oh bugger, another fat newbie.....

getting started with stupid questions and a goal

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29/08/2012 at 20:23

just looked at the probable dates for outlaw and well, mmm, he mind says 'dont be silly, you havent run 4 miles in 20yrs and havent swam 100m without stopping for a rest. the heart says mmmm july 7th ish is 10 months or 40 weeks away'.....maybe.

halesowen sprint in april

shropshire standard in june

outlaw in july

steelman in september

i must be mad to even be thinking it. 



29/08/2012 at 20:26

you didnt mention if you were 16st of cookin on gas linebacker or couch potato, now how far the sprint and 1st IM were spread apart.....

I ate the couch and have to sit on the floor. so, starting from near to nil as its possible to be and still have a pulse, I think maybe ironman 2013 is a goal such as Arsenal winning a trophy or retaining a squad member. 

still, its mathematically possible - so ill put a pound on both ( better odds than the lottery )

WildWill    pirate
29/08/2012 at 20:33
Couch spud ... Sprint .... IM



You have to want it
You have to be willing to put in the training ... Wind, rain, snow etc
You have to be willing to make the sacrifices
You need the support of those around you


You need the yellow and black Lycra
M...eldy    pirate
29/08/2012 at 20:37

Yep .... what he said

It *is* doable
Its part of the reason the Pirates exist ...

29/08/2012 at 21:38
Sept sprint. May Oly Sept 1st iron

Played a season as a tight end if that counts ?
30/08/2012 at 08:35

Ran my 2 miles last night, tried to keep the hrtdown around 160 and finished in 27.59. Today, 30 mins on the turbo - as a huge set of bike shorts are delivered just intime.

Will also speak to both clubs and se if ican get a feel for them, although it shouldnt matter.

A tigght end? You must like hard work- those boys never get a break.

Feels like i did, looks like i did - run like i did.
30/08/2012 at 09:03
He's cracking !

10 / 1. He's at The Outlaw
30/08/2012 at 12:50
What do you mean. Beer at the end ? You handed me a Guinness after 4 miles of The Outlaw run ?
30/08/2012 at 23:26
Never been to maccelsfield, yet.
South staffs-heath hayes to be more precise
Whilst spitting in the rehydration fluids might aid pre-digestion , im with panarama on this - it wont work
I had rather assumed joining the pirates would entail rather more effort than forum posts?
I suspect their might be a little leg puling going on - a half outlaw in may ? ( i was thinking ironmanuk703 but rational head on has me thinking a worshop prank~- long weight or two short ones....
Hey ho
M...eldy    pirate
30/08/2012 at 23:43

No leg pulling Sgt ...

'joining' the pirates does require effort but the effort goes in to attitude rather than form filling 

If you want to do an IM within a year then it is more than possible, the key word is 'want'
If you want to hang around with cool people in black n yeller lycra then thats cool as well  !!

31/08/2012 at 12:55
I'm on the verge of Team GB. Only for the fat bastid drinking squad. Captained by FB of course
31/08/2012 at 14:06

invite only mate....  

Rafiki    pirate
31/08/2012 at 14:47
M...eldy wrote (see)

If you want to hang around with cool people in black n yeller lycra then thats cool as well  !!

When do we get to meet these cool Pirates then M..eldy???

*sneaks off back to his box.....*

The Silent Assassin    pirate
31/08/2012 at 15:04

There must be at least 1 cool person in the pirates, racks brains


Edited: 31/08/2012 at 15:04
31/08/2012 at 15:40

there's the first problem SA - brains.  where are you going to find those around these parts???

31/08/2012 at 15:54

ok, whens the entry open for out.aw/ironman UK and do either sell out ( alrernately, when do I need to get of the fence ? )

I must say turbo training sucks, still not getting any rythm going. Ill have to do some road work. ( which is easier than it sounds )


Blisters    pirate
31/08/2012 at 16:01

Note to self.

Get off computer and get ass out of front door. Just reading motivational messages won't get me fit.

bburn plO.dder    pirate
31/08/2012 at 16:01

I did my first sprint tri in August 2011, got round Outlaw July 2012. That's 11 months, so it can be done

31/08/2012 at 16:34

wetsuits - rent or buy ? ( not that its an immediate activity at the moment as Id probably just use a tin of black paint and use the built in suit of blubber )

ironman distance Cake?  I mean, if a long suicide note is needed, then full iron distance is the ticket...

im not saying no, im just pricing up what yes means....

The Silent Assassin    pirate
31/08/2012 at 16:44

wouldn't bother with wetsuit yet for swimming, maybe look at buying towards the end of year when the new models come out and get some great bargins on this years models, plus the OW session is starting to close.


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