Deca Ironman France 2006

Starts 11th June 2006

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Garr    pirate
14/06/2006 at 18:24
Errr, make that 8 days, not hours.
AndrewSmith    pirate
14/06/2006 at 22:32
14/06/2006 at 22:39
why no sleep?

i've been thinking about how you'd do this, and it's 12 hour days

swim - 1.5 days. even i could do this in 16 hours without breaks. start at 9, finish 9, get a good night's sleep. then another 8 hours. giving a massive margin for breaks.

bike - 8 days. pootle round at 16 mph, that gives 10 hours for 160 miles. take 12 including stops. 2 hours to eat 2 meals, then a good night's sleep.

9.5 days total elapsed

jog/walk - 65 miles a day, that's again 12 hour stints, 4 days

total elapsed 13.5 days

OK you won't win it, but there's lots of room for flexing there.
14/06/2006 at 22:39
well not no sleep, but why max 1 hour at a time, i meant. my way would give you 10 hours a night.
AndrewSmith    pirate
14/06/2006 at 22:43
Maybe that the rules, they do have some odd ones.
14/06/2006 at 22:45
oh, because he wanted to do it really fast!! as you were....
oxymoron    pirate
14/06/2006 at 22:52
smiffy-i read that website the night after you wimped out of the GUC, its very funny. I particularly like the idea of turning up for work after no sleep for 60 hours....
AndrewSmith    pirate
14/06/2006 at 23:05
yeah but he is only a primary school teacher, he doesn't have to get up the next day and sit in a cafe with all the other lazy builders
oxymoron    pirate
14/06/2006 at 23:06
lol- fair enough, i guess if you're a teacher no one would notice the difference.
14/06/2006 at 23:08
I like the way that he said it only took 6 weeks to get used to sleeping for just an hour at a time.

"only" 6 weeks of being woken by an alarm every single hour of every single night. Feck that!
AndrewSmith    pirate
14/06/2006 at 23:11
like sleeping with carl ;o)
14/06/2006 at 23:12
feck that an all!
14/06/2006 at 23:39
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15/06/2006 at 09:26
i don't think insisting on a good nights sleep is entering into the true spirit of competing in a deca ironman personally.
15/06/2006 at 09:33
which is?

isn't that like saying that run/walking isn't really entering into the true spirit of competing in a marathon? which in RW terms is tantamount to blasphemy...
Garr    pirate
15/06/2006 at 10:05
...or like stopping 5 times on the bike course for a fag isn't the true spirit of being an Ironman?

How many this year Carl? Have you cut back yet?
Garr    pirate
15/06/2006 at 10:06
And surely I'm not the only one that would rather find out what happens to your body when you're deprived of sleep when you're in a world of pain already. I wouldn't extend that outside the two weeks I'd be racing for!
15/06/2006 at 10:16
if they didn't want you to sleep, the cut off wouldn't be 14 days!
15/06/2006 at 13:01
rosey do you have to qualify for this with a shorter IUTA event, or is it first come first served?? i know that tony's done levis before as he emailed me some tips when i was going to do it.
15/06/2006 at 13:11
oh dear...
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