People have been giving him that advice for years though - a couple of hours on a turbo isn't going to get him through an Ironman. And if/when he continues not to heed this advice there comes a point when it would be right to call it a day and find another sport that he can do.
Mallow puff - the point of the question was either train harder or find another sport. I would say that was pretty good advice. I'd like to see Sgt Lard finish an ironman, but realistically this thread will still be going in a few years time.
Sgt Lard - I would rather hear that you were going to buckle down with the training and come back stronger when you have recovered from your injuries. But if you can't for whatever reason, then it's not being defeatest changing sport (or distance), it's being realistic.
Efing Madness - I'm glad that I am memorable to you but i dont remember you, Hwever the question was to Sgt Lard. And it was a serious question - from his blog he doesn't appear to have the support of his partner, good health or time/enthusiasm/oportunity to put in the training hours - so perhaps it deserved serious consideration.
Sgt Lad - I've read this blog over the years and found it very entertaining and interesting. If I recall there are more than one failed races or abandonments/ no shows. Of course it's hard and that isn't a reason to quit, but if you have not succeeded or put in the required training for the events over all these years, then the question deserves to be seriously considered.
Mallow puff - no need for offensive childish comments.