Ironman 2017 - PE

mon-goose's Photo mon-goose 12 Dec 2016

I seldom do brick sessions. now an again I might run to gym, do a spin session and run home and that's it... too damn lazy to run after cycling :)

how far is gym from you though

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IceCreamMan's Photo IceCreamMan 04 Jan 2017

Well, after a HUGE December training month I have now come down with serious flu which is a bastard to shake. So no training for the last 3 days but I guess the silver lining is that I needed the rest anyway. Just hope to shake it off sharp sharp. December was by far the largest training month ever for me.

12 weekends left until Ironman, my events leading up to PE are:

1. 8 Jan - Kudos 15 km run (on condition I shake this flu)
2. 15 Jan Dischem 21 km run
3. 21 Jan - 5 km Heia swim
4. 29 Jan - Johnson crane hire marathon
5. 12 Feb - Midmar mile. Not 100% sure of this one as yet to be honest.
6. 5 march - Durban ultra

then will do a cycle race at some point just lots of training really. While I don't realistically think I will be faster in 2017 than 2016 it would be nice to make some gains. my motto for IM PE 2017 is comfort...I want to be as damn comfortable as possible for the entire event :)

Got all my bits an bobs ready for PE, hotel booked an paid for etc so now its just focus on training time.
Edited by IceCreamMan, 04 January 2017 - 09:24 .
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DA\/ID's Photo DA\/ID 04 Jan 2017

Was suffering from serious FOMO so here we go... I have entered  :eek:

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IceCreamMan's Photo IceCreamMan 05 Jan 2017

Was suffering from serious FOMO so here we go... I have entered  :eek:


Each year i always promise myself and the wife its the last one....yeah right....

Good luck. its going to be a great day out and the wind aint gonna blow either...moderate temps and a very friendly crowd....
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shaper's Photo shaper 05 Jan 2017

Well, after a HUGE December training month I have now come down with serious flu which is a bastard to shake. So no training for the last 3 days but I guess the silver lining is that I needed the rest anyway. Just hope to shake it off sharp sharp. December was by far the largest training month ever for me.

12 weekends left until Ironman, my events leading up to PE are:

1. 8 Jan - Kudos 15 km run (on condition I shake this flu)
2. 15 Jan Dischem 21 km run
3. 21 Jan - 5 km Heia swim
4. 29 Jan - Johnson crane hire marathon
5. 12 Feb - Midmar mile. Not 100% sure of this one as yet to be honest.
6. 5 march - Durban ultra

then will do a cycle race at some point just lots of training really. While I don't realistically think I will be faster in 2017 than 2016 it would be nice to make some gains. my motto for IM PE 2017 is comfort...I want to be as damn comfortable as possible for the entire event :)

Got all my bits an bobs ready for PE, hotel booked an paid for etc so now its just focus on training time.

Average December training, focused more on pacing on bike and run.  Did more running than usual. Now into my 12 week training plan which will hopefully have me strong and ready for PE

 

As for lead up events:

1. 15 Jan - Dischem 21km

2. 29 Jan - EL 70.3

3. 12 Feb - Midmar

4. 5 March - Durban Ultra (still deciding)

5. 18 March - Om Die Dam 21km

 

Just got to organise the bike transport closer to the time else all ready :)

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@ndy's Photo @ndy 05 Jan 2017

I have had a good training block over December. I haven't put on any weight which is a first. I'm a bit short on events building up to PE. Apart from a select few MTB marathons, I'll be doing;

1. ITU Cape Town
2. Sanlam Cape Mile
3: Grabouw Xterra.

I might try and put in a run event too but not being a runner I don't know of many in the Cape. I'm loving the build up to this.


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shaper's Photo shaper 05 Jan 2017

I might try and put in a run event too but not being a runner I don't know of many in the Cape. I'm loving the build up to this.

 

download the app Run SA 

https://play.google....co.runsa&hl=enĀ 

https://itunes.apple...1061067699?mt=8

 

Will give you info on running events in WC and if not the contact details then can google the event to find out more with regard to registering and entering

 

Else you can also check on the Nedbank runner guide http://www.runnersguide.co.za/ which will give you the comprehensive list of running events for the year

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travisza's Photo travisza 05 Jan 2017

Pretty good December for me training wise.

