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At the ripe age of 32, New York's Anna Fyodorova added the sought–after IRONMAN World Championship to her racing resume, thanks to IRONMAN’s Legacy program. The 18-time IRONMAN finisher was one of a 100 athletes chosen to race this past year in Hawaii as a reward for loyalty to IRONMAN races. And, when the call came with the good news, Fyodorova didn’t hesitate to accept the challenge—she booked her travel accommodations that day. 

How on earth can a 32 year old swim coach afford 18 IMs?

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2014-02-18 2:54 PM
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That is simply incredible. She's a Type I diabetic, too!

At 28 (and an engineer!) I could probably afford a bunch of IMs... if I did nothing else. No more Ragnar, no more Christmas/Thanksgiving trips, vacations, etc... SERIOUS dedication on her part, physically and financially.

 

2014-02-18 4:11 PM
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Originally posted by ratherbeswimming

That is simply incredible. She's a Type I diabetic, too!

At 28 (and an engineer!) I could probably afford a bunch of IMs... if I did nothing else. No more Ragnar, no more Christmas/Thanksgiving trips, vacations, etc... SERIOUS dedication on her part, physically and financially.

 




Same here. I'd rather have other fun!

And I think she's a PT, coaches in her free time.
2014-02-20 8:47 PM
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A PT should easily be able to afford it, even at that age. Starting PT salary is surprisingly good.

That said, that's quite a time & effort commitment while working full time.
2014-02-20 9:27 PM
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If all you are doing with your disposable income is doing ironman, then I'm sure she could afford it.  Think about how much the average 22-32 year old spends on their free time activities and hobbies every week.  Eating out, movies, bars, clubs, etc.  Now multiply that number by 52.  When you're training for long distance racing, you don't have nearly as much time or energy to do some of those other activities which cost money.

Lots of people don't like to think about how much they've spent in the sport (I know I don't), but I could also do the reverse and realize how much I've saved by cutting back on some of my other activities which also cost me money.

 

2014-02-20 10:58 PM
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Originally posted by trishie

http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/02/anna-fyodovora-legacy-profile.aspx#axzz2taUkss5u

 

At the ripe age of 32, New York's Anna Fyodorova added the sought–after IRONMAN World Championship to her racing resume, thanks to IRONMAN’s Legacy program. The 18-time IRONMAN finisher was one of a 100 athletes chosen to race this past year in Hawaii as a reward for loyalty to IRONMAN races. And, when the call came with the good news, Fyodorova didn’t hesitate to accept the challenge—she booked her travel accommodations that day. 

How on earth can a 32 year old swim coach afford 18 IMs?

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If you are resourceful you can race really cheap.

Both years I did IM's I spent under $250 for the weekend, helps to have friends and family around the country.

Last year I raced 12 races all around the midwest, my expenses were under $1500 for the summer. Again being resourceful, making connections and getting the most out of each dollar goes a long way.

Oh and stay out of the IM expo, I have zero IM merchandise except for what they provide in your bag.


2014-02-20 11:05 PM
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Originally posted by bcagle25
Originally posted by trishie

http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/02/anna-fyodovora-legacy-profile.aspx#axzz2taUkss5u

 

At the ripe age of 32, New York's Anna Fyodorova added the sought–after IRONMAN World Championship to her racing resume, thanks to IRONMAN’s Legacy program. The 18-time IRONMAN finisher was one of a 100 athletes chosen to race this past year in Hawaii as a reward for loyalty to IRONMAN races. And, when the call came with the good news, Fyodorova didn’t hesitate to accept the challenge—she booked her travel accommodations that day. 

How on earth can a 32 year old swim coach afford 18 IMs?

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If you are resourceful you can race really cheap. Both years I did IM's I spent under $250 for the weekend, helps to have friends and family around the country. Last year I raced 12 races all around the midwest, my expenses were under $1500 for the summer. Again being resourceful, making connections and getting the most out of each dollar goes a long way. Oh and stay out of the IM expo, I have zero IM merchandise except for what they provide in your bag.

Were you stealing gas?    You can make a dollar go exactly 1/3 of a gallon.......not "a long way". LOL

2014-02-21 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by bcagle25
Originally posted by trishie

http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/02/anna-fyodovora-legacy-profile.aspx#axzz2taUkss5u

 

At the ripe age of 32, New York's Anna Fyodorova added the sought–after IRONMAN World Championship to her racing resume, thanks to IRONMAN’s Legacy program. The 18-time IRONMAN finisher was one of a 100 athletes chosen to race this past year in Hawaii as a reward for loyalty to IRONMAN races. And, when the call came with the good news, Fyodorova didn’t hesitate to accept the challenge—she booked her travel accommodations that day. 

How on earth can a 32 year old swim coach afford 18 IMs?

