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i did find ( inthe garage amongst bits of bike and assorted debris) a copy of Dave Scott Triathlon Training. bought this so long ago, i would have been fit enough to use it. Also some endurance training books by Evans, another by Scott tinnley.
got those in the US think. must try and read them.
Just entered my first event.... November 18th I had better be ready!
Sgt you might find this book useful I love it and been a great help even through my swimming is still sh*te http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=total+immersion+book&tag=mh0a9-21&index=aps&hvadid=21887870&ref=pd_sl_8kn3clwrme_e
anouther lardy boy here so throught I'd say hello and kick Dave's sweets while he isn't looking.
Ironman .... did contemplate ironman UK 2014 .... but perhaps I should actually do some training and maybe a sprint event first - you know, so as to properly prepare
bet i could lend you all a stone each and still be the lardiest.
Never ick the sweets - you nick the sweets and then you dangle them of the back of your bike to get them disqualified for drafting.
Thats a book I remember from a while ago...must go diggin in the garage for it, thanks Cake. And hello btw.
now I need to tell the wife Ive a race comming up........ no sniggering!
Aquathon Burntwood. 400m swim 5k run. dead flat and non lethal ( except for the weather and the drivers of vehicles and all that exercise piled up against one another ).
Ironman - are you trying to kill me ? I might be ready to comit to it at the end of next season IF ive droped some lard, done some olympic length tri's and not been killed by her indoors! 2014 event maybe - perhaps steelman or outlaw instead - but lets stay focused on the present - ive actually got to climb a hill before thinking that far out.
now for a race number rope and some elasticated laces (ive always wanted elasticated laces - now a REAL reason to buy them ! ) and whatever else looks trendy and flash. Maybe I could try some of that gel muck rather than a bacon, sausage, egg & mushroom sandwidge and a mug of tea from the van .... they will have a van, won't they ?
just looked at the probable dates for outlaw and well, mmm, he mind says 'dont be silly, you havent run 4 miles in 20yrs and havent swam 100m without stopping for a rest. the heart says mmmm july 7th ish is 10 months or 40 weeks away'.....maybe.
halesowen sprint in april
shropshire standard in june
outlaw in july
steelman in september
i must be mad to even be thinking it.
you didnt mention if you were 16st of cookin on gas linebacker or couch potato, now how far the sprint and 1st IM were spread apart.....
I ate the couch and have to sit on the floor. so, starting from near to nil as its possible to be and still have a pulse, I think maybe ironman 2013 is a goal such as Arsenal winning a trophy or retaining a squad member.
still, its mathematically possible - so ill put a pound on both ( better odds than the lottery )
Yep .... what he said
It *is* doableIts part of the reason the Pirates exist ...
Thinking we ned to mention beer a bit more in relation to at the end of the ironman?
Stg where are you in shropshire I think we might be able to get you to meet some nutter's sorry ment pirate types to help you out a little. Oh and have you ever been to macclesfield? You might like this. http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/triathlon/pirate-diy-half-im-the-second-coming/202383.html
There was some spit in there from me and barlist as well.
No leg pulling Sgt ... 'joining' the pirates does require effort but the effort goes in to attitude rather than form filling If you want to do an IM within a year then it is more than possible, the key word is 'want' If you want to hang around with cool people in black n yeller lycra then thats cool as well !!
wot Meldy sed!
It IS possible. And the Pirates ARE cool. Get with the program Sgt - all you need is some yellow and black lycra and a willingness to down a lot of beer at the after-race party!
(Thinks..........another lamb to the slaughter!).
Seriously, it depends how much you want it. You can do it, as shedloads of pirates on here can attest. Some even did an IM as their first-ever triathlon.
No leg pulling mate and use you've meet some of use I think you will find one of two of us arn't exactly on the verge of team GB It's just a case of getting out there and getting on with it for a lot of people and a half ironman is very doable between now and may unless you have any injures and rest is just dwon to want time you want to get at a race.
There is a team? Where can I sign up?
invite only mate....