Long-time German pro Lothar Leder and wife Nicole (she won IMDE last year) have written a training book for IM, in which Lothar states that a must for an IM finish is the ability to run a 3 to 4 hour marathon. He states that a 5-hour marathoner will find it pretty near impossible to finish an IM. Obviously he's never heard of the Pirates nor seen a large majority walking the run course.
what a wally.
well done for outing him, IW.
Excellent - I can't do a sub-4 so no point in trying an IM.
That's a great relief for me
Ohh, and while I'm here can someone please boing the Liquid Leisure thread for me please.
I aint a triathlete
but this smacks of elitism to me
it doesnt take account of the sheer bloody mindedness of some people against the odds
(i depsise elitism with a passion)
I think the slower marathoners get closest to their marathon pbs than faster ones in IM
But I have no stats to back this up
Happily for the sport such ignorance is rare , Steve Bayliss and Bella raced SA and Jan gets a mench in his race report.
Also I have met a lot of the pros in the bleachers when the last finishers are coming in and the majority of them have great respect for the age groupers and simply cannot believe that people are prepared to keep going for that long.
I hate dogs, does that mean I shouldn't do any more IMs?
and my stand alone marathon pb is only 20 minutes quicker than my IM marathon pb
but then I'm pants
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