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If you are resourceful you can race really cheap. Both years I did IM's I spent under $250 for the weekend, helps to have friends and family around the country. Last year I raced 12 races all around the midwest, my expenses were under $1500 for the summer. Again being resourceful, making connections and getting the most out of each dollar goes a long way. Oh and stay out of the IM expo, I have zero IM merchandise except for what they provide in your bag.

Still a $500+ entry fee

2014-02-21 10:30 AM
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Originally posted by trishie

Originally posted by bcagle25
Originally posted by trishie

http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/02/anna-fyodovora-legacy-profile.aspx#axzz2taUkss5u

 

At the ripe age of 32, New York's Anna Fyodorova added the sought–after IRONMAN World Championship to her racing resume, thanks to IRONMAN’s Legacy program. The 18-time IRONMAN finisher was one of a 100 athletes chosen to race this past year in Hawaii as a reward for loyalty to IRONMAN races. And, when the call came with the good news, Fyodorova didn’t hesitate to accept the challenge—she booked her travel accommodations that day. 

How on earth can a 32 year old swim coach afford 18 IMs?

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If you are resourceful you can race really cheap. Both years I did IM's I spent under $250 for the weekend, helps to have friends and family around the country. Last year I raced 12 races all around the midwest, my expenses were under $1500 for the summer. Again being resourceful, making connections and getting the most out of each dollar goes a long way. Oh and stay out of the IM expo, I have zero IM merchandise except for what they provide in your bag.

Still a $500+ entry fee

But it's still 18 IMs spread over 10 years...or less than 1500 per year for IM registration fees. I know plenty of people that have spent way more than 1500 per year during that same time frame just on cigarettes alone.
2014-02-21 10:41 AM
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Originally posted by Left Brain

Originally posted by bcagle25
Originally posted by trishie

http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/02/anna-fyodovora-legacy-profile.aspx#axzz2taUkss5u

 

At the ripe age of 32, New York's Anna Fyodorova added the sought–after IRONMAN World Championship to her racing resume, thanks to IRONMAN’s Legacy program. The 18-time IRONMAN finisher was one of a 100 athletes chosen to race this past year in Hawaii as a reward for loyalty to IRONMAN races. And, when the call came with the good news, Fyodorova didn’t hesitate to accept the challenge—she booked her travel accommodations that day. 

How on earth can a 32 year old swim coach afford 18 IMs?

hashtagbitter

If you are resourceful you can race really cheap. Both years I did IM's I spent under $250 for the weekend, helps to have friends and family around the country. Last year I raced 12 races all around the midwest, my expenses were under $1500 for the summer. Again being resourceful, making connections and getting the most out of each dollar goes a long way. Oh and stay out of the IM expo, I have zero IM merchandise except for what they provide in your bag.

Were you stealing gas?    You can make a dollar go exactly 1/3 of a gallon.......not "a long way". LOL

Would be curious on this... travel is one of my biggest expenses in racing. Even only driving 3 hours each way to the nearest "major" metro with lots of races, it's ~2 tanks of gas ($120) round trip. Plus entry fee as a minimum investment. I know you can be frugal in other areas, but you kind of have to get to the race and pay the entry fee

 

2014-02-21 10:45 AM
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Subject: RE: Youngest IM "Legacy" athlete

Originally posted by lisac957

Originally posted by Left Brain

Originally posted by bcagle25
Originally posted by trishie

http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/02/anna-fyodovora-legacy-profile.aspx#axzz2taUkss5u

 

At the ripe age of 32, New York's Anna Fyodorova added the sought–after IRONMAN World Championship to her racing resume, thanks to IRONMAN’s Legacy program. The 18-time IRONMAN finisher was one of a 100 athletes chosen to race this past year in Hawaii as a reward for loyalty to IRONMAN races. And, when the call came with the good news, Fyodorova didn’t hesitate to accept the challenge—she booked her travel accommodations that day. 

How on earth can a 32 year old swim coach afford 18 IMs?

hashtagbitter

If you are resourceful you can race really cheap. Both years I did IM's I spent under $250 for the weekend, helps to have friends and family around the country. Last year I raced 12 races all around the midwest, my expenses were under $1500 for the summer. Again being resourceful, making connections and getting the most out of each dollar goes a long way. Oh and stay out of the IM expo, I have zero IM merchandise except for what they provide in your bag.

Were you stealing gas?    You can make a dollar go exactly 1/3 of a gallon.......not "a long way". LOL

Would be curious on this... travel is one of my biggest expenses in racing. Even only driving 3 hours each way to the nearest "major" metro with lots of races, it's ~2 tanks of gas ($120) round trip. Plus entry fee as a minimum investment. I know you can be frugal in other areas, but you kind of have to get to the race and pay the entry fee

 

Carpooling with bike racks if you have friends going would help with the travel expense.



2014-02-21 10:46 AM
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If you are resourceful you can race really cheap.

