IM Lanza and Wales

Who's crazy enough?

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18/11/2013 at 18:55

So although Wales is now sold out (unbelievable! I got my place for this year in June) is anyone else doing Wales and Lanzarote in 2014? (I'm also signed up for Outlaw too - anyone doing all three?).

I know of one definite - Silent Assassin.

M...eldy    pirate
18/11/2013 at 19:22

Lanza and Wales are relatively 'easy' enough to do in a season as there is a good amount of recovery inbetween them ... quite whether Outlaw is viable will depend on what you want from each of them in the way of goals

18/11/2013 at 19:27
All signed up for now. Outlaw is just to experience it - Lanza and Wales are more focused results. Just wondered if there are any others doing the same
18/11/2013 at 19:40
And that told you... You Toff Meldy
18/11/2013 at 19:44
I'm only doing one IM next year, cos I'm poor
18/11/2013 at 19:47

seems a bit cruel to make any needy children do an ironman

18/11/2013 at 19:49
Perhaps we should organise Kitten Kats in Need next year...
18/11/2013 at 19:52

If someone wants to spend their disposable income on multiple IMs so be it and shouldn't catch flack for it - they work hard just as you do KK.  If they train hard and have the talent why not?  And if someone signs up for three IMs then surely they have some idea of the input needed to meet those goals - aye?


18/11/2013 at 20:03

Think its possible to treat both as an A race due to the amount of time between them, hardest thing if it was me would be to keep the motivation to train for Wales after getting back from Lanza (Although I know you have a goal that should keep you motivated), I would use Outlaw as a training day and maybe consider doing the swim/bike and dropping out of the run.

cougie    pirate
18/11/2013 at 20:08
I don't see whats wrong with meldys advice KK ?
Ironfanny has paid for their three race entries. Its a safe assumption that money to do them isn't an issue here. Sounds like you're just jealous ?

Train properly for Lanza and you've plenty of time to recover and train up for Wales. As meldy correctly says - throwing outlaw in the mix confuses matters.

What makes your advice any more valid ? What forums do have checks ? It's a forum after all ?

I'm sure IF can work out who's giving crap advice.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
18/11/2013 at 20:29

Im fat and shit, ive done multiple Ironman races in one year a number of times.

As suggested if you can get fit for one Ironman you can potentially do 2, 3 or more?  As suggested by Flat Footed, the hardest thing can be motivation, its difficult to pick up again after the first IM, ive found myself of the start line of subsequent IMs thinking 'what am I doing here'.  Try and plan for this and have some goals, maybe plan a couple of 100 mile rides in between to keep you motivated.

For some people doing an IM is about being the best, or being the best they can be.  For me its a hobby, a past time and something I enjoy.  I don't remember have to sign up to any eligibility criteria promising id get under x time or increase my VO2 max last time I entered an IM.

Clearly some people can afford IM more easily than others, just as some people can train for IM easier than others.  Maybe if I didn't have a job which takes me away from home, sees me doing 10-15 hours travelling and maybe 60 hours work a week id be in the latter category. 

Im not sure about KKs point, clearly you have to be 'monied' to do an Ironman, lets face it, an Ironman entry costs about the same as 12 months Sky subscription, a smart phone, a months ciggies.

18/11/2013 at 20:33
Or 3 weeks Stella ?
TheEngineer    pirate
18/11/2013 at 20:42
Don't you know KK did the double once? And apparently she was good at it. Not as good as Mon who was an hour up the road though. But that was before all the kit came along and ruined everything.

Who threw that??
18/11/2013 at 20:42
Wow didn't expect this....just a query as to who may also be doing Lanza and Wales.

To explain my situation, I'm not 'monied' I'm purely on a motivated mission. My niece died in her sleep whilst supporting me in Tenby so since that day I have decided to follow my dream and do everything in my power to get to Kona as well as raise money in honour of my niece the process. I'm in an age group many don't enter in especially the more difficult of Ironmans. I am not an elite and not particularly fast but that's what I'm working on. Outlaw was booked before Wales when I had the mindset I would never do it again. On September the 8th this year everything changed. Bolton was sold out so I signed up for Wales again to try and qualify and lanzarote's entry was raised between my family as another shot to get to Hawaii.

So as for motivation I think I've got that one covered. And I agree flat footed outlaw will be a training race - especially if Lanza doesn't go to plan. Always one I have wanted to experience.
M...eldy    pirate
18/11/2013 at 20:45

IF .. sounds good motivation to me, they are all class races and have a fabulous atmosphere
No need to justify your reasons for doing what you do IMO !

18/11/2013 at 20:47
I'm not justifying anything - just merely informing. My story is readily available - as flat footed knows
18/11/2013 at 20:49
Go for it... It's not going to be easy, but if you want something enough you will always overcome the doomongers
M...eldy    pirate
18/11/2013 at 20:50

No indeed ... I have seen too

18/11/2013 at 21:10
Thanks let's hope my monied year is a good one even if it is OTT. Looking forward to the experience and atmosphere of them too - I know Wales from experience will be amazing due to the local support
18/11/2013 at 21:12

Why are you bringing Barleys OH into it? 

You moan about bullying but that's just what your doing there. 

Well done.

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