To go where none of us has gone before or Are you ready for 1st IM ?

To go where none of us has gone before or Are you ready for 1st IM ?

Post by Arthur De » Wed, 02 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Stardate 010797,1500; aboard the USS Rec.Sport.Triathlon
Captain`s log, private entry
While recovering from overtraining in the ships sick bay Im thinking
about the events of the last few months. The ship`s medium and long
range scanners have detected our final destination: IMR and IMC within a
few parsec. We are drawn towards these so-called great attractors at a
speed of Warp 9+. Theres no way to escape. Only a time travel could
take us away from here. We well reach IMR in 10 days time, IMC in 54
days. Fear goes round among the crew of RST. One question hammering in
every single Iron***`s and Ironyoungman`s head: What will happen ?
Will the impact of IMR and IMC kill all of us in T1 ? Will it be a long
suffering, followed by painful DNF on the bike leg ? Will we be
triumphant, will the secrets of the universe be unveiled ? No one can
tell by now. Our hopes lie within this only message we received: "Thou
shalt ask thee elder, thee legends of RST !!". This mysterious hint lead
us here, but we cant reach the legends any more. The legendary TriDork
seems to have vanished into another continuum. The stupendous Rolf
"Ironmac" Arands is stuck in some kind of maze in time, called "one hill
only".The fab Chaz the tri is lost in the fight for the easiest IMH
qualifier, magnificient Iron Pete struggling with the fierceful alien
invaders from "TRI-IT-FREE-Psycho-reader" planet. So we depend on
ourselves.
As one of the candidates for IMC, the ships counsellor Tricia
"tri-Baby" Richter, seems to drift into some katatonic state, I decide
to give new hope to the crew. Yes, Im going to do it. Im going to open
up THE CAPTAIN`S SECRET TRAINING LOG. Maybe, by presenting my own data,
I can save some of us from an attempted suicide, or, even better, by
showing how much (little) I have done in preparation to survive the
deafening impact of IMR, I can give new hope to the
soon-to-be-ironman-competitors. Here we go:
Log starts on 1.October 1996 and ends 12 days before IM Roth (today). I
swear, it`s the truth. Yes Ive done all that training. Yes, Im going
to race on July 13th. And yes, I will finish.
personal: age 32; height 172 cm, weight 68 Kg, into Triathlon since 1994
Nr of possible training days: 273
Nr of days with training: 185 (= 68 %)
Nr of days without training: 88 (=32 days)
reasons for not training:       illness/ fear of illness:27 days
                                job:                    18 days
                                holiday/ travel:        12 days
                                drunken: half of the rest
                                lazy: rest
Total Trainig time: 341,1 hrs
Average Training time/ week total: 9 hrs 25 mins
Average training time/ week last 3 months: 14 hrs 15 mins
Average training time/ week last 2 months: 14 hrs 45 mins
Average training time/ week last month: 15 hrs 30 min
max Training/ week: 21 hrs
total distance: 3682,5 mls / 5892 K
Tot. swim dist: 119 mls / 190 K (no, I don`t enjoy swimming)
Tot. bike dist: 2646 mls / 4235 K
Tot. run dist: 922 mls / 1467 K
Longest swim so far:    2,81 mls / 4,5 K / 80 mins
Longest bike:           102,5 mls / 164 K / 5 hrs 20 mins
longest run:            19 mls / 30 K / 2 hrs 20 min
longest brick:          75 mls/ 120 K bike // 10 mls/ 16 K run / 4 hrs 50 mins
Longest tri before: half IM last year in 4 hrs 45 mins
Marathon before: What marathunn??
weight loss so far: 4,3 Kg
nr of power bars consumed: 114
nr of lost goggles: 3
Nr of lost bike bottles: 3
nr of crashed wheels: 2
Nr of tyre repairs: 4
Nr of blisters on feet: 176
Nr of romantic evenings spent with girlfriend: 0,71
Nr of times girlfriend wanted a divorce: 221
Nr of times getting soaked on the bike: 1.021.576
Basic schedule/ week: 1 long run/ 1 long swim/ 1 long ride/ 1 long
brick/ 1 interval run/ 1 interval bike + some kind of swim
Average Nr of workouts/ week: 9
Speed in long workouts:
run:  7 min 35/ mile
bike: 19,5 mls/ hr
Expectations for IM:
first: to finish
second: sub 11 hrs
dreaming of: sub 10 hrs (if some cosmic energy bolt hits me in the race)
Calc for swim in IM: 1 hr 15 min
Calc for bike: worst: 6 hrs (or DNF); best: 5 hrs 25 min (impossible)
Calc for run: worst: total breakdown; next best: sub 4 hrs; best: 3 hrs
30 (haha)
Maybe you like it and we can make a nice little thread, eh ?
Hoping to give some of you a good nights sleep
Hannes

 
 
 

To go where none of us has gone before or Are you ready for 1st IM ?

