IMCH 2009

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  • hi! I'm looking forward to meeting you all, hope it will be before the start line in Switzerland! I'm a Ironman virgin too!
  • Oh goodie another one!! image Nice to meet you Jonsi
  • Not sure what happened last time, but third time lucky getting on the list 

    DOING
    Bedders
    Calf
    Crashie
    emmilou
    Ferret
    Gertie (Tri Virgin, please be gentle with me)
    Gyraffe
    Hope
    Iron Swissbobby
    Jonsi
    mellifera
    Nam (oh shiiiiiiiit!!!!)
    Podro
    PSC
    Rio (need to prove I am not getting old even though I will be a grandma by then!)
    SyM.es

    DITHERING (till after IMF, pay day, leave pass etc)
    Kanga
    Meldy
    Foggy, but will be going on to DOING list after an appropriate amount of dithering
    Holly_Golightly
    kittenkat (yes I know what I said repeatedly, but I'm obsessed (in a good way).. and no, don't mention it to Mr kk
    Dark 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 image
    IW (IF I can get permission)

    Silent Assassin (if funds permit)

    JPenno (he will be talked into this)

    GOING BUT DOING THE OLYMPIC DISTANCE
    Garr (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)
    Shiraz

    SUPPORTING
    LE - 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???  image

    Iron Rose wrote (see)
    beginner programme
    Cheers Rosey!!  I had a look at the site at work today.  image
  • Maybe the new Triathlonworld mag could follow us virgin's progress...  Iron-Numpties...  LOL  image
  • It doesn't matter Nam it's in euros' so doesn't count! image
  • emmilou wrote (see)
    It doesn't matter Nam it's in euros' so doesn't count! image
    Oh good I remember that...  Must buy a better bike in Euros...
  • prob around £250 ...  roughly
  • that is a lot isn't it! worth it though I hope!!
  • Lambs to the slaughter ...............

    ........................................ cackles inanely

  • Training is soooooooooooooooo overrated.  Just ask Barley.    image
  • Or Garr image
  • It's probably about this point in the thread that someone posts the following, so I will, if I may image

    IM virgins checklist image

    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.

  • M.eldy wrote (see)
    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< image

  • dreamt about this race  last night...mmmmmimage

    *ponders what I can sell on ebay too!!!!!*image

  • As I understand it, Nam you've already sold your body...what did you get for it? image
  • Her soul??
  • Nam   any size 6 1/2 or 7 running shoes going for sale....................as long as there not pink...........................
  • maybe she could remortgage image
  • 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 image

  • 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.

  • I think I will seriously have to talk nicely to OH into letting me buy yet another bike (maybe it can be my Christmas and Birthday pressies for the next two years image)
  • I'd recommend investing in some good quality high factor sun cream image
  • right

    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

  • You'll be signing up then......
  • Calf wrote (see)
    I'd recommend investing in some good quality high factor sun cream image


    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..................

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    *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? image

    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... image

    Calf wrote (see)
    maybe she could remortgage image

    Did that a few years ago...

    Calf wrote (see)

    sprog production lol

    Suppose you could sell them...  the process interferes with training though... image

  • I have / can do:

    • pirate kit (most importantly)
    • pay for IM over 2 months 
    • a wetsuit
    • a training bike (can't do IM on it but it'll do for now)
    • can swim 3k now but only in the pool
    • can ride 40 miles now or so
    • have run a half mara (once)

    Must have / do:

    • Get an idea about bike maintenance
    • Get to grips with proper fuelling / nutrition
    • get my running back in order big time
    • get a better bike whenever affordable
    • get to grips with open water
    • make a plan...

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