How bad were you...

...1 year before your first IM?

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27/03/2010 at 21:00

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!

27/03/2010 at 22:02
oops
I've not been around here for too long either, but I take every thing candy says with a bag of salt......
27/03/2010 at 22:36

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 ).

Cheerful Dave    pirate
27/03/2010 at 22:43

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?

27/03/2010 at 22:47
ladyfe wrote (see)

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 ).


I think thats a story that you might want to add here: longest transitions 
27/03/2010 at 22:53
SD - I'm too ashamed!  ......but I will! .( just need to check my actual time...)
03/05/2010 at 16:50
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06/07/2010 at 22:10
I am scared to read this thread in case I do something stupid.

*leaves thread*
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!
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