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Tylertonka ... I found a coached swimming class close to where I live and went there, as well as going on my own to practice what I was taught.
As for wife -- you need her support. Mine isn't all gung-ho-this-is-wonderful, but she does understand my passion and determination and she's behind me.
And yes, stupid o'clock! No better way to start the day than with a half mile swim or an 8 mile run....
Entry opens Monday, date is the 4th August 2013.
Time to put some money where your mouth is!
lots of us will be at Outlaw.there is a thread on here............and don't worry Bolton never sells out
supported at Outlaw this year and doing it next year............its a flatter course than bolton and seems really well organised......
I haven't done Bolton as it seems to usually be split transitions which i'm not keen on...and its had some problems but loads seem to have enjoyed it.....
It is just really a name.....
I can see Bolton being good for those who work in schools as its in the holidays.
IMUK entries have opened to public (not pre-registered) today.
My Mrs has entered which means i'm going to Tenby for my IMW adventure this year.
dont worry about anything right now...split transitions isnt a problem...just means you finish the bike ride in a different place to where you start it!!
Its a great race!!!
You've got more chance of Wembley selling out for Englands next home game.
i dont think it will sell out till about April Mate...last year they had 1500 but you could still get places during March....every year they say they have 2500 pre-regs but i think thats just a carrot (which my mrs and 2 mates have all fell for)
you'll love the event though....Happy to Mentor you if you've not already sorted one...i live on the course so can take you for a loop or two during the spring!!!
PM me if you're not sorted for a pirate Mentor yet.
Cheers Andy appreciate that,
I live a bit of a jaunt away in gloomy old Torbay!!.... so may not be able to get up prior but any info would be great and pick your brains now and then.
I have trained for lots of running stuff (mostly marathons, ultras), and something tells me i will have this nervous training nervy nervousness from now (or rather Friday/entering day!) till August!!.....
no probs...many people travel from some way and camp for a weekend etc and ride round a bit...but i'm happy to help with any of the million questions you (or anybody else) might have.
some light reading for you before tomorrow
DNF http://andysironmanattempt.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html SUCCESS http://andysironmanattempt.blogspot.com/2011_08_01_archive.html
I think its about time I did a newbies guide to IM training to go with the sprint one, looks like it might come in handy.
here you go
IronYank wrote (see)
Scroll down to the second post and there's a link to an Excel file: http://iamtri.com/forum/topics/who-else-is-following-don?groupUrl=ironmanlouisville2011&groupId=1984656%3AGroup%3A315410&id=1984656%3ATopic%3A380154&page=2#comments
Scroll down to the second post and there's a link to an Excel file:
Rdc - There is a thread that you will find on "Tritalk" dedicated to the debate, Outlaw v IMUK. Clearly everyone has a view point, but the general concensus appears to indicate that they are both great events and IMUK improves year on year. I have done neither, I hasten to add, so I can't give a view one way or another, that said I have entered IMUK this morning.
i've done IMUK and the outlaw as a relay (this year through injury)
it is each to his own and finances obviously play a big part...but...the outlaw feels like a beginners ironman....it just doesnt feel like the real thing and i dont think anybody who crossed the line has the same look on their faces. dont get me wrong...its a great event and very well run...IMUK is a much tougher bike ride though so train on some hills.....but at IMUK this year...the finish is just something very very special.
i'm biased of course cause its where i live and i love it being here!
Tyler....take your time mate....dont start a plan at all yet....do some base if you want to...some winter running maybe or swimming....but DONT start your plan till January...cause i promise you'll be sick of it all come race day.