Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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  • Funny ever since I ventured onto the Triathlon section from the the BEGINNERS section on RW, my bank account has never looked worse...
  • lol... yes it does seem to hapen that way . 

  • Its a healthy spend tho image
  • I'm retiring from IM for at least a few years after Austria but I might come along to support.

    Nice time of year for a holiday.

  • but orca,

    you are just getting good!!!!image

  • Okeydokey - I'll be in for this one image 

    Operation Extravalanza 2013

    Barley
    Iron Tractor Boy
    Purpletrilady
    Orangecannon

    Blueandy

  • M...eldy wrote (see)
    My little 'Lanza sock' is growing its pennies   image

    Don't want to think about Barley's "Lanza Sock". I imagine it's self-standing.

  • Sorry Lanzas on the bucket list but 2 kids at uni means dosh will be tight next year
  • Sell 'em Max   image
  • Not that Im doing it, but when does Lanza normally sell out?
  • is it cheating if you check out the bike course before you decide?
  • Deff not cheating..

    I prepared by downloading the course to my Imagic.  Rode the 1st 5 miles on the turbo and having decided it was easy didnt bother with the rest image


    Though the Lanza bike course is a tough one, its not the monster many make it out to be, true there are lots of hills but its the wind and open terrain that can make the race tough. 

    Get used to riding long hills, I think the climb up through Teguisse to Haria is about 8 miles (not steep until a few bits near the end).  This is followed by a swift decent through hairpins then another stiff climb, Mirrador.

    Much of the remaining 25-30 miles was very exposed when I did it and although not necessarily hilly a lot of it is pretty gentle uphill.
  • Just back from a training camp there, not sure exactly if I did parts of the cycle route as I was based in the north but I will check later.

    Hills and heat are a given but it is windy which can be interesting on a descent but I managed to get down in wind conditions I would not have normally gone out in. The road conditions are great there was one section that was bumpy and another with sand blown across the road.

  • Operation Extravalanza 2013

    Barley
    Iron Tractor Boy
    Purpletrilady
    Orangecannon
    Blueandy
    SlowEngineer

    Pinning my colours to the mast... It's an official IM (I haven't gone WTC yet). I love Lanzarote. I'm looking at going to La Santa anyway later this year. I just got a new credit card. Count me in.
  • Operation Extravalanza 2013

    Barley
    Iron Tractor Boy
    Purpletrilady
    Blueandy
    SlowEngineer

    However I'm out as there are other fish to fry......
  • I have had word that the provisional date for IM Lanza is 18th May

    'Provisional but nearly confirmed'

    ;-)
  • Operation Extravalanza 2013

    Barley
    Iron Tractor Boy
    Purpletrilady
    Blueandy
    SlowEngineer
    Waffy McWaffington
  • Operation Extravalanza 2013

    Barley
    Iron Tractor Boy
    Purpletrilady
    Blueandy
    SlowEngineer
    Waffy McWaffington
    Meldy McMuffin





    Looks like the boys are in for a chicking   image
  • does this sell out?
  • Not awfully quick but I wouldnt like to put a time line on it
  • Thanks. Will have a ponder. I'm defo tempted having watched the burger boys video.
  • The Burger Boys (Part 1)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS2nJY6CDvQ
  • The Burger Boys (part 2)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAkjSQCjLQU
  • image



    and a pre-emptive hello to Rowena who was recruitedby Jules at Hastings today and certified by me later on - she is doing Lanza and was pointed our way

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  • Operation Extravalanza 2013

    Barley
    Iron Tractor Boy
    Purpletrilady
    Blueandy
    SlowEngineer
    Waffy McWaffington
    Meldy McMuffin
    new shoes


    Can't think of anything else to do on my birthday in 2013 so why not image Did a chunk of the bike course a few weeks ago on holidays and loved it, cant wait.. suspect that may be because of the pizza stop for lunch and multiple coffee stops!
  • M...eldy - I found you! Hi all!

    Er yes, so Lanza is on my birthday and I thought that was as good a reason to do it as any. Just come home from swim class where I am confident I can do the swim so long as I can back stroke, dog paddle, breaststroke and synchronise swim my way to the end...?

    I'm a bit scared of going down hill on bikes so this should be terrifyingly fun! Whhhhheeeeeee!

  • Hiya Rowena welcome aboard image

    Good to see the list growing, not long now till entries open.
  • just did a training camp on Lanza, including the full IM course on he Friday

    PdC - el gofo - some flat but a few gentle climbs.... take it easy... was into the wind
    el gofo - flat / rolling loop - hammer it
    fire mountains, la santa, famara - uphill, flat but into the wind, downhill to la santa, then up / down to famara... this is the fast bit

    famara beach -> teguise. - mirador long steady climb with the wind..... then climb to teguise, big climb to he top then drop to haria, then climb to mirador del rio
    Mirador - teguise - x winds but big downhill followed by steady uphill back to teguise
    teguise - vineyards - donkey track - home. steady climb through the vinyards, then cut left and fly home

    so..... easy out, make up time to Famara, then its a 20k climb to mirador... take it easy. At this point (2/3) you think its all down hill.......some fast downhills, then a gentle consistent climb in the last third until you reach the vineyards..... once you cut leftand climg to conil, its all done an the final 20k is downhill

    its tougher that Gemany / Regensburg, a lot tougher than outlaw, but (probably) easier than wales...
    The wind is the big unknown. We had weird wnw winds which seemed to end up with headwinds/xwinds the whole way around with no t ailwinds


    We had a solid group of 3 kona age groupers , one wanna be and me.......We got around in 6:30 ish - not much TTing but lots of group riding in a strong group

    So get strong on the bike. The hills are log and shallow, so a strong TT on the flat helps just as much as short sharp uk style hill work

    The wind is an issue..... get used to it and basically the stronger the biker you are the better


    The camp also has a novice ride, they got around in 8 hrs ish
  • Hey Rowena, snap on the birthday.. was going to say something about being likeminded with singing up, but i might be mixing that up with a saying about fools... either way there will be birthday drinks at the end imagehttps://us.v-cdn.net/6027274/uploads/forum/smilies/smile_smiley.gif' />
  • Two birthdays to celebrate while we're out there, excellent imagehttps://us.v-cdn.net/6027274/uploads/forum/smilies/smile_smiley.gif' />
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