noobie finally saying hi!

do I really have to enter an IM to be a pirate??

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28/10/2013 at 20:53

Hi guys, after a few months of perusing these forums I'm finally plucking up the courage and saying hello! I'm relatively new to this exercising lark, I started running back in March and have completed a 10k and a half marathon, saying that, the idea of a triathlon just won't go away! only problem is, I can't bloody swim! I'm not gonna use that as an excuse though, planning on starting lessons in December. But most of all I REALLY WANNA BE A PIRATE! do I really have to enter an IM as a first event?lol.


28/10/2013 at 21:13

Good Lord, do you really want to initiate THAT discussion?

28/10/2013 at 21:16

Hello and welcome though... there is a c**p swimmers thread around! Might give you a boost! Hows your biking looking?

M...eldy    pirate
28/10/2013 at 21:17

swimming would sure help in the first place 

M...eldy    pirate
28/10/2013 at 21:17

and I spose that ventures the question, why do you really want to be a pirate ?

28/10/2013 at 21:19

Is it not because EVERYONE looks good in yella?

M...eldy    pirate
28/10/2013 at 21:23

Doubtful ...  

Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/10/2013 at 22:59

Hi back!  And yes 

Dustboy    pirate
28/10/2013 at 23:10

Hi from me. Have fun, nothing else matters. Ha ha. it's a blast.

29/10/2013 at 01:37

thanks for the welcome guys Mrs digger, my biking isn't too bad, I'm not really worried about that, though it does need work, just a case of putting in more miles, it's my swimming I'm more worried about. The thing about the pirates is that you guys don't take everything mega serious and I love a bit of banter lol, and being ex forces I can quite easily take the piss out of myself I was once on another forum (climbing)and they seemed to hate newbies asking questions that were obvious to them, not very friendly at all. And I've been told tri is a very friendly activity, so I don't mind asking numpty questions...and I am a numpty lol. I'm looking to enter a couple of Sprint distance to start with, I've got two marathons to run next year so training for an IM would be difficult...maybe 2015 will be my year

M...eldy    pirate
29/10/2013 at 07:52

Justplod .. if you are training for two marathons then an IM could just sneak in quite happily 

29/10/2013 at 08:41

JustPlod welcome if you fancy IM just go for it plenty of time to improve your swim over 30 odd weeks of training my buddy went from non front crawler in Feb to IMuK in the August just get a good teacher

29/10/2013 at 08:54

Speak for yourself Mrs I look freaking awesome in Yellow not at all like the hindenburg threatening to blow at any minute 

29/10/2013 at 09:02
SuckitupButterCup wrote (see)

Speak for yourself Mrs I look freaking awesome in Yellow not at all like the hindenburg threatening to blow at any minute 

Yeah I look awesome in yella......  

seren nos    pirate
29/10/2013 at 10:04

I took my son for a night swin a week ago and so I gave him my pirate trisuit to wear under the wetsuit.....

he is a little chunkier than me and he did make a remark about the trisuit looking a bit tight and unflattering on him.I told him that everyone looks good in the black and yella

Cake    pirate
29/10/2013 at 12:29

Ay up mate for your swimming you might not be as bad as you think you are just need to get in the pool a bit. Second the cr*p swimmer's thread. If your near a local tri club might be able to get some coaching sesson's with them if any good?

29/10/2013 at 13:54

I'm based in Birmingham so have a few tri clubs near me to choose from, BRATs seem to be pretty popular do I'll get in touch with them. my swimming is actually that bass lol, I can just about do a bad breast stroke which my wife taught me on holiday a few years ago, it's mainly a confidence issue, but I'm determined to overcome that! cheers for the input guys and gals...all I need now is a decent iron distance event

M...eldy    pirate
29/10/2013 at 13:55

.... ah.  There you may struggle   

29/10/2013 at 14:07

the thought was there lol

29/10/2013 at 14:44

Come out for the Outlaw and join in the fesitivies of the drinks station...

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