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Was considering it, but it's £90 for a RIVER swim and you have to run up the side of the Castle. I am a wuss, so river swims and hills are not favourable. Also clashes with the last day of the Deca, Triple, Double, Single Enduroman.
I am looking at Bath Oly three weeks later for £47 instead.
Loved it last year, but being in the Thames for 6am took some dedication. Wasn't impressed with the quality of roads or lack of drafting marshalling going on, but all other staff were excellent. I'm lucky enough to live close enough, not to also have to pay out to stay somewhere as well, but still find it an expensive day out. Like Schmu will be looking at other events like Bath as a cheaper option.
But like London and Blenheim, if you haven't done it before, you should do it at least the once just for the experience.
Hello! I'm thinking about this one - came across it by accident. I set myself a challenge of doing HIM and really want to to an Oly distance first.
Having decided I want to do Trentham HIM, I have tried to find an Oly tri sometime between April/May and July. Is four weeks enough time to recover and do keep up a bit of training?
I'm so nervous. I think I annoyed lots of pro's (HIM's/ IM's) with my indecisiveness on races and silly questions. Seems the Tri way is just to get on and do it rather than think about it. Thinking is my downfall!
Having realised an HIM will take about 6 hours, and an Oly looks like 3hours (maybe I'm being optimistic, but I have got over 6 months of training ahead of me and currently do a 80min sprint tri), 4 weeks kind of seems like enough time..........
What do you all think????????
jEvans, i'm in the same boat as you.. and i've decided financially i am going to hold off on doing a HIM until next year.. I'm not scared of the distances, just the financial commitment right now.. so going to just do Windsor oly for this summer and prob the hever oly distance too
training wise you have tonnes of time to train for a HIM so that wont be a problem!
JEvaNs* wrote (see)
Having decided I want to do Trentham HIM, I have tried to find an Oly tri sometime between April/May and July. Is four weeks enough time to recover and do keep up a bit of training?Having realised an HIM will take about 6 hours, and an Oly looks like 3hours (maybe I'm being optimistic, but I have got over 6 months of training ahead of me and currently do a 80min sprint tri), 4 weeks kind of seems like enough time..........
4 weeks is plenty. Recovery times after triathlon aren't as long as you might think. After all, most of that 3 hours will be spent lying or sitting down, and the run won't be at top speed either.
If you weren't doing Windsor that day you'd be doing some other training anyway, maybe for longer than 3 hours. An Oly 4 weeks before HIM is perfect training, just more expensive!
Yeah - the difference in training is one thing, but the event costs are a HUGE step up from running events! I do hear a lot of good things about the organisation of these things though (while I have only done one Sprint Tri, it was smooth as clockwork, both times!).
Thanks for the advice lovely people. I know I shouldn't think about times, but I need something to motivate me out the door! I am not going to get hung up about time at all though since at the moment I can barely imagine walking for three hours let alone doing anything more energetic!
Reckon I'll enter Windsor now (sounds popular with less than 300 places left), and see how entries for Trentham go and enter that one when I know a bit more about my ongoing financial situation (current work contract finishes in March 2011 )
Hoorah! I made a decision! I'm halfway to being a Triathlete!
Oh - well you are more advanced than me! I'm a 10k-half marathon runner, and my main running days were about 5 years ago.
But I've just done my first half decent 10k for years (52.51 in Swansea) having been re-inspired by a 25 min 5k in May. I'm using the Triathlon as a motivator to get my running back on track, and to make sure I swim regularly too. I did a Sprint Tri in Aug in 1hr 23m. Will be doing the same course in May and maybe get towards 1.15...? Not sure how quickly the times go down (and there I go getting obsessed by times again!).
Right! Motivational pact made! What is everyone's training like at the mo? I'm building my running up so my long run is 9 miles a week (currently stuck at about 6); am trying to swim twice a week, making sure that at least one of those sessions is for a mile; and I'm going to be cycling into work once or twice a week (9 miles each way, so 18 miles a day), and am trying to build a spinning session in. I also do circuits once a week. The biking is the only thing I've been struggling with really, but now I have panniers so everything will come together.
Anyone else joining in the motivational training (since I'm on my own for a couple of weeks!!)???
Circuits done last night, and a cycle into work and back (18 miles total) to day have left my legs nice and broken ready for the weekend. No training planned for the weekend as I am visiting my sister.
Still got to enter the race though. How does the discount rate work? I'll be a member of a club from about March I think, but I don't want to join right now as I want to get a bit more confident before I join in with people who know what they are doing!!!
Can I enter the race and pay the cheap rate on the basis that I will be a member on race day? I seem to recall seeing something about showing your card on the day...??
thanks!! i will do.. packed and ready to go now..
i'll be back on the 26th so will be focused then on training!