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23/07/2015 at 17:14

Thanks, that's settled then.

Bring on Mallorca. Just checked the FAQs which confirms midnight cut off.

Bobs Your Father    pirate
23/07/2015 at 17:21

Mallorca is a Midnight cut off but the start is later:-
07:30am Start Pro Men
07:32am Start Pro Women
07:37am Start Age Groups. Rolling start

So with a rolling start you may not get in the water until 08:00am?

23/07/2015 at 17:35

Ok so 16 hours. Hard to judge having never swam or cycled, but if I give myself

  • Swim 2 hours
  • Bike 8 hours (22km/h)
  • Run 6 hours (7km/h - currently comfortably run 10km in 58mins)

Could that be a reasonable plan?


M...eldy    pirate
23/07/2015 at 18:53

...and you didn't even need my help

23/07/2015 at 19:17

TallGirl, I was thinking of Mallorca as my 1st IM next year as it is a late season race but my issue is it is a sea swim. I am far more comfortable in a loch (lake).. but not sure what options there are? I am probably aiming for around the same timescale as you!!

The Silent Assassin    pirate
24/07/2015 at 08:44

The swim at IM Mallorca is in bay that doesn't really have any tides or waves

You have loads of time to get comfotable swimming in the sea between now and then


24/07/2015 at 12:07

UT Chick, I'm the same as you in that I wanted a lake swim, but by elimination my thought process for summer races in Europe went like this:

  • Nice 5 Jun 2016 (too early)
  • Austria 26 Jun 2016 (too early, sold-out)
  • Frankfurt 3 Jul 2016 (a little too early, 15 hour cut off)
  • UK Bolton 19 Jul 2015 (really don’t fancy racing in Bolton)
  • Zurich 24 Jul 2016 (really expensive)
  • Netherlands 2 Aug 2015 (river swim! just no.)
  • Sweden 15 Aug 2015 (Baltic Sea swim..)
  • Copenhagen 23 Aug 2015 (same as above)
  • Vichy 30 Aug 2015 (was a runner up..)
  • Wales 13 Sep 2015 (apparently pretty tough course)
  • Mallorca 26 Sep 2015 (sunny, sounds like quite a few people will be doing it - love the camaraderie, sea looked flat as a pancake in 2014 (famous last words..), entire summer to train - WINNER)

Took my new bike out for the first ride this morning.. got stuck in the lift at 6am for 2 hours. Time well spent. If only there was a turbo in that lift... #IronmanProblems



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