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Can I be an Ironman by 40 ?
Can I be an Ironman by 40 ?
Having taken part in several pool based sprint events since starting out in 2009, I wanted to celebrate turning 35 by completing the Vitruvian in 2011...with a long term goal of completing an Ironman by the time I'm 40. I'll keep track of the trials and tribulations here.

Getting ahead of myself ?

tallguy76by tallguy76Mar 11th 2013
I realise that I have really only run twice in the past 18 months and covered a paltry 9km, but there is something primal deep inside me that finds the thought of running an "ultra" event rather appealing. I've found Centurion Running on Facebook and they keep popping up in my NewsFeed talking about events like the Thames Path 100 and North and South Downs Way 50 mile and 100 mile events... While I'm sure that my family would consider me a total fruitcake to even consider pushing myself to cover a distance like that without the assistance of four wheels and an engine - potentially up to 30 hours running as a worst case - I see it as a challenge and something to aspire to over the coming months and years.

Meanwhile back on planet earth, I ran for a second time on Friday evening last week when I got home from work, and while it hurt to begin with and I almost quit before I reached the other end of the village I pushed on a finished the session. I am pleased to say that my legs no longer hurt to the point where I have to walk downstairs backwards and I'm planning to continue. My boss even said that once the weather picks up a little he is considering a 30 minute run at lunchtime. If I can squeeze a couple of them into a week then I should be back up to speed in no time !
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