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Is there cut off points for half ironman like full ironman?

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 09:09

Thanks guys.

Is there cut off points for half ironman like full ironman?

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 13:10

Yea I've lost 3 stone on 2 separate occasions and my times when from 13 minute miles to 8/9 minute miles.

Is there cut off points for half ironman like full ironman?

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 12:09

Thanks guys. The marathon is 2 weeks before half ironman. TBH 3 weeks taper is too long for me I find.

Maybe right about York marathon will have a think.

Is there cut off points for half ironman like full ironman?

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 11:07

Hi all, sorry for the disappearance. I've had some soul searching and decision making to do. I really appreciate the help and advice on here and yes that includes the tough love feedback. After all we are all here cos of a love of the same thing.

So after many talks with the girlfriend and mother I've decided I am pulling out of the Half Ironman UK and will swap my full Ironman to a race later in the year. I am simply not fit enough and after weighing myself 2 weeks ago (around the time I disappeared) I was a stone heavier then what I thought. Knowing my body I know how much I lose per week and I would simply not do myself justice doing the half ironman or full.  The last 14 miles of London I hate every step and I don't want to be like that for 16 hours in Bolton, hating it from the start knowing I'm not fit enough to do the event the justice it deserves.

I'm gutted, I hate pulling out of things and quitting (I finished London Marathon 2012 with bleeding kidneys) so to do this really upsets me. I've recently had someone I know pass away at 29 playing rugby and it made me think I need to be in far far better shape then I am as if I do anything remotely like a half or full ironman I risk injury. Even training I don't enjoy and when I was last fit in 2013 I loved training, setting PB's etc. I was doing 8 minute miles, not like the 13 a few months ago.

So  as a family we are thinking about swapping  to the Turkey half in October, this gives me plenty of time to get fit, get weight off and put myself in a position where I can do it how I know I can. We thought about the Turkey one as we can  make it the annual family holiday too and stay there for 11 days.

I am also thinking about doing the London Triathlon 9th August, the Olympic plus distance, to give me a step up from sprint to half ironman plus I've always wanted to do that event. I have the great north run and York marathon in October too to aim for so plenty to keep me motivated and focused.

Then hopefully if all goes well I'm in good shape to start the assault for Bolton next year.  Both the mother and girlfriend and a few others have stated they are worried if I do the half or full now. The shock was when I weighed myself and I was a stone heavier then I thought.

I really appreciate everyones help and Daves emails, I just don't want to injure myself or do permanent damage (I've had 3 knee ACL reconstructions) and after recent events it's made me evaluate  things more.

I'll be in Bolton all day cheering you guys doing it on, it will pee me off and I'll be grumpy but feel I need to so I can fully appreciate what it takes.

 

 

 

Is there cut off points for half ironman like full ironman?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 22:14

Sorry not got round to replying, just been working tonight so beavering away on Skype amongst other  things some Ironman related. Yes please a copy of that would be great. It would either shock me or be a wake up call. I'm using Sundays 70 mile cycle as  a gage to if I've enough to get round in under 17 hours. I'd be looking at a 6 hour marathon with a mixture of run/walk after the swim and cycle. Usually 5 to 5.30 normal marathon.

 

Is there cut off points for half ironman like full ironman?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 21:01

Tempted by this but being a just get round guy pace Im not sure if any of the groups in it will cater for us just get round people.

Ironman UK Training Days

Our annual Ironman Training Days are back for 2015. They'll follow the same popular format of 3.8k open water swim, followed by a long ride and recce of IMUK route. The dates are Sunday June 14th and Sunday July 5th, cost is £10 for the day. You can read more about them by CLICKING HERE.

http://www.theendurancestore.com/blog/blog/2015/04/21/ironman-training-days/

Is there cut off points for half ironman like full ironman?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:59

ok thanks will pick one up tomorrow from cycle store.

Is there cut off points for half ironman like full ironman?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:53

lol cheers guys. Quick one before a glass of red. 70 mile ride Sunday. I won't be stopping at feed stations so as it's my first long one my checklist is:

2 x spare  tubes.

Chain tool.

2 x  gas canisters for inflating tubes.

2 x tools to remove tyres.

alan key set.

6 x carb gels.

2 x water obviously.

Anything I've missed?

Is there cut off points for half ironman like full ironman?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 11:46

Swim wise im an ex lifeguard so that's never an issue. Think I was doing 1 mile in 35 minutes going by the lap counter. Though that will get quicker as I do more now  and drop another stone before the day so expect that to get down to 25 minute miles.

Cycling I'm averaging about 17mph at the moment upto 40 mile cycles but have been jaded from the long marathon training runs.

Is there cut off points for half ironman like full ironman?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 11:31

I agree, now London is done I'll up my cycling to 3 a week, 2 swims and 2 runs.

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