Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:00
Im fat and shit, ive done multiple Ironman races in one year a number of times.
As suggested if you can get fit for one Ironman you can potentially do 2, 3 or more? As suggested by Flat Footed, the hardest thing can be motivation, its difficult to pick up again after the first IM, ive found myself of the start line of subsequent IMs thinking 'what am I doing here'. Try and plan for this and have some goals, maybe plan a couple of 100 mile rides in between to keep you motivated.
For some people doing an IM is about being the best, or being the best they can be. For me its a hobby, a past time and something I enjoy. I don't remember have to sign up to any eligibility criteria promising id get under x time or increase my VO2 max last time I entered an IM.
Clearly some people can afford IM more easily than others, just as some people can train for IM easier than others. Maybe if I didn't have a job which takes me away from home, sees me doing 10-15 hours travelling and maybe 60 hours work a week id be in the latter category.
Im not sure about KKs point, clearly you have to be 'monied' to do an Ironman, lets face it, an Ironman entry costs about the same as 12 months Sky subscription, a smart phone, a months ciggies.
Says the man that STILL has sky, a smart phone and has always smoked like a trooper, since the last time I met him. Which was a while ago. Barley, I get your point, I do completely, if I think about you as a person who I have met in several situations on the last 6/7/8 years. But you are lazy, unfit and fat now and have no passion to change that; which is surprising to me as this is now what we accept in Western society. I don't want you to be one of my online role models as a beginner, I would vomit in my throat quite a lot at that. But Coach Barlos and his girlfriend being obese and now being the entry to Pirates are the forefront of online social entry here.
Barley, I don't give a shit that you think you're fat and shit, but please I think you could be better, and I know I sound bad but I'm not. But you have just fallen into that fat pit of not giving a fuck about your fitness. Hopefully it will catch up with you and you'll enjoy exercise again... just to get that real, rather than lazy testosterone... Rolling, rolling, rolling...