How bad were you...

...1 year before your first IM?

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Iron Pugsley    pirate
28/11/2010 at 16:42

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.

Edited: 28/11/2010 at 16:52
08/12/2010 at 10:29

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

O.rangeCannon (kona-7)    pirate
08/12/2010 at 12:37

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.....

08/12/2010 at 12:41

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

IronMags    pirate
14/12/2010 at 20:32
Great thread - gives me hope for crazy Regensburg goal!
Currently can swim about 500m, cycle at max pace 12mph, can't run very well and am about 2 stone over my peak...
bring it on!!!
M...eldy    pirate
14/12/2010 at 20:36
Perfect fodder for IM   
TheEngineer    pirate
14/12/2010 at 22:38
Swim - can probably do the distance but it won't be pretty.
Bike - Can ride a bike and have most of the kit - but haven't been out on it much and seriously lacking in confidence.
Run - Marathon PB 3:33, have done various other running things including Thunder Run.
14/12/2010 at 23:55

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...

Dustboy    pirate
15/12/2010 at 00:04

Smiffy, these people need you.

People, you need a Smiffy.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
15/12/2010 at 11:17
no no no Dustboy, they're newbies, definitely not ready for a Smiffy yet!
WildWill    pirate
15/12/2010 at 11:29

Several years on and im still worst than a lotof theses newbeis

02/05/2011 at 22:05
Ding dong!
02/05/2011 at 22:07
Madlot wrote (see)
Ding dong!

The witch is dead?
02/05/2011 at 22:09
The witch is dead, the witch is dead.

02/05/2011 at 22:13

Ding dong, the wicked witch is dead!

Why are we singing?

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
03/05/2011 at 20:28
Where is "which witch" anyway when she's needed?
05/03/2012 at 18:35
*bouncing for MarkofKent*
Slagiatt    pirate
05/03/2012 at 20:34
Oooo not seen this thread before .. Mine was

Swim ... Breast stroke maybe 50metres , fc not at all

Ride ... Longest ride 15 miles

Run... Hadn't run in few years , but could prob manage a couple of miles with a few rests along the way .

A lot can change in a year eh
Doner Kebab    pirate
05/03/2012 at 22:34
one year ago ..

could almost swim 25m - i really mean almost

hadnt biked for 20 years

did my first 10k run in april 2011 - and not that quickly as I was a fat chuffer

nearly one year on and its party time at the Outlaw soon - wouldnt have even dreamed of doing it if i hadnt looked on here and led astray
Nurse Ratched    pirate
20/04/2012 at 15:22
I'm aiming for IM in 2014, so still 2 years away, but this thread is a brilliant confidence booster. I haven't drowned yet and I can run (slowly), but I fell off my bike last year and am being a big jessie about getting back in the saddle. Maybe I need a kick up the backside as much as a confidence boost.
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