Squall Leonhart wrote: »
In typical fashion, it looks like I may have bitten off more than I can chew, and signed up to do the 49km course on March 23rd 2019.
It involves 15km of a run, 33km cycle and 1.5km kayaking.
I believe the run is off road and up and down hills.
Wellllllll I can't run 500m at the moment, I'm several stone overweight, I don't own a bicycle and I've never done much more with a kayak than a leisurely splash on some lake in Michigan a few years back.
I'll be doing it with a (fit) friend. It is a bit mad but I've agreed as it'll give me a focus and something to work towards and help me discipline myself with exercise, diet and lose weight.
I haven't much of a track record with running. 4 years ago I did a half marathon in Phoenix Park, and it nearly killed me haha, but I ran it til about 17km and then walked/ran/hobbled the rest. I had about 10 weeks of training before that from a similar starting point.
I'm hoping to get some constructive, encouraging advice on where to start training. I will need to get a bike to practice, but a second hand cheap one! I don't even know what type to be looking for.