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2008-11-09 3:34 PM

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Well, coming onto the 20 week out mark. Well still have like seven days, but who is counting. Getting exicited to get back into some long hard work-outs. Well how is everyone else doing and are you ready to get going. I was hope to get some groups together with the same abilites and make some challenges to get us through the hard times. Yes, that means you Hans!!! P.S. good luck in Az. So if you have looked at this before the 16th of Nov. I challenge you to do at least 30 min of one of the three disliplines for the next 7 days to get you ready.


2008-11-09 5:55 PM
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I'm in. I've been maintaining a base for the last couple of weeks. Gearing up next Monday. I've got my training schedule worked out. What kind of volume are people looking at for their peak of training. 10-15 hours? This will be my first HIM and I'm really excited to get going
2008-11-09 6:50 PM
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I do between 25 and 35 hrs a week, but I'm OCD, LOL.  Been doing 56 mile rides the last several weeks bricked with 10K runs on the weekend.  Around 4 miles swimming a week, weights, plus 35 miles/week on the elliptical (high intensity), since I've been having issues with my feet lately that make running painful.  With 4.5 months to go I'm feeling very good with where I am, base wise.

2008-11-09 6:57 PM
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2008-11-09 10:09 PM
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jezzieswims - 2008-11-09 3:55 PM

What kind of volume are people looking at for their peak of training. 10-15 hours? This will be my first HIM and I'm really excited to get going


Yeah, I am really fired up as well... For the last couple months I have been averaging appx. 6 hrs a week. My goal is too ramp that up to 10-12 in Feb/Mar.

Is anyone training for another race congruently? I am hopeful that I will be able to build my run mileage up to a long run of 18-19 for the Big Sur marathon at the end of April.
2008-11-10 10:49 AM
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I am ready to get going again. This is my first HIM and i am planning on a 7 hr race. swim and T1 45 min bike and T2 3:45 and a 2 :30 run.


2008-11-11 10:44 AM
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going well so far (besides current sickness) but I am run focused until Jan 26 marathon.  will switch from run to bike focus after mary...focusing on upping time in saddle now (all z1 and z2) and building a swim base.

 

Looking fwd to it!

2008-11-11 1:08 PM
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I'm in as well.

October was the "off season" for me and the goal for November is to train 6x per week. Just building the base, nothing crazy. The high intensity workouts won't probably start until the New Year.

Will probably do a half marathon late January/early February... leaning towards the Surf City or San Dieguito. Club races (du and tri) maybe 1-2x per month.

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2008-11-11 6:45 PM
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Hi all...I'm in for this one as well...just finished the Silverman HIM here in Las Vegas and cant wait for the next HIM... does anyone have any recommendations on how many HIM/IM events one should complete in a year?
2008-11-11 10:39 PM
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When you say 20 weeks it seems so close..yikes!
2008-11-30 10:26 AM
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I am there hell or high water! First HIM...and pretty sure I have lost my mind. Training is going good, wanting to work hard on my nutrition.



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2008-11-30 9:44 PM
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Wow I wouldn't have guessed it was 20 weeks to go. Now I'm nervous. I actually went to IMAZ and signed up to do that event next year so I'm going to go into California with just enough to have a good race. For me that should be around 6 hours. I don't want to overtrain and get burned out too early in the year. I scheduled California so I wouldn't slack too much in the winter. I have about 20 pounds to lose between now and then so that should help my times go down. I'm also doing a half marathon on Dec. 21 so doing some longer runs 8-10 miles between now and then.
2008-11-30 11:39 PM
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Hey Flyboy...I will also be doing both IMCA and IMAZ.  And a marathon, and some sprints, and some oly's, and a century...I'm sure I'll see you at one of them.

 

Good luck!

 

2008-12-01 10:01 AM
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Sax

You'll have to let me know how your training is going and what you are doing. I am considering a coach but not sure about the cost in terms of the benefit. Does anyone have any advice as to whether or not it is worth it. My schedule is so bad that it is hard for me to follow somebody elses schedule and typically changing the schedule from your coach costs more money if done on a regular basis. In the past I have had the most success when I do more events because it keeps me focused on the next event and thus training regularly so I don't suffer more than I have to. Anyway, I look forward to hearing about your training and pray for warmer weather in Oceanside. Last time I did it it rained on the bike course so it was a little chilly.

Greg K
2008-12-01 10:04 AM
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I grew up in Puyallup and still make it up there on a regular basis. I hope your training is going good and April will be here before we know it.
2008-12-01 11:09 AM
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I can't speak to a coach as I don't have one myself.  I do occasionally go to club workouts through latriclub but no coach for me right now.

