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Having just got around to watching a recording of the Ironman Wales TV programme (screened a couple of weeks ago) a couple of points seemed worthy of note:
Recalling that my own egress from the sea was rather undignified, I was encouraged to see that a number of elite athletes were also unceremoniously dumped on the sand.
Even Kirsten Moller (all of 4 stone soaking wet) almost came to a standstill on the hill at Saundersfoot as did I (14.5 stone on a good day) however the similarities ended abruptly as she skipped past me on her final lap of the run as I was lumbering along on my first
Oh happy days!
Ironbloke wrote (see)
Spent well over £1k on race entries alone this year. Add to that loads on travel, accommodation etc and not to mention loads more on kit, bike bits and bobs and gadgets; this sport is probably going to bankrupt me. Notwithstanding all that I am sure I will be back at Tenby next year; just need to get my training more race specific - such as: Swimming at the bottom of Niagra Falls, cycling for 60 miles into a wind tunnel with occasional sideways gusts followed by riding up and down a cliff and then finally running into a deluge of icy water. It could be worse and will - I will also be at Bolton spending the Saturday driving around the various venues dropping off kit, bike etc... Reebok for Race Briefing and Pasta Party. You end up knackered and thats before the race starts at stupid o clock on Sunday morning. Surely it is all madness...
fat buddha wrote (see
5 is enough. although 6 has something about it.....
I'm in! Bought 'n' paid forHokoriJoddlyKelvynOrangeCannonSlagiattSlags mate Tony (forum name tba but he may get stuck with this)SlowerthanilookUltra IronwolfEntering but procrastinating on actually paying upAlan WthedrainmanSupporting and VolunteeringIron PinguSchmunkeeMr ZuvaiM..TriumphantArtful Hen - volunteering
Im in! - all bought and paid for!!!
I'm in! Bought 'n' paid forHokoriJoddlyKelvynOrangeCannonSlagiattSlags mate Tony (forum name tba but he may get stuck with this)SlowerthanilookUltra Ironwolf
waving not drowning!Entering but procrastinating on actually paying upAlan WthedrainmanSupporting and VolunteeringIron PinguSchmunkeeMr ZuvaiM..TriumphantArtful Hen - volunteering
back for another try
fat buddha wrote (see)
heads up volunteersIM Wales like the idea of the pirates taking over transition for the day at the 2012 event and I'll be talking to 8iron next week - if he remembers to call me - to discuss the plan and how it will work. we'll need as many volunteers as we can muster so I'll punt up a separate thread calling for volunteers and get Schmunkee to do a list when I have more details.....
Any advice on chainset/cassette suggestions for IMW? I have Shim 105 Compact 34-50 on the front and 10 on the cassette currently. It got me round Etape Cymru well enough, which I reckon must have been a similarly horrible profile to IMW. But I'm thinking of ways to give myself a little more scope for the climbs, on the basis that keeping a bit of life in my legs for the run will be more important than pure bike speed.
Was also planning on buying some aero wheels... nothing mental... like a 50mm - 80mm set from Planet X. Is that just dumb vanity? Will I be better off with a lighter set of climbing wheels, or is there still an aero advantage at all?
Any thoughts, please?Thanks!
waving not drowning!
IronnurseEntering but procrastinating on actually paying upAlan WthedrainmanSupporting and VolunteeringIron PinguSchmunkeeMr ZuvaiM..TriumphantArtful Hen - volunteering
Nice one, Buddha. Thanks for that. Might just pop a bigger cassette on the back then.And I'll buy the wheels anyway. Even if I never ride on them, they'll make my bike look fast in the garage.
Just edited this one to correct my desperate, sausage-fingered typing. The SHAME!!
In, bought and paid for too, add me to that list!
First IM for me too, and i am currently firmly somewhere between nervous anxiety and euphoria!
Looking forward to all the training and hopefully feeling like i can do it and also for a relatively green triathlete and a beginner IM i am looking forward to a little support/info/consolation over the coming months here!
First question, will my straight forward road bike (Spesh Allez with tri bars) be a useful tool or are there any adjustments/alterations i could make to it on a relatively tight budget to transform my performance?
Thanks for the feedback guys, good to know i don't have to spend mega bucks and as you say RBM will be good to whizz past a few that have hopefully! The two feed options you mention OC were two that i was toying with so good to know i am thinking along the right lines, thanks again!
Mrs. Zuvai here............
Im up for volunteering/supporting/doing anything that could possibly need doing!