Conquering the dragon beast ...
Why not?...I would do the whole bike distance, will be a massive boost to you when you complete it.
Before my first i knew i could run a mara distance having done some before, so in the training i swam the distance and cycled several 100m plus rides....knew i could do them individually just had to put the together...on one day...one after the other......
And as for the LCW...would like to do the swim and bike bits...not fussed about the run part.
i would definitely do the fuill swim and the full bike........if i was free...and then either no run or half the run........the run isn't the ironman course and you will have more chance of getting injured on that than on the others
I was wearing my ironman wales cycling jersey on the turbo this morning..........have left in the draw for over a year as it reminds me of my failure.........
but today i wore it as i am convinced that it was not beat me next year
Thanks for that Seren and FF. Have spent the weekend re-doing my schedule a bit to do the full swim and bike that weekend. Nothing quite as satisfying as fiddling with spreadsheets
right..........been looking for a half between outlaw and wales and the only suitable date is the cotswolds one which is flat.............so I'm looking to try and visit tenby around the 2nd weekend in august for some bike practice............
its very scenic but it definitely a tough one.............9 months to train.........if a body can turn a single cell into a fully functioning baby in 9 months..then we can all train our bodies to handle those hills
Happily recommend Bluestone Holiday Park as accomodation, especially if anybody's taking family or friends along. A real quality location. Not cheap, but nice.
LCW last year was excellent preparation and really well organised. The LCW swim actually felt like a bigger event than the IMW swim did! And if you don't fancy the full distance ride at that point in your programme, you can always just do the first lap (circa 72 miles I think) and then bimble off to do a bit more of the "interesting" stuff around Saundersfoot and Wiseman's Bridge.
The IMW run was horrible. Good idea to do plenty of hill work, because there are no flat, straight bits . At all .
Really hoping to get down for the IM Wales weekend, just to cheer you lot on.
Seren - Good on you for the turbo. Time to kill the dragon I'll be right there with you (only probably further back!)
Anyone have any suggestions for a decent wheelset for the course - had mavic ksyrium elites last time and was wondering what if anything to upgrade them to?
I have no idea on bikes.i can tell you the colour though
Good question sonof.., I'm looking to move from road bike to TT this year, and the wheels I get will need to be suitable, looking at carbon/allow wheels, deeper rear than front
What did you use last time M..Tri?
I'm after something that has an non-carbon braking surface.... I'm thinking about it now, cos I know I'll have to save up!
Standard allow road wheels that came with the bike. I;ve tried all carbon tubular wheels, and OK with swisstop pads, but prefer the allow braking surface, and whatever wheels I get will need to be training and racing wheels, can't afford to have both.
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