Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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TheEngineer    pirate
28/05/2013 at 09:29

Loving the reports guys. Makes me want to do something silly!

Funkin - for a hilly and windy course, that's an impressively low VI. Excellent discipline, and it shows in your result!

Cortina5    pirate
28/05/2013 at 10:46
TheEngineer wrote (see)

Funkin - for a hilly and windy course, that's an impressively low VI. Excellent discipline, and it shows in your result!

What he said. Which PM do you use?

funkin-baby    pirate
28/05/2013 at 11:08

I've got a quarq.  Had it a few years.  Not used it properly for setting targets etc. in training sessions.  Mainly use it just to keep myself consistent and not to overpush on hills etc.

Yeah, a 1.05 VI on that course I'm pretty happy with.  I was happy to let people stream past me going up hills knowing that their time would come!!

Iron Tractor Boy    pirate
28/05/2013 at 12:23

Only the 600 posts to catch upon. I will do my race report in the next few days but I made it

I followed a proper pirate training programe 5 minutes in the north sea was my only OW swim and a 85 mile cycle was the longest ride with recovery drinks of rum.
Luckily I had done enough running and cross training, yet I foolishy tried the red bull and water all the way round the cycle which luckily got me round but too much fizzy made the run/walk a bit more interesting than planned.

Cortina5    pirate
28/05/2013 at 12:49

ITB, you had positive attidue, atleast you did at the Shinfield 10km the week before. Good to see another local finisher!

Thanks Funkin. I'm using power to train with, but not race; short racing is find is done by whether I'm almost puking or not. I must learn to run off the bike.

Always interested in hearing other's opinions and thoughts. 1.05 is hugely impressive.


Iron Pingu    pirate
28/05/2013 at 13:08

I'm sure it's impressive ..... but what does 1.05 on a VI mean ?!

TheEngineer    pirate
28/05/2013 at 13:26

VI = Normalised Power divided by Average Power.

Average power is easy.

Normalised power is similar, but takes into account how hard you rode for each bit of your ride. If you sprint up a hill, then coast down the other side, you might average 200W, but if you'd ridden the hill at 200W and then pushed a big gear on the downhill (also at 200W) you'd have gone faster overall.

VI is variability index - it's a measure of how much you deviated from your average power. If funkin had ridden really hard up the hills and not had anything left for the flats (were there any?! ) then his average power might have been the same, but he would be more tired because he's gone over his threshold and accumulated more fatigue. If he rode the entire thing at a constant power output, then the impact on the body is much lower. It's fundamentally about pacing yourself and getting the most speed out of your legs. VI of 1 is perfect, higher = more fluctuating. 

Rafiki    pirate
28/05/2013 at 13:29

Glad you asked now Pingu???

Iron Pingu    pirate
28/05/2013 at 13:44

Iron Pingu    pirate
28/05/2013 at 13:45

I preferred the "My bikes white" conversation!

Gyraffe    pirate
28/05/2013 at 13:45

Really enjoyed the build up and banter from this one. You all knew what you were getting into and did it anyway - that's the very definition of courage - or of madness!

Well done all. Super racing and reports. 

28/05/2013 at 13:49

nice reports people

Rafiki    pirate
28/05/2013 at 13:49
Iron Pingu wrote (see)

I preferred the "My bikes white" conversation!

How is the poorly bike anyways Pingu?

M...eldy    pirate
28/05/2013 at 15:43

Does anyone else speak 'engineer'?? !!

Rafiki    pirate
28/05/2013 at 15:54

 i was hoping for some pictures, maybe a graph or a pie chart at least...... mmmmm...pies.....mmmmm

28/05/2013 at 16:10

Rafi speaks bat, apparently, and also newt but he didn't mention speaking engineer. 

Rafiki    pirate
28/05/2013 at 16:26

And swahili!

28/05/2013 at 16:34

Afternoon all, Ferret BEng reporting for duty.  Today appears to be the start of sunburnt skin flaking off...

28/05/2013 at 17:15
FerrousFerret wrote (see)

Afternoon all, Ferret BEng reporting for duty.  Today appears to be the start of sunburnt skin flaking off...

I have been moulting since yesterday

28/05/2013 at 21:07

some really great reporting, I've really enjoyed catching up on the trials and tribulations...

Well done Everyone.

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