Post by Iron Pe » Thu, 03 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Stardate 010797,1500; aboard the USS Rec.Sport.Triathlon
> Captain`s log, private entry
> While recovering from overtraining in the ships sick bay Im thinking
> about the events of the last few months. The ship`s medium and long
> range scanners have detected our final destination: IMR and IMC within a
> few parsec. We are drawn towards these so-called great attractors at a
> speed of Warp 9+. Theres no way to escape. Only a time travel could
> take us away from here. We well reach IMR in 10 days time, IMC in 54
> days. Fear goes round among the crew of RST. One question hammering in
> every single Iron***`s and Ironyoungman`s head: What will happen ?
> Will the impact of IMR and IMC kill all of us in T1 ? Will it be a long
> suffering, followed by painful DNF on the bike leg ? Will we be
> triumphant, will the secrets of the universe be unveiled ? No one can
> tell by now. Our hopes lie within this only message we received: "Thou
> shalt ask thee elder, thee legends of RST !!". This mysterious hint lead
> us here, but we cant reach the legends any more. The legendary TriDork
> seems to have vanished into another continuum. The stupendous Rolf
> "Ironmac" Arands is stuck in some kind of maze in time, called "one hill
> only".The fab Chaz the tri is lost in the fight for the easiest IMH
> qualifier, magnificient Iron Pete struggling with the fierceful alien
> invaders from "TRI-IT-FREE-Psycho-reader" planet. So we depend on
> ourselves.
> As one of the candidates for IMC, the ships counsellor Tricia
> "tri-Baby" Richter, seems to drift into some katatonic state, I decide
> to give new hope to the crew. Yes, Im going to do it. Im going to open
> up THE CAPTAIN`S SECRET TRAINING LOG. Maybe, by presenting my own >
data,
> I can save some of us from an attempted suicide, or, even better, by
> showing how much (little) I have done in preparation to survive the
> deafening impact of IMR, I can give new hope to the
> soon-to-be-ironman-competitors. Here we go:
> Log starts on 1.October 1996 and ends 12 days before IM Roth (today). I
> swear, it`s the truth. Yes Ive done all that training. Yes, Im going
> to race on July 13th. And yes, I will finish.
> personal: age 32; height 172 cm, weight 68 Kg, into Triathlon since 1994
> Nr of possible training days: 273
> Nr of days with training: 185 (= 68 %)
> Nr of days without training: 88 (=32 days)
> reasons for not training:  illness/ fear of illness:27 days
>                            job:                    18 days
>                            holiday/ travel:        12 days
>                            drunken: half of the rest
>                            lazy: rest
> Total Trainig time: 341,1 hrs
> Average Training time/ week total: 9 hrs 25 mins
> Average training time/ week last 3 months: 14 hrs 15 mins
> Average training time/ week last 2 months: 14 hrs 45 mins
> Average training time/ week last month: 15 hrs 30 min
> max Training/ week: 21 hrs
> total distance: 3682,5 mls / 5892 K
> Tot. swim dist: 119 mls / 190 K (no, I don`t enjoy swimming)
> Tot. bike dist: 2646 mls / 4235 K
> Tot. run dist: 922 mls / 1467 K
> Longest swim so far:       2,81 mls / 4,5 K / 80 mins
> Longest bike:              102,5 mls / 164 K / 5 hrs 20 mins
> longest run:               19 mls / 30 K / 2 hrs 20 min
> longest brick:             75 mls/ 120 K bike // 10 mls/ 16 K run / 4
hrs 50 > mins
> Longest tri before: half IM last year in 4 hrs 45 mins
> Marathon before: What marathunn??
> weight loss so far: 4,3 Kg
> nr of power bars consumed: 114
> nr of lost goggles: 3
> Nr of lost bike bottles: 3
> nr of crashed wheels: 2
> Nr of tyre repairs: 4
> Nr of blisters on feet: 176
> Nr of romantic evenings spent with girlfriend: 0,71
> Nr of times girlfriend wanted a divorce: 221
> Nr of times getting soaked on the bike: 1.021.576
> Basic schedule/ week: 1 long run/ 1 long swim/ 1 long ride/ 1 long
> brick/ 1 interval run/ 1 interval bike + some kind of swim
> Average Nr of workouts/ week: 9
> Speed in long workouts:
> run:  7 min 35/ mile
> bike: 19,5 mls/ hr
> Expectations for IM:
> first: to finish
> second: sub 11 hrs
> dreaming of: sub 10 hrs (if some cosmic energy bolt hits me in the race)
> Calc for swim in IM: 1 hr 15 min
> Calc for bike: worst: 6 hrs (or DNF); best: 5 hrs 25 min (impossible)
> Calc for run: worst: total breakdown; next best: sub 4 hrs; best: 3 hrs
> 30 (haha)
> Maybe you like it and we can make a nice little thread, eh ?
> Hoping to give some of you a good nights sleep
> Hannes

You still have a girlfriend?

