Wizard 2017 Half Ironman Challenge

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January 26th, 2017 at 12:49:25 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: Wizard
This is unofficial but here it goes:

Biking: 5 hours
Running: 2.5 hours
Swimming: 1.5 hours
Total: 9 hours



The first wave starts at 6:30 AM. I now see the course closes at 3:00 PM. So, I would have at most 9.5 hours to officially complete it. It may be a little less because they start people on cohorts and I would prefer to be in one of the latter ones, so faster swimmers aren't crashing into me, which they do. Even if I am not done by 3PM I'll still keep going and unofficially finish if I have to.


I think you will do faster on the bike portion. It's only 56 miles. I think you can do it in under 4 hrs. Are there a lot of steep hills?
January 26th, 2017 at 12:59:48 PM permalink
Face
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Not good with balls? I thought you were a juggler? =p

But you're welcome for the compliments, and I'm dead serious. I've been in sports since 7 or so, never missed a year, often play 2 or more each year. And even in my very prime, I could not and still cannot do the stamina thing. I ran a 13min mile when I was 15 or so, and that is by far my all time record. I am seriously bad. I can do (and have done) the "explode and rest" style, like football, for literal days on end. I'm still doing that in hockey tournaments today. But I ran 80m a few weeks back and got those flashing dots in my eyes like I was gonna pass out. That's "m", not "mi". I'm talking meters, here =/

I'm glad I didn't bet. I do recall you completing your 100 miler, but I did not remember you saying it was "easy". To be honest, though, even without that info I would not have bet against you.

I was gonna say I hope to have your abilities when I'm 50, but after some thought, it's more accurate to wish that I had them even now lol
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January 26th, 2017 at 1:20:04 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Face

I was gonna say I hope to have your abilities when I'm 50, but after some thought, it's more accurate to wish that I had them even now lol


Wiz doesn't smoke half the cigs a
day you do. Makes a difference.
(watch for Mikes comment on this)
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 26th, 2017 at 1:48:49 PM permalink
Face
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Quote: Evenbob
Wiz doesn't smoke half the cigs a
day you do. Makes a difference.
(watch for Mikes comment on this)


I didn't start smoking until I was of legal age to. Even at the height of my physical being, when I was actively training for multiple sports a year, even when I was seriously training, pre-cigs, to make something of myself in that dept, I could not do what he did.

Yet he's doing it at age 5X.

What can I say? I'm impressed. Respect.
Be bold and risk defeat, or be cautious and encourage it.
January 27th, 2017 at 12:06:14 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Wizard
Yes, the marathon was a lot harder than this. My time was 5:12 and I was in agony at the end. I had huge cramps where I had to just sit down for ten minutes because I couldn't move. I should have trained harder but I ran into knee issues, which held back my training schedule.

Quote: Wizard
This is unofficial but here it goes:
Biking: 5 hours
Running: 2.5 hours
Swimming: 1.5 hours
Total: 9 hours


I don't mean to tell you about your own capabilities, but after that swimming and biking I would think that it would be very difficult to get your heart rate that high.
Possibly
Biking: 5 hours
Running: 3 hours
Swimming: 1.5 hours
Total: 9.5 hours
January 27th, 2017 at 10:02:49 AM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Pacomartin
I don't mean to tell you about your own capabilities, but after that swimming and biking I would think that it would be very difficult to get your heart rate that high.


So, how about a friendly wager. Shall we set the line at 9:15, where you have the over?

Quote: Face
What can I say? I'm impressed. Respect.


Thank you!
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January 27th, 2017 at 11:38:13 AM permalink
stinkingliberal
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Why do they schedule such an event when it's still high summer (in Vegas, anyway) and the temps will routinely exceed 100 degrees? I would be worried about heatstroke and good old-fashioned exhaustion striking down a goodly portion of the contestants.

I think we should see a more "Vegas" triathalon:

1. Play slots without stopping for six hours.
2. Consume twelve alcoholic beverages in the following hour.
3. Play blackjack with no basic strategy errors for the following hour.

Only the true "iron men" will succeed!
January 27th, 2017 at 3:46:42 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: stinkingliberal
Why do they schedule such an event when it's still high summer (in Vegas, anyway) and the temps will routinely exceed 100 degrees? I would be worried about heatstroke and good old-fashioned exhaustion striking down a goodly portion of the contestants.


Late September isn't that bad. If you live here you get used to the heat. People visiting from cooler places may be in for a rude awakening.
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January 28th, 2017 at 1:50:46 PM permalink
buzzardknot
Member since: Mar 16, 2015
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Well. Mike I remember when you enter the Stratosphere. Say no more.
Seems this time, something is astray. 13 runners in age group 50-54 last year. 2 DNF swimming or were no shows. 1 finished swimming only. 1 finished swimming and bike only. That leaves 9
total time swimming t1 biking t2 running
1st 5:29 :31 :2 2:53 :2 2:01
9th 8:20 :37 :7 4:06 :8 3:21

t1 and t2 are transition times After swimming put something over bathing suit, shoes, find bike, helmet must be on before getting on bike , etc

MIKE : write rack number on palm of hand, just to be sure.

Mikes numbers Biking: 5 hours
Running: 2.5 hours
Swimming: 1.5 hours
Total: 9 hours

Mark Cook Age 65 last year Biking 3:40 Running 3:42 Swimming :40 T1&T2=:12 Total Time 8:14

No thanks MIKE I would rather bet no safety in the SuperBowl, than bet against you not completing in 9 hours.
January 29th, 2017 at 11:58:11 AM permalink
buzzardknot
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I will make a friendly wager that your BIKING time is 4:30 or less
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