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Bit the bullet and signed up for Lake Placid Ironman 2004(8 posts)

Bit the bullet and signed up for Lake Placid Ironman 2004onespeed
Jul 29, 2003 9:38 AM
If anyone else is interested the registration opened yesterday and will close when it is full. Last year registration closed in 10 days.

This is the Ironman that I think has the easiest swim, because it is a lake and there is no real current.

My hardest part of this will be the marathon.
re: Bit the bullet and signed up for Lake Placid Ironman 2004Steve_0
Jul 29, 2003 10:00 AM
A marathon is tough (equiv to a doubleC). A marathon after 5-6 hours of intense activity is reallly tough.

Id love to share your misery, but i've given up on IM distance 'till the littleone is a little more self-sufficient. Good luck.
AWESOME, But, are you going to...Marketing Dept
Jul 29, 2003 10:07 AM
use more than onespeed?
interesting question, I am considering ONLY the onespeed (nm)onespeed
Jul 29, 2003 10:16 AM
Envy and admiration here.TNSquared
Jul 29, 2003 10:24 AM
I've done several marathons and a handful of shorter tri's, but one of my lifelong goals is to do an Ironman distance event. With a three year old in my life, that goal will have to wait.

An Ironman is definitely one of the toughest physical challenges you can find. I have alot of respect for anyone who takes on the effort to prepare for and complete one.

Good luck and train well!
Here, too.dzrider
Jul 29, 2003 11:52 AM
I've wanted an Ironman on my resume, and that's both closest to home and pretty country. Work hard, have fun!
Envy and admiration here.witcomb
Jul 29, 2003 12:30 PM
Yeap, I'll have to agree.

Can anyone suggest how to start trainning for one? I guess start small with normal local tri's, but trainning suggestions?
training for IMdotkaye
Jul 29, 2003 2:21 PM
this guy has the goods:
http://www.byrn.org/gtips.htm

check out the section headed 'Endurance Essentials' for the basics. He's also written a book with Joe Friel, Going Long, which expands on what's on the web page. I've run a number of ultramarathons, so I know a bit about endurance training: his methods and theories are reliable, IMO.