Jump to content
Peter

2019 Easter Weekend Challenge (70.3)

Recommended Posts

Okay so I am throwing this out there.

Goal: Do a 1.9k swim / 90k bike / 21k run 

Challenge 1: Do them all on the same day. Order not important.

Challenge 2: Do each leg over the 4 days of Easter (ie swim Fri, run sun, bike mon)

Challenge 3: Do them 2 times.  ie an Ironman over the 4 days.  But you must do 2 x 90k ride, 2 x 21k run, 2x1.9k swim  NOT 180K.

Rules:

You may choose to do the bike first and then the swim and run later if you are doing all in the one day. 
You can do the swim in a pool or open water.
You cannot split the legs.  As in you can't do 45K ride in the morning and then another 45K later that day.
Times aren't the challenge.  Its the distance. Go as slow or as fast as you want.

At the completion, post here.  You can screen shot Garmin/strava/TPeaks for proof if you want.


 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Peter said:

Okay so I am throwing this out there.

Goal: Do a 1.9k swim / 90k bike / 21k run 

Challenge 1: Do them all on the same day. Order not important.

Challenge 2: Do each leg over the 4 days of Easter (ie swim Fri, run sun, bike mon)

Challenge 3: Do them 2 times.  ie an Ironman over the 4 days.  But you must do 2 x 90k ride, 2 x 21k run, 2x1.9k swim  NOT 180K.

Rules:

You may choose to do the bike first and then the swim and run later if you are doing all in the one day. 
You can do the swim in a pool or open water.
You cannot split the legs.  As in you can't do 45K ride in the morning and then another 45K later that day.
Times aren't the challenge.  Its the distance. Go as slow or as fast as you want.

At the completion, post here.  You can screen shot Garmin/strava/TPeaks for proof if you want.


 

I cant run but I will try and do the IM swim and bike distances over the whole weekend.. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest FFF1077

@Peter

Bloody fantastic idea. 

Best thing you've suggested in ages. 

I won't be able to participate but I will have a crack on my next free weekend 

 

Cheers 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest FFF1077
19 minutes ago, Cape_Horn said:

just walk 21k - should only take 4 hours....

Yeah that's what my 2009 Busso half run leg took 🤣🤣🤣🤣🙁🤔🤷‍♂️

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, BNothling said:

Second this question. Zwift bike/run allowed?

Can I Zwift the swim ?

FM

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am looking to do this anyway - 2 weeks out from Port. 

I should be ably to do most of Challenge 2 & 3 - IM swim; IM ride (over two days) but > 21 kms over the 4 days.

FM

Edited by Flanman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest FFF1077
7 minutes ago, Flanman said:

Can I Zwift the swim ?

FM

Swim cords? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, FFF1077 said:

@Peter

 

Can we Zwift the bike? 

 

45 minutes ago, BNothling said:

Second this question. Zwift bike/run allowed?

Absolutely 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest FFF1077

Do we have a catchy name for this thing? 

 

TrannieMan Half? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seeing as IM is 90% mental, can I do 190m swim, 9km ride, and 2.1km run/walk? I'll think about the rest.

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Seeing as IM is 90% mental, can I do 190m swim, 9km ride, and 2.1km run/walk? I'll think about the rest.

If you swim 1.9k each day, I’ll give you a credit.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest FFF1077
1 hour ago, Peter said:

If you swim 1.9k each day, I’ll give you a credit.  

And Kudos from you is heaps cooler than....than...say...a salad bowl.... LOL 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Challenge 2 is like a normal long weekend at the coast using the old Surf coast international Tri course with a few extras chucked in.

i try to do this on a few long weekends thru the year. Easter, June LW, Melb cup LW. 

saturday morning - park run Torquay with the wife. Then I swim the 2 km course which starts from just near the park run finish,  to where the swim finished when Nick ran the races, which is not far from our street. In winter, it's too farken cold in the water to swim,  so I usually take the mountain bike for a spin along the coastal trails instead.

sunday morning I run the old SCIT Tri course run leg. It's a pretty honest run course which gives a good workout. No two runs are ever the same as the weather is so changeable.

 Monday - I either ride the 90 km SCIT bike leg ( especially if the north wind is blowing) or I ride home which can be 85 up to 120km (but never when the north wind is blowing). I did the 90km into a howling northerly once. Took me 4 and half hours with 2 stops to fill my water bottles. Farked for a few days. 

The only real problem is I don't use a Garmin or post on Strava so, as I'm told, it never really happens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, Greyman said:

The only real problem is I don't use a Garmin or post on Strava so, as I'm told, it never really happens.

I’ve not seen you at a club race in 4 years.  I doubt you even own a push bike anymore 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest FFF1077
2 hours ago, Bored@work said:

Can the 90km rides be done at 4am in the rain as hill repeats? Asking for a friend 

Nup. 

Only on the trainer 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Peter said:

I’ve not seen you at a club race in 4 years.  I doubt you even own a push bike anymore 

Yep, it's all fake. And that wasn't me who rode past you this morning., wave next time you rude pr&ck! 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, Greyman said:

Yep, it's all fake. And that wasn't me who rode past you this morning., wave next time you rude pr&ck! 

really?  Where?  

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got to start in an early wave for the Easter Weekend Challenge. 1.9km swim done in 36:35 and I am into T1.


1610799241_Swim1_9km.png.4e47258d640b4ff1ee94a81d652b043f.png

Observations:
1) Crappy GPS running watch is not very good for measuring swim distances.
2) I was pretty slow in the Granville pool but passed the guy with the flippers doing dog-paddle at least 5 times. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Early start for me too. 81 km ride before work (3.30am alarm). Looking to fit it a swim tonight. Then the real stuff starts. 

FM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Flanman said:

Early start for me too. 81 km ride before work (3.30am alarm). Looking to fit it a swim tonight. Then the real stuff starts. 

FM

Doesnt count.  you need 90k  ;) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, Flanman said:

Early start for me too. 81 km ride before work (3.30am alarm). Looking to fit it a swim tonight. Then the real stuff starts. 

FM

You need to read APs thread about not trying to cram over Easter...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pool hours this weekend for the Sydney inner west-ish / north-west-ish area...

 

Sydney Olympic Park - Closed all four days

Macquarie Uni - Closed Friday, open Saturday/Sunday/Monday 6:00 - 18:45 (I swear I saw they were closed Sunday though - maybe double check)

Epping (Dense Park) - Closed Friday, open Saturday/Sunday/(probably) Monday 8:00 - 12:00

Ryde - Closed Friday, open Saturday/Sunday/Monday 9:00 - 17:45 (as usual in 25m mode the whole time) 

Cabarita - Closed Friday, open Sat/Sun/Mon 8:00 - 18:30

 

 

 

 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, toolex said:

Pool hours this weekend for the Sydney inner west-ish / north-west-ish area...

 

Sydney Olympic Park - Closed all four days

Macquarie Uni - Closed Friday, open Saturday/Sunday/Monday 6:00 - 18:45 (I swear I saw they were closed Sunday though - maybe double check)

Epping (Dense Park) - Closed Friday, open Saturday/Sunday/(probably) Monday 8:00 - 12:00

Ryde - Closed Friday, open Saturday/Sunday/Monday 9:00 - 17:45 (as usual in 25m mode the whole time) 

Cabarita - Closed Friday, open Sat/Sun/Mon 8:00 - 18:30

 

 

 

 

west pymble is open 7am to 6pm except Good Friday  https://www.ymcansw.org.au/centres/ku-ring-gai-fitness-aquatic-centre/

Narabbeen ocean pool or Fresh water are both worth a visit, and wetsuit practise

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...