Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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  • I have just received a reminder for the final payment for the apartment and have paid, reminding me that this is not far away now.

    I hope all is going well with training, at least if we get a cold,wet and windy day we should be well prepared.

    I am arriving on the Tuesday and looking forward some sunshine.

     

  • Iron Pingu wrote (see)

    Does anyone know ... probably OC ... (and I'm sure this info is on here somewhere but haven't the time (can't be bothered) to rummage!)

    The bike route ... what are the descents like.  Are they long sweeping descents or are they the bum clenching ones where I'd probably be happier getting off and pushing my bike down!

    I don't mind whooshing down hills as long as the road surface is good and you can see a fair way ahead.  Some of the lovely Welsh mountain descents scare the crap out of me. 

     

    Well,

    FireMountain decent - nice smooth road, you can see for miles but has an initial cross wind till you turn into the wind.  Then crank it image

    Drop into La Santa.
    nice smooth road, head to x wind being the only thing that can worry you.  See what the wind is doing then crank it.  Watch the speed humps at the start of la santa village

    Famara
    lovely smooth road, excellent visability, probably a light head / x wind, but just crank it

    Haria.  7 s-bends - just like the alpsimage  road is closed, and generally no wind.  Watch the corners, brake before then open it up on the way out.  utube clip  Once past the last hammer it into Haria village

    Mirador del rio. Initial decent - road is rubbish for about a 2k and you can lose water bottles.  Hold on for dear life and check your fillings in your teeth..

    Then it smooths out after a left tuen and its about 12 k of fast decents - excellent roads with just the odd dodgy corner

    Teguise to vinyards - 2 k of so so rad but some x winds
    conil - weeeeee but with a tight right at the end of it

    donkey track 5k of technical winding road, with a tail wind.  most fin on the entire course image  after haria that is

     

    re taxis....
    They are generally mercedes estates......image

     

     

  • so just back from a week in Lanza, curtosy of EveryDayTraining image

    I am not as fit as last year but had a cracking 33 hours of swim / bike and run.  I feel a little weary now. 
    camp blog

    there is a bit of pirate kit on some of the video clips image

  • Cheers for that OC, good to know. 

     

    I have a http://www.whitehorsechallenge.com/ place if anyone wants it (21st April).

    Was really looking forward to it but one of my best mates wants to go away that weekend for her 40th in Tenby.  Initially I was going to come back early for the race but sense prevailed. 

    Gutted to be missing it but have found a 100m sportive in Hay the weekend before.  Shout if you want it.

  • http://vimeo.com/61642952 - includes firemountain ascent / descent as an idea

     

  • ExtravaLanza t shirt has just arrived image

  • Pictures?
  • no just  a t shirt image

  • Muppet

  • Flying to Lanzarote on Sunday back on the 1st.

    Looking forward to a week of quality training! And some sun image

  • Can you fit me in your suitcase Hokori.............I'm desperate for some warmthimage

  • M...eldy - due to 'technical difficulties' it seems impossible to upload photos!

    But I got black t-shirt as previous photos with ExtravaLanza 2013, with Rafiki underneath image

     

  • seren nos wrote (see)

    Can you fit me in your suitcase Hokori.............I'm desperate for some warmthimage


    This weekends weather is looking erm special again too .... image

     

  • if i recover from the lurgy i'm doing a 10TT on saturday and the 20 miler San Dom on sunday.....

  • Snow forcast for Saturday?? What is up with this weather?? (really, i guess I should know, being an environmental consultant and all image)

  • Ooh Seren, I've been thinking about doing that too, might see you there image

  • seren nos wrote (see)

    Can you fit me in your suitcase Hokori.............I'm desperate for some warmthimage

    We should get Pirate Training Camps in Lanzarote...

  • Rafi .. heavy snow all day Saturday !!     What is with this weather, dont they know we have an IM to train for ?

  • I know Meldy ... what is it left, like 8 weeks?

  • I recon its at least 15 ...  image

  • I think its 16 M...eldy - don't forget the clocks go back soon - thats bound to give us another week image

  • Ohh yes ... that'll be right, and we have a few bank holidays as well so thats a few more extras

  • Got a duathlon on Sunday, current max temp forecast is -1C, could be a while in T1

  • Hokori - can't seem to message you - this site has problems!

    But I just copied the logo from here:

    http://pirates.spreadshirt.co.uk/men-s-long-sleeve-by-american-apparel-A5095827/customize/color/2

  • I think I'd refuse to come out of T1 until I could see daffodils and lambs.

  • Gnrrrr!  Had one of THOSE days which has resulted in missing swimming.  Thought would make up some time on the turbo and discovered a puncture ... on the turbo!  Outraged!

  • I will be so happy to get to April !!

  • You had better of sorted out the weather for April 1st Meldy........or i will be drunk in my caravan instead of on my bikeimage

  • I'll be with you !!!

  • Rafiki wrote (see)

    But I just copied the logo from here

    Thanks dude!

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