How bad were you...

...1 year before your first IM?

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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
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
07/09/2010 at 14:53
Are you entering an IM Bootsie
07/09/2010 at 14:55
i'm thinking about it.. not sure if i'm up to it or not but keen to find out a bit more about the cut off times etc
07/09/2010 at 15:00
Swim cutoff is 2hrs 20 after start of race
Bike cutoff is 10hrs 30 after start of race
Run cutoff is normally 17 hrs after start of race
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
07/09/2010 at 15:00

Regensburg (16 hours) or Outlaw (17 hours)

Swim 2.20 cut-off
Bike usually 10.00 or 10.30 cut-off

M...eldy    pirate
07/09/2010 at 15:08
'How bad were you .. one year before your first Trifle  '
seren nos    pirate
07/09/2010 at 15:14
Bootsie......yes important to get your OH on board......mine was very wary at first but agreed after a few weeks and was great during the training etc..
Dubai Dave    pirate
07/09/2010 at 16:35
Well I jumped in too & entered IM Austria after 42 marathons and ultras. Have zero doubt that I have the endurance, two months later and one sprint tri I know that swimming is the problem but I'm up to 2.5K in a hour and actually starting to get better quite quickly, cycling I can manage a 100K ride at the weekend quite comfortably and have done one century sportive, running is just something I do. So bring it on.

Good luck to everyone giving it a go, failure is not a option. Just got to stay well and injury free!
08/09/2010 at 07:51
Thanks Seren - I'll have a look for that thread
purpletrilady    pirate
08/09/2010 at 10:18
M...eldy wrote (see)
'How bad were you .. one year before your first Trifle  '

08/09/2010 at 11:32
really reassuring.. thinking of doing a HIM first and seeing how that goes .. its hard finding how to fit the training in wtih work, and family commitments etc.. wouldn't want to sign up for an ironman and then not do it!! wanna make sure i can commit 100%
28/11/2010 at 14:48

I did a 30 min run last Thursday night that saw me plodding around the town at 12min miles according to my nice new Garmin 305.

I have also bought a trubo and did 30 mins on it last night.

Swimming ? the last time I swam was 3 years ago

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