P.S. Good luck to you Hannes in Roth

Iron Pete
Professional Rumor-Monger At Large

Sub 10 hour IMC'97

 
 
 

To go where none of us has gone before or Are you ready for 1st IM ?

Post by Tricia Richt » Thu, 03 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Tot. swim dist: 119 mls / 190 K (no, I don`t enjoy swimming)
> Tot. bike dist: 2646 mls / 4235 K
> Tot. run dist: 922 mls / 1467 K
> Longest swim so far:    2,81 mls / 4,5 K / 80 mins
> Longest bike:           102,5 mls / 164 K / 5 hrs 20 mins
> longest run:            19 mls / 30 K / 2 hrs 20 min
> longest brick:          75 mls/ 120 K bike // 10 mls/ 16 K run / 4 hrs 50 mins
> Longest tri before: half IM last year in 4 hrs 45 mins
> Marathon before: What marathunn??
> weight loss so far: 4,3 Kg
> Maybe you like it and we can make a nice little thread, eh ?
> Hoping to give some of you a good nights sleep

Hannes, you are evil and cruel.

"Give me a good night's sleep", eh?  Great, I was nervous before, now you
make me feel even worse.

My "log" starts December 1, 1996 (ok, so that's two months later), but my
numbers are dismal.  I've swum and biked almost exactly HALF of your
totals.  And my running?  Oh, it's closer to about a THIRD of what you've
done.  Go ahead, scare what's left of my wits outta me.  Look what I have
to show for myself (numbers are approximate, I don't have my log with me
at the moment):

Total swim:  ~100k
Total bike:  ~1350 miles
Total run:   ~350 miles
Longest swim so far:  ~2 miles (I'm assuming Alcatraz was closer to 2 than 1.5
                        this past weekend, given my lousy navigation)
Longest bike:  75 miles
Longest run:   14 miles
Longest brick:  60 mile bike/5 mile run
Longest/hardest tri:  Wildflower 1/2 IM
Marathon before:  What marathon?
Weight loss so far:  6 pounds (whoopey doo)
Number of Colds/URIs sustained:  4 or 5, I've lost track
Number of training weeks lost to colds/URIs:  ~10-12
Number of times I've asked myself what the hell I think I'm doing training
for and Ironman:  183 (daily)
Number of days left 'til IMC:  54
Number of those days left to train before tapering:  33
Number of workouts I'll miss this week 'cause I think I have a mild sinus
infection:  3

I hope you're proud of yourself, Hannes.  You've just made me feel about 2
inches tall and 2,000 miles behind in my training.

Hrrrumph.

I think I'm in trouble....

Tri-Baby

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To go where none of us has gone before or Are you ready for 1st IM ?

Post by Arthur De » Thu, 03 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hrrrumph.

> I think I'm in trouble....

 Hi Tricia
really sorry `bout that one. Congrats for the weight loss. Sneaked in on
your pix on your page. U look great. Read about your equipment. Still
know you will make it.You got the power. And... nearly two months to go,
means...maybe 300-400 K running, 1000 mls bike.Swim is no problem. Had
about the same data two month before, but then panic got me. Took days
off from work, so most of the distance has come to me in the last 8
weeks. Took the complete week off this week, good idea. And: IM Roth is
only ten (TEN!!!) days away. Be confident. You got the spirit to make
it.I know you will be successful.
Best wishes Hannes
 
 
 

To go where none of us has gone before or Are you ready for 1st IM ?

Post by Arthur De » Thu, 03 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> You still have a girlfriend?

Yup. Definetly. Keeper in the closet since christmas. Is safer, u know.
She working on the update of the training log ;-))
Greetings Hannes
 
 
 

To go where none of us has gone before or Are you ready for 1st IM ?

