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Sainsburys_Ed

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Aug 2014

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    @tommy No, I had a look just in case! My target is between 11 and 12 hours, 10.38 got a Kona spot last year in my age group, but that was with some pretty poor weather conditions, and the year before it was more like 9.45 for which the course would have to be largely downhill!

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    hmmm, i am skeptical of the value of IM branded events, but i haven't done one yet...

    The $800 plus $100 to be paid on the spot if you qualify for Kona seems pretty ridiculous, no idea how they can justify the processing fee on top!

    The half IM I did in July was relatively cheap at £100, but there were times it felt a bit heath robinson as a result...

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    If i'm honest i don't kick too much, I find that I end up getting ragged both with breathing and coordination if i go full speed with arms and legs, so i rely on the buoyacy of my wetsuit and only really use my legs for currents, waves and other times when a bit more gas is needed...

    I only really have one pace for swimming but thankfully I've got fit enough that i can hold it for long enough, did 3.75k in 1hour and 2 minutes tonight, and other finding some new parts of my body to chafe - My collar bones tonight ffs - it was pretty comfortable.

    hopefully 1.05-1.10 will be about my time for wales, although the Australian exit may help with speed for a bit...

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    FSA's judging by the writing!

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    IM is September 14th, i have no idea what next afterwards, I've entered the ballot (again!) for the London Marathon, so if i get that then i'll probably focus on running over the winter and early season, but it kind of depends what i think of IM as a distance, so far my favourite distance is half IM, but i'll probably sit down and decide what my favourite distance is and enter a series of races late september.

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    @tommy yep mine too, we're doing some stupid triple brick session, I think I'd rather do a metric ironman, but I've followed the programme so far, and it'll be nice to have company for the run segments.

    I have a few days off at the moment, so killing myself this week as well!

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    No, and our club wave was 5 minutes after the last wave so we ran into the back markers at about half way, which meant I lost the fast feet I was following :(

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    They use the curvy road at the start of the lake for the runs in the sprint to stop it being just a straight line out and back, and in a sprint i didn't have the capacity to be bored, as everything hurt during the run, my average HR was 176 bpm!

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    No, it was around dorney lake (the Olympic rowing lake) so there are 4 small bridges but they were completely insignificant, the wind is usually an issue, but although it caused a 10kph difference in my speed it wasn't really that big of a deal

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    4th In the club, after one of my training buddies pulled out a bike that was only 20 seconds slower than me, and then a 17 minute 5k, thought I was relatively safe for third at the 1/4 way turn based on who i could see!

    1.02.44, with splits of 12.42, 29.34 and 19.11 for the 750/20/5 distances, which according to my garmin were just about right, although the bike was closer to 19k...

    Oh well, good to get a final race under my belt before Ironman, i probably didn't push hard enough on the bike, but otherwise happy with my results

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