IMCH 2009

12th July 2009

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Nam
10/06/2008 at 20:15
M.eldy wrote (see)
I shall be crossing my fingers furiously that it takes 3 months to fill up again this year...  I may need 3 paydays to afford it !

Blimey... How much is it??? 

Iron Rose wrote (see)
beginner programme

Cheers Rosey!!  I had a look at the site at work today. 
Nam
10/06/2008 at 20:16
Maybe the new Triathlonworld mag could follow us virgin's progress...  Iron-Numpties...  LOL 
eM.milou    pirate
10/06/2008 at 20:17
It doesn't matter Nam it's in euros' so doesn't count!
Nam
10/06/2008 at 20:20
emmilou wrote (see)
It doesn't matter Nam it's in euros' so doesn't count!

Oh good I remember that...  Must buy a better bike in Euros...
M...eldy    pirate
10/06/2008 at 20:26
prob around £250 ...  roughly
10/06/2008 at 22:03
that is a lot isn't it! worth it though I hope!!
Plum    pirate
10/06/2008 at 22:14

Lambs to the slaughter ...............

........................................ cackles inanely

11/06/2008 at 04:24
Training is soooooooooooooooo overrated.  Just ask Barley.   
Gyraffe    pirate
11/06/2008 at 07:30
Or Garr
Crash Hamster    pirate
11/06/2008 at 08:09

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.

Nam
11/06/2008 at 08:12
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<

   pirate
11/06/2008 at 08:15

dreamt about this race  last night...mmmmm

*ponders what I can sell on ebay too!!!!!*

Ratbag    pirate
11/06/2008 at 08:15
As I understand it, Nam you've already sold your body...what did you get for it?
Hope    pirate
11/06/2008 at 08:32
Her soul??
seren nos yn canu    pirate
11/06/2008 at 08:34
Nam   any size 6 1/2 or 7 running shoes going for sale....................as long as there not pink...........................
Calf    pirate
11/06/2008 at 08:36
maybe she could remortgage
Gyraffe    pirate
11/06/2008 at 08:48
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

Calf    pirate
11/06/2008 at 08:52

sprog production lol

Iron SwissBobby    pirate
11/06/2008 at 08:52

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.

Edited: 11/06/2008 at 08:55
ImRio    pirate
11/06/2008 at 08:54
I think I will seriously have to talk nicely to OH into letting me buy yet another bike (maybe it can be my Christmas and Birthday pressies for the next two years )
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