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  • September 26

  • Enduradad Spirit , Good morning, how are you doing this week?
    about 6 years ago
  • September 25

  • Spirit of 1989 John Murphy Hi John if youre doing 3 to 4 75 mile rides and 5 x 15-18 mile runs per week youre doing plenty. its more than im doing and I get 20 hrs a week in. Perhaps just a couple of long rides might do the trick pre race
    about 6 years ago
  • September 24

  • John Murphy Hey so ... I've been doing 1/2 irons and olys for many years but this is the first full distance Worried I'm not putting in the distance. I'm averaging about 13 hours a week, 3-4 75 mile bike rides, 15-18 mile runs x 5 , and regular 2 mile swims. Thoughts?
    about 6 years ago
  • September 20

  • Spirit of 1989 The GFT Tribe E-Dad-weather here has been cool too, not good cool either!! Im hoping to be doing a ride thursday afternoon before the race to scope out the dreaded sugarloaf mtn. what time is your treatment? Mine is with MSP Therapy on Monday, they were recommended by NTC. Got a swim and a run today I did 3 1/2 hrs turbo yesterday in my conservatory with my winter gear on it was 100 deg so trying to get acclimatised before I get there !!!
    about 6 years ago
  • September 19

  • Enduradad I just got back from a two day work trip. Temps here are a bit cool 46 this morning, but still ok for morning run. I can tell by the times and distances I'll be way behind both of you. I scheduled my massage for Thur. at Massage Envy. Seemed to have good reviews and they are in Clermont.
    about 6 years ago
  • Spirit of 1989 The GFT Tribe Hi Everyone only 31 days left !!!! Where did that time go? E-Dad Sue says Hi and she's got it covered !! whatever that means...Anyway, good weekend? I did a ride to an openwater swim on Saturday but the water was so cold(11 deg celcius) that I only did 1K before my asthma started and I had to get out. Sunday I managed a 6 mile run with no pain so on the upswing with that...What did you get up to?
    about 6 years ago
  • September 14

  • yellowcake The GFT Tribe I'm starting to feel like I can really do this Ironman thing. I had a Half Iron this past Sunday to test my Ironman paces and placed 2nd in my Age Group with a PR (6:25)! I was super worried about my bike pace, and this course was fairly flat, but I managed a 17mph pace, so I'm stoked. I intentionally held back on the run for the first half (to practice Ironman Pace) and then slowly picked up the pace and finished strong! Great Day. I have a big weekend (3.5 hr run on Saturday and 6.5 hour bike on Sunday), then next week I leave for a 2 week cycling vacation in Italy. I hope to continue the bike and run training while on vacation (swim will be tough to do, but I hope to find somewhere to swim a couple times at least). Here's hoping my vacation does not unravel all my training for GFT.
    about 6 years ago
  • Enduradad Hope everyone has a great weekend.
    about 6 years ago
  • September 11

  • Spirit of 1989 The GFT Tribe Hi E-Dad, im doing ok apart from a recurrent calf issue that is causing me run problems. Im hoping to have it sorted by this weekend so back on trac with that. Did a 200k bike ride on Sunday with a group of local pro bikies..ended up doing the last 50k in under an hour team time trial style.. The thing is i was hanging on for dear life over the mountains in the middle of the ride...but when we hit the flats and rollers on the way back my tri-bike showed its true worth..I didnt do my transition run cause of the calf thing but I think itll come together on the day how about you?
    about 6 years ago
    • EnduradadI have not been on my bike for a couple weeks. I'm working a lot of overtime. I've put a lot of running miles in and should be back on bike Friday.
      Overall I'm happy with where I'm at.
      My goal is to finish, and then cheer for the last finsiher (which maybe me).
      Back in 2001 I had my PR and placed 5th A.G.
      Now I know I'm older and slower so I just have fun.
      Looking forward to meeting you and your family.
      3:48 PM September 11
  • Enduradad Spirit, Yellowcake, How are you doing? It's feeling like fall here.
    about 6 years ago
    • Enduradadoh, and if anyone's worried, I have an "EZ Button" I'll bring with me.
      6:16 AM September 11
  • September 09

  • KAR The GFT Tribe I had planned on quietly slipping away from the forum, hoping to go unnoticed, but that just wouldn't be the right thing to do. We've been talking back and forth on this forum for quite awhile. I have finally come to terms with this, but after 12 years of IM training and racing, it's time for me to take a break. I just can't get my head and heart into it this year. I have posted earlier where I was having trouble getting motivated, but hoping to shake it off. I believe last years devastating illness during taper has also played into it. The best that can happen is, I'll take this year off, and come back next year, motivated and hungry.. I have a Miami Man (half Iron Tri-) on Nov. 11, so that has become my "A" race, and training has been reconfigured around it...So, my schedule for the remainder is: Sprint tri Oct. 14, Half IM in Miami Nov. 11, Thanksgiving Day 5k somewhere, Weston Half marathon in Dec., Parkland 5miler, also in Dec. and Miramar/Pines 10k in Jan. And so on...I have also started signing up for tri's for next year... In the mean time, I'll stay on this forum, and post if I think I may have some useful info, or be of help to someone... Train safe everyone!!
    about 6 years ago
    • EnduradadI know what you're saying. I remember how fun it was to have the adventure of the first few IM races.
      Do keep in touch.
      6:23 AM September 10
    • Spirit of 1989Hey KAR-Im really sorry to hear that.I was really looking forward to seeing you at GFT. I Know how hard it can be and a rest from Ironman competition is always good for your head. Ive had six years off so dont leave it that long eh? Look after yourself
      5:44 AM September 11
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