Good for you RF. I'm sure you'll make the start line...and the finish line, but I'm not sure I envy you the process of getting there! I've done 2 half IM races, and though they're expensive, they do put on a good race, and I think if I did another I'd probably go for an 'official' IM race again. It will definitely be an experience, and crossing that finishing line will be absolutely amazing - keep that in your mind when you're on hour 4 of your turbo session over the winter!!!
Long!! 3200m swim, 112 miles on the bike, and then a marathon (I think!)
RF - you're bonkers! When are you going to find the time to do all the long rides (and runs!)?! Is your littlest starting school? I would love to do a half IM again, but I'm not sure I see a full one in my future. Although, having said that, my husband's senior nurse just did IMUK and she was 50 ths year, so maybe when the children are all bigger...!