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I'll make a deposit when I get the chance
Might be interesting to know...
How many people who hummed and hawed about having a go on this thread are actually having a go?
less than 9 months left now though
Lee the Pea wrote (see)
I can happily assure everyone that I will NOT be doing an IM in 2010. Definitely not.... *throws life raft to the others.....*
That's ok. Most of the IM's for 2010 are already sold out.
After doing Bala next you'll be well on your way to Ironman. You'll probably have a better endurance base and more tri experience than many who posted their tales on this thread.
You may have thrown the life raft but you're still in the middle of an ocean filled with Pirates.....
IM New Zealand still has slots, come and join us... and you only have 8 weeks to wait!
candy ollier wrote (see)
i'd guesstimate that once you got above 55ish, you'd need to be pretty fit and naturally talented to do it in one year.somebody with a few years running background (not necessarily marathons, just running) should be able to do it in a year (which is what you have) until well into their early 50s.
i'd guesstimate that once you got above 55ish, you'd need to be pretty fit and naturally talented to do it in one year.
somebody with a few years running background (not necessarily marathons, just running) should be able to do it in a year (which is what you have) until well into their early 50s.
Well, I'll be 53 next year so as I'm neither "pretty fit" nor "naturally talented" I can't afford to wait any longer as its not going to get easier. I just hope that slow plodding round a marathon in 5hrs 30mins counts as a few years running background! I think I might be the slowest runner on the how bad were you scale!
So....IM 2011 here I come!
I was enjoying the thread til I saw Candy's post about his pre-IM abilities and then felt I wanted to cry!
Well 4 and a bit months to Outlaw and this week I have done my first swim and first bike ride outdoors.... waaaaay ahead of the curve!