Just made decision....!
hey red dog you know entries are closed for IMUK now dont you?? unless you're planning on a charity place
Tyler...a pull bouy is good...as are neoprene shorts.....keep your body in the right possition.....dont pull too hard....swimming is technique not power
I am seriously considering withdrawing from IMUK 2013. If anyone is interested or would like my place then please PM me.
Rocco - Tried to PM you, but it says that you do not allow them, there must be an issue with the system. Anyway, my e mail is email@example.com. Drop me a line with your contact details etc an we can get the ball rolling. I will need to clarify with IMUK what the process for a transfer entails, but they do allow them. I will contact them tomorrow.
Rocco - Just had a proper look at the terms and conditions and read this -
race entries cannot be transferred to another athlete.
I'm sorry mate.
AndyB99 wrote (see)
hey red dog you know entries are closed for IMUK now dont you?? unless you're planning on a charity place Tyler...a pull bouy is good...as are neoprene shorts.....keep your body in the right possition.....dont pull too hard....swimming is technique not power
Oh Bugger for some reason I thought I had until Jan . Back to the drawing board trying to find an iron distance. Wales is out for me because of the date.
£1000 is too much for me to chance raising for imuk, I did Outlaw last year and only raised £360, so having to cough up £1000 is perhaps too much for me to chance. Anyone any ideas for Iron distance events? I am thinking of doing the Ultra (£199.00) but it is the first year so not sure how good it will be run.
Why train when you can buy kit?!
It's still v quiet for me on the training front. This week's running has been 40 mins at 9:45 min mile pace. and biking was a 60 minute turbo. After further shoulder physio today I'm allowed to do 20 lengths in the pool at the weekend. It's meant to be at 50% effort, but I've no idea what that means, as I feel I need to be at least 75% effort to stay afloat. Sadly, even after that the difference between minimum effort (to stay afloat) and all-out makes about 2 sec per length difference.
Red Dog - thanks for the tip re technique. Will check it out during my 20 lengths on Saturday...
Wales is a great event. There were worries that this year's race would be a pale imitation of the first one in 2011, because it was no longer under Activity Wales. It didn't have quite the same feel this year, but the local support and special Welsh magic made it fantastic once again. The sea swim is in an atmospheric bay, the bike course is ranging and tough, and the run is just tough (not to mention short!). Do it if you can.
I've entered IMUK after crashing out on the second lap last year. The split transitions aren't really an issue, unless you haven't got a car to drop the bags off on the Saturday, and the atmosphere was great, alot better than I thought it was going to be.
Doing South Africa and Lanza before then so in training now.
Train well and safe ...
Hi folks, I'm popping my IM cherry at Bolton next year too. Done a couple of marathons this year, swimming progressing slowly, bike OK but need to increase distances. Also working on some proper strength training, at home cos I hate the gym.
I'm training pretty consistently right now, aiming to start Fink in early Jan.
Be good to have so many newbies at IMUK next year!
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