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The Iron Man

Discussion in 'Personal' started by GwydirStreet, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. GwydirStreet

    GwydirStreet Occasional commenter

    Has anybody entered one of these races? I'm getting back into cycling and running and wondered what sort of fitness level is needed. Also I'm in my seventh decade:)
     
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Well... that's impressive...
     
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  3. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    I'd stop wonering and forget it if I were you.
     
  4. GwydirStreet

    GwydirStreet Occasional commenter

    My age or the fact I can still cycle and run:)
     
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Nah age is just a number... go for it!
     
  6. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Husband has a local gas delivery man who regularly enters. It sounds quite gruelling and you do need to be fit and strong.
     
  7. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    You might need one of these suits
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  8. GwydirStreet

    GwydirStreet Occasional commenter

    Probably right there:)

    I'm pretty fit and have taken part in small marathons and long distance cycling on hills.

    Still interested in hearing from anyone who's done the ironman
     
  9. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Well if you are skilled in triathlon.... you could just focus on the swimming! Swimming as a sport has long had a Master's programme so you would get plenty of competition from your age group - even international competition! What more could you ask for as swimming is about the best exercise you can do - many many long term health benefits!
    Do let us know how you get on.
     

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