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Ironman 70.3 or Ironman

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by TigerTaco, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Jun 13, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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    TigerTaco

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    Anybody ever done one? I'm going to be doing the 70.3 in Raleigh next June and was seeing if anybody has done one or has any tips.
     
  2. Jun 23, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    just got told at work its mandatory. been training two weeks. race is in sept.
    32km run
    4km portage
    8km canoe
    6km run
    all with 40lb pack.
    FML
     
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  3. Jun 23, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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    Who do you work for? The military or UFC?
     
  4. Jun 23, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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  5. Jun 24, 2013 at 6:40 AM
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    That sounds intense, ever done a run, bike, swim race? Thats the aim I was going for
     
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    Good luck! I think one of those would be the death of me :eek: I want to do a tri-athelon soon, but it won't be anywhere near as long as the one you're training for!
     
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    Kind of. I was the guy from the team that did the 10km mountain bike.
     
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    It's a pain in the ass to train for, so it better be all worth it:D. Start with a sprint tri...500m swim, 12-13 mile bike, and a 5k run. Sprints are fun and pretty easy to train for. And a good bit of them you get free beer after:drunk:
     
  9. Jun 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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    New to TW but not to Ironman. Finished 70.3 Muncie and Ironman Louisville. Totally worth it, I recommend it to everyone. If you haven't yet, find a real Tri shop, it's the first step. They will have the right products and advice. Its a world onto itself. Go watch an Ironman (full or 70.3), it will take all day but you will learn how it all works. Then make sure your race hydration and nutrition is on point. Laying on the road with cramps isn't fun. The longer races are just different, you have to drink so much more, take salt tablets and eat along the way. You need to know what you body likes and what it doesn't. Good luck, if you are prepared its a lot of fun.
     
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    Great first post:thumbsup: I've been looking for a tri shop, plenty of bike shops around with tri bikes, but all of the guys are road guys that do road races and no triathlons. I was actually going to drive up to the 70.3 in Augusta because its the same weekend as my brothers birthday so it works out to watch that one.

    Salt tablets? I've run halfs and full marathons and water and gels did the trick in those, but I know this definitely isn't the same. Thanks for all the advice, much appreciated.
     
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    Salt tabs (electrolyte tabs)?
     
  12. Sep 13, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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    So completed the damn thing yesterday.
    Glad to have crossed the finish line. I was my first (and last) Ironman.

    At the last minute I decided to use vaseline on my heels which has been a sore spot during long rucks. Fail! Within 6km my feet were blistering. I loosened my boots as much as I could and gut checked it. By 12km my legs were cramping during running due to my new "stride".
    I finished in 10h 1m and am at work today in flip flops and sore from my mid-back down.

    In all I should have trained more. I only rucked 4 times covering 55km.
    If I HAD to, and I mean "HAD" to do it again. I wouldnt train (I am physically active in other sports). Why? The amount of training required to come out of that race and not be broken ain't worth my time. Ill take 2 days up on the couch over 4 months of training anyday.
     
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    So was it a ruck or a run? or were you running with your ruck on?

    anyways, congrats on your finish.
     
  14. Sep 16, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    The entire thing (except canoe is done with your 40lb ruck on. You can walk it but my goal was to run all the downhill and portions of the flats. A few guys crushed the 32km and fell out at the portage.

    Thanks.
     
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