12th July 2009
emmilou wrote (see)
It doesn't matter Nam it's in euros' so doesn't count!
Lambs to the slaughter ...............
........................................ cackles inanely
It's probably about this point in the thread that someone posts the following, so I will, if I may
IM virgins checklist
Anyone can do an Ironman if they train.If you don't train, you will fail.If you do train, you may still fail; there are no guarantees.Becoming an Ironman is a top 3 life experience.
There's a huge wealth of experience of training for an Ironman on this forum; seek opinions, ask advice, then do what works for you.
If your swimming is rubbish, get some 1-2-1 lessons now...yes, now.
M.eldy wrote (see)
prob around £250 ... roughly
That's what I expected. I can just about do that over 2 months.
>ponders about what else to sell on Ebay<
dreamt about this race last night...mmmmm
*ponders what I can sell on ebay too!!!!!*
Crash Hamster wrote (see)
Becoming an Ironman is a top 3 life experience.
Hmmm - I'm guessing sprog production is in the top three - but what else?? My two best days so far are sailing in Fiji and finishing Bala
sprog production lol
Some ways to spread the financial load...
It is all about pacing....
First thing to do is enter... July - perhaps add the little extra for the cancellation insurance... (bit of wimp clause to me..)
Then get swimming lessons.... August/September (It only took 5 to get me going... the thought of the money you have paid to enter is a good incentive to get the most out of your lessons and put the time in between each lesson) No need to worry about running yet because if you cant get out the swim you will not be running.
Perhaps a year's pass to your local pools too - not normally expensive....
Then get family sorted out for christmas, your bike, of funds towards your bike... Does your office do a bike to work scheme? - Tax breaks on a new bike.... They buy if for you on and intrest free loan etc.
Then for a birthday present your pirate kit, buy the minimum.
Already have pirate kit
Can do entry fee in 2 months
Only have MTB, replace that in 3-4 months, can do 50+ miles at moment on MTB
Swimming going along, can swim 1 mile
finished half mara on Sunday
NEED Wetsuit, New Bike, OW practice, lots more training
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