Posted: Today at 08:05
Morning, Sorry Didn't mean to be rude...
What you have done is great, and you really should be proud of yourself, Been there done that got the medal, But if you are serious about carrying on, then only you can make it happen
No one else can get you out of the door at 6 am on a cold wet Sunday morning and cycle 60 or 70 miles, and then instead of lazing around with the paper and a bacon butty, get straight out and run for a couple of hours, (and then do all the family things and house work) or Tuesday drive a hundred miles, spend 5 hours with a client, drive home and instead of pouring a large G&T, drag on the wetsuit and spend a hour swimming in a murky lake before finally going home to a very large G&T.
Haven't got my training log to hand, But I think since Jan 1st my stats are something like 40 miles swimming 2000 miles on the bike and 300 miles run. That's just this year, Lucky that we have no kids at home, But I do a regular 50 hour week, and a couple of days on the road. Thankfully my OH is a runner so doesn't mind the training (much) (And someone who is serious will have done double that easily)
That really is the life.
You have to get comfortable on the bike, I was marshalling on a tri at the weekend and knew I was about 9 miles in on the bike course, The easiest way to move around is on a bike, So yeah I cycled, But to save hassle I cycled the 13 miles to the venue first, Didn't even think about how far it was.
That's what I mean about being comfortable on the bike
My regular training bike is 9 years old, is aluminium rather than carbon fibre, has done thousands of miles and was good enough for IM France 3 weeks ago, The second IM I have done on it.
My wife decided to have a bash at this tri lark, bought a bike (Decathlon B'Twin "The red and grey one"), Did one event, didn't like it, Sprog 4 decided to have a go, did 2 went off to Uni
Think the bike has done less than 60 miles and is hung up in the garage gathering dust. Always open to offers