Ironman Wales 2012

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  • Thinking positively - doc says I'm to continue swimming and cycling, so if I do get operated on in early March, I won't be too far behind schedule, my IM plan was only meant to kick off at the beginning of April anyway. Plenty of time to pick up on running.........................I've often run marathons off a 16-week plan! Haven't been smoking something funny, honest. And lots of peeps end up doing run-walk anyway.

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    Always optimistic that's me. Or should it be "blinkered"?

  • That's rubbish UIW image

    At least with the new WTC rules on changing events you would be able to cancel and get a 2013 entry for almost no cost

  • Challenge Vichy for 2013. I fancy trying a flat course for once.
  • Wales is flat image
  • image  indeed it is ..... image
  • I thought it was mostly downhill? image
  • WillRun4Wine wrote (see)

    Mrs. Zuvai here............

    Im up for volunteering/supporting/doing anything that could possibly need doing!   image

    Hi  Mrs Z... could you perhaps wait at the bottom of wisemans bridge and push me from there to the top of saundersfoot please image
  • Well Slagiatt............

     I am absolutely positive you wont need it judging by your success this year........but if theres a bottle of wine at the top im sure I could be persuaded!    image

  • Mrs Z - re the supporting/transition, Fat Buddha is your man.  He is looking to set up a Pirate Transition Support so keep popping back here for updates or contact FB direct
  • Just had a look at Kiln Park for the Long Course Weekend in June. Is that where most people stay when they're down there? Prices looked shocking, tbh;

    £171 for a basic tent pitch for 4 nights
    £225 for my folks to hook up their caravan for the same duration

    Does anybody have any alternative suggestions or better ideas? There's a mention of Hungerford Farm on the LCW website, but it looks a little way out of town. Thanks!

  • Just paid my money so there's no going back now image

    Just got to sort out accommodation for the race weekend, how long do most people book and stay for? couple of days before and a day after? i know it's probably personal preference but any advice on best length of stay for an ironman noob would be welcome.
  • If abroad, arrive on Thursday, register and rebuild bike. Friday relax & pasta party etc. Saturday, rack bike and more relax. Sunday - race. Monday - Drink beer and relax. Tuesday, get sherpa to pack and leave for home. image
    How much time do you have ??

  • I remember being a little shocked at the camping cost  for 4 nights in late september at kiln park, for a tent. - ie £80-100 ish I think.....

    however that was not the peak holiday time.....

    and it was wet and windy.

    and we left after 3 nights

    but kiln park is close(ish) to the action - no having to drive into town is an advantage.

    The pub is 'interesting'

  • the whole place is "interesting!"

    any campsite that has a burger king on site is always going to have its characters! - imagine going there in the hight of the school holidays image

    i don't think anyone stayed the last night - irene saw to that!

  • lol, well I booked a tent pitch for 5 nights to give full flexibility, £63 for an electric pitch, cheap enough even if it is 'interesting' image
  • Il'll probably be back as well as i m struggling to justify the cost of the hotelsin town.....
  • I booked a caravan as soon as the dates were announced and it cost the same as me and a couple of friend paid to camp in that boggy field... image
  • ^ you did choose the worst place to erect a tent!

    i've not sorted my accommodation yet... image

  • image   Ive gone for a caravan as well for next time ... Just in case the Americans send us the tail end of one of their hurricanes again.

  • There it is.... I took all the abuse for not being man enough to camp... now you are all following suite and getting a caravan!!

    For reference my caravan for 3 nights cost £270 last year, booked in late October I believe

  • Jingle Boots wrote (see)

    There it is.... I took all the abuse for not being man enough to camp... now you are all following suite and getting a caravan!!

    lol.. very true... but then again you did also bring your mum to cook for you and tuck you in at night ;-) ..... i beleive the moral high ground is still ours ... just 

  • Slagiatt wrote (see)
    Jingle Boots wrote (see)

    There it is.... I took all the abuse for not being man enough to camp... now you are all following suite and getting a caravan!!

    lol.. very true... but then again you did also bring your mum to cook for you and tuck you in at night ;-) ..... i beleive the moral high ground is still ours ... just 


    You lost that moral high ground when you had me and Kat carry your stuff back... not long after I had finished my own Ironman image 

    (yeah OK my parents carried all my stuff back and left me to get drunk but that doesnt matter)

  • image hahahahahahahahahahaha .... yeah well there was that i suppose
  • Well - accom sorted for LCW in June.
    Now to sort something for the main event!

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  • Hi can anyone recommend a good training plan,I have looked at going long by joe friel and iron fit by don fink, have also thought about the plan on the im wales website but dont fancy the £360. IM Wales will be my first IM so I want to try to get it right..
  • Go for Fink IMHO its very easy to follow and I used it for my first couple when i didnt have a clue just be honest with what your current fitness level and goal is then pick a programme - get you round, intermediate , or competative

  • read going long as well as Fink, (if you can) and use it to tweak the appropriate fink plan, re HR zones, reduce the swimming a bit, inc the biking, etc etc

    remember, consistency is key, hitting the key long sessionns each week is what its about, the remaining sessions are filler....

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