Wizard 2017 Half Ironman Challenge

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February 1st, 2017 at 4:18:05 PM permalink
Wizard
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I hear that the half Ironman will no longer be offered for the 9/29 Triathlon.

So, I'm thinking of another one to do. The one my boot camp friend wants to do is on Oct 22 in Tempe AZ.

Another is May 6 in St. George, UT. Although I really like Saint George, I'm worried that three months won't be enough time to prepare. The biking course is also quite hilly, with 3,536 feet of elevation gain. By comparison, the 100-mile century I did last year had 1,300 meters, which works out to 4,265 feet. What made it hard was that all the elevation gain was in about 1/3 of the course. I know the Saint George area quite well and nothing is really steep, like the Turtle Rock part of Irvine. The running portion of this triathlon has 1,267 feet of elevation gain. A reason to strive for St. George is Vegas is simply brutally hot in the summer and it will be torture to prepare in that heat. I'll have to wake up at 4 AM to beat the heat, as I did when I was training for the marathon.
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February 1st, 2017 at 4:35:15 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Bummer about the Lake Mead event. What happened?

The bike portion of the St. George event looks brutal. The altitude (3,000 ft.+) is pretty extreme to start with, then you only go up. At least the last 7 miles look like they are all downhill. It would be a challenge.
February 1st, 2017 at 4:43:39 PM permalink
Nareed
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Can't you sign up for the full Iron Man and quit halfway through? ;)
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February 1st, 2017 at 6:52:10 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Ayecarumba
Bummer about the Lake Mead event. What happened?


I don't know. I checked the web site and it still indicates the Half Ironman is an option. I'll see if I can find out what is going on.
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February 1st, 2017 at 8:56:51 PM permalink
buzzardknot
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EvenBob asked me if I had ever been to Lake Mead. Just a coincidence, I am sure.
February 2nd, 2017 at 10:00:53 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Wizard
I don't know. I checked the web site and it still indicates the Half Ironman is an option.


The elevation profiles are indicated on the website for the Half Ironman.

http://media.wix.com/ugd/a1ba19_c64381c1104e46cb8ad8746f8aed8ee4.pdf Swim
http://media.wix.com/ugd/a1ba19_289c137a770c4f37a760ea3febb691ec.pdf Bike
http://media.wix.com/ugd/a1ba19_1bc33e7e2cc349c6a0676a3a817819e3.pdf Run
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