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Looking to do 1/2 IM 2008

I'm doing my first Ironman next year at IM.Switzerland on 13/07/2008. And looking to do a 1/2IM as part of my training plan. Can anyone recommend a good 1/2 IM?

I was looking at doing 1/2IMUK on the 15/06/2008 is this too close to Switzerland?


  • SamutriSamutri Posts: 143
    Hey - Johna,

    YEP, IMUK is wayyyyy too close!

    It's not called the toughest 70.3 in the world for nothing you know!

    Good luck.
  • JohnaJohna Posts: 27
    Hi Samutri,

    Thought so! Thanks for the advice.
  • I did UK HiM in Wimbleball and then did my first IM in Austria three weeks later. I'm never going to break world records, so I did Wimbleball as a training event and treated it as such - finished in 6.45 and then did Austria in 13.30. In hindsight, probably wouldnt do this again because I then basically tapered/ticked over for three weeks which left me short in Austria.
  • JohnaJohna Posts: 27
    It looks as if I may do the Bala Middle Distance as a training event. I understand next year it will be run in May.
  • BARNYBARNY Posts: 157
    Hey! I'm doing Ironman swis next year too! - exciting stuff...

    Why don't you try get on to the start list for New forest half ironman on 23rd (ish) september 07 - www.racenewforest.co.uk - its a really hard run but why not see what its all about with no pressure? ;o) ... I did in 6hr36 last year but after 5hr42 at a half IM (BIG COW) earlier this year I think I might beat 6hr... maybe, if i dont get a puncture..

    Other wise my last race is going to be with the same poeple - Beaulieu Half im on 1st June 2008 - perfect time from the race! - racenewforest do great events without the comercial feel you get with a lot of other races... and you get a mug!!!!

    Mugs are so much better than T-shirts and medals.... T-shirst are rags, medals are tacky,,,, I love my mug, you can give poeple drinks in it, drink from it yourself, take it to work, put it on the side board.... Heres to decent comemorative memorabilia!
  • JohnaJohna Posts: 27
    New Forest half ironman was already fully booked. Did the Vitruvian (yesterday) instead. Glad I did - really enjoyed it.

    I may look at doing Beaulieu in 2008. I didn't even know they did a Middle Distance race. Is it new?

  • BARNYBARNY Posts: 157
    yep its new next year...

    By the way if you haven't already, go and look at the IM Swiss trailor on u-tube.... made me go all tingly!

    tip for everyone actually there is lots of tri vids on u-tube, some serious, some funny - check 'tri training rocky style' ;)
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