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Are you sure it's not a coloured in magpie ?
Good questions. I was thinking of the Ironman branding. I would be looking to add the said tattoo when i complete the distance. But again, i wouldnt want to do it if it was considered 'bad form'. It will probably influence me to do an Ironman branded event instead of Outlaw if i'm honest, just so I have the 'ironman' title
No scientifc training plan for me
I'm doing park run every Saturday. Tuesdays I'm doing a run & increasing by half a mile each week.
I cycle 3 to 4 times a week between 30 & 70 miles each time.
I swim a mile a week, hopefully increasing the amount of lengths i manage front crawl each week. I'll be adding an open water
On top of that, I've also signed up to loads of events this year, they are listed on my charity page.
Next year I will continue as above but increase all my Triathlons to Olympic distance. Add a marathon in & hopefully a half IM. Helvelyn Tri looks like it will be quite tough as well.
2014, i will see how things have gone & then hit a proper training plan in the run up to IM
I know my 2 year plan may seem a bit excessive, but after my experience of the London marathon in 2006, I dont want to experience another injury (wife would kill me for one) & would like to actually enjoy doing at least some parts of the IM My lack of preperation for the London marathon did take the shine off the day.
My first post on here (circa early 2011) was about stepping up to a novice distance tri, and maybe an iron-distance before 40. By October 2011 I'd signed up for the Outlaw!
I'm with the JFDI camp. I just popped over from RW forum for a look, lurked a few weeks, posted an introduction, changed my forum name and signed up for Outlaw, all within a couple of weeks.
Since committing myself about October last year(yes that can be read two ways), I have bought my first ever bike, relearned to swim, trained and ran my first proper marathon, got the pirate kit and am now looking forward to my first couple of century rides.
You can do it, but first you need to believe in yourself, and in the advice and support on here.
I am not normally into groups or clubs, in fact I've always shied away from anything that might sound clique or too chummy. But really, without the can do attitude, and esprit de corps of this bunch I wouldn't have bothered my arse.
I firmly believe that if anyone wants to be a pirate then they need to try and do things the pirate way. For me it's what sets them apart from all the rest, and the reason I'm happy to wear the yellow and black other than the red and black of my local tri club.
Set yourself a difficult target and you will rise to it.
Sod it, 2013 it is then.
Thanks for making me see sense, I think??
Holgs, i think you have contributed plenty already with your inspirational book. Anyone who hasnt read it should do!
Next event for me is Fritton Tri, be my first open water one. I may be a rubbish swimmer but i worked as a diving instructor for 4 years so feel comfortable in lakes & sea. Looking forward to donning a wetsuit again. First practise session is beginning of May
Lewis (FiveToes) - a new Park Run is starting at Fritton Lake from 5th May. Open water sessions there are 8am - 10.30am on a Saturday so you could incorporate a run & some open water training.
Are you doing the Norwich 100?