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They are all hard. Plenty of people do hard ones as their first effort. You just have to train accordingly.
M..ouse wrote (see)
i did lanza as my 1st ironman race its only stupid if your normal,
but being a triathlete you must be mad like the rest of us
Well I'm a marathoner (or I was until recently finding myself here), so perhaps not as mad as the rest of you but certainly getting there.....
But I found myself on the 'dark side' as a result of a drunken bet, which ended with the words "honestly, just hard can it be...". I'm sure we've all be there! So, here I am, losing my Tri cherry on the 19th - the day Lanza opens...coincidence??
I was planning to gain my Pirate badge of honour at the Outlaw next year, but M...eldy keeps telling me to MTFU and come and play in Lanza!
So can I add my colours to the mast and join you for ExtrvaLanza ???
I've found a list, Rafi, please feel free to add your name to it, should you so wish.
Yep, I've gone and down it now!! Adding myself to the list....
BarleyIron Tractor BoyPurpletriladyBlueandySlowEngineerWaffy McWaffingtonMeldy McMuffinnew shoes
Sneaks off to explain the bad news to the bank account!!!
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)
Mouse, I dont see youre name on the list
This year - flying out with Monarch and back with Thomas Cook into Manchester. Yep roughly £200 for me, the bike, luggage etc..( although I used up my airmiles so the actual outlay was about £50 for the bike )
Staying at the Oasis Appts in PdC, one bedroom apartment for 6 nights, £120.
It's actually costing me more to go to The Outlaw in Nottingham.
when is it best to book flights / place to stay for lanza 2013?
will there be a PSOF club hotel to try book into ?
Hi Rowena - thats a very kind offer
But I'm glad there will be another IM newbie there, so I won't look quite so stupid. And I think Lanza is a good sensible move, mainly because I hate riding in the rain!!
But down to more important matters - these muffins....what flavours are we talking, and just haow massive is this basket
Ahead of you on a couple of those, got a road bike and TT. Covering about 120 miles a week at the mo just for fun - any excuse to ride the TT!!
Just need to fond some decent hills round here to practice...Meldy any suggestions??
Head NE towards the Chilterns, or ride South to Pompey.
The drag from Henley to Wallingford has a long incline - not steep, just depressing. Also the other (non Henley) side of Remenham hill is steep ish.
Or just beast yourself on laps of Dell road in Finch, whilst I sit in the greyhound drinking beer.
You lot are a bad influence & have got me thinking about this - but given last year's season was wrecked with a knee injury, this year from my crash I'm almost too scared to book anything for next year as we all know things happen in 3's!
But just cause I am vaguely sort of stupidly considering it (), what sort of overall cost do we think we're talking about with flights, accom, race entry, food etc?
Rafiki - when I'm back out on the bike you'll have to come visit the home of the hills o'er here in Surrey
vaguely! only vaguely!!! clearly our spells arent working properly.Costs (assuming youve got all the kit and not including consumables, gels, training events etc).Flights err no idea? maybe £200Accomodation? err no idea really either £200?Race Entry? About £350Spending money? maybe £200.I think about £1000 would be a rough estimate.
You seemed to have missed post race beer money off that list Barlo!!
And Shas, you know you want to, so stop mucking around and get your name on the list!!