I tend to choose my races like a fat kid in a sweet shop chooses sweets, a bit of everything. I seem tot be prone to a little bit of drunken event entry and don't realise how full my year is, or how haphazard I've been with my race choices, until I take stock with threads such as this.
Being definetly at the blunt end of the race, I don't really feel it affects my racing too much, as I'm more of a "in it to complete" type of "athlete" at the moment
How how did everyone get on? I had a diabolical day. In pain by mile 20, reduced to walking. Dragged my sorry a$$ over the line, in joint last in 13 hrs xx. Down the hospital today, now have tendinitis in both feet. Oh, the joy.
but, while your here, I'd say, yes, it is possible. Whether its possible for you is a totally different matter. That depends on so many different factors it would really be hard to say. if you put the time and effort in, then it is completely possible to be ready in 10 months. Don't worry too much about the swim at the mo. concentrate on getting a good base in the cycling and running so that you build up to 4-5 hour rides and 2.5-3 hour long ruAs loan long as you can manage the swim in under 1.5 hours, that'll give you 9 hours for t1 and the bike to beat its cut off. The bike is the bitch of IM Wales with a few hills in it,so get used to hills. Once that's done, it's 6 hours to get through t2 and the marathon. Easy, right?
good luck, you'll get plenty of advice from the pirates.