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Tim Lebbon wrote (see)
Deca Ironman .... that's just mad....
Monique!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That bloke called you mad
I did my 1st Tri in 1997 in between all my marathons and more Tri's in the 2000s. I had a couple of not so nice periods in my life which led me to beer and whisky I am now back on track minus the beer and whisky but plus asthma So not as fast but I still get there.
gastank wrote (see)
Well u can't, you're a mom you have responsibilities and you'll never fit the training in and u just don't have the commitment
Look at the woman at 8:42 of this video: IMKY 2010 Highlights
I was volunteering as a finish line catcher at the 2010 event and caught this young lady. Long story short: she had just recently completed chemotherapy. I knew almost immediately that I had no excuse for not trying an Ironman.
Never ran a marathon but will be doing it as part of my event on 10th June.
Entered Liverpool marathon in October as my first stand alone marathon
Being injured and not being able to run so I was cycling and swimming at the time to keep fitness levels up and someone said the fateful words ...."so why don't you try tri, you're already doing all 3 things" that and pirates.
I have never done a marathon and hope to finish one at Outlaw this year.
I have young(ish) kids 3 and 5. For me, the timing feels right for a first IM. They are not yet at an age where their activities rule the weekend and they are old enough to make it feel possible.
Like has been said by many wiser than me on here, it is the long bike that is tricky. My husband is great at motivating me out of the door early on a Sunday and it is my remorse that gets in the way.
I'm doing it to lose blubber & give me the motivation to stay off the smokes.
Was going for a 2014 IM but Pirates showed me the error of my plans & so i'll be doing it 2013 now.
Whats the average age of people doing/done Ironman Tri's? I'll be 45 when i do it.
and why not 2012 Sausage ?
I was 50 when I did my first
39 for me.
Mid life crisis anyone?
ha ha, give me a break Dave. Only did my first Tri on Sunday & struggle to get round park run, lol.
Does seem to have mid life crisis written all over it. I bought a Ducatti when i was 40 as well.
Dont feel like i'm going through a crisis, yet.