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So although Wales is now sold out (unbelievable! I got my place for this year in June) is anyone else doing Wales and Lanzarote in 2014? (I'm also signed up for Outlaw too - anyone doing all three?).
I know of one definite - Silent Assassin.
Lanza and Wales are relatively 'easy' enough to do in a season as there is a good amount of recovery inbetween them ... quite whether Outlaw is viable will depend on what you want from each of them in the way of goals
seems a bit cruel to make any needy children do an ironman
If someone wants to spend their disposable income on multiple IMs so be it and shouldn't catch flack for it - they work hard just as you do KK. If they train hard and have the talent why not? And if someone signs up for three IMs then surely they have some idea of the input needed to meet those goals - aye?
Think its possible to treat both as an A race due to the amount of time between them, hardest thing if it was me would be to keep the motivation to train for Wales after getting back from Lanza (Although I know you have a goal that should keep you motivated), I would use Outlaw as a training day and maybe consider doing the swim/bike and dropping out of the run.
Im fat and shit, ive done multiple Ironman races in one year a number of times.As suggested if you can get fit for one Ironman you can potentially do 2, 3 or more? As suggested by Flat Footed, the hardest thing can be motivation, its difficult to pick up again after the first IM, ive found myself of the start line of subsequent IMs thinking 'what am I doing here'. Try and plan for this and have some goals, maybe plan a couple of 100 mile rides in between to keep you motivated.For some people doing an IM is about being the best, or being the best they can be. For me its a hobby, a past time and something I enjoy. I don't remember have to sign up to any eligibility criteria promising id get under x time or increase my VO2 max last time I entered an IM.Clearly some people can afford IM more easily than others, just as some people can train for IM easier than others. Maybe if I didn't have a job which takes me away from home, sees me doing 10-15 hours travelling and maybe 60 hours work a week id be in the latter category. Im not sure about KKs point, clearly you have to be 'monied' to do an Ironman, lets face it, an Ironman entry costs about the same as 12 months Sky subscription, a smart phone, a months ciggies.
IF .. sounds good motivation to me, they are all class races and have a fabulous atmosphereNo need to justify your reasons for doing what you do IMO !
No indeed ... I have seen too
Why are you bringing Barleys OH into it?
You moan about bullying but that's just what your doing there.
And it was all going so well glad to see KKs back on form
Fanny, roughly how long did Wales take you last year? How much work do you need to do in order to qualify? What's your background? (Don't feel you have to answer these.)
I don't want to try and teach Granny how to suck eggs and I'm sure you've thought it all through but I'm a bit concerned about mixing your missions here. Doing multiple IM events if you want to be good (ie qualify) is hard work from a range of perspectives. You cut a very fine line between training well and getting injured or becoming susceptible to injury. Your objectives are different to those of us who do this as a sporting hobby. This year Funkin did Lanza, IMUK (where he qualified) and Kona (of course). Flyaway qualified at IMUK, as did Joddly, and they both went to Kona. I know other athletes who have raced two IM events in a year in order to qualify. I'm sure they would all tell you that it really takes it out of you. I wonder if three events is going a bit too far. I don't know if you are a seasoned athlete or not but please do go into what you are doing with your eyes open. Look at how each event fits into your season. Do you work full time? How much time do you have for recovery? If you have a family, will they support the amount of training this will need from now through to September?
If I may be so bold, as an outsider looking in, I'd suggest ditching Outlaw and getting back the money that you can or alternatively, converting to a relay team and doing swim/bike as a long training session. Even as a long training session, Outlaw does not replicate the Wales course as it's flat. I can't see how it's useful to you.
That's just my take though and you are welcome to tell me to sling my hook!
I suppose one question to ask yourself is whether you have a realistic chance of qualifying at Lanza (which might make that your A race) or whether Wales is your big shot. You might need to change plans depending on how results go. Good luck!