The Longest Day

Training etc ....

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Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
22/09/2003 at 21:40
C'mon Daz, go for it!

I've still got Berlin marathon to get through next Sunday, a cross-duathlon on 6 Oct, then I'm taking several weeks complete rest. IM build-up doesn't start for me until Christmas, before that will start base training again with special emphasis on swim drills.
23/09/2003 at 07:47
WW-I'm definately a definite, not a possible.
23/09/2003 at 10:16
I'm a potential - gonna work out my full 2004 scehdule in a few weeks-
so much I want to do
WildWill    pirate
23/09/2003 at 11:23
Sorry Matt

Well That makes the list:

WildWill
Big Bopper
Dazzy Boy
Matt the Brum

Casper - I have My 'A' races and 'C' races in my race/plan for next year - just got to sort out the 'B's
23/09/2003 at 17:56
Good luck chaps.....
23/09/2003 at 18:35
Hey Barkles, start x-training (not as boring , less injuries)and you can join us (the list) in.....2005?
23/09/2003 at 18:39
There you are, Sparkles. A challenge.

[and it's no good giving *me* a hard stare - blame that Dazzy Boy].


24/09/2003 at 11:40
Hmmmm decisions decisions. I'm def doing 1-2 ironmans next year but waiting to see what (H)IMUK comes up with first.....
AndrewSmith    pirate
24/09/2003 at 18:01
Why?
24/09/2003 at 20:56
Why not?
AndrewSmith    pirate
25/09/2003 at 20:37
I just wondered if you knew something we don't?
WildWill    pirate
26/09/2003 at 00:50
IMO HIMUK will remain HIMUK so come and join us at longest day

:o)
26/09/2003 at 10:38
Either way Longest day won't fill up so you don't have to commit until well after IM announce what they are going to do with Sherborne next year.

Most European IronMan events don't have a mad scramble for places, unlike in the States. I only entered IM Switzerland 3 months before the race even though I'd been training for it since Christmas. Same this year, I am definitely doing Lanzarote in May but haven't even thought about entering yet.

Take your time, decide exactly which events you want to do and then enter when you are ready.

26/09/2003 at 12:31
Up till now, HIMUK charge ironman prices for a half ironman event. For the same money you can enter The Longest Day. If Daz is an ironman virgin, then this one is an easy course, especially the run, nice and flat.C U there?
AndrewSmith    pirate
26/09/2003 at 21:26
Virtually all ironman runs are flat so longest day is no exception. What would have been good was IMUK back in north wales using the Snowdonia marathon course for the run. If its an easy course you want go to Roth where the crowd support pulls you around. A wet windy day in the black country with no one in sight makes it hard enought. After all it is a mental challenge as much as anything.
26/09/2003 at 23:38
The support on the run, in the Longest Day, is way above "the norm" because it`s 3 laps, you pass the support on the bridge 6 times, they know your name and shout encouragement. What more do you want?
AndrewSmith    pirate
26/09/2003 at 23:45
I don't want anything. I could do the lot without seeing another human being, but to compare it to somewhere like roth is ridiculus. No offence to the Longest day people they do a brilliant job, it is just a different set up. And, the reason I prefer it to big razzamatazz venues.
29/09/2003 at 18:00
Your the only one, who`s mentioned Roth.

ie but to compare it to somewhere like roth is ridiculus.
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
30/09/2003 at 09:37
OK then I'll mention it.

The crowd support when riding the Solarer Berg hill is like the Tour de France.
30/09/2003 at 12:38
It is simple.
If you want to do an ironman distance race do Longest Day. Support on run is great and the event is very low key and friendly.

If you want razmatazz, need people to tell you how great you are and a full on all American style presentation then race M-Dot events. In all likelihood next year you'll be paying the same money for a half distance race.

I've done both and much prefer Longest Day.
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