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Not sure what happened last time, but third time lucky getting on the list
DOINGBeddersCalfCrashieemmilouFerretGertie (Tri Virgin, please be gentle with me)GyraffeHopeIron SwissbobbyJonsimelliferaNam (oh shiiiiiiiit!!!!)PodroPSCRio (need to prove I am not getting old even though I will be a grandma by then!)SyM.esDITHERING (till after IMF, pay day, leave pass etc)KangaMeldyFoggy, but will be going on to DOING list after an appropriate amount of ditheringHolly_Golightlykittenkat (yes I know what I said repeatedly, but I'm obsessed (in a good way).. and no, don't mention it to Mr kkDark Vader (need to discuss with Classicaldiva first)Hollywood (I've never done an IM without Squishy - need her to sign up first)NWO ( need to check the cost and clear it with the missus! )Squishy (I'm sure she'll do it if Hollywood is depending on her IW (IF I can get permission)
Silent Assassin (if funds permit)
JPenno (he will be talked into this)
GOING BUT DOING THE OLYMPIC DISTANCEGarr (Hopefully! Should be able to get away with not training for this one!!)LJS (if I can persuade him to go)
NEVER DOING AN IRONMAN EVER (I think this is the same as dithering)ShirazSUPPORTINGLE - Possibly maybe, also looking at doing the Oly tri the day before, unless I do Bala on July 14 2009...Mr emmi and mini emmi Pirates (maybe 2, maybe 3?)Mrs Podro and the Podlets
Mrs Silent Assassin & mini Assassin
M.eldy wrote (see)
I shall be crossing my fingers furiously that it takes 3 months to fill up again this year... I may need 3 paydays to afford it !
Blimey... How much is it???
Iron Rose wrote (see)
emmilou wrote (see)
It doesn't matter Nam it's in euros' so doesn't count!
Lambs to the slaughter ...............
........................................ cackles inanely
It's probably about this point in the thread that someone posts the following, so I will, if I may
IM virgins checklist
Anyone can do an Ironman if they train.If you don't train, you will fail.If you do train, you may still fail; there are no guarantees.Becoming an Ironman is a top 3 life experience.
There's a huge wealth of experience of training for an Ironman on this forum; seek opinions, ask advice, then do what works for you.
If your swimming is rubbish, get some 1-2-1 lessons now...yes, now.
prob around £250 ... roughly
That's what I expected. I can just about do that over 2 months.
>ponders about what else to sell on Ebay<
dreamt about this race last night...mmmmm
*ponders what I can sell on ebay too!!!!!*
Crash Hamster wrote (see)
Becoming an Ironman is a top 3 life experience.
Hmmm - I'm guessing sprog production is in the top three - but what else?? My two best days so far are sailing in Fiji and finishing Bala
sprog production lol
Some ways to spread the financial load...
It is all about pacing....
First thing to do is enter... July - perhaps add the little extra for the cancellation insurance... (bit of wimp clause to me..)
Then get swimming lessons.... August/September (It only took 5 to get me going... the thought of the money you have paid to enter is a good incentive to get the most out of your lessons and put the time in between each lesson) No need to worry about running yet because if you cant get out the swim you will not be running.
Perhaps a year's pass to your local pools too - not normally expensive....
Then get family sorted out for christmas, your bike, of funds towards your bike... Does your office do a bike to work scheme? - Tax breaks on a new bike.... They buy if for you on and intrest free loan etc.
Then for a birthday present your pirate kit, buy the minimum.
Already have pirate kit
Can do entry fee in 2 months
Only have MTB, replace that in 3-4 months, can do 50+ miles at moment on MTB
Swimming going along, can swim 1 mile
finished half mara on Sunday
NEED Wetsuit, New Bike, OW practice, lots more training
Calf wrote (see)
I'd recommend investing in some good quality high factor sun cream
And I'd recommend putting it on very thoroughly first thing in the morning and really taking the time to get to those hard to reach spots - then top it up properly after the swim. Obviously* the wetsuit rubs the sunscreen off your shoulders completely..................
*It's obvious now..............
Oh poor you Gyraffe!!
Come on SA, once you have the Pirate Kit the rest is a foregone conclusion really....see you there!
Ratbag wrote (see)
As I understand it, Nam you've already sold your body...what did you get for it?
Can't recall having charged anyone as yet... LOL and if I did... probably not much...
seren nos wrote (see)
Nam any size 6 1/2 or 7 running shoes going for sale....................as long as there not pink...........................
Er,.... Seren could you EVER see me in pink trainers...
maybe she could remortgage
Did that a few years ago...
Suppose you could sell them... the process interferes with training though...
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