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2008-01-24 2:12 AM
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I am in Manurewa Auckland hoping in 2009 to do the ironman Taupo all going well. Had a small issue of a new child in the house last year so no training. Did some stroke and strides earlier in the year.


2008-01-24 2:52 AM
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Welcome to the group.

There are a few of us kicking around, Henry is training hard out for Taupo Ironman and I will be giving it a go next year. Currently recovering from Ironman Western Australia.
2008-04-27 5:44 AM
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Yis.  Penrose, Auckland.  Just getting back into triathlon after a 12 year break and coming back to running (marathons) from injury.  Once I get fitter if you need a training partner let me know.  Am also training for the Taupo Ironman, but not until 2010, want to build up to it first.

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Kevin

2008-08-17 2:30 PM
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Well after a year of injuries I am finally back

Did my knee, my knee, my foot then my knee again, then my elbow and I'm just coming back from my neck... Phew...

Training starts today, still can't do upper body weights so treadmill and cycle it is to see where I'm at for now... Fingers crossed I get to the ones I want to do this year.

How has everyone been going?
2008-08-31 5:29 AM
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What a difference a year makes! 1 September-beginning the run to Taupo HIM and ultimately IM 2009. It's true, training history counts. If I look back 12 months I remember wondering how I was going to complete IM2008. I did a half IM (last November) and then an IM camp in January with Fitforfun.co.nz. Run by Josh White and Steve Farrel. Well worth the investment. After day 1 you wonder how you are going to get through race day. But by the end of the camps you feel very confident.

Did my first IM this year at Taupo. It was the best thing ever. If you want to enjoy the day (it is possible) I recommend finding a coach to plan your year and write your programs. Then hook up with a tri club and put in the work. You will here this 1000 times...The hardest part of IM is the training... get it right and do the work and the day is a breeze!

Find your race pace, get used to taking on food while you ride and run. Plan your splits, when you eat and how much. If someone screams past you in the ride don't chase them (they probably don't have a plan). A lot can happen over 6-7 hours of the bike. People go out too hard and you see them being carried off in ambulances with 30k to go in the ride.

The worst part of IM (for me) was crossing the finish line. Suddenly my goal was achieved...what next. I've got to wait 12 months to IM.
2008-09-01 3:09 AM
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I'm counting down and can't wait. Only 3 more weeks til the training plan starts and life as I know it goes out the window.

I did the Auckland 1/2IM in April, had a bit of recovery time, and have been doing preseason training since then tao make sure I'd be up to it and ready for when the real training starts.

It's a big step up from a 1/2 to full IM so I'm just out to love the experience and do the best I can with what I've got.

Gerrard



2008-09-24 6:48 PM
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Hi team.

I've entered for my first HIM's - Rotorua in december, then I managed to snare an entry for Tauranga a month after that.

Training is going well (in Auckland), cycling is building up, swimming with the Auckland Central Masters on Wed nights, and running is OK. Got sidelined by shin splints so am taking it easy, but am up to 60-90 minutes runs again. Getting massages and icing legs!

I want to do IM Taupo in 2010 - I took wife down to see the event this year, we sat in the rain with the kids until the end and they were captivated by it.

Last week while painting the roof I yelled down to her "Can I do Ironman 2010?" and she said yes. Bring it on!
2008-09-24 9:55 PM
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Yeah took a bit of "discussion" around the house before I got my IM pass this year. The reality of working and training has been bit of a shock to both of us, but it's all panning out well. I might just have a few brownie points to make up a bit further down the track...

I scored an entry to the Tauranga 1/2 the day they went on sale so pretty stoked about that. Be keen to know how it compares to Taupo and Rotorua for future years.

Gerrard

2009-03-24 7:13 PM
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Can I play? Yup Im a kiwi... just happen to have been living in Australia for the last 5-6 years...

Actually thinking about trying to wrap in my next trip home with a race... although when and what - who knows!

 

2010-04-13 12:11 AM
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Looks like it has been about a year since anyone posted anything to this forum.  Just wanted to say hi on the