Lorenzo - looking forward to following your comrades build up, and you Poacher. I was surprised that the schedules on the site weren't that much different to marathon training, really. Have you looked at them Lorenzo?
Poacher - my friend who was in Chandos with me after VLM is doing comrades and Yorkshire. If you join us fir a drink you can give her some tips. She's in SA at the moment getting a taste for it.
Slokey - so what was the second opinion? I'm thinking it wasn't what you wanted to here if you're thinking of a third opinion...?
Right Slokey. One of reasons I've been against Tri is because my swimming is so bad and I couldn't really be bothered to learn properly. Also, the idea of open water terrifies me - even thinking about it I can feel panic rising but it also excites me. Maybe it's the challenge. I know I can run 26.2 miles, I know I can knock out 50 odd miles on the bike without any training and I know that one day, for me, the ultimate challenge would be IM distance Tri. So how do I get from a couple of lengths in the pool to 2+ miles in OW? I've now accepted that for the next 6 months or so the pool will have to be my best friend so I want to make the most of it.
MsE - you have got perfect form already! Pesky Achilles spoiling your plans. The trails sound like a good option at the mo.
SJ/Marrows - I can't say I'm passionate about moving to tri even though I love cycling and running. I guess it's my swimming that has put a damper on it so if I master that you never know. I'd only really be interested in the IM distance, of course.