 

No events entered so far between now and PE. Might do Buffelspoort ultra on 19 Feb, but havent made my mind up yet.

 

Not sure if its worth doing a half from a training point of view.

 

It'll be my first full so pretty nervous already

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car6006's Photo car6006 05 Jan 2017

Entered my FIRST IronMan 2017 at PLZ --> Nervous and Excited

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IceCreamMan's Photo IceCreamMan 05 Jan 2017

Entered my FIRST IronMan 2017 at PLZ --> Nervous and Excited


I reckon you will be fine. Nerves are there no matter how many times you start n IM as nothing is guaranteed but you should be fine. Pace cleverly and go.
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@ndy's Photo @ndy 05 Jan 2017

download the app Run SA
https://play.google....co.runsa&hl=en
https://itunes.apple...1061067699?mt=8

Will give you info on running events in WC and if not the contact details then can google the event to find out more with regard to registering and entering

Else you can also check on the Nedbank runner guide http://www.runnersguide.co.za/ which will give you the comprehensive list of running events for the year


Cool thanks shaper.


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DA\/ID's Photo DA\/ID 08 Jan 2017

Well, after a HUGE December training month I have now come down with serious flu which is a bastard to shake. So no training for the last 3 days but I guess the silver lining is that I needed the rest anyway. Just hope to shake it off sharp sharp. December was by far the largest training month ever for me.

12 weekends left until Ironman, my events leading up to PE are:

1. 8 Jan - Kudos 15 km run (on condition I shake this flu)
2. 15 Jan Dischem 21 km run
3. 21 Jan - 5 km Heia swim
4. 29 Jan - Johnson crane hire marathon
5. 12 Feb - Midmar mile. Not 100% sure of this one as yet to be honest.
6. 5 march - Durban ultra

then will do a cycle race at some point just lots of training really. While I don't realistically think I will be faster in 2017 than 2016 it would be nice to make some gains. my motto for IM PE 2017 is comfort...I want to be as damn comfortable as possible for the entire event :)

Got all my bits an bobs ready for PE, hotel booked an paid for etc so now its just focus on training time.

 

 

My events building up to PE:

 

15 Jan - Trinity Triathlon in Germiston

21 Jan - 3 km Heia swim

29 Jan - 70.3 EL
12 Feb - PnP 21km

 

Not a 100% sure of the Heia swim, I picked up a stomach-bug there in December with my last open water swim.

 

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Edited by Dav/d, 09 January 2017 - 09:03 .
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IceCreamMan's Photo IceCreamMan 09 Jan 2017

My events building up to PE:
 
15 Jan - Trinity Triathlon in Germiston
21 Jan - 3 km Heia swim
29 Jan - 70.3 EL
12 Feb - PnP 21km
 
Not a 100% sure of the Heia swim, I picked up a stomach-bug there in December with my last open water swim.
 
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Never had an issue at Heia, with the recent rains I would think the water would be clean too. I believe it is billed as the cleanest water in Gauteng currently.

Missed the Kudos run due to flu, just getting over it so taking it easy, will put the hammer down once I feel 100%. Going from 13 to 15 hour weeks to a 2 hour week is incredibly depressing but nothing else for it and I guess the downtime will do my body and mind good.

11 weekends left, effectively 10 for training and the 11th for tapering. of those 11 I have 2 where I will be out of action completely due to other factors so only 9 weekend left for me. 82 days til IM ...**** that's nerve racking
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IceCreamMan's Photo IceCreamMan 09 Jan 2017

how far is gym from you though


ooops, sorry missed this question. Its around 3.5 km's from my house to the gym. I generally take a slightly longer route to run to gym so the run is longer than 30minutes for Discovery points purposes :) ...
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Wheelsuck's Photo Wheelsuck 09 Jan 2017

What's  the deal with the Bike route, Same as 2016? 

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travisza's Photo travisza 09 Jan 2017

What's  the deal with the Bike route, Same as 2016? 

Just jumping onto your question....anyone have a strava file for the route?

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