The Double - I'm out

your advice needed

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purpletrilady    pirate
17/01/2013 at 10:54

Today is the 17th day of my sickness. I went down with flu on the 1st and I am still not fully recovered and still not able to train. The Dr has said that I have had a severe virus and that it will take time to recover.

I have also had two weeks off work which means I will have to catch up client appointments in February and so will be working long days to catch up.

I now believe I do not have enough time to train properly for the double. I just feel that I will be putting too much pressure on myself to try and fit in the training in such a reduced time.

I am gutted . However, there will be plenty more opportunities.

So my question to you fellow pirates is.. What should I do this year ?

I'd love to do IM Lanzorote or Outlaw, but they are both full. IMWales just scares me.

I definitly want to do an IM but no idea which one. Quite fancy an Ultra too, does anyone have any to recommend?





Edited: 17/01/2013 at 10:55
17/01/2013 at 11:02
How about IM Switzerland, the IM site still says there are places or just face your fear and do Wales!
Rafiki    pirate
17/01/2013 at 11:11

That's bad news Purple!!

You could also join the official Pirate Champs at Henley......

17/01/2013 at 11:42

Purple gutted for you, thought you would be able to come back stronger this year. Just get yourself right to start with. Do you need to go long this year or can it wait until next year??

Whatever hope it all pans out 

seren nos    pirate
17/01/2013 at 12:33

outlaw has just realised all their places to the waiting them.,and then you could do the enduroman half with me..................


sorry to hear about the double.......but if you need a few more weeks rest then nothing much you can do

17/01/2013 at 12:51

How about The Anglian?

It's a new Iron distance triathlon in Cromer, Norfolk. Quite a small one with entries being capped at 200.

purpletrilady    pirate
17/01/2013 at 12:51

just contacted Outlaw, I would love to do that one again 

purpletrilady    pirate
17/01/2013 at 12:52

chilli- I need to have a target otherwise I lose enthusiasm for training. I think an IM is doable.


seren nos    pirate
17/01/2013 at 12:58

Hope you get in Purple...

There is a big difference between the single and double.......with the single you can afford to do some shorter easier training for the next month................for the double you would need to be putting in some long rides............

17/01/2013 at 13:05

Why not drop down to the single at Enduroman Purple?

You've already paid, I'm sure they'll transfer you into that, doubt you'll get any money back from them though

17/01/2013 at 13:35

I think you'll get a place at Outlaw but if you want some more time Challenge have just taken over the long distance at Almere and that's not until the middle of September so no pressure to rush back into training.

purpletrilady    pirate
17/01/2013 at 15:37

Gaz - I'm thinking about the single at enduroman, but some of the others appeal more.

Wanders off to look up Almere.....

17/01/2013 at 15:54
Do IMWales if you are up for an IM as it is oarsum! And if it scares you all the better then its a real challenge
IMHO it sounds like your body is pleading for a rest!
Do some halfs ans short speedy stuff etc this year work on your weaknesses and come back refreshed and ready tonail anything in 2014
If you are really daft come and do the Wall run in June
MTri    pirate
17/01/2013 at 16:35

If you are going to do one, it needs to be late in the year in order to give the maximum amount of time to bothe recover and train.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
17/01/2013 at 16:44

I have to agree with Ridgebackmax, your body is telling to rest.

Come and do the DIY Half Ironman and then the double next year


M...eldy    pirate
17/01/2013 at 16:57

I agree that rest might be the answer in this case but if you really want to have a go at Lanza it might be worth contacting them regards a wait list as I am sure they used to do one

Get well soon x

purpletrilady    pirate
17/01/2013 at 18:13

both my son and I have gone down with this virus so I don't think its training related, however I do think that you are all right to point out that I will need to rest. I think my body will take a while to recover from this.

SA -  I will definitly be up for the DIY half ironman .

So now I'm thinking a September IM.....


M...eldy    pirate
17/01/2013 at 18:18

September would give you a whole spring and summer to rest & recover and train in the sun  

purpletrilady    pirate
17/01/2013 at 18:20
M...eldy wrote (see)

September would give you a whole spring and summer to rest & recover and train in the sun  

yep  and it would give me a good base going into winter

M...eldy    pirate
17/01/2013 at 18:22

My base is already quite large thanks to winter  

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