...1 year before your first IM?
I was enjoying the thread til I saw Candy's post about his pre-IM abilities and then felt I wanted to cry!
Well 4 and a bit months to Outlaw and this week I have done my first swim and first bike ride outdoors.... waaaaay ahead of the curve!
Well I've been sitting here feeling a bit despondent at the task ahead of me for IMUk. Just 2 and a half hours of cycling today left me so hungry that I can't even begin to contemplate how I'll cope with 7 and half hours of cycling..
This thread has given me a spark of hope again..... If you all managed to get there somehow then maybe it is possible
I was the one who got hypothermia in the swim leg of the London Oly Tri last year....seriously! Couldn't swim properly due to cramp and was so long in the water that I ended up being whisked off to medical tent to be warmed up! ( although I did manage to finish the whole event in the end....with probably the longest T1 in history ).
You'll be fine. You'll be eating all the way through the bike (well, not non-stop, but you know what I mean). 7.5 hours will fly by...
And having got the medical emergency out of the way at London, what could possibly go wrong at IMUK?
ladyfe wrote (see)
I've been looking forward to adding my bit to this thread. It was this thread that persuaded me to do Outlaw
1 year before Outlawswim: Just started to swim again after 20yrsbike: Just bought a hybrid and had managed about 15 miles at an average 10/11 mphrun: Had not run for two yrs due to injuries. Done one marathon in 5 hrs 10 minutes
tri experience: none
Well, it's a year to go to IM Regensburg, so..
I started in earnest half way through 2009. Since then I have done 4 sprints, 1 almost-Oly and an almost-HIM, so I wimped out on the hardcore approach.
Before then I could just about swim 20 lengths (badly), could run about 5km and didn't have a road bike. I can just about swim 2km (still badly), can cycle 100km (slowly) and can shuffle round a half. Or at least I could in May. Right now everything lacks a bit of focus and IMR seems a long way away so I'm not worried. Yet.
I realise I am a disgrace to the Pirate traditions.
You should be doing at least a double by now ....
Right, as from today
Swim- Swam 1800 meters in 45mins last week, first swim in about 4 months. never swam for more than 1hr.
Bike- Dont own a road bike, have MTB used twice in last 12 months. 1, 1.5hr and 1, 2hr ride.
Run- I've run 2 races. Kilomathon and Statford Marathon.
Target- I wanna be an Outlaw!
What to do it?
I just bloody did!
As of today
Swim- I'm rubbish at swimming - managed 26 lengths of 25m pool today - mixture of breast stroke and front crawl . Have never done any regular swimming before but have booked to do a total immersion workshop next month.
Bike- Have cycled 25miles per day commuting to work for the past 2 years on an old hybrid. Have just started doing long rides on a road bike at the weekend - can confortably do 50-60 miles at 16-17mph
Run- I hate running but have managed to go running approximately 3 times per week for the past couple of years and completed the south downs marathon in 2009 and 2010.
Target- Forestman 2011!
Ultra AJH wrote (see)
What to do it? I just bloody did!
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