quite the same?  I’m not sure I’d be able to walk after 120 miles, never mind run??

M...eldy    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:01

you can pick an 'easy' race and still have a shit day

17/09/2007 at 17:04
there was a hurricane, alright?
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