Anyone done an Ironman at the gym?

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cougie    pirate
07/10/2011 at 09:53
Oh no this was in Salford ? Agecroft I think ? Havent seen it advertised since - it was years ago. And good fun - except it was winter so bit of  change from a sweaty rowing room outside into the inevitably wet Manchester weather.
Cheerful Dave    pirate
07/10/2011 at 10:28
The Marlow one's still going, it was on a couple of weeks ago apparently.  They put the rowing ergs in marquees with transition just outside so none of the temperature changes you had.  I was a rower in those days (around '98 or so) and I think it was placing higher on the run leg than the rowing that woke me up to perhaps taking up running instead.
10/10/2011 at 15:20

What a weird thread...

I've not done an IM but do not see how on earth you can compare time in a gym to the real world.

Has Basher done a triathlon at all?  Sorry if I missed that in the witfest...

10/10/2011 at 16:23

Swims - this is no place for serious conversation. Wit only from here on in.

Symes    pirate
10/10/2011 at 16:26
Had a thought over the weekend, as Arch to Arc is everso slightly reliant on decent weather in the channel, I wonder if it's possible to do that indoors?

Might take a while, if the gym has, let's say a 12m pool, we're looking at about 2834 lengths, might need a lap counter or two for that, wonder if they'd mind me being on the treadmill for however long it takes to travel 87 miles or would it be better to do the bike and run outdoors and just use the pool to cover the weather issues?
10/10/2011 at 16:27
Has anyone ate their lunch while on a roller coaster?
10/10/2011 at 16:30 wrote (see)
Had a thought over the weekend, as Arch to Arc is everso slightly reliant on decent weather in the channel, I wonder if it's possible to do that indoors?

Likewise you could train for MDS from the comfort of your own home...

People make this all too complicated. 

10/10/2011 at 16:30
"Has anyone ate their lunch while on a roller coaster?"

yep - twice - once on the way in and once on the way out

I'll get me coat

Edited: 10/10/2011 at 16:31
10/10/2011 at 16:31 the rules are you don't have to do all three disciplines in order or even the full distance of one discipline at a time just mix it up over a couple of weeks. It's all the same as long as you do the distances in the end
10/10/2011 at 16:32
Nice one FB
oxymoron    pirate
10/10/2011 at 16:32

Symes- I think that it would perhaps be better to do it in the hot tub rather than the pool, more of an interesting challenge that way.

i've been thinking of doing RAAM on a gym bike. Thought I might split it up into half an hour chunks done 3 times per week. That way it would only take me just over two years.

It would certainly be an interesting challenge.

Or maybe jog the MdS on the spot in the gym sauna?

Symes    pirate
10/10/2011 at 16:37
Cheers Oxy for adding that interesting element to it all also if you want added realism I'll call in on you at the sauna and throw handfuls of sand in your face...

oxymoron    pirate
10/10/2011 at 16:41

good idea!

Right, i'm off to have dinner at Petrus this evening, well, I say Petrus, I'm making cheese on toast at home, but I'm sure it will be similar. And certainly an interesting experiment if nothing else.

Symes    pirate
10/10/2011 at 16:43
I'm staying at Warwick Castle tonight, well, it's actually my own home with some turrets I built over the weekend from cardboard boxes with the neighbour dressed in silver foil acting as a guard, I believe it will be a fairly interesting experiment but not necessarily a challenge
cougie    pirate
10/10/2011 at 16:50
10/10/2011 at 17:27
symes - you BIG liar. you don't live in Warwick.
Symes    pirate
10/10/2011 at 17:32
Busted, but it does look just like it, honest
TheEngineer    pirate
10/10/2011 at 22:35
Have you ever been rohypnolled by a swan?
Cheerful Dave    pirate
11/10/2011 at 08:47

Are you speaking from experience SE?

These folks have been to Mars, all in the comfort of their own lab.  And yes, it was a fairly interesting experiment.

11/10/2011 at 10:15
"Have you ever been rohypnolled by a swan?"

nope - but I had a bird shit on my car once. I dumped her soon after
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