Yes, I will.
2008 or 2009? Now, that I don’t know. My instinct is to go for 2008, as a year later is a year’s further procrastination. But then again, to go from fit enough for a sprint to a full IronMan in 12 months is asking a lot of my body.
I’ve had lots of support to get this far in my thinking, though my parents (& grandmother) all think I’m too old (!), and Wife, although broadly supportive has concerns about how hard the step up will be, exactly when I’m going to fit in the training, and which race I’ll do. My preferred option would be Nice, as it’s actually kinda local (Easyjet from Newcastle). But I have ‘fair’ skin, don’t do heat too well, and have the small matter of a big joint celebration with multiple anniversaries & ’significant’ birthdays (two of the family passing 40 - not me though) on what I anticipate as race weekend in 2008.
So I’m on the lookout for a race, in at least 12 month’s time, ideally in Europe (though northern America may be a possibility), and not on the toughest of courses (an easy IronMan? Ha!) as I don’t want losing my IM virginity to kill me.
Answers on a postcard to the usual address.