New Triathlete

1 to 20 of 37 messages
26/09/2010 at 20:09

I am a (Sprint) Triathlete Having completed the Fleetwood Triathlon this Morning

A really well organised and marshalled event even the weather was excellent Thanks to all those who helped put it together

This was my First Triathlon but I suspect it will be not be my last. Someone warned me about it being addictive. Think I could be hooked.

 One Worry I am starting to feel the need to wear sunglasses, self clad in Lycra, and I am experiencing an attraction to carbon fibre and expensive road bikes. Is this Normal ?

M...eldy    pirate
26/09/2010 at 20:11
...... on this forum?   Yes 

It gets worse  
26/09/2010 at 20:22
I suspect Fatboy-Steve that you will shortly be talked into wearing yellow and black lycra
26/09/2010 at 20:28

M. Thats what I was afraid of !! 

SSP - Not Sure that is a good idea for anyone least of all me .

I'm picturing a shrink wrapped bumble bee

26/09/2010 at 20:31

there's a regensburg thread around here somewhere.......

Edited: 26/09/2010 at 20:31
26/09/2010 at 20:32's starting already for the hills
26/09/2010 at 20:35
Not sure I can run anywhere after this morning....... If only I had a faster bike
Magna Carter    pirate
27/09/2010 at 07:34
Bavaria is lovely in August.....
Cpt.Jack sparra    pirate
27/09/2010 at 18:41
I have to laugh at you pirate lot !!! If somebody started a thread asking about sweaty socks I'm pretty sure after a couple of replies one of you would suggest doing an ironman to cure the problem !!! Looking forward to meeting you all at this Christmas doo , although I think I should start saving up as I'm guessing you lot will have me signing up for allsorts !!
M...eldy    pirate
27/09/2010 at 18:49
27/09/2010 at 19:33
Fatboy-Steve wrote (see)
Not sure I can run anywhere after this morning....... If only I had a faster bike

Yes a faster bike is always an answer.. Start saving

 Jack sparra wrote (see)

 If somebody started a thread asking about sweaty socks I'm pretty sure after a couple of replies one of you would suggest doing an ironman to cure the problem !!!

A serious triaflete doesn't wear socks..............

Oh Yeah you are on a pirate thread.. Socks lots of them yellow with go faster stripes

27/09/2010 at 22:21


I used to live in Bavaria (Munich) its a nice place very flat. ........Except the mountainy bits which are very mountainy.  Good Skiing too....but not in August.

I have a vague recollection of Very nice Beer in large glasses which contributed in no small part to the first part of my screen name  

I have some friends who used to live in Regensburg seem to remember a big Church. I wonder is something happening there in August?

28/09/2010 at 19:18

Ultra IW  I was warned that this might happen.

Having only just started this year. Not sure I am ready for an Ironman just yet.....

My plan for 2011 is to do a few more sprints, an olympic (Liverpool) and maybe a first marathon (never done one before and Nottingham next Sept is looking favourite ). Also will do some more swimming and cycling events through the year. See how I go.

...........Now 2012 ????? 

28/09/2010 at 19:21
28/09/2010 at 19:29
What about a half IM then? Though I only did my first sprint and half this year too, I think doing a half gives us a better idea of what to expect before an IM than a marathon. Actually you could do the half earlier in the year ie around July and then you could look at doing a marathon later in the year
Edited: 28/09/2010 at 19:33
Cpt.Jack sparra    pirate
28/09/2010 at 20:15
Fatboy Steve no excuse !!! I also only started this year and I'm 17 1/2 stone , did sprints and Liverpool oly , and the pirates have talked me into doin IMR 2011 !!!! You can keep me company ??? Right at the back !!!! ?
28/09/2010 at 22:23


I'm getting a little frightened now.

Jack Sparra - You are saying the same as me did sprints & Oly this year IM next year.... thats my thinking for next year. ie IM 2012

Little Ninja - The plan of a half IM next year sounds slightly less bonkers.

 Ultra I - A year might be plenty but I would only have 11 mths and I suspect some of those pirates were not also doing their first 3.8k swim, 180k bike and marathon on the same day. I would be.

Why do I feel like I am sat at the top of a really big scary roller coaster


28/09/2010 at 22:29
Pirates were formed on the premise anyone could go from 0>IM in a year. Read this  You can do it but need to make the right decision for you based on what else is going on in your life/health etc.
Cpt.Jack sparra    pirate
28/09/2010 at 22:37
As one pirate said to me , not mentioning any names but began with m and ended with .....eldy !!! ........JFDI !!!! Let's be honest what's the worst can happen ??? ( he says bravely !!)
28/09/2010 at 22:54
I think it depends on your current fitness level, the time you have available, (family / work / pc gaming commitments), and how much you want it. 2/3 are enough,
(ie very fit but no time = blag it,
not very fit but lots of training time + wanting it = its def doable, (see some pirate race reports!!!)
not very fit but no training time + wanting it = its doable with lots of pain, (see most pirate race reports!!!)

do the time / training ox ver the next 10 months getting fit and the training will get you through the event,(along with pirate support and beer!)
Edited: 28/09/2010 at 22:58
1 to 20 of 37 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW Forums