...1 year before your first IM?
I am registered for Regensburg so I am now 9 months away from my first IM. I had a shoulder op in the first week of October and have done beggar all since except eat and drink far too much. I haven't swam since I did the Aberfeldy HIM with a broken shoulder in August and it feels like it is going to hurt. I am all ready to start training except that I have become a master in procrastination!! And now it is snowing so I have a fresh excuse to work with!
And as if I haven't set myself a big enough challenge my wife is due on 9th April so most of my training will have to be in the middle of the night to avoid marital strife.
Wow, what a HUGELY inspiring thread! And so confidence boosting that I could actually do this long distance tri thingy malarky
So 9 months before a possible place at Henley:
Swim - breaststroked 100 lengths when a teenager, could do 70 earlier this year after not swimming in a coupel of decades at least, but have had to teach myself FC from scratch. Couldjust manage 20 lengths with a break every 2. Not swum in OW since I was a kid & need to find a wetsuit for short fat people...
Bike - it's in the blood, but not really cycled much since I was at school. Bought a road bike this year after the pedals fell out of my rusty MTB and managed to get up to 60m once before the summer. Not been on it for 3 months and the turbo is gathering dust. Probably my strongest discipline though still not particularly fast
Run - started 4 years ago and can now run 10m in one go (slowly) and have a marathon pb of 5:34
Tri - one sprint this year, and wasn't last! Couldn't crawl so BS'd
Goals for the iron distance? If I get in (I'm in the last 5 of the competition for a free place) I will be more than happy to finish last in 15:59:59 (it's a 16hr cut off), as long as I don't time out on the swim. Just to finish would be amazing
Kizzi - make the commitment, and start exercising now....... Have a look at the mentors thread if you need some specific help......If you don't get the free place then buy a place...... I think either this or IMW will be open for a while...... (I hope)
1 year before IM..... err I was actually pretty fit, just had no confidence that I could actually do it.Bloody pirates - gave me the nerve to actually sign up to one of these things and now I am a bit adicted to this exercise thing.....
I would LOVE to be able to buy the place, but having got divorced this year I'm now a single mum and have no hope of being able to afford it any time soon
Lack of confidence is the biggest hurdle I think, but I'm slowly working my way back after losing my way a little over the summer
Ooh, I like this thread. It makes me think I might actually be able to do an IM
Swimming - can do the distance within the time, but think I might die if I tried to do anything else afterwards...
Bike - I have a bike. That's about it.
Run - I've got a dodgy knee, but am very pig-headed once I get started and know that I could finish even if I had to crawl. But I've never done a marathon...
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People, you need a Smiffy.
Several years on and im still worst than a lotof theses newbeis
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