How bad were you...

...1 year before your first IM?

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purpletrilady    pirate
09/08/2010 at 19:34

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 Outlaw

swim: Just started to swim again after 20yrs

bike: Just bought a hybrid and had managed about 15 miles at an average 10/11 mph

run: Had not run for two yrs due to injuries. Done one marathon in 5 hrs 10 minutes

tri experience: none

09/08/2010 at 19:50
I hope to be an outlaw next year.
Well done PTL!!!
09/08/2010 at 21:30

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. 

Kanga M    pirate
10/08/2010 at 13:06

You should be doing at least a double by now ....

10/08/2010 at 13:33

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.

Tri- None.

Target- I wanna be an Outlaw!

Edited: 10/08/2010 at 13:35
Ultra AJH    pirate
10/08/2010 at 13:42
I shall be supporting you then
10/08/2010 at 13:56
Can't tempt you?
Ultra AJH    pirate
10/08/2010 at 14:14

What to do it?

I just bloody did!

10/08/2010 at 14:17

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.

Tri- None.

Target- Forestman 2011!

Edited: 10/08/2010 at 14:17
10/08/2010 at 14:27
Ultra AJH wrote (see)

What to do it?

I just bloody did!

Well. you have a year to prepare then
Ultra AJH    pirate
10/08/2010 at 14:29
Yeah sub 13 next year!!!!!!! woooohoooooo!
10/08/2010 at 14:46
You can pace me
Ultra AJH    pirate
10/08/2010 at 15:17

I'll try that first at Wolves......see how we go eh.

For all I know you might be as annoying as the other bloke I know from Brum

10/08/2010 at 16:42
11/08/2010 at 08:15

Very useful thread, thanks!

For me:

Swim - went Monday after a run for my first training swim for many a year and managed 45mins, but not all front crawl and don't know how far I covered as counting lengths seemed to be less of a priority than keeping buoyancy. Probably best that I don't know distance covered as would only be depressing

Bike - don't own one as yet and haven't done for many years (20+!)

Run - ok I have done a bit of that with 20+ marathons / ultras but nothing fast and have to get through the other two disciplines to reach this part

Target - signed up for the Enduroman single IM next June, so if anyone fancies a place email me next spring as I may well have one going spare!

11/08/2010 at 10:00


wonders if it is actually possible....... walk away fromthis thread while there is still time

07/09/2010 at 14:00
orange.. just thinking the same thing.. watched ironman uk this weekend.. thought thats what i want to do! .. OH wept
seren nos    pirate
07/09/2010 at 14:24

doit..........Its briliant

QB.there are going to be a few of us there in june ranging from doing the single to the deca........we are on a thread around here sometimes...........

Bootsie.if you want to do one enough and are willing to put in the time then it is a possibility

07/09/2010 at 14:31

+1  do it Bootsie

I'm doing the single on the last day as is Seren

07/09/2010 at 14:31
yup it is very hard on the other half in a relationship though i think.. just need to get a bit of a buy in from him cause he'll be the one left to do the house work etc when i'm off training!!! i've really enjoyed my super sprint training so far.. up to 1500m in OW.. 2km in pool swimming.. only up to about 25km on the bike at the moment.. and have run a couple of marathons very slowly.. what are the cut offs
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