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FatBaby24 Rookie 4 posts since
Oct 18, 2010
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Apr 9, 2011 1:32 AM

Never Run a Triathlon, Doing an Full Ironman in Sept

Are there any rules that I need to know about concerning getting from point A to point B. I have an idea about cut off times and such (not really I just know there is such a thing as a cut off time), just wanna make sure I don't get tagged out for using an illegal piece of equipment or passing below the yellow line. 

  • IronMakeover Community Moderator 738 posts since
    Jul 7, 2008

    Hey there,

    Which event are you registered for? You should be able to find the event's rules, cut-offs, suggestions and requirements on its web site.

    I agree with you, you'll want to figure these things out as you prepare for your race experience.

    Would you like to share anything else here about your motivation or preparation?

     

    Have a great week,

    Sara





    Sara Cox Landolt

    http://www.ironmakeover.blogspot.com/

  • Joe_h1 Community Moderator 1,833 posts since
    Jul 9, 2007

    there are a bunch of rules. swimming you can use any stroke you like and can even tread water if you need to. generally the swim cutoff is 2hr 20 min (BUT check w/ the race director to be sure) you can use a triathlon wetsuit if the water temp isn't too hot but it has to be no more than a certain thickness (5mm I think) check the USAT rules to be sure http://www.usatriathlon.org/resources/about-events/rules

     

    for the bike - stay to the right unless passing.  Stay out of the draft of the person ahead of you (roughly 3 bike lengths)  if you get in a persons draft  you have 30 seconds to pass or get out of their draft zone or you get a penalty.  wear your helmet the whole time you're on your bike and you're good to go. and always pass on the left NEVER on the right

     

    for the run - no special rules except no ipod/headphones

     

    good luck! which race is it?  hope u have a good coach/plan - can't wait for the race report





    goals for 2011:

    break 19minutes for 5k

    break 2:42 for olympic triathlon probably Anthracite olympic

    break 3:16 for marathon ( a long shot but it's fun putting yourself out there)

  • Joe_h1 Community Moderator 1,833 posts since
    Jul 9, 2007

    if you're going to be an ironman you can handle running w/o an ipod.

     

    heard very good stuff about the Rev3 race and the venue looks great. hear the bike is flat and can be windy.  I may be heading there in 2012.

     

    legend has it that the first ironman in hawaii started off as a bar bet between runners,cyclists and swimmers about who was the strongest - I think you'll fit in just fine. FWIW to make your ironman journey a little easier I would highly recommend checking out the ironman training plans at beginnertriathlete.com and trifuel.com or getting a coach.  definitely seek out triclubs in your area. they are usually filled w/ cool people w/ lots of great info/experience to pass on to newbies and a whole lot of motivation.  also check USMS.org for a master swim program around you - it's a swim team for grown ups.  the coaches there will help you w/ your swim and you can save a ton time and energy for your big day.  good luck, train smart and kick ***

     

    here is the cutoff info for the REV3 race

    Full Rev:

    2 hours, 20min to complete the swim
    5:30pm will be the bike course cutoff time
    Midnight will be the finish line cutoff time

     

     





    goals for 2011:

    break 19minutes for 5k

    break 2:42 for olympic triathlon probably Anthracite olympic

    break 3:16 for marathon ( a long shot but it's fun putting yourself out there)

  • Joe_h1 Community Moderator 1,833 posts since
    Jul 9, 2007

    oh forgot I really liked the book Become Iron Fit by Don Fink for my first ironman but gale bernhardt has a good book 'training plans for multisport athletes' that's good and the books 'going long' and 'triathlete training bible' by Friel are also very very good





    goals for 2011:

    break 19minutes for 5k

    break 2:42 for olympic triathlon probably Anthracite olympic

    break 3:16 for marathon ( a long shot but it's fun putting yourself out there)

  • drmiles85 Pro 84 posts since
    Nov 5, 2008

    This is my favorite thread ever.  Thought I'd throw that out there.

     

    Also, the race looks like a lot of fun, and you'll love it.  Good luck, and keep us posted!





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  • pacificfit Legend 147 posts since
    Jan 9, 2008

    It would really help you to listen to the free clinic we just did called "How To Start Training For Triathlon". It's about halfway down the page at http://www.rockstartriathlete.com . Highly recommend!

     

    Ben





    My blog is at http://www.BenGreenfieldFitness.com

    Also, I'm giving away a free 7-part series on "How To Become Superhuman" at http://www.SuperhumanCoach.com

  • IronMakeover Community Moderator 738 posts since
    Jul 7, 2008
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    9. Sep 15, 2011 7:23 AM (in response to FatBaby24)
    Never Run a Triathlon, Doing an Full Ironman in Sept

    Congratulations! I'm glad it went well -- 14:04:52 is an awesome time!

    Low 70s and light breeze is perfect.

     

    So did you miss not being able to use the mp3? You mentioned earlier in the thread that you were disappointed.

     

    What was the toughest segment? Did you marathon background help?

     

    Have a great week,

    Sara





    Sara Cox Landolt

    http://www.ironmakeover.blogspot.com/

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