Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)



  • Hey, I was supposed to say that! image

    I'm still not officially training yet but I did to a hilly 33 miles today, it was fecking cold and wet and my feet were too numb to a short run afterwards, ho hum.

  • I rode outside today despite the wind because I felt like I needed to practice. It makes me hyperventilate a bit.
  • Iron Pingu wrote (see)

    Hey, I was supposed to say that! image


    Oooooops sorry, I got a bit excited!!image

  • Last bike of year done, once again in epic wind and rain.

    Its now head down arse up all the way to Lanza.

  • training (re) starts tomorrow.

    I did a 2 hour easy bike, so the target next weeken is a solid 2 hour ride.

    Lots of catching up to do, but I've done a couple of 112 milers in Sept / Oct so still have a base to rebuild.

  • 3.5 hrs biked this morning. It was lovely out so it would've been rude not to.
  • I think I have done about 5 hrs over Sunday and today ... all mountain biking so good strength work !

  • Okay I am in for IM Lanza 2013 - now need some motivation.  Motivating myself for my first IM last year was much easier!   Need to lose some serious Turkey stuffing weight and 'get back on the bike'... need some inspiration!  Need to rebuild my base fitness, havent been back in the pool since Zurich in July!  This is gonna hurt...

    How many Pirates are setting sail for this one this year?

  • 20ish I think.

    Just watch the youtube videos, that should frighten you into doing something.

  • Welcome Doris!!

    As Froggy says ... watch the videos,  on an empty stomach !!

  • Who the **** is Froggy?image

  • I waas told be a very experienced iron person that there's no need to do any swim training as the tide takes you round the course, bit of a bonus!

  • ha ha that is a bonus!!

  • Yes, and half the bike course is downhill, so only need to do 50% of normal bike training.


  • image now that is the kind of advice we could do with!! image

  • and of course the 'run' section is along the road where there's a few bars so it's pretty much a pub crawl image

  • It might well have to be ......  10 mins I ran today  image

  • It all sounds dead easy image

  • It sounds idyllic.


    19 weeks today.


  • 3hr 45mim bike. Am planning my afternoon nap already.
  • 19 weeks you say?

    Thats aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages away .... isn't it??  image

  • M..o.use wrote (see)
    3hr 45mim bike. Am planning my afternoon nap already.

    That's EXACTLY what I did today, lol, just woken up in fact image

    Btw, whilst on my cycle today I was thinking about this race.  Has anyone considered the comedy tan lines this race will set us up with for the whole summer?!  Important stuff, I may have to do the race in a bikini... image

  • Pingu I still have comedy lines from years ago .... I think they are a badge of honour  image

    But yes, I am happy to have those to worry about  !!!

  • I like the badge of honour idea.  Maybe an IM logo scratch into the sun cream image

  • I'm liking your thinking   image

  • Same here, will be taking a template out with me from one of the finisher medals, maybe

  • I'm a bit afraid of the burning potential.  Slacker finished Nice so burnt he scarred.  I'm going to take out shares in P20.


  • We will need to keep a look out for the P20 offers in supermarkets, I know Tescos did a good one last year

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