Deca Ironman France 2006

Starts 11th June 2006

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16/06/2006 at 10:37
horses for courses i suppose. i'd liken it more to doing the london marathon but stopping to take the stone out of your show.

the IUATA must agree, or the cut off wouldn't be 14 days

but then again.... a year of sprint and a year of olympic!
16/06/2006 at 10:38
the mexican one this year is 10 ironman races (2.4/112/26.2) on 10 consecutive days. would you think that they have to stay up all night too??
16/06/2006 at 11:25
hang on - I thought Barlist was swimming the Channel next??? he was wibbling on about it a while ago.......
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
16/06/2006 at 11:35
Yea I always get these mad ideas but never follow them through, think the decca and channel swim are a bit over my commitment threshold? who knows. I do fancy a harder challenge than an Ironman though, maybe a double? or maybe just try and train properly for one race to see what im capable of?
16/06/2006 at 11:41
why don't you swim the channel 10 times barlist?
16/06/2006 at 11:42
and then do the GUC ...
16/06/2006 at 11:42
or why not swim from key west to hawaii?? i'll follow behind in a support boat, chumming the water with fish guts and blood.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
16/06/2006 at 11:45
ha ha

16/06/2006 at 12:02
no candy, and i wasn't suggesting anyone stay up all night either, but there is a big difference between getting your head down for a power nap (say 45 minutes) and having a full on nights sleep.
16/06/2006 at 12:14
would be good to see the different approaches... i think that if you're going to take the full 14 days, then faster pace but proper sleeps is just the more logical way to do it than trudging along in a permanent daze.

maybe my way's just stupid and you'd wake up in bed unable to move a muscle though!

but like an ultra bloke just said to me 'different racers, different strategies'
16/06/2006 at 12:19
yes, agreed, i'm not sure how i would approach it as i know from my army days that power napping works for me for 5 or 6 days but then i really need proper "bathed, fed and watered" type proper sleep.

Garr    pirate
16/06/2006 at 17:13
I know for me at least I'd end up with really tight muscles the next day and yes, unable to move. It'd be more like swim non-stop, straight into cycle non-stop, followed by 2 days on the beach with my own team of Swedish masseuses and plenty of stretching before starting the run again. Then two blocks of 100 miles, with a couple of days in between breaks, again to give my massage team something to do. If I've got time after all that, I might do the last 62 miles.

There you go Barly, there's a race plan for you. I'll draw up a training plan if you like. You know you'll like my version of 'training'!
oxymoron    pirate
16/06/2006 at 19:23
lol carl, next year is looking pretty busy for you, GUC, 24 track race, lanza IM, channel swim AND a deca!

Although i reckon that standing at the start line of the deca with one minute to go, smoking a fag and then suddenly going EH! HOW FU*KING FAR? YOU MUST BE JOKING! Would be very funny. :0)

So are you actually allowed long sleep breaks, i take it its not like the guc where you are not allowed to stop for more than a certain amount of time?
16/06/2006 at 23:45
while on exercise on Salsbury plain a few years ago went 5 days with out sleep, got to the stage even when I had a chance to get some sleep just couldn't go to sleep. But boy when I did, slept right round the clock.

Should imagine they are stoping for food and massage regulary, but going into the second week thats something most of us will never get the chance to find out.
17/06/2006 at 11:59
last set of results at lunchtime yesterday show 2 people having finished the bike. so just the 262miles of running left then....
18/06/2006 at 20:18
i just heard it from the horse's mouth that there isn't going to be a deca next year (or at least not an IUTA sanctioned one)... so barlist maybe you can spend your time off organising one!!
20/06/2006 at 11:46
OK, just received this from Heather his wife.

Obviously this a few days old as its travelled back with her but he sounds in great spirits.

" Tony - deca report day 6

This race has turned out to be an epic already. Massive support in the town with daily radio, tv and press. My swim thankfully over in 20 plus hours despite having bouts of sickness and too much sun. Messages to Colin -
1. You thought you taught me nothing. Wrong. You did. Thank you.
2. During all the vomiting my wrists were never higher than my elbows.

Tented village for the bike big and good. Bike course incredibly difficult and technical criterion course. Absolutely not suitable for this mega distance. Over length by about 50 miles, we think. My bike time close to 5 and a half days so close to target.

Support crew, Brian, has been fantastic in all ways. Heather flew in for 2 days - a fantastic lift for us both.

Hopefully running by late afternoon ( it's all in the run). Son, Kevin arrives in 2 days. Hopefully will keep in e-contact

Loads of all those silly stories to share with you later but for now, Best Wishes, from Tony, going very long Fisher!!"

Go Mad Tony lol !!!
20/06/2006 at 11:55
sheesh, a criterion! barlist - see if you can hire a flat oval course for a week to run your UK one next year
20/06/2006 at 11:56
50 miles over!
20/06/2006 at 12:37
4% error - probably the slack on their car's odometer when they clocked it!!

there is a moral here "never do the first one"
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