Calling all ironmen and women!

Ironwolf and others...

19 messages
30/04/2004 at 14:01
Can you nip over to tt please and click on the relevant button in the 'Iron-Daddy/Mummy' Thread of General.

Try this link: http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1218

Just want to know who we can hassle for experience and advice.


Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
30/04/2004 at 21:51
Hi Daz - I can't be counted an expert, I've only done 2!
03/05/2004 at 18:18
oh yeh cos anyone can do two ironmans! <rolls eyes>
you're a hard women with high standards.....like it!
8OD
03/05/2004 at 18:20
I'm 'ard.


[struts in a very tuff sort of way]
03/05/2004 at 18:28

Just a quickie; I've been thinking, how does Ironman training fit in with work and family life, or are the two mutually exclusive?

How do you train for a marathon, a 2.x mile swim and a zillion mile bike ride, and still find time to work, keep the other half happy, and take little Sally to ballet classes?
03/05/2004 at 18:29
To quote Mr Melik on Friday evening:

"I think you have to be single."


LOL
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
03/05/2004 at 20:57
Easy - if your other half is also a triathlete like mine!
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
03/05/2004 at 21:01
Seriously though - it means getting up sometimes at 4.30am to go run. Swim training - take the kids and your spouse maybe to the pool with you, they can have fun messing around in the water while you train. Our pool has a 50m lap area, a separate fun pool for kids with a water slide, and there's a tots paddling pool for little 'uns.
Bike to and from work, if it's feasible. If you really want it, there's ways to get it all done.
Monique    pirate
05/05/2004 at 18:40
I agree, I am fitting in 9 plus hours a week at the moment, I work three days, freelance the rest of the week, have an allotment, two children and a husband who works longer hours than I do and is away for periods of time, and then the youngest wanted me to go into his school to help out so I do that for a few hours on a Thursday now, I early morning swim, bike to and from work at the moment I am managing three of each a week, but they do need to be longer, something which I am working on.
The thing I let slide is the housework, well as Quentin Crisp said "After 7 years it doesn't get any worse."
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
05/05/2004 at 19:12
Monique, you have my admiration, managing a family home, children, husband, work and fitting in your training must be hard. Plus you do so well in so many events. I live alone and dont even have a GF at the mo and struggle to fit it all in. Oh and I only live 10 mins away from work.

Maybe I should resuce the 20hrs a week I spend on the darn forum lol.
Monique    pirate
05/05/2004 at 19:16
Yeah, that contributes to the late nights I shouldn't be having.
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
06/05/2004 at 16:52
Monique - me too! Housework has to take a back seat to training, plus the dogs have to have their share too, hubby isn't a problem as he's always ready to join me for a swim or run, & he bikes to and from work (hilly 20 miles each way).
06/05/2004 at 16:58
Single is the new married.
06/05/2004 at 17:01
when do you sleep!? I'd love to start training for an Ironman ( after i recover from an oversue injury) but 4:30? and i don't even have kids.
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
10/05/2004 at 18:45
Mostly on Sunday afternoons - LOL!!!
18/05/2004 at 23:29
I have been a single parent with two kid to look after, worked full time and still managed to train for and complete four IM's and four half IM's.
My point is if you want it bad enough you will find the time.
18/05/2004 at 23:31

Abso-bloody-lutely amazing!! Take me hat off to ya!!
19/05/2004 at 09:20
WH - *really*? Wow, that is truly impressive!!
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
22/05/2004 at 13:39
WH - yes, that's my point exactly. If you really really want to, you will.

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