What possessed you?

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Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/04/2012 at 10:16
Doing my first tri in July, and have my sights set on IM in 2014. One thing I've already realised is that it's addictive. I've read Ironholgs book and was just wondering what got the rest of you into tri, and what took you all the way to IM?
21/04/2012 at 10:27
Hi I am a 50plus absolute beginner but already addicted. I like the variety and the challenge of each form of training with swimming being the strongest and running my weakest but on a learning curve at the moment. Good luck with your triathlon.
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
21/04/2012 at 10:46
See you're still claiming 2014 Nurse... It's 2013 remember?

For me a tri was always something I wanted to do but I couldn't run... Having got over the running fear, and therefore ran out of excuses
21/04/2012 at 11:20
Because it's there
Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/04/2012 at 22:19
Oh gastank, gastank, gastank - you just don't give up do you? Desirable quality for an ironman.

A friend persuaded me to do a charity quadrathlon last year, and I agreed since it seemed like a great way to mark my 40th year - 4 disciplines for 4 decades. Then a couple of people pointed out that the time was in ironman territory. Then the same friend said she'd always wanted to do an IM before she was 40. Once the seed's been planted..................................
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
21/04/2012 at 22:28
Well I'm 40 nxt yr, so here's hoping I can do it... Couple of smaller ones this yr
Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/04/2012 at 22:48
Just a pup - you'll sail through it. What are you doing this year, and which IM are you looking at?
OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
21/04/2012 at 22:53

My missus, (shuffle) entered the London Tri as she was looking for things to challenge her

I went along for the ride and was blown away by it, (bobbing around a dock at 6:30 in rubber anyone?)  but found the challenge (reletively)  easy.... so go quicker or go longer..??

I went longer doing the Cowman and the Vit.  I found the pirates at this point and they dared make me think I could do an IM... Bastards....  I would never have had the nerve without them. 

Now I am addicted

Edited: 21/04/2012 at 22:56
Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/04/2012 at 23:01
Yes, it seems these pirates are a dangerous bunch. But I still want to be one.

Are these messages laced with crack? A year ago, if someone had said I'd be training for a triathlon and contemplating IM, I'd have told them they were aff their heid. The more I chat, the more I think I'll be able to finish an IM.
Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/04/2012 at 23:07
Hi, athlete in the making. I'm really liking the mix of disciplines too. Starting as a runner, I find I'm enjoying my running much, much more sine I started mixing in the swimming and cycling.
Rafiki    pirate
21/04/2012 at 23:56
i just do it for the free t-shirts
Kanga M    pirate
22/04/2012 at 00:34
Much like OC, started running, finished a half marathon (much to my surprise) and looked for something else. Saw a flyer for London tri, did a couple of sprints/Oly's, stepped up the Vit, met the Pirates, did IM Germany the following year (2006). Rest is history ...
AndyB99    pirate
22/04/2012 at 09:21
i do it for the medals!!!
22/04/2012 at 09:57
A mate suggested it would make a good stag weekend  
Nurse Ratched    pirate
22/04/2012 at 10:06
Like the ink AndyB99. I've picked the place for mine to go, now all I have to do is finish the IM
meface    pirate
22/04/2012 at 20:06

Just to get away from the kids: joke.

Mainly because I love the training.

22/04/2012 at 20:55

It's slightly cheaper then a smack habit...also a joke

I like shiny kit

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
22/04/2012 at 21:28

i'm thinking of selling the kids to medical science to finance the kit and coaching....

 .... no seriously I am

 how much can you get for a kidney?

Iron Pingu    pirate
22/04/2012 at 22:47
Bloody pirates!
WildWill    pirate
22/04/2012 at 23:17

I was big and fat and it seamed like a good idea at the time

I blam trans world sports ... 

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