Post by LeePubli » Fri, 04 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Since October 1, 1996:

Total swim:  37,400 m (lots less than others...)
Total bike:  410 miles (lots less than others...)
Total run:   825 miles (you can tell my background is running)
Longest swim so far:  1.5 miles+ (Ironhorse--with bad navigation--and
several pool swims.  Will swim longer in Lake Mich. starting this weekend
and will do 4K in two weeks)
Longest bike:  56 miles (I'll do 100 in two weeks)
Longest run:   26.2 miles (Lake County Marathon.  Several others 20+  I'll
do 20 in two weeks)
Longest brick:  No long bricks yet.  (50 bike, 7 run set for Saturday)
Longest/hardest tri:  Ironhorse 1/2 IM+
Marathon before:  5 of 'em, most recent at end of April
Long bike before: Lotsa century rides
Weight loss so far:  As Tricia said: "6 pounds (whoopey doo)"  I assume
fat has turned to muscle!
Number of Colds/URIs sustained:  2.  I'm pretty healthy!  That's what
happens when you undertrain...
Number of training weeks lost to colds/URIs:  None
Number of times I've asked myself what the hell I think I'm doing training
for Ironman:  As Tricia said: "183 (daily)"
Number of days early morning or evening meetings at work, family
commitments or volunteer obligations have precluded training I wanted to
do: Far, far too many.  (I have a life besides triathlon--sometimes
fortunately, sometimes unfortunately)
Number of days left 'til IMC:  54
Number of those days left to train before tapering:  33

Hannes, you are an animal!.  Tricia, you may be behind Hannes in mileage,
but I think you are doing just great (especially given your health
problems)!

If it helps, I just reread an old Inside Triathlon article by a physician
who won his age group twice at IMH...and just did 15 miles a week run
training beforehand.  He did long biking and swims, but felt that too much
running would break him down.  His running was at high intensity.

I hope (and believe) there are many roads to Ironman.  The key is getting
there healthy..and finishing on your feet.  That's my goal for IMC!

--Tri-Hard (a.k.a. Lee Crumbaugh) (Hoping not to test the course closure
time limits at IMC!)

 
 
 

To go where none of us has gone before or Are you ready for 1st IM ?

Post by Tricia Richt » Fri, 04 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Lee---

Thank you so much for your post!  You definitely made me feel much better
about my lousy training mileages.

This morning I reached an epiphany:

I am going to ignore reports of anyone else's mileage; my race is about
ME, not about anyone else.  I have the base, it is there.  I do not have
the miles that I would like to have, and it is too late to do too much
more about that, but I am simply not going to worry about it.  

I will do all that I can between now and next month to prepare to the best
of my ability (not to mention my health), and I am deciding right now that
whatever I do, it *will* be enough.  I have no intention of racing IMC; I
am simply planning to finish.

In a way, I feel that a great weight has been lifted from my shoulders by
reaching this decision.  As you pointed out, Lee, there are many roads to
Ironman.  We've all heard stories of folks who completed an Ironman on 10
hours of training per week.  I think it's just that the first one is so
darned hard because you have to figure out what works for YOU.

If I ever decide to do another Ironman, I will actively seek to insert
more rest days into my schedule.  I already take a full day off each week
and have one other very easy day, but my particular body obviously needs
more in order to remain healthy.  I think I can eliminate one of my swim
workouts each week and choose to rest instead.  Of course, it will also
help if I can avoid getting sick for a month at a time in the
off-season---that really kills your base!

I can unequivocally say that the SuperCoaching I've been receiving from
Mike & Nate has been INVALUABLE, and it really has worked wonders.  It's
just that my lousy immune system demands a little more rest than is
automatically built in to the program.  I had to go through it to learn
this lesson, though.  I was too eager to follow the schedule word for
word, line for line, workout for workout.  At this juncture, I know that I
need to do a little more tailoring.

So, in the next 5 or 6 weeks I will do all that I can to prepare.  I will
get in at least one 18-20 mile run, and one or two 100-mile rides.  I'm
not at all worried about the swim.  And I know that I can complete the
bike ride on race day.  Whether or not I can handle that marathon remains
to be seen, but there is no way I'm backing out!  All I ask is that all
you RSTers give me a pat on the back (without knocking me over!) if you
happen to see me anywhere out on the run course.  I'll need all the help I
can get.

Looking forward to gettin' ready with renewed vigor and purpose---

Tri-Baby

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To go where none of us has gone before or Are you ready for 1st IM ?

Post by David Barcl » Sun, 06 Jul 1997 04:00:00

        Am I ready? Not even close. I am confident that my swim and run
are OK, but I have not been able to put on a good base of biking
kilometers. But like yourself, this is my first IM and the goal is to
finish the race, not set any speed records. Just get out there and do your
best, 17 hours is a hell of a long time. :)

David Barclay

IMC 1997
Triathlon: "Swim, Bike, Crawl"