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Re: IronMan 2016 Now Ironman 2017
« Reply #80 on: October 24, 2016, 03:18:32 pm »
We will be hosting the 1/2 IM World Champs in PE in 2018, are you going to aim for that?
IceCreamMan, have yo done the Durban 1/2IM yet? Not as duanting as the East London one but still a good race.
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Re: IronMan 2016 Now Ironman 2017
« Reply #81 on: October 28, 2016, 08:54:29 am »
We will be hosting the 1/2 IM World Champs in PE in 2018, are you going to aim for that?
IceCreamMan, have yo done the Durban 1/2IM yet? Not as duanting as the East London one but still a good race.

World Champs and Icecreamman in one sentence is a paradox. :)  ...nope I wont enter that as I would never qualify anyway. I am slow....

have done both IM Durban halves and cradlerock which was the same router, will also do the miway ultra there in march next year. Really enjoy the route on the bike.
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Re: IronMan 2016 Now Ironman 2017
« Reply #82 on: December 06, 2016, 01:40:53 pm »
So November has come and gone...a big month for me and I ran the Sowetan marathon in a painful 5 hours and 25 minutes... first time ever I have done a standalone marathon and it was painful.

Cycled a lot and spent a lot of time on my mountain bike. Its fun to have a change of pace and scenary even though it weights probably twice what my road bike weights.

4 months to IM and its a lekker feeling having done it twice before and knowing there is no pressure, and the experience of what to expect and how to handle different scenarios. Without a doubt there will be challenges but experience counts for a lot. 2016 was a 14 hour epic journey, I expect 2017 to be around the same. I really don't see myself saving time on the swim or cycle but possibly could save a little time on the run but marginal at best.

So, wwhich dogs gonna line up on 2 april?

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Re: IronMan 2016 Now Ironman 2017
« Reply #83 on: January 04, 2017, 09:25:51 am »
so which other dawgs gonna do IM PE?

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Re: IronMan 2016 Now Ironman 2017
« Reply #84 on: February 16, 2017, 04:52:15 pm »
Been a while since I updated

Training wise I had a terrible January.
I was struck down with flu and thus lost around 10 days of training. It was hellishly frustrating but I guess such is life. Also picked up a "tennis elbow" kind of injury so could not swim for a while. I got to say that after 3 years of injury free "ness" I now have started picking up niggles which is a manifestation of the fact I am doing too much for too long. Time to relax and chill however ironman is only 6 weeks away and there is no time to relax. In the remaining 6 weeks I intend spending a lot of time on the bike as this is realistically the only area where I think I can make up some time. The run is by far my worst discipline and I aint no runner and the swim is by far my best discipline and I doubt I will make up time there but on the bike there is time to be made so focusing on that. Running also hurts me so going to take it easy regarding running.

Aiming for around 13:45 this year. made up as follows:

67 - Swim (a nice casual swim like 2016, no point in rushing it)
6:10 - Cycling on condition the conditions are like 2016, ie excellent
5:45 - Run ...

Rest of the time in transition and eating pies and whatever I can get my hands on.

numbers will be published soon....
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Re: IronMan 2016 Now Ironman 2017
« Reply #85 on: March 13, 2017, 09:36:39 am »
Time is getting closer, how is the training going?

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Re: IronMan 2016 Now Ironman 2017
« Reply #86 on: March 13, 2017, 09:53:42 am »
Time is getting closer, how is the training going?

I am battling, I think I am over training so battling with injuries and pesky flu. Will start relaxing a bit I reckon. What will be will be.

Numbers should be published very soon now. The excitement builds hey.

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Re: IronMan 2016 Now Ironman 2017
« Reply #87 on: March 13, 2017, 02:29:42 pm »
numbers are out...
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Re: IronMan 2016 Now Ironman 2017
« Reply #88 on: March 13, 2017, 02:45:18 pm »
what are the qualifying criteria for the ironman and 1/2 ironman?

Thinking of doing the 1/2 in Durban. My struggle is in the water..... ???
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Re: IronMan 2016 Now Ironman 2017
« Reply #89 on: March 13, 2017, 03:12:52 pm »
what are the qualifying criteria for the ironman and 1/2 ironman?

Thinking of doing the 1/2 in Durban. My struggle is in the water..... ???

The entry fee.... there is no other qualification necessary. Once they have your money they give you a number and you go for it.

Ironman branded events are superbly organized and well worth attending.

The water is the easy part, its the run that fucks me up
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Re: IronMan 2016 Now Ironman 2017
« Reply #90 on: March 15, 2017, 08:22:54 am »
what are the qualifying criteria for the ironman and 1/2 ironman?

Thinking of doing the 1/2 in Durban. My struggle is in the water..... ???

The entry fee.... there is no other qualification necessary. Once they have your money they give you a number and you go for it.

Ironman branded events are superbly organized and well worth attending.

The water is the easy part, its the run that fucks me up

I agree, If anyone takes out that money for an entry, they will make sure they are prepared. hehe.
My struggle was also in the water. Once that is done its like being half way there for me.

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Re: IronMan 2016 Now Ironman 2017
« Reply #91 on: March 20, 2017, 11:31:02 am »
short strokes now....
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