Now that I have offically recieved my IMwi volunteer spot - processed and paid - I would like to know some things. While volunteering I heard many a tale about how people went to the event 'feeling' prepared but ulimately dnf'd. Some learned from their failure and returned victoriously, others apparently needed more experience and had several dnfs before they made it.
I am wondering what you seasoned IMers have learned from your sufferings and experience. Surely I can read any training plan out there, and see this or that, but what I can't do is see what the opinion is on a 'must do' level of ability. As in, if you can't do this, you won't cut it.
I have ~50 weeks, I train at least 1 discipline everyday and go long on the weekends.