7 down, 5 to go before I start the process, 2 entered for next year so maybe 2 years before I start, 4 years minimum before I get to go there.
Its the only way I am ever gonna get to kona.
Had a chat to a IM employee while on a pre event ride at IM Nice (Kevin, he does the Ironman newsletters etc, and by the way is keen to hear of anyone with interesting / inspirational stories etc) and he agreed that the Legacy Program is gold, and marketing genius
Its a brilliant way of making me continue to sign up for IM rather than challenge or go do something else.
I suspect they will hit issues with the sheer volume of people hitting the criteria, so lets see how the deal with it
365 - nice - my FTP hit 260 earlier in the year - not there now....
on the other hand, you are not comparing your figures to anyone else -
Mine calculated based on a longer ride on Wales with a specific (flakey in the wet quark power meter)... yours on a turbo, caluclated based on speed
the important thing is repeatability / consistency - if your set up always gives you that high value, then the value of x is great - you are after training zones and improvements - the actual values compared to anyone else is irrelevant
If your next FTP test comes out at 500 or 200, you have a problem with your set up. If its 310 or 350, all good.
You will get better at FTP tests - you learn how to hurt so initial gains are just learning how to do the tests better. However, its also easy to have a 'less' good test by being a bit knackered / not as motivated / poor choice of music.
So train based on your FTP value and ignore comparisons with anyone else - hope that helps