Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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M...eldy    pirate
27/11/2012 at 23:29

Ahhh right .. yes I know where you are vaguely

Good time now to get in the pool and sort out any issues you have with a couple of 1 to 1 lessons, keep the cycling and running up and see what Fink has in store for you!

If you havent booked accommodation yet then go back a few pages and you will find details of Pirate central if you are inclined to spend some time with like minded people.  If swimming is your weakness then I would certainly aim to get out there a few days early to get some sea swims in as I cant see there being much opportunity in Somerset before hand!

28/11/2012 at 07:00
Don't worry sharky it's my first go at IM too

I also come from more of a running background

How the traing going?
gingerfurball    pirate
30/11/2012 at 10:23

I'm probably going to go and do Lanzarote 70.3 in October next's madness really - I haven't rode my bike for a couple of years!!  (It's coming out of storage next week  - on to the turbo first) - I am training for VLM (and possibly our local marathon 6 weeks after that) - MrGFB did this race a couple of weeks ago and it's tough but fair.

There is the added bit of going up Tabyesco so that should be fun!!

Can anyone point me in the direction of a good half IM training plan?

Iron Tractor Boy    pirate
06/12/2012 at 12:39

Training in the winter for an IM, why did I think that was a good idea?

06/12/2012 at 12:53

I think it is supposed to give you an incentive to train when there is ice, snow and gale force winds outside - that's the theory - it ain't working for me either!

06/12/2012 at 13:09
Ball ache

-5* when I set out on my run this morning
Rafiki    pirate
06/12/2012 at 13:39

Well, my training is going really well!! So far I've:

  1. bought a new Garmin and figured out how to switch it on;
  2. had a proper bike fit at Bike Science;
  3. ordered new kit form the kit fairy
  4. booked flights and hotel

I think that should be enough until it warms up a bit outside

Edited: 06/12/2012 at 13:39
06/12/2012 at 13:54

I am off to see a knee Doc on Monday.
Can we put Lanza back a few months...?

06/12/2012 at 14:02
Keep thinking I should of just entered Wales and had the summer months to train.

Ahh well flights and hotel booked now so too late. In for a penny in for a pound
06/12/2012 at 14:40

I was going to do a shorter ride outside today but I just can't face putting on my 5 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of overshoes and 50 jerseys so I bailed in favour of the turbo.

Symes    pirate
07/12/2012 at 14:05

Lovely morning for biking today at 7am, rain, 20mph headwind, 3C and dark, bit like Lanza without the cold and rain hopefully and the dark, unless it's a very long day in the saddle!

Anyone watched this one yet?  (not linking on this mac)

Pirate spotting at 14.43

Gives an indication of the length of transition, might have to try that leaving the shoes on the bike thing if you want to save some time... 

Edited: 07/12/2012 at 14:10
seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 14:28

looked at the video and thought.i could have done doesn't look too hot..............then realised that it was probably only 6 am in the the time they were on the bikes the sky was blue and the sun looked good job I'm not doing it..


 good luck OC

Rafiki    pirate
07/12/2012 at 16:39

I shouldn't really watch videos with the swim start on it - does me no good!!

But you're right about that transition Symes - reckon I'll be knackered if I have to run that far to my bike! Don't they do a vallet service??

07/12/2012 at 17:13

Thanks Symes!!!

Cycling in the cold and dark will prove to be very usefull.

M...eldy    pirate
07/12/2012 at 19:05

The transition is loooooooong   and thats after the run up the beach over boiling hot sand

Fun I tell you, fun 

Rafiki    pirate
07/12/2012 at 20:44

I'm sure if we all chipped in, we could afford a taxi??

seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 20:55

it can't be as long as the run to T1 in IMW can it

07/12/2012 at 21:18


Please explain what made me enter this event, sea swim, bound to be choppy, mountainous bike, windy always, too hot dont go well in heat, hot marathon to finish, train thru winter....why...why....why?

Apart from that, it will be great.


M...eldy    pirate
08/12/2012 at 00:40

I thought it was a relay ... i'm just doing the swim   

08/12/2012 at 07:28

Another cold bike today, bound to useful in Lanza!!!?

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