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Ozzie1973




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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not tempted at all.
I can think of nothing worse.
I have promised myself I will never do another Ironman.
But Lanza is a nice place.
And the atmosphere is great.
And the race is epic.
... and it's a good excuse to take the whole family on a trip.

Oh go on then.
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Simon G.




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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ozzie1973 wrote:
I am not tempted at all.
I can think of nothing worse.
I have promised myself I will never do another Ironman.
But Lanza is a nice place.
And the atmosphere is great.
And the race is epic.
... and it's a good excuse to take the whole family on a trip.

Oh go on then.


Great stuff! See you out there again. You know the pain of all that training (not to mention the race itself!) is worth it Very Happy
Have entered a few days ago and booked apartamentos jables bermudas and the flights.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any tips on where to stay at all? Had a week in Costa tiguise this year and went to cheer on the IM and knew then I had to do it. Is it best to stay in Puerto del carmen? If so any recommendations? Thanks all
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philpy wrote:
Any tips on where to stay at all? Had a week in Costa tiguise this year and went to cheer on the IM and knew then I had to do it. Is it best to stay in Puerto del carmen? If so any recommendations? Thanks all


Best to stay in Puerta Del Carmen I would say - just so you're near to the start and finish. Lots of places to choose from...I guess it depends on your budget - I use booking.com or travel republic to search usually. I stayed at La Penita the last 2 years and that was fine,
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very seriously considering this for my comeback race. I have 7 Iron distance races and 1 Double-Iron under my belt (an average month for T_C) but lost the love after IMUK 2013.

I've got the itch again, just started some base training and am quite enjoying it - good sign! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Me and my mate signed up for this a few months back, both of us gunning for sub 10hrs in the 25-29 category.

Going to do some research today and read some race reports etc.

Was also wondering if anyone had any accommodation available, properties they rent out? Need to get it all booked up. Failing that, any recommendations of where to stay?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thepeteh wrote:
Me and my mate signed up for this a few months back, both of us gunning for sub 10hrs in the 25-29 category.



That's a punchy target! What sort of bike splits have you done elsewhere? I think you can comfortably add 30 minutes onto the bike time for a "fast" course like Austria and even more if it's a particularly windy year Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whisk wrote:
thepeteh wrote:
Me and my mate signed up for this a few months back, both of us gunning for sub 10hrs in the 25-29 category.



That's a punchy target! What sort of bike splits have you done elsewhere? I think you can comfortably add 30 minutes onto the bike time for a "fast" course like Austria and even more if it's a particularly windy year Wink


Most recent full was Outlaw in 2015 biking 5hr10. My ftp was 300 then, its 320 now so think I'm good for 5hrs if I did it again, ended up with 9hr48 finishing time

Done a few halfs including Stafford 2hr30 (4hr43 total)and Wimbleball 2hr53...

Swim pb is 55min for 3.8k

Run 3hr15 - 3hr25 is the target.

swim under 1hr, bike 5hr30 or a good bit below... leaving my 3.5 hours for transition and run. It's going to be big hard day but its not completely unrealistic.

Surprised
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thepeteh wrote:
Whisk wrote:
thepeteh wrote:
Me and my mate signed up for this a few months back, both of us gunning for sub 10hrs in the 25-29 category.



That's a punchy target! What sort of bike splits have you done elsewhere? I think you can comfortably add 30 minutes onto the bike time for a "fast" course like Austria and even more if it's a particularly windy year Wink


Most recent full was Outlaw in 2015 biking 5hr10. My ftp was 300 then, its 320 now so think I'm good for 5hrs if I did it again, ended up with 9hr48 finishing time

Done a few halfs including Stafford 2hr30 (4hr43 total)and Wimbleball 2hr53...

Swim pb is 55min for 3.8k

Run 3hr15 - 3hr25 is the target.

swim under 1hr, bike 5hr30 or a good bit below... leaving my 3.5 hours for transition and run. It's going to be big hard day but its not completely unrealistic.

Surprised


good luck
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stivrunning wrote:


good luck


thanks... Sprint Sprint
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In, flights and accommodation all booked. Very excited. I am interested how it compares to Ironman Wales. Any views?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chocoholic wrote:
In, flights and accommodation all booked. Very excited. I am interested how it compares to Ironman Wales. Any views?


IMO - the swim is a bit easier, the bike is comparable and the run is easier than Wales despite the heat. For me Wales is the hardest official IM I have done, Lanza is a very close second. Lanza is just such a blast though. Done 6 Lanza's and only 1 Wales, despite the hassle/expense of getting there and back. That should tell you something Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thepeteh wrote:
Whisk wrote:
thepeteh wrote:
Me and my mate signed up for this a few months back, both of us gunning for sub 10hrs in the 25-29 category.



That's a punchy target! What sort of bike splits have you done elsewhere? I think you can comfortably add 30 minutes onto the bike time for a "fast" course like Austria and even more if it's a particularly windy year Wink


Most recent full was Outlaw in 2015 biking 5hr10. My ftp was 300 then, its 320 now so think I'm good for 5hrs if I did it again, ended up with 9hr48 finishing time

Done a few halfs including Stafford 2hr30 (4hr43 total)and Wimbleball 2hr53...

Swim pb is 55min for 3.8k

Run 3hr15 - 3hr25 is the target.

swim under 1hr, bike 5hr30 or a good bit below... leaving my 3.5 hours for transition and run. It's going to be big hard day but its not completely unrealistic.

Surprised


Good luck! This is a great, yet brutally hard race. I agree with the advice to add at least 30 mins to a "normal" IM bike time for this course.

Take a look at previous results. Very few go sub 5 hours on the bike. I would imagine those that do have an FTP above 320. Last year 6 pros went sub 5 (5 of those finished the race)

May well be there myself in 2017.

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seren nos




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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

for me wales is harder for all three aspects....
because i carry a little weight I am #@?# at climbing hills ...and am a little chicken at technical descents but better than i was.
So Wales is a tough one as you are always climbing or descending...
Lanza the climbs are long as gradual so ok.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The week before the IM, there's an OW race, off the same beach.
Choice of 1.9km or 3.8km, a nice spot of last minute training if you're around.
http://lanzaroteopenwater.com/home/
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