Yep.... a perfect 1:05, 5:20, 3:20 would leave me with a comfortable 15 minutes for transition and a sub 10
... but it's no good playing whatifs and maybes... time to get out there and do it. Don't know if IMUK is the place to do so based on the fact that barely anybody in my a/g did this year, but it's not the main aim
As above. You need to run 3:30 on the day if you want to swim 1:00, bike 5:20 and go under 10:00. If you can't run 3:30 standalone, you're not going to do that. How you address that is up to you, as responses here have suggested.
And don't get bothered. This is the internet.
I don't think I will ever get near 1:00 for the swim, but tell myself I make up for the 5 or so minutes that I would be slower by smashing out a transition... 1:10 for swim and T1/2... think I could just about do that in a small transition
I ran a 3:13 marathon in march with little marathon training and no long runs due to injury - would probably have been a 3:10 if it wasn't for the cobbles of Rome. I'm a much faster runner at shorter distances though and have never conerted well into a fast marathon time as I've never properly trained for one - I managed 16:54 in parkrun the weekend before my Ironman
At IM Nice about 9 weeks later I ran 3:23, still without any long runs (think I did 1 x 17 miles at very easy pace 3 weeks out). Finished the race in 10:25 including puncture and a crash, so probably closer to 10:15 on a tough bike course... think a sub 10 is now achievable with more bike training and more run training... and could probably shave a few minutes off my 1:08 swim
Maybe not sub 10 at IMUK though from what I hear about the course... but then again looking at IMUK results this year the Kona roll down went to 6th (from 3 slots) which was 10:27... so sub 10 may not be the main aim this year
I'm thinking I may do my first winter season of cross country running through the winter perhaps. I know I need to become a much stronger cyclist but winter cycle training definitely sounds less fun than cross country running.
Looking more and more like IMUK for me next year... i have next year and the yaer after before I move to 30-34 so looking at maybe a KQ shot.