What possessed you?

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23/04/2012 at 07:12
Lol, it's an addiction, not worth fighting it
23/04/2012 at 07:57
WildWill.... wrote (see)

I blam transvestite world sports ... 

Really Will?
23/04/2012 at 11:51
Nurse, I'm aiming for IMW in 2013, my first. I think there are two types of people -- those like a mate of mine who's run 5 miles twice a week for 25 years and hates it. And those like me (and everyone else on this board) who starts getting fit, enjoys it, becomes a little bit obsessed, then looks for greater and greater challenges. And what great challenge than IM?
23/04/2012 at 13:15
Nice 2008, Swiss Bobby and Petal talked me into it!
23/04/2012 at 13:19
"And what greater challenge than IM?"

where do you want to start??

perhaps DecaIM??? that's 10 IM back to back - two formats - continual as in swim 38km, bike 1800km, run 422km or 10 individual events over 10 days - fastest total time wins.

and then you can step up to Double-Deca.....

or this year for the 1st time a 30....http://www.decaironman.com/

23/04/2012 at 13:20
LS - no you talked yourself into it - it just needed those 2 to push the button to ON.
23/04/2012 at 13:24
for me - I did my 1st marathon and the same year, Petal (my missus) decided to do the London Tri (sprint). I never thought my swimming was good enough but watching her race I thought that perhaps I wasn't as bad as I thought so promptly entered a local sea swim one a few weeks later. no wetsuit, no tri kit, crap old bike - but loved it.

that was 2003 - I guess we're veterans these days...
23/04/2012 at 13:30

I decided that after doing a few marathons that it might be a good time to swap to triathlons and to vary the training that I was doing by adding swimming and cycling to the mix.

Although I've never found any of them to be really easy, my swimming is ok, cycling leaves a lot to be desired, I've loved every one I've done.

23/04/2012 at 13:48
fat buddha wrote (see)
LS - no you talked yourself into it - it just needed those 2 to push the button to ON.

Ironholgs    pirate
23/04/2012 at 21:09
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
A mate suggested it would make a good stag weekend  

what sort of mate would do that !!!
Slagiatt    pirate
24/04/2012 at 10:59

Mine was a drunken new years resolution to lose some weight (of which i had a lot , hmm actually still have ) , leading to registering for a short Tri as a "nice goal to aim for" , I then read ironholgs book as part of that tri preparation and fell in love with the idea of finishing an IM , so , the new years to June aim of completing first tri was replaced with a new years to september aim of completing a first  IM     (which subsequently then became a bit of "i dont care what you think i WILL do this" piece of bloody mindedness to prove a few people that mocked the idea wrong... job done )

its addictive ...

24/04/2012 at 17:59
Deca Ironman .... that's just mad....
Nicko. Hdau    pirate
24/04/2012 at 19:30
Tim Lebbon wrote (see)
Deca Ironman .... that's just mad....

Monique!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That bloke called you mad

I did my 1st Tri in 1997 in between all my marathons and more Tri's in the 2000s. I had a couple of not so nice periods in my life which led me to beer and whisky
I am now back on track minus the beer and whisky but plus asthma  So not as fast but I still get there.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
24/04/2012 at 22:55
I appreciate the "bloody mindedness". Someone telling me I can't do something is a bit of a red rag to a bull. (No, gastank, telling me I can't do IM in 2013 isn't going to work!)
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
24/04/2012 at 22:59
Well u can't, you're a mom you have responsibilities and you'll never fit the training in and u just don't have the commitment
24/04/2012 at 23:16
been running 10k & hm since nov 2008 - did berlin mara 2011 and got it all wrong. just wasnt strong enough.

decided to get into tri's to improve strength and become an all rounder. now have busted bank balance. but i am getting stronger and the tri training meant i improved my mara time by 34 mins in london on sunday.

first tri may 6th supersprint. have a swimming coach who is a fellow nutter and did roth last year, great company to be in (0:

Aiming for im distance end of 2013 season.....
Kanga M    pirate
24/04/2012 at 23:18
gastank wrote (see)
Well u can't, you're a mom you have responsibilities and you'll never fit the training in and u just don't have the commitment

As several very capable iron-lady Pirates have proven ... stay home, keep knitting, and leave it to the boys 
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
24/04/2012 at 23:20
Welcome to Miami....., Florida looks nice in November

Extravalanza is unfortunately earlier in the season...
24/04/2012 at 23:31
Gas tank - I was eyeing up Florida.....
Nurse Ratched    pirate
24/04/2012 at 23:53
Nope, not going to work. Nice try tho
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