I'm looking for a little advice here...other than
A) Grow a pair
C) Just do it
I want to do an IM in 2013. This year I am racing OD and training maybe 7 hours a week which I manage to fit in when the kids have gone to bed, during my lunch hour and one morning a weekend when I sacrifice my turn for a lie in to get a long bike ride in. In short, I try and minimise the impact on the time I get to spend with my wife and 2 young girls.
However, the wife is convinced going long will mean me living like a monk for 6 months and training every minute of the day so is reluctant to give me the nod. I would not dream of doing it without her say so, after all I am sure there are times when I will rely on her more than I do now, but I do think this will be the exception rather than the rule.
Has anyone else covered this ground and come up with some kind of "light bulb" argument that can allow me to pay a few hundred quid to spend the best part of 17 hours in pain? If so please share....