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After much ribbing and pointing out of the bleedin obvious, I've decided to address my lard to lad ratio by taking up triathlon. swim-bike-run: how hard can it be ?
first off, ive dug all my old stuff out of the garage : steel slx racer with campagnolo record stuff, a fluid trainer? helmet, shoes and some clothing that wouldnt fit 20yrs ago. trainers, shorts and tshirts a plenty. bike is circa Greg Lemond racing. ( team Z colours )
ive got all the books and what have you. nice shelf fillers. even found somethings by peter read?
Even have a tunturi treadmill and a stationary bike gathering dust. And a polar accurex+ system ( in workign order, all be it serial port connected )
ive a plastic card burning a hole and ive managed to not buy anything pretty/shiney/new as:
a) id have more success bringing home a gilfriend than a giant tt delux thingy racer/wetsuit. ( wife 1.0 will be in situ upon arrival, and they closed my local A&E )
b) Im old enough to know im not good enough for any of that stuff.
c) im sharp enough to know im not going to do a triathlon or anything else because i melted the plastic card on stuff.
SO, a couple of questions :
1) Do I actually need anything - im not doing speedo's for less than 6 figures and shorts are all I have - maybe some new running shoes ?
2) Is their a sprint triathlon I could target in around 90 days within 90 miles of Birmingham ? ( little goal first - do a triathlon , big goal last - do Ironman triathlon )
3) is their a guide to getting up for no:1
4) should I just skip triathlon and get myself sectioned ?
personal details 46. 21st. havent been fit for 10yrs. not really fit for 15 ( when I actually passed RMR selection-ahead of 40 odd 21yr olds ) . oh and I over analyse everything. so i understand the mechanics of bikes, bodies, HRM training/lactate things and all things related to not actually training. thick skinned, bloody minded.
Currently reading Hoag? book - kinda set me a challenge as running is just boring, and more so on a treadmill. So why not mix it up. So Ironman before Im 50, but first things first: drop 100lbs of lard and finish a sprint tri without seeing the inside of the stJohns ambulance.
many thanks for your kind consideration.