Is this a mad way to start?

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kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 08:01

I've never done a tri of any description, I haven't got a bike, my swimming is cr*p, I've got no dosh......

but I've just entered Ironman Nice.

No idea what to do next,

Hmmm, maybe tell Mr kk?

I am going to need so much help........

Still in plaster with my ankle, but what next? A bike I guess, it'll have to be a road one now... I haven't got a wetsuit.... I've got no kit. What are the essentials?

The Trickster    pirate
17/09/2007 at 08:04
This is getting catching - first DV and now you. Pirate-tastic.
kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 08:07
It's sinking in....  
17/09/2007 at 08:07


kk, you nutter!

17/09/2007 at 08:09
Start swimming, cycling and running!
WildWill    pirate
17/09/2007 at 08:10

get a bike .... as soon as you can

winter is coming so a turbo traininer would be good

tep you need a wetty - maike sure its try specific

and thers loasd of time to train

mad kk

WildWill    pirate
17/09/2007 at 08:11

 a few 1-2-1 swimming lessos will do wonders for your swim - ask at you local pool

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 08:14

I've just phoned Mr kk, he thinks I'm completely off my head but is supportive.

He also laughed at the thought of lots of fit ironmen and women surging through the water and me doing doggy paddle in the middle

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 08:15

I think I will have to get swimming lessons.

My neighbours are accomplished cyclists, I can borrow a bike until I get one.

Is there anything I can do with my leg still in plaster??

Stump    pirate
17/09/2007 at 08:16
good luck
kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 08:17

accommodation for me and Mr kk?

Is there a thread?

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 08:39
I have no idea where to start!
PSC    pirate
17/09/2007 at 08:39

Barking mad! Good luck!

Kk, get down the gym and start with upper body strength if you can't use your legs at the mo! What the hell would I know, just sounds like you need all the support you can get

Total admiration!
kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 08:42

Thanks PSC

Could someone just email me and tell me where to start..... what kit I need, how to go from zero to ironman in 6 months with a fractured ankle and rib......

17/09/2007 at 08:43
KK are you serious ??or just bored ?
kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 08:45

I've entered NN, paid my money and everything..... and it's a lot of money not to be serious...

Anyone sugest any accommodation?

I want to start a blog............

Well, if I'm going to have an early mid life crisis, I want to do it in style...

17/09/2007 at 08:46
Well I am very impresssed...good luck mate...
17/09/2007 at 08:53
Where is it ?
17/09/2007 at 08:54
Doh !!! Nice !!
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/09/2007 at 09:02
Excellent KK

Priority 1 is get a road bike, most important thing is you get one that fits properly.

Priority 2, start riding your bike, lots and lots

Priority 3, get some 1-2-1 swimming lessions. 6-8 lessons over 2-3 months should see you develop a reasonably compitent FC technique. Can be a bit frustrating learning (like learning to drive) but youll get sudden breakthroughs. You dont need to worry about a wetty till next year (March) just before open water practise starts.

Priority 4, ask lots and lots and lots of questions.

Priority 5, complete Ironman Nice and feel on top of the world.

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