IM Lanzarote 2015

It's tough, so lets plan ahead

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04/07/2009 at 09:47

I'm just going to do the one IM race, so I may as well make it a tough challenge. I don't have either the money or the time to do one next year so I'm going for a proper mid-life crisis and planning Lanza for 2015 when I'm 40.  Plenty of time to train, save up, and for the kids to grow up a bit and afford me a bit more training time at the weekend.

Three sprints to my name, crap swimmer, mediocre cyclist, mediocre runner (but trying to get a sub-4 mara out of the way ASAP.  I reckon, based on Pirate history, that qualifies me for an IM.

So who's with me (other than debbo)? Or are you busy that day?

debbo    pirate
04/07/2009 at 09:49

I might be busy that day, but I'll let you know
GOM.    pirate
04/07/2009 at 09:51
I might do Lanza in 2011, that means I will have the complete set of Euro IM's (Well apart from the UK one, but then again who wants to go to Bolton)
04/07/2009 at 09:56
GOM. - save it for 2015, and do a few non-European ones in the meantime. You must be able to fit one into a business trip...
Crash Hamster    pirate
04/07/2009 at 10:03
In the immortal words of Robbie Williams, I dunno...yeah, probably.
04/07/2009 at 10:20

Cool! Forget all that Bala campfire stuff - if you post it, they will come.

Mind you, by then it'll be a chance for some of the current regulars to come out of retirement for one last shot at the big time before they move to Eastbourne. if it's not too late already.

cougie    pirate
04/07/2009 at 10:39
Blimey - that is planning ahead ! I think I would have problems preparing for an event 5 years off. Might be up for it or might have retired before then.
04/07/2009 at 11:12
lanza 2011 sounds interesting though.......
04/07/2009 at 11:13

cougie - perfect comeback race!

I like to plan. I'm better at writing training plans than I am at training.

04/07/2009 at 13:37

Right, things to work on over the next 6 years:

Swim more than a mile

Swim in open water

Cycle more than 25 miles

Find some hills

Get good in the heat (or at least able to survive)

Get good in the wind (or at least able to survive)

Crash Hamster    pirate
04/07/2009 at 13:41

I'll be able to race as a V50

Squish says she'll do it too!

debbo    pirate
04/07/2009 at 13:42
SVT - you can have five years of couchpotatodom before you need to start though!
04/07/2009 at 13:45

Squish as well! Excellent!

debbo - ah, but I can't plan properly for that (I don't know TV listings for the next 5 years). I'm thinking funds and training time will allow me a middle-distance race each year (if that's not cheating).

And one of those WILL be Ben Nevis. What better way to prepare for the heat and hills of Lanza with the freezing cold and hills of Fort William in September?

JD.    pirate
04/07/2009 at 13:47
i've been searching for a 300 week plan.  no luck so far. 
04/07/2009 at 13:48
JD - give me a couple of days...
debbo    pirate
04/07/2009 at 14:31
SVT - at least FW will have similar wind levels

Crashie - why don't I believe you about Squish and Lanza?
Hope    pirate
04/07/2009 at 16:29

Sounds like a fun day out! 

04/07/2009 at 16:39
debbo - what are saying about my intestines?
04/07/2009 at 16:53


A 5 year build up! I think you will find you need tripetalk. Next year is walking to shops, 2011 and 12 concentrate on sprints, 2013 olys 2014 a half (dont peak too soon) beofre IM in 2015

seren nos    pirate
04/07/2009 at 17:38
I was originally going to do my first IM in 2015 but decided my knees might not last that long............I might come out of retirement to do this one with my OH.........or to support him if I think this woould be good for him..........
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