Posted: 22/07/2011 at 22:50
Need to know how hard this will be.
I am desperate to do an Ironman. Natural progression fom my marathon to Ultra marathon to whats next theme. I am addicted to seeing how far I can push things.
I have for the last seven years done the london triathlon,slowly and badly. Swim doesnt bother me, not quick but can swim all day if required. Marathons are just a question of how fast and how much pain I want to put in.
However I am bad on a bike.
Never raced outside an standard tri (olympic best 1hr 20) .
I am desperate to do an Ironman, but with the bike as my weakest displine, how much transition time do I need from marathon running to Ironman?
I understand from an ex colleague who has done a sub 10hr Ironman (His word is beyond reproach, and he is way beyond my pathectic abilities) that it is all about the bike.
Is he right, or can a slow swimmer, pathetic cyclist, but detemined marathon runner still complete an ironman in time?