Ironman Austria 2004

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21/10/2003 at 15:49
I am looking for others who are training for IM Austria. This will be my first and would be nice to feel like I am going it alone.
21/10/2003 at 15:54
You want to do it alone? :-)
21/10/2003 at 17:23
i'm doing austria next year - there's a big hill in the middle of the bike course (3 laps)
WildWill    pirate
21/10/2003 at 17:25
Nothing to someone like you tho'

;o)
21/10/2003 at 17:26
can't believe you're wimping out - TLD must be at least 3 whole weeks away from IM austria!!!
21/10/2003 at 18:35
for one moment I thought you said Australia. Looking for a flat IM if there is such a thing, France looks tough. Does anyone have any advice or know where I can find the profile of the bike courses.
tb
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
21/10/2003 at 20:12
Sorry tb, don't know of any flat ones except Longest Day in England. All the continental ones have hills, and France is defo not the one I'd pick for a first IM.
WildWill    pirate
21/10/2003 at 21:53
TB - Look at Florida
22/10/2003 at 11:15
florida has the topography of a pancake, and its in November

Will and I are doing it (2004) and you're welcome to come along

you mig need shark repellant
22/10/2003 at 14:33
I heard the hill in Austria is not nearly as bad as the big one in Sherbourne and I heard that the run is completely flat.
22/10/2003 at 15:18
there's a profile of the hill on the IM Austria website.... not sure how it compares to Sherbourne 'cos I aint been there.... the hill in Austria climbs about 300m

i don't think its as easy as people make out (do florida with us if you want flatness)

i'll see you at one or the other, either way!
22/10/2003 at 15:29
Ann, all I know is two guys in our club got exceptionally fast times in Austria. For some reason even their swims were ten minutes quicker than my Switzerland swim, and I thought I had a good swim there.

In Sherborne and London we were out of the water within seconds of each other, so it seems a bit strange. And their bike times were unbelievably fast.
22/10/2003 at 16:16
short courses? although i find that difficult to believe for a bona fide ironman.... if it was some amateur operation like TLD then maybe....

[cheeky grin]
LSD
22/10/2003 at 18:49
I considered Austria but decided to go for Franfurt instead.
WildWill    pirate
22/10/2003 at 19:59
so thats how you had such a good swim ;o)
22/10/2003 at 20:04
Florida sounds good, always fancied a tr. in the States. Do these IM events get booked up way ahead ? BTW anyone done the Bath tri. I did it this year and despite the rumours with other triathletes I didn't find the hills too bad ( a letter in 220- says it's got the most hills on a bike tri. course in UK true?
WildWill    pirate
22/10/2003 at 20:06
Last year florida sold out in less than a week

If yoy train hills a lot you dont have the same perception of what makes a hilly course as those that dont
LSD
22/10/2003 at 20:09
What about acclimatising? It's bloody freezing up here in Scotland just now, yet it'll still be reasonably warm in Florida.
WildWill    pirate
22/10/2003 at 20:10
It late season - so its nice but not red hot ...


... i hope
LSD
22/10/2003 at 20:20
it does sound good mind you. might be up for it myself. When does registration open?
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