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Discussion: HELP

Subject: HELP

By: ontri d.

Written on: Thursday April 05, 2012

Message: Hi all

Q CAN I TRAIN FOR AN IRONMAN IN 9 WEEKS.....

Background. In the military and usually fit. Have done Lanzarote,Zurich and numerous halfs....

Have a 3 week training camp in Cyprus in May.
I have time off from work.....so can focus fully on training and rest rather than work.

Thoughts.... oh my times have been sub 1045...but hat was with longer training time. Should I just take the pressure off and leave it or get a grip and destroy it?

Subject: RE: HELP

By: Suzanne C.

Written on: Thursday April 05, 2012

Message: Yea, you can do it. No sweat.

Don't forget to post a race report (seems I am having to beg everyone lately).

OH - one question, when is the last half/full you did, i.e. you haven't taken 10 years off and gotten fat and lazy, have you? :)

Subject: RE: HELP

By: ontri d.

Written on: Thursday April 05, 2012

Message: Hey - no problem. I have been ticking over but am in a busy job in the army. I finish with them in two weeks and then off until august,,,

Last half ironman was antwerp two years ago and did 430 but trained for helvellyn in august last year. one week beofre i sprained my ankle. I started training last week (having brought a new blue ltd edition) but caught sinisitis and on antibiotics. Mega keen to train but just been unlucky...

What do you think? I would love a sub 1015..

Subject: RE: HELP

By: Suzanne C.

Written on: Thursday April 05, 2012

Message: Don't know about sub 10:15 - but I definitely think you could do it.

Subject: RE: HELP

By: andrew o.

Written on: Thursday April 05, 2012

Message: You got it- just set realistic and low expectations

Subject: RE: HELP

By: ian d.

Written on: Friday April 06, 2012

Message: You have 17 hours.

2 hours for the swim
9 hours for the bike
6 hours to walk 26 miles.

17 hours inside your head.
17 hours of constant fear - of cutoffs, mechanicals, the large blue blob that is floating above your head after 3 hours of the run...
17 hours of hallucinations
17 hours of HAVING to get your nutrition right.
17 hours of pain.

Depending on what you did in the army, many of these issues may be "your day job" and not a problem.

You mention Hellvellyn... you are based in the UK yes?

if so, pop over to bcttt.com, and ask questions of Conehead.

cheers!

didds

Subject: RE: HELP

By: ontri d.

Written on: Friday April 06, 2012

Message: TY all! Ill admit a lot of this is may day job so not necessarily owerwhelmed. I would not be looking just to finish but i am aware about being realistic....the Army teaches you that and so did Lanzarote!!!!

Ill keep you posted

Ta!!

Subject: RE: HELP

By: ian d.

Written on: Saturday April 07, 2012

Message: :-)

still pop over to bcttt.com if ur in the UK... we are very friendly! :-)

where do you live Jonathon?

didds
(in wiltshire)

Subject: RE: HELP

By: ontri d.

Written on: Saturday April 07, 2012

Message: Hi

Im in the chilterns. Fortunatley i have a coach and bike coach just come on board. I was going to do this myself,hence asking on the forum, but luckily I have the army team coach sorting my life out for me. I should do well....ill go on to BCTT.

Subject: RE: HELP

By: Jim K.

Written on: Saturday April 07, 2012

Message: You can do it. I did one last year on 3 weeks training. Just forget the damn 10:15 and go have fun, finish in one piece. Thank the volunteers, chat up your fellow competitors and enjoy being in the arena. If you push for a time like that with so little training, you are begging and pleading for a world of hurt at best, an injury at worst. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

Subject: RE: HELP

By: Lyn D.

Written on: Saturday April 07, 2012

Message: Do it, absolutely.
Good luck!

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