I'm training for my first 70.3 IRONMAN my race is scheduled for March 27, 2010 in Oceanside, California.
My training is currently on hold for a few weeks because I am recovering from an injury. However, I am very hopeful I will be able to get ready for my first half Ironman. My dream is to complete a full Ironman in 2011 ~
However, I am a rookie in every sense of the word. My biggest challenge will be the swimming section of the race. But I have the drive and determination to accomplish my dream of becoming an Ironman girl!
If you have time watch the video I have on my page about the Ironman founders John & Judy Collins. My favorite quotes of the video are:
“Swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2
brag for the rest of your life!”
“IRONMAN has always been about finishing what you started.
About being able to do what you set out to do. Maybe not as fast
as the person in front of you, but certainly faster then the person
who never started.”
Best of luck with your training, and let’s keep in touch!
Sprint, Olympic, 2x Olympic (or approx 70.3 mi/113.1km), Long course (or approx 140.6 mi/225.3km), Other
Training Partners, Training Groups, Event Meet-ups, Friends
Hi Sheccid. I saw you post on the 70.3 group about a newbie training for a full IM. I'm a newbie to the sport. Though I have a very athletic background I didn't workout or anything for 3 years while I worked 60 hours a week and attended graduate school in the evenings. I signed up for my first Tri and it's IM Louisville. I then scheduled a handful of shorter race to do as training and began my training. I figured 11 months would be good. I was hit by a car on day 6 of training, had surgery to repair my collarbone and had to wait 4 months to begin training again. I partnered with Core Performance in Santa Monica to get my core body in shape and then I train outside of that for my tri specific stuff. It's working and I'm caught up and back on my original training plan.
So that said, 7 months will probably be enough time if your goals it to have fun and finish. Of course, your support group will need to understand that you be spending lot's of hours training.
Good luck with your training and I hope to see you out at IM Kansas