Retirement from IM

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06/03/2012 at 19:56
You're going for titanium? Lots of people prefer carbon, which gives a more compliant ride, but titanium will last a long time.

Hope it goes well
06/03/2012 at 20:22

I'm sure it's gutting to have the retirement choice taken out of your hands Wolf but I bet with your fitness and overall good health, you'll recover well. 

Edited: 06/03/2012 at 20:24
WildWill    pirate
06/03/2012 at 20:25
Hope all goes well IW .. And your recoverly is swift
06/03/2012 at 20:36
I'm sure it is a shock, especially when IM has been a big part of your life for so long. It was weird for me having to stop even before I got to my first start line. I didn't expect my body to give out on me. I hope you can find some other/more activities to fill that gap and maybe I'll see you on the sidelines at a race somewhere 
Edited: 06/03/2012 at 20:43
seren nos    pirate
06/03/2012 at 20:43
I think the shock must be the worse thing...........but the positives is you will still be able to take part at a shorter distance level.....good luck and as said above.i'm sure your fitness will help you in a speedy recover
Crash Hamster    pirate
06/03/2012 at 21:30


IW, I hope it all goes smoothly, you recover quickly and come back stronger than ever before! It's a shame about the IM, I know it's horrible to have something that's such a big part of your life taken away from you...

so you're just going to have to come back to kick some Olympic Distance ass!

06/03/2012 at 23:28

Good luck Wolfy.  Heal strong and l look forward to hearing  about you kicking ass at that oli distance. 

JD.    pirate
06/03/2012 at 23:35
Good luck IW - wishing you a swift recovery.
07/03/2012 at 00:46
Hope you recover well and can keep on runningwiththose monster dogs
IM is just one event.......i amsure there are equally silly things / events / challenges that you can set yourself in the future.

07/03/2012 at 03:24
Retirement for now UIW but i am sure the return will be iminent take it east heal fast and come back stronger......and bionic!
PSC    pirate
07/03/2012 at 05:13

are these sort of bionics performance enhancing? 

Recover strong Wolfie...  you can then kick some serious age group arse at the middle distances.  

Trogs    pirate
07/03/2012 at 05:59
You're going to have to change your name Wolfy - Titanium Wolf sounds like a step up to me

All being well you'll come out the other side of rehab with the potential to race stronger than you've been able to for years
07/03/2012 at 11:32
good luck with the op and recovery IW - these things are pretty routine now so you should be fine. early in my career I had the pleasure to meet Prof John Charnley who pioneered total hip replacements - his work formed the basis of what is now a £multi-billion global business.

don't think of it as retirement, think of it as the 1st step into a new sporting direction. you might have to give up marathons and IM but there are still plenty of new things to try that don't impact on the hip.

07/03/2012 at 11:34
Good luck with it Ironwolf - sounds like you are in good hands anyway and you seem to have the character to take it in your stride.
07/03/2012 at 11:41
Fingers crossed everything goes well for you. 
cougie    pirate
07/03/2012 at 17:03
Yes don't see it as retirement - you're just dropping down a distance.
Hope it all goes well and enjoy the rest !
meface    pirate
08/03/2012 at 22:04

Actually you are not retiring at all - and never will.

You can be out injured from IM for the rest of your life. At 117 you can tell people I would be doing an IM this year but I'm injured!

And Olympics are fun, they just hurt more! 

Wish you a speedy recovery, and it gives you an opportunity to look for some new challenges.


Dustboy    pirate
09/03/2012 at 00:07

IW, a force to be respected, always...
Orca    pirate
09/03/2012 at 08:46

You'll be a swim Goddess after all that swimming.

Besides, I wouldn't bet my house on you being retired from IM. Maybe not in the near future but you're a woman who likes to push boundaries and if they tell you that you can't, you probably will if you want to!

In the meantime though, hope all goes well and wishing you lots of luck with the op and a swift recovery.

09/03/2012 at 19:37

I wouldn't bet my house on it either.  I've met enought people at races who've hip implants to know that would be a very unsound bet.

Enjoy the swim and recover well Wolfy.

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