New Triathlete

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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
........uh-oh....it's starting already FB-Steve.....run 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
Yep  
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

mmmm.

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

OMG

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

Helpppppp!!!!

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
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