 

I do subscribe to a similar approach of having several races on the sked.  If you look at my training log page you will see I am training for a marathon in Jan but even that has some races on the sked (10K, 15K).  I started running (getting back into shape) and training for a 10K, then a half mary, and now the marathon.  We'll see how it goes.



2008-12-01 5:41 PM
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I am not a member of the San Diego tri club but I don't think they will mind the advertisement. Last year I followed their training plan as best I could and I am starting to do it again this year. I think it is a good training guideline for Oceanside. It is a little old so you have to change the dates to fit this year.

http://media.cust.clickability.com/documents/HalfIronmanCalifornia2...
2008-12-01 7:05 PM
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Is it really only 20 weeks -- wow....

Tim (waterdog66) and I are running the Tucson Marathon on Sunday then it is full time to get ready for Oceanside.  For me, Running -- fine...  Biking -- will be fine...  Swimming, ugly... that is what I will be doing for the next 20 weeks.  My coach wants me to shoot for 6:00 or better, I think he has a whole in his head... but, I am raising money for cancer (this is my five year cancer free celebration race) so all I want to do is finish with a respectable time and serious money raised.

Anyone have a good suggestion as to where to stay for the event?

Looking forward to preparing for a great day with all of you.

Emerson

2008-12-01 7:09 PM
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fly_boy68 - 2008-12-01 8:01 AM Sax You'll have to let me know how your training is going and what you are doing. I am considering a coach but not sure about the cost in terms of the benefit. Does anyone have any advice as to whether or not it is worth it. My schedule is so bad that it is hard for me to follow somebody elses schedule and typically changing the schedule from your coach costs more money if done on a regular basis. In the past I have had the most success when I do more events because it keeps me focused on the next event and thus training regularly so I don't suffer more than I have to. Anyway, I look forward to hearing about your training and pray for warmer weather in Oceanside. Last time I did it it rained on the bike course so it was a little chilly. Greg K

Greg,

I use a coach and could not be happier.  My time is a train-wreck and he works with me to make a plan that makes sense and I am doing better with less stress.  I use Bill at Camelback Coaching.  I see him once or twice a year, all the rest is on the phone and he reads all my logs on BT and adjusts what I do based on what he reads.  I consider it good money spent -- but time is my most valuable asset so I am nutty about that kind of stuff.  A link to his services is on my log page.  Emerson

2008-12-01 8:06 PM
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Emerson

I'll check it out. I know in my gut that it would probably be worth it but then my mind says I can do it without having to pay somebody. I'll see if I can't find something that doesn't break the bank but still gets the job done. I got a name of a couple coaches in my area today from a Tri shop so I'm gonna check those also. Thanks
2008-12-01 9:08 PM
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fly_boy68 - 2008-12-01 6:06 PM Emerson I'll check it out. I know in my gut that it would probably be worth it but then my mind says I can do it without having to pay somebody. I'll see if I can't find something that doesn't break the bank but still gets the job done. I got a name of a couple coaches in my area today from a Tri shop so I'm gonna check those also. Thanks

Greg,  There is no doubt that we can do it without a coach... I did my first three marathons without one...  What I found, for me, is that a person was more help than a book or a computer program.  It is expensive, but I have found this sport to be rather expensive... the bike -- and stuff for the bike, four pairs of shoes a year ++++

I am having fun but there are a lot of nice toys that go with doing tri's...  it is killing me not to buy any new toys -- ah, fine equipment --  this fall.  I had nothing buy tri-gear on my Christmas list.  Being a long term veteran at Citigroup these days means we watch our pennies closely at the moment.  I had hoped the company would fall apart last weekend and my division would be sold but no such luck.  Maybe this weekend...

Good Luck, Emerson



2008-12-01 10:43 PM
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Emerson

I spoke with a coach here in the area and I believe I am going to use his services. I think it will be worth it. I'll let you know how it goes.

2008-12-02 7:26 AM
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The holidays can be misleading with training programs, 18 weeks until race day! I am staying at the Best Western in Oceanside, cant say that I recommend it because to me it looks dumpy, but its not far from the start and close to the freeway. I am diamond level and get a free room from all the rooms I book thru the year. I will say that the hotels are cramped in the Oceanside area,thats just my observation from a drive by last month, if you cant find any good rooms in Oceanside, Escondido and Ensinitas are drivable options also, In case there is limited availability!

2008-12-02 11:59 AM
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Our family is staying at either the best Western Mary's Valley Inn, or the Quality Inn San Diego North County.  

 

 

2008-12-02 1:42 PM
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We have a place at the Worldmark Condominiums that are right by the parking lot at the Marina. It works out really well. I'm happy to share the potties or kitchen on race day if anybody's familes want a place to take a break or eat some grub. It's about a 10 minute walk to the transition area from there but close enough to go back and use while we are on the bike course since it takes a couple of hours. Just let me know.
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