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So as an ironman DNF'er, getting to the end of an IM is still on my 'To Do' list. However, i'm in no fit state to be contemplating one in the immediate future.
Many of you on here know me (fat and unfit!) and though i've dabbled in other triathlon distance and marathons, i've got a lot of work to do on general fitness, let alone tri-specific work.
so my question is this - what should i be focussing on in training to get me to a point where i can take on IM training (and suceed)?
Is it as simple as: lose weight, build general fitness to a level where i'm 'comfortably' doing about 6-8 hours sport a week, start to bring in tri specific training in all three disciplines, all the while trying to build core and functional strength, with the aim of getting to this point maybe about 8-10 months prior to the proposed IM date?