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  1. Gilliga

    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    this 50/50 has really given this forum a great discussion to get us through the end of winter. Let see what she can do, I don’t care if it’s a 25m pool, if she drafts a bit or is slightly short, if it is fair dinkum I am going to enjoy seeing what happens over the coming days and weeks and if she really does it, then we’ll done. I just wish they had set start locations and we had some experiences informed ironman athletes on site to verify its her doing the full thing. Garmin / strava etc can all be fudged, it’s good to have all of it but evidence from impartial witness is key with the data.
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    Just saw that on the Instagram. Like come on, seriously, surely you wouldn’t wait for the coach start riding aNd he can join in when bike is going. She should have wheels even bikes on stand by for herself.
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    She was getting ready to start the bike at about 8.15am. Swim time 1.24 of swimming so like 2.10 pace. But had some breaks, slow transition. I guess takingnit slow is a good thing with 50 of these ahead. Hopefully some triathletes show on bike to make sure she is doing it all and not too many “sticky water bottles” or who knows. She will finish today, maybe tomorrow and maybe a few more but wow if she can do 50 and it’s legit, well done. That’s a lot of days in a row starting a swim at 6am and ending a run at like 8pm then hauling it in a van overnight.
  4. Gilliga

    Kona Slot Giveaway

    Legacy slots are a good addition in my opinion to help dedicated long time athletes, maybe make the number of ironmans needed a bit less and increase slots in that category.
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    Kona Slot Giveaway

    In 2016 I qualified and at the kona pre race ceremony I overheard a guy telling someone he was doing his first ever ironman, and he got the slot as his dad was mates with one of the execs. Pissed me off, he could have just been given a free entry at any other race, why Kona? Anyways there are heaps of them there like that but it didnt cheapen how hard i worked for qualification and I quickly stopped worrying about this freeloader.
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    New IMWA swim course = chaos?

    I got a refund on WA when they announced the swim change. I went for the 70.3 about 5 years ago and the course got changed to near the beach swim due to the shark sightings down the coast, so I missed out then and now not flying all that way for an otherwise boring course. Cairns and Port are way more interesting to race on.
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    Apparently she is doing the first USA one and most of them in 25m poools. Not a bad strategy based on her stroke, she gets to push of regularly. 3.8 open water for her would be hard going. Also if she get 5-10-20 ironmans deep, I guess she can just stop easy and take breaks and maybe even walk the pool up and back (does that count as swimming). I remember doing Port 70.3 one year and about 200m into the swim I remember looking over and 15 m to my left there are like 20 guys running on a sand bar, it was pretty funny.
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    a sprint a day could be done before or after work in the summer months, not a bad challenge actually for a large group.
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    Maybe ill have a crack, I have the time off but i'm not really into the whole doing stuff for charity or Instagram purposes though.' I would rather do oly's every day as it would only take me 2.5-3 hours and I have some half Ironmans scheduled in for may and June so it would be better prep. Ill put a post on here and my strava links if I get it started in Jan. For now lets enjoy Ashley's 50 ironmans in the USA. Likely just swim at local lake or pool, little 20km flat out and 20km back bike then few laps of the local 2.5 km river loop run. I wonder what volume pros like Frodeno get through each week, would they average a half ironman every day? So 13.3km in pool, 630km bike and 147.7km run. I would say yes, maybe not that much running and prob more swimming.
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    I’m a school teacher 🙂 50 days off I’m just warming up. Maybe I’ll do 30 sprint distance tris in a row this Summer break.
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    If someone want to make a light attempt they need to set it up in one location. Swim the 3.8 in a lake everyday have a 10km out 10km back bike course to do 9 laps of (or whatever course they like that is 180k) and a set run course. Do it day after day with Garmin live tracking on. Also this allows sleep in same bed every night, bike maintenance, access to support and nutrition. It would still be a challenge and over 50days the weather would vary dramatically. The couple who tried it in Sydney were using centennial park right? The wife made the 70.3s but the Ironman attempt ended, that attempt was way more legitimate and well prepared then this.
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    Well attempt 1 “complete” . The comment on her Instagram prove two things: 1. Cross fit people are super awesome and can do any sport just by doing cross fit. 2. AmericaNs are so gullible. I guess that is what trump knew and used to nail an election. By the way I’m doing 100 ironmans in 83 days starting tomorrow, I’ll post my donation link shortly 🙂 I haven’t started training my belief is I need to start fresh and untrained and build into them. I’ll be swimming in my back yard pool and riding a borrowed trike from my kid.
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    In 2013 She did 70.3 Puerto Rico in 6hrs 15mins. 23/29 in her division. Her bike was ok at 3hrs but had a 2.22 run.
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    On her feed today it has a bike plan (paper with some writing) for the haiti attempt that has 6.5-7 hours as the schedule. On a huffy on rolling terrain on not the best surface. This time isn’t realistic. No one is verifying distances. Its not a genuine planned attempt. I would be positive to support this if someone doing it had legit plans and showed respect to the distance. She might say she did an Iron distance tomorrow but so could I, if she can prove it all I’ll throw some money at the charity.
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