It's tough, so lets plan ahead
I'm just going to do the one IM race, so I may as well make it a tough challenge. I don't have either the money or the time to do one next year so I'm going for a proper mid-life crisis and planning Lanza for 2015 when I'm 40. Plenty of time to train, save up, and for the kids to grow up a bit and afford me a bit more training time at the weekend.
Three sprints to my name, crap swimmer, mediocre cyclist, mediocre runner (but trying to get a sub-4 mara out of the way ASAP. I reckon, based on Pirate history, that qualifies me for an IM.
So who's with me (other than debbo)? Or are you busy that day?
Cool! Forget all that Bala campfire stuff - if you post it, they will come.
Mind you, by then it'll be a chance for some of the current regulars to come out of retirement for one last shot at the big time before they move to Eastbourne. if it's not too late already.
cougie - perfect comeback race!
I like to plan. I'm better at writing training plans than I am at training.
Right, things to work on over the next 6 years:
Swim more than a mile
Swim in open water
Cycle more than 25 miles
Find some hills
Get good in the heat (or at least able to survive)
Get good in the wind (or at least able to survive)
I'll be able to race as a V50
Squish says she'll do it too!
Squish as well! Excellent!
debbo - ah, but I can't plan properly for that (I don't know TV listings for the next 5 years). I'm thinking funds and training time will allow me a middle-distance race each year (if that's not cheating).
And one of those WILL be Ben Nevis. What better way to prepare for the heat and hills of Lanza with the freezing cold and hills of Fort William in September?
Sounds like a fun day out!
A 5 year build up! I think you will find you need tripetalk. Next year is walking to shops, 2011 and 12 concentrate on sprints, 2013 olys 2014 a half (dont peak too soon) beofre IM in 2015
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