Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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29/04/2013 at 20:59

Looking forward to a week in, hopefully, the sun and to seeing/meeting pirates in a couple of weeks.  

I am arriving on Tuesday evening, about 7pm.

I am probably going to hire a car and so can give lifts to registration etc.

I hope that training has gone well for everyone - I did look at the schedule further up the page in some awe - I do not think I have ever got near twenty hours in a week.

I also read back to the post about CO2 cannisters - in 2007 when we were leaving Lanzarote, on my flight they opened all of the bike boxes and checked for cannisters. I will pick up a couple at the expo/bike shop in La Santa. I think most of the road surfaces are quite good now in any event, except for the bit on the way back to Nazaret(?).



30/04/2013 at 09:37
M...eldy wrote (see)

Blimey Hokori ... what happened to swim a bit, run a bit, bike a lot ?   
I'd need one day a week to learn what I was doing  

I completely concurr. I have been playing with my training structure for some months now and I found that whatever I plan, the reality looks very little like it.

I even started planning w/o rest days due to the fact that I was getting interrupted by something quite consistently.

Eventually I ended up with that maximum effort chart and I really like it. I adjust intensity so that Tue and Thu are bike recovery days at recovery/steady effort. Still, my real training looks nothing like that since this year I have been unable to fit in my lunch break training bits.

I really hoped for a strong 4 weeks now but it just did not happen, when the time was right my mind was not.

I am anyway looking forward to the 15h+ that this is gonna take me to complete. I just hope not to shave it too close

30/04/2013 at 09:41
Dermot wrote (see)
I hope that training has gone well for everyone - I did look at the schedule further up the page in some awe - I do not think I have ever got near twenty hours in a week.


Dermont, dont pay that any attention. That has been my template (weighted down up to that max last peak week) for the last 8 weeks but I managed to complete the cycle only the second week at 15h total. I have managed barely half of that and mostly single day sessions for the past 4 weeks.

I did manage to get 26h on  the Lanzarote week camp though and I think that was the most important bit, specially with it being 6 weeks before the race.

30/04/2013 at 11:20

It's taperville in Mouseland.  I just nearly died walking up two flights of stairs....

30/04/2013 at 14:42
M..o.use wrote (see)

It's taperville in Mouseland.  I just nearly died walking up two flights of stairs....

Upstairs are the devil ...

30/04/2013 at 14:51

Thanks for explaining the total break thing, Hokori.  I thought that looked really interesting.  Would love to talk more about that when we get to Lanza.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
30/04/2013 at 16:31

Its only 21 degree's in Lanza today, it better warm up a good bit, im hoping for 30!

Iron Pingu    pirate
30/04/2013 at 16:46

21 degrees will feel like the Sahara after what we've had to train in!

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
30/04/2013 at 16:52

Certainly will, I thought it was warm the other week then seeing the weather forecast realised it had only been 16 degrees.

30/04/2013 at 17:02

 That reminds me, I need to pick up some P20 to wear under my factor 50 (I believe I could be distantly related to a lobster).

M...eldy    pirate
30/04/2013 at 17:30

Boots £13.99
Tescos £12.00

Guess where I got mine from?

Slagiatt    pirate
30/04/2013 at 17:41

          M...eldy wrote (see)

Boots £13.99
Tescos £12.00

Guess where I got mine from?

Fortnum & Mason ?




Bouncing Barlist    pirate
30/04/2013 at 17:43

My P20 didnt cost me anything

M...eldy    pirate
30/04/2013 at 17:55

Who did you theive it from them Barlos?

Shuttit Slag   

30/04/2013 at 19:22

Been struggling with injury, managed to get 100+ miles in today and my leg didn't fall off, so I guess I passed the fitness test.

30/04/2013 at 19:41

I think I'm going to have to follow FeFe's approach this year.  Somehow got sunburnt using P20 at Outlaw last year, when the sun came out towards the end.

I don't care what the temperature is, as long as that fecking wind drops a bit.

M...eldy    pirate
30/04/2013 at 19:57

Nice going Froggy

Mouse, I think P20 although its for 'all day' needs a top up after 10 hours so I would underestimate that and go fo T1 and T2 top ups

30/04/2013 at 20:34

That was prob my mistake.  I made it round Frankfurt on just the one helping of PizBuin but it probably wasn't so sunny there (and I may have worn a cycle jersey, can't remember now.)

M...eldy    pirate
30/04/2013 at 20:36

Dont make the same mistake Oxy had when having done a quick once over with the P20 spent the rest of the time with a white hand print on his 3rd degree burns  

Iron Pingu    pirate
01/05/2013 at 10:42

.... May 1st! 

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