Ironman Austria 2004

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22/10/2003 at 23:57
...and that's the day to apply!

Florida is fairly temperate in November, and most of the Great Whites have gone south for the winter by then too
23/10/2003 at 13:20
Anyone have advice on rounding the bouy. I do fine until I get near one and then I get swam over and left behind so that I spend too much time catching up after a turn. Hints would be appreciated.

BTW - I understand that the reason the swim in Austria is so fast is that you go into some sort of canal at the end that almost sucks you along. Anyone know if that is true.
24/10/2003 at 10:04
Hi Ann,
the last leg of the swim in down a canal, though not sure of the flow or the distance, strange but true I've got it on video somewhere, thinking about it I might also have Forida. If I have I'll compare the two.

28/10/2003 at 16:48
Since this is my first Ironman I have no idea what times to expect. How can I figure out at least a ballpark to expect as far as time goes.
28/10/2003 at 17:02
Don't know if it helps Ann, but my times for different distances are 2.12 for Olympic, 4.45 for half ironman and 11.20 for full ironman.

If you've got a history say of Olympic times of about 2.30 you might be looking at 12-13hrs then.

Having said that I would expect to have been quicker in Austria as it is a fast course so I don't think there is any such thing as an accurate prediction method for a particular race.
28/10/2003 at 23:01
you can't

but you know how fast you can swim, and estimate a bike time, add an hour to your marathon, add 20 minutes to transition ... there's a working target

why worry?
29/10/2003 at 09:16
That does help. I am not at all fast and don't worry except I don't want to be last and wanted a feel of whether that is a possibility. Looking at those answers I don't think I should be last unless the unforseen happens. Which is better not to think about.
29/10/2003 at 10:04
20 mins for transition Andy? What are you doing, having a bath in between the swim and bike?
29/10/2003 at 12:17
Richard - i like to do my hair

that was 20 minutes in total for T1 + T2, giving time to faff around, fall over my wetsuit, drop my number belt etc

what do you do? unfasten your shoes at mile 111, jump off the bike and put your trainers on mid-air?

what was your total transition time in Swtizerland?
29/10/2003 at 12:23

If you come in sub-15 you wont be the last by a long chalk

There are always DNFs for whatever reason

29/10/2003 at 12:27
Andy, from memory it was about ten minutes in total which I think is quite a long time. Towelled off, put new socks on for each discipline etc, but did wear one trisuit throughout.
29/10/2003 at 13:09
ah there's the difference, i get changed

how padded was the trisuit?

i don't do 2 hours + on the bike in anything but my most padded shorts, and although i run in them upto 10k, I can't imagine doing a full marathon in them i'd expect nasty chaffing where you shouldn't be chaffed
29/10/2003 at 13:14
Typical lightly padded trisuit I suppose. Fine for running and didn't cause me any problems on the bike

(once I was completely numb!!)
WildWill    pirate
29/10/2003 at 13:59
I've got a one pice trisuit for shorter races but thinking of getting a 2 piece for IM - to make it easy to answer the call of nature

29/10/2003 at 15:11
do you get off the bike???
WildWill    pirate
29/10/2003 at 15:12
I have to, to unravel it
29/10/2003 at 15:12
you're one Tough Guy Richard... i obviously have girls' buttocks
WildWill    pirate
29/10/2003 at 15:13
Do you just P' en-situ like?
29/10/2003 at 15:13
i lose ten mins in transition, Will loses 20 getting off the bike every time nature calls
29/10/2003 at 15:14
sorry for lowering the tone ;)
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