Both years I did IM's I spent under $250 for the weekend, helps to have friends and family around the country.

Last year I raced 12 races all around the midwest, my expenses were under $1500 for the summer. Again being resourceful, making connections and getting the most out of each dollar goes a long way.

Oh and stay out of the IM expo, I have zero IM merchandise except for what they provide in your bag.

no entry fees for your IMs?
2014-02-21 11:14 AM
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Carpooling with bike racks if you have friends going would help with the travel expense.

True! I have carpooled in the past but then it's harder to crash at a friend or family's place with plus-one or more. Then you spend that saved money on a hotel room. BUT for the IMs I've done (carpooling with 2 other athletes), we found a great compromise is those hotel chains that have 2 bedroom/2 bathroom suites (and usually have a kitchenette with a stove so you can cook your own meals). Splitting that cost 3 or 4 ways saves a ton!

2014-02-21 11:38 AM
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Subject: RE: Youngest IM "Legacy" athlete
Originally posted by trishie

http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/02/anna-fyodovora-legacy-profile.aspx#axzz2taUkss5u

 

At the ripe age of 32, New York's Anna Fyodorova added the sought–after IRONMAN World Championship to her racing resume, thanks to IRONMAN’s Legacy program. The 18-time IRONMAN finisher was one of a 100 athletes chosen to race this past year in Hawaii as a reward for loyalty to IRONMAN races. And, when the call came with the good news, Fyodorova didn’t hesitate to accept the challenge—she booked her travel accommodations that day. 

How on earth can a 32 year old swim coach afford 18 IMs?

hashtagbitter




Whoa, hold the phone. I don't know you but having now completed a cursory review of your blog for the last year it would seem that you have made some stellar choices in life and have accomplished quite a bit. Give yourself a pat on the back and rejoice a little in others' successes.
2014-02-21 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by msteiner

Originally posted by lisac957

Originally posted by Left Brain

Originally posted by bcagle25
Originally posted by trishie

http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/02/anna-fyodovora-legacy-profile.aspx#axzz2taUkss5u

 

At the ripe age of 32, New York's Anna Fyodorova added the sought–after IRONMAN World Championship to her racing resume, thanks to IRONMAN’s Legacy program. The 18-time IRONMAN finisher was one of a 100 athletes chosen to race this past year in Hawaii as a reward for loyalty to IRONMAN races. And, when the call came with the good news, Fyodorova didn’t hesitate to accept the challenge—she booked her travel accommodations that day. 

How on earth can a 32 year old swim coach afford 18 IMs?

hashtagbitter

If you are resourceful you can race really cheap. Both years I did IM's I spent under $250 for the weekend, helps to have friends and family around the country. Last year I raced 12 races all around the midwest, my expenses were under $1500 for the summer. Again being resourceful, making connections and getting the most out of each dollar goes a long way. Oh and stay out of the IM expo, I have zero IM merchandise except for what they provide in your bag.

Were you stealing gas?    You can make a dollar go exactly 1/3 of a gallon.......not "a long way". LOL

Would be curious on this... travel is one of my biggest expenses in racing. Even only driving 3 hours each way to the nearest "major" metro with lots of races, it's ~2 tanks of gas ($120) round trip. Plus entry fee as a minimum investment. I know you can be frugal in other areas, but you kind of have to get to the race and pay the entry fee

 

Carpooling with bike racks if you have friends going would help with the travel expense.

Except bike racks are super un-aero and would drive your fuel cost up.

2014-02-21 12:27 PM
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Look, I'm just gonna say this.  We travel alot for races.  You CANNOT race 12 races "around the midwest" for $1500.00.   You're probably over $500.00 just for entry fees.......but I don't know too many $40.00 races anymore, even sprints.  So you're probably closer to $750 or $800 just for entries.  You have to drive, you have to eat, you have to sleep somewhere. 

I say nay nay.



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Originally posted by BigDH
Originally posted by trishie

http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/02/anna-fyodovora-legacy-profile.aspx#axzz2taUkss5u

 

At the ripe age of 32, New York's Anna Fyodorova added the sought–after IRONMAN World Championship to her racing resume, thanks to IRONMAN’s Legacy program. The 18-time IRONMAN finisher was one of a 100 athletes chosen to race this past year in Hawaii as a reward for loyalty to IRONMAN races. And, when the call came with the good news, Fyodorova didn’t hesitate to accept the challenge—she booked her travel accommodations that day. 

How on earth can a 32 year old swim coach afford 18 IMs?

hashtagbitter

Whoa, hold the phone. I don't know you but having now completed a cursory review of your blog for the last year it would seem that you have made some stellar choices in life and have accomplished quite a bit. Give yourself a pat on the back and rejoice a little in others' successes.

Thanks

I've just been feeling the IM itch lately

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