Team, I trained in through May 2009 with Mark Allen Online (MAO) and although a bit pricy in the Peak Training mode, it was a good discipine for me to log in each day and say how I did. That said,…Continue
Half the distance but still just as hard! Swim in the notorious Sand Hollow (remember, it IS next to "Hurricane"), ride through Snow Canyon and run on hills that you never knew possible in a half!See More
"Similar to other comments, swimming 2.4 in the pool is not the same as open water. I cut my teeth at IM St. George 2010 and in several HIM's since the big thing for me was not open water; it was the damn cold water. I just can't breath in…"
"If the course is flat to minor rolling hills or is traditionally windy, go tri-bike. But have enough time to ride it and get strong on it. Peddle for power and stay in the drops until you just can't. If the course has steep…"
"Team, I have used Mark Allen Online (MAO) which was very good in terms of what to do and feedback from the coaches. It is around $20 per week for maintenance and I think $39 per week for the 20 weeks leading up to your "A" race.…"
"Since I can't get to any races until the family and work issue let up, I'm going to do a self sponsored 140.6 on January 1st 2013 here in California. Have the Swim and run worked out and I'm working on the bike next. I…"
"As of 12/31/11, IMSG had issued 1635 bib numbers. Assuming there were late entrants, that sounds more like the 1780 of so hopefuls that the local papers were reporting as did WTC before the race. If you then remove those (like me) that…"
"From my experience in 2010, the swim is one thing but the cutoff at the top of Veyo on lap two is one of the road closure. When I timed out at mile 94, I begged the guy to just let me finish as there were still 7.5 hours left. The…"
"When it happened to me in 2010, the offcial reason was the road closure. They had to reopen by 5:30 hence the 4:30 cuttoff at the top. I felt the same way you did for a year then I got over it and was just happy to be there!"
Thanks. My sons X-country team is going to run with me and provide drink and food....Working on the course details now. Cool idea for the shirts, I'll think of something. Decided to go for Jan 1st....
I followed a similar path in 2010. The then 55 deg water and wind was just too much for me and I timed out by 13 minutes so think of it this way; you beat me. I know exactly where your head is and hope you can see how cool it is just to…"
"Rob..so sorry it's not working out for you....we will miss having you be part of this years IM......and yes, go for it with you self imposed IM.....it should be fun and satisfying....you might even get some friends to do pieces of it with…"
Tomorrow is IMSG and although I paid to be there, I'll miss the race due to family issues and work. Learning they are dropping the full IM in favor of the 70.3 after tomorrows race really sucks because I miss my shot to redeem missing the bike cut-off in 2010 by 13 minutes. That said, I was think of doing a self sponsored IM. I know it sounds crazy but I have to time my first IM around so many issues, it is the only way I see this happening anytime soon. Has anyone done this; considered it,…See More
53 years old, Married for 19 years to the greatest wife in the world. I have a 17 year old son who has my endurance. I run a Manufacturing Business in San Diego with four locations in the US, Mexico and China. The travel, hours on the job and commute make this the ultimate in masocist sport.
My Tri Story:
I started training for the CA Triple Crown (three 200+ miles rides in one year) and discovered I really did not care for a 12 to 13 hour bike ride. My neighbor had just done IMFL and I thought it would be more diverse. With several HIM's under my belt I decided to attempt a full IM in 2010 at the inaugural IMSG which I started....but DNF; I missed the bike cut-off by 13 minutes. It was much tougher than I thought and I just did not have the quality of training needed to go 140.6 on this bike/run course. Hummbled but not over the desire, I'm re-committed and working very hard at the moment for several HIM's and several half marathons. Since IMSG is not longer 140.6, lost that battle for redemption but considering the HIM version for 2014
In training, Age grouper, Training for my first!, I'm a repeat finisher!
Has anybody ever done back to back half ironman's with just two weeks in between? I just finished the Superfrog HIM and noticed there is the inaugural Orangeman HIM the week after next. HIM's are actually rare in SoCal and to me racing is better than training. My feeling is it just a 6 hour training day two weeks later. Thoughts?
Well, your training for Ironman St. George is about to start and I just wanted to introduce myself just in case you are interested in online coaching for the race. I am a USAT Triathlon Certified Coach (8 years now), an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, have raced 60+ triathlons, from sprints to full Ironman distances, including the Kona Ironman World Championships. I own and operate In Training, LLC, which is Utah's only stand-alone, fulltime, triathlon coaching company, and have coached over 600 people over the past 8 years.....from complete beginners, to average age-groupers, and many elite athletes as well.
If you'd like to learn more about my online coaching services, please feel free to ask. Oh, and I coached about 15 people for this particular race last year, and have ridden/ran the course so I am very familiar with it.