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Metric Ironman Training Day

Post by Marco on Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:06 am

Just floating a suggestion for discussion, following on from the positive response the 'training' half-iron in May received.

One of the training suggestions I've seen as a 'big day' is the notion of a metric IM - that is, do all the mile distances as kilometres. So, 2.4km swim, 112km cycle, 26km run (0.2km extra on run optional!!).

For those wedded to the Queen's statute (Aerohead), that reads 1.5 mi / 70 mi / 16mi, more or less. I suppose essentially you're doing a 5/8 Iron instead of half iron.

I imagine that would push into June, which is also race season, so the cons might well outweigh the pros. Any thoughts out there?
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Post by Marco on Thu May 27, 2010 1:27 am

Just resurrecting the thread to see if there's any interest out there. I felt I got an awful lot out of the half-iron day, and wouldn't mind working this one in...

Possible date - 20th June; day after Dunmore. None of us are racing that day (I believe), so might be a window of opportunity.

Thoughts?
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Post by LambeB on Thu May 27, 2010 7:11 am

Sounds good Marco. I'd definitely be interested if we can get a crowd together.

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Re: Metric Ironman Training Day

Post by steve on Thu May 27, 2010 8:45 am

id be interesred if
a) id be able to get my entry back for dunmore Question scratch (cheeky but gotta ask ha)
b) got enough notice so that i can swap days off..

bank holiday monday might have been an option if not for entries to Athy..

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Re: Metric Ironman Training Day

Post by Spins on Thu May 27, 2010 10:26 am

I'd be interested.
Can we do a sea swim? Will the buoys still be out from Dunmore, we could do three laps.

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Re: Metric Ironman Training Day

Post by Metal Basher on Thu May 27, 2010 6:27 pm

Bring it on, was wondering what to do for that weekend.

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Re: Metric Ironman Training Day

Post by Metal Basher on Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:21 am

So is this likely to happen or what?

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Re: Metric Ironman Training Day

Post by Marco on Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:20 am

There's been some interest. I'll take a look at some possible routes, pop them up, and we'll see what folk think.
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Re: Metric Ironman Training Day

Post by Metal Basher on Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:11 pm

Just a thought but if the whole organising of this thing is going to be a problem maybe we could look at just doing the bike section followed by the run. We could even look at doing it from say Slatts place as I know he has plenty of room for for the parking and bike set up - out back????

I'm kind of leaning this way myself.

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Re: Metric Ironman Training Day

Post by Slatts on Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:20 pm

Just let me know whos doing it as I need to let security know, they get funny about letting people in without 24 hours notice.

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Re: Metric Ironman Training Day

Post by Metal Basher on Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:51 pm

Ah sure just do a Homer on it and put your foot down affraid

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Re: Metric Ironman Training Day

Post by Marco on Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:57 am

Kinda getting cold feet about this myself - looking at the calendar, and I'm running out of places I can fit in long bikes. I also have a feeling it might knock me for six, which might be a week lost. This, of course, might all be down to the fact that I'm a big girl's blouse....
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Re: Metric Ironman Training Day

Post by Slatts on Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:36 am

Grand so - its cancelled. Silly idea anyway

Your all still welcome out to drink cans and watch the hurling & world cup. We can even get Dillon on skype for the limerick match Very Happy

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