For those not yet up to IM
I bow in awe to all those who are Ironman's or training to do one this year, but I'm afraid that's not going to be me this year!
However, I do want to do 'something' so have been lurking on this forum for several months now summoning up the courage to jump in.
I'm 35, mother of four little girls and have been running for a year and do about 18miles a week. I swim 35-40 lengths once a week but my biking has only been around town on a 3 gear sit-up-and-beg bike with my 3yr old on the back. Not sure that will get me round a tri course .
Have also spent the past hour looking up training schedules and am now feeling rather nervous and excited in equal measure. I've signed up for a short duathlon in March and a sprint tri in May and hope to do an Oly in July.
Hope there are some other folk out there who will join me on this thread and share their goals, tips, ideas, training and sucesses.
P.S. apologises in advance for all my stupid questions - I'm pretty clueless.
welcome aboard. Sounds like it is all there. Run, Swim and even bike. Remove toddler from child seat and even the 3-speed will go a lot faster.
18 miles a week seems like you have a good traning base to work towards the shorter distance stuff. I will take a stab in the dark and predict you would make it round tomorrow (if not for the fact that you have four packed lunches, four school runs, four sets of homework and some baking for a cake sale to do).
So is it just about speed?
In which case you have some bike acclimatisation to do.
O.rangeCannon wrote (see)
this might be of interest - http://www.pirateshipoffools.co.uk/?p=467
May i join in, signed up for East Grinstead Ladies Novices Sprint Tri.
My training is limited at the mo, due to broken arm, but walking and cycling on static bike in garage, also have managed to pick up chest infection as well.
Chilibean wrote (see)
P.S. apologises in advance for all my stupid questions
Thanks so much for your replies and help - have looked up the PSOF site and will read through the info.
I'm not particularly looking for great speed. I regard myself as a 'steady runner' (my 5k PB is 28:25) and the same with swimming too I guess. Shall see what happens with my cycling over the next few months. My aim is to complete the tri's and still be half alive at the end.
It has been encouraging to read on this forum of so many mums with young kids who also do tri's including ironman! I don't have any friends who run let alone cycle and swim too so I admit I am relying on this site for info and encouragement. My hubby is great and does a little bit of cycling as long as it's flat and ends at a pub or coffee shop, but he's not sporty. Have been getting a few tips from KittenKat by e-mail too. Thanks KK.
SuperCaz - I've signed up for the Tri Nations at Windsor on 7th May. My hubby is a Rev so Sundays are pretty busy and so i look for Saturday events. Having said that, if I do sign up for the Eastnor Oly in July we are taking the weekend as holiday to camp and play.
Hi SteadyCJ - please do join in. Hope you are feeling better soon! I'm hoping to get a few on here to cheer each other on.
My really exciting news is that I got a new bike this afternoon. A hybrid with gears so hopefully I shall be able to cycle up the hills instead of walking. Am in love with it already.
CB - I've seen many and varied excuses/reasons for not being able to train on specific days/times, but have to say you may be unique hereabouts in being married to a Rev. Don't worry, we'll sort him out and have him in lycra in no time
Save yourself Chilibean...
Don't do it...
You'll be addicted for ever!
loulabell wrote (see)
be gentle with us !! we are mums!
What on earth happened to my smiley???
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