KKat - good luck. I managed to do IMA from a standing start in September last year. Same situation - no money/kit etc etc but somehow over time I gathered all the stuff I needed. There's lots of experienced folk on the pirate threads - some even know about training! If you have any questions someone will be there to help.
I found the forum really supportive on bad days and a great place to share the good days.
I wish you ever success in your quest.
experienced folk Jaggy - where?!
How's your training anyway?
Training has been good thanks Debs.
I had the chance to run you over on Queensferry Road last week but you managed to avoid me! You look like you are in serious training mode at the moment.
I did an adventure race last week which was great fun. 52k of off road MTB with something like 5,000ft of climbing - it was fab. Pity my MTB is crap! It also had some orienteering and kayaking - really enjoyed it. My hip has never settled since IMA and I think that I'm finally going to have to resort to a trip to the Doc - it's not really painful but it kind of grinds along moaning at me.
Not long to Florida - How's BtS's training going? Has the swimming sorted itself out?
yuck - I'd forgotten about that - I might get bts to do it though.
oh, and my local bike shop has just started stocking planet x - should I take that as a sign?
I'm always in serious training mode Jaggy!
I forgot about the adventure race - sounds awful to me!
BtS is at the pool right now - I wouldn't go so far as to say his swimming is sorted, but Scott is kicking his ass!
How many bikes do you need?
Has BtS been brave and told Scott what he's doing?
It's not what I need, it's what I want. I quite fancy a tri bike now.
Yes, Scott knows, but I think he doesn't really appreciate how littel training BtS has actually done. Having said that he's done two 50 mile rides in the last 3 days.
I live in Exeter popsider, i've just found a tri club and sent them an email
PSC - I hope there i somewhere, I'll ask the tri club.
In all honesty at the moment it's the swim that really worries me. I am nervous of water.... and it's the thought of getting kicked and pushed and swum over.....
Go for it.
If you fancy a training run in Fife give me shout - you could cycle to the bridge, do a tour of fife and then cycle back. I would be able to manage the bit in the middle as part of one of your long runs! Get BtS out as well.
I'm building a mtb at the moment. I've not got enough money to buy a new decent bike so I'm using the best bits off the cheapo bike I bought combined with a second-hand frame and a top pair of suspension forks.
Exterra here I come.......
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