IMCH 2009

12th July 2009

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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 )
Calf    pirate
11/06/2008 at 08:54
I'd recommend investing in some good quality high factor sun cream
The Silent Assassin    pirate
11/06/2008 at 08:57

right

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

GOM.    pirate
11/06/2008 at 09:01
You'll be signing up then......
Gyraffe    pirate
11/06/2008 at 09:03
Calf wrote (see)
I'd recommend investing in some good quality high factor sun cream


And I'd recommend putting it on very thoroughly first thing in the morning and really taking the time to get to those hard to reach spots - then top it up properly after the swim. Obviously* the wetsuit rubs the sunscreen off your shoulders completely..................

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*It's obvious now..............

Hope    pirate
11/06/2008 at 09:06

Oh poor you Gyraffe!!

Come on SA, once you have the Pirate Kit the rest is a foregone conclusion really....see you there!

Nam
11/06/2008 at 09:16
Ratbag wrote (see)
As I understand it, Nam you've already sold your body...what did you get for it?

Can't recall having charged anyone as yet...  LOL and if I did... probably not much...

seren nos wrote (see)
Nam   any size 6 1/2 or 7 running shoes going for sale....................as long as there not pink...........................

Er,....  Seren could you EVER see me in pink trainers...

Calf wrote (see)
maybe she could remortgage

Did that a few years ago...

Calf wrote (see)

sprog production lol

Suppose you could sell them...  the process interferes with training though...

Nam
11/06/2008 at 09:21

I have / can do:

  • pirate kit (most importantly)
  • pay for IM over 2 months 
  • a wetsuit
  • a training bike (can't do IM on it but it'll do for now)
  • can swim 3k now but only in the pool
  • can ride 40 miles now or so
  • have run a half mara (once)

Must have / do:

  • Get an idea about bike maintenance
  • Get to grips with proper fuelling / nutrition
  • get my running back in order big time
  • get a better bike whenever affordable
  • get to grips with open water
  • make a plan...

eM.milou    pirate
11/06/2008 at 09:23
Nam wrote (see)
Ratbag wrote (see)
As I understand it, Nam you've already sold your body...what did you get for it?

Can't recall having charged anyone as yet...  LOL and if I did... probably not much...

seren nos wrote (see)
Nam   any size 6 1/2 or 7 running shoes going for sale....................as long as there not pink...........................

Er,....  Seren could you EVER see me in pink trainers...

Calf wrote (see)
maybe she could remortgage

Did that a few years ago...

Calf wrote (see)

sprog production lol

Suppose you could sell them...  the process interferes with training though...

ooo no, not worth selling them, they make great little sherpa's and are good for using to clean the bike their hands are so tiny they get in all the hard to reach spots

Gyraffe    pirate
11/06/2008 at 09:44
Nam wrote (see)

Must have / do:

  • Get an idea about bike maintenance
  • Get to grips with proper fuelling / nutrition
  • get my running back in order big time
  • get a better bike whenever affordable
  • get to grips with open water
  • make a plan...

A two week holiday by the seaside - with a hunky bloke to help with the bike stuff - should take care of most of that.

Nam
11/06/2008 at 09:50
Can we make him a rich hunk please...
Gyraffe    pirate
11/06/2008 at 09:51
Absolutely!
11/06/2008 at 09:51

waves enthusiastically

Edited: 11/06/2008 at 09:51
Nam
11/06/2008 at 09:53
Blobsy!!!  MWAH!!
11/06/2008 at 09:55

Ah ...... rich

wanders off dejectedly in a church mouse styley

Bedders..    pirate
11/06/2008 at 09:56

Over a year to go and this is already proving a total distraction. Apologies if this has been posted before but if anyone needs to get inspired I found this link today 

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GYrvH03yQTA

Looks good doesn't it - see how naive us first timers can be.   

JPenno    pirate
11/06/2008 at 10:50

I have pursuaded Mrs JP that Switzerland is a good choice for next years summer hols. 

DOING
Bedders
Calf
Crashie
emmilou
Ferret
Gertie (Tri Virgin, please be gentle with me)
Gyraffe
Hope
Iron Swissbobby
Jonsi
mellifera
Nam (oh shiiiiiiiit!!!!)
Podro
PSC
Rio (need to prove I am not getting old even though I will be a grandma by then!)
SyM.es

JPenno

DITHERING (till after IMF, pay day, leave pass etc)
Kanga
Meldy
Foggy, but will be going on to DOING list after an appropriate amount of dithering
Holly_Golightly
kittenkat (yes I know what I said repeatedly, but I'm obsessed (in a good way).. and no, don't mention it to Mr kk
Dark Vader (need to discuss with Classicaldiva first)
Hollywood (I've never done an IM without Squishy - need her to sign up first)
NWO ( need to check the cost and clear it with the missus! )
Squishy (I'm sure she'll do it if Hollywood is depending on her
IW (IF I can get permission)

Silent Assassin (if funds permit) - Must enter and do some training with JPenno

GOING BUT DOING THE OLYMPIC DISTANCE
Garr (Hopefully! Should be able to get away with not training for this one!!)
LJS (if I can persuade him to go)

NEVER DOING AN IRONMAN EVER (I think this is the same as dithering)
Shiraz

SUPPORTING
LE - Possibly maybe, also looking at doing the Oly tri the day before, unless I do Bala on July 14 2009...
Mr emmi and mini emmi Pirates (maybe 2, maybe 3?)
Mrs Podro and the Podlets

Mrs Silent Assassin & mini Assassin

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