I said that Mauritius would be a great place to train for ironman. It was then that he made the following statement to me:
"It's a pity you never did and ironman before you got old. You will never know what it's like..."
Yip, he said it just like that!
Now then...I'm not old! Only 50! Plus I'm a good swimmer and used to cycle to university every day. I've done a few triathlons. All in the late 1990's and I was not bad at all.
Was that a challenge? I know I'm a trail and ultra runner through blood and bone, but I'm certainly far from too old to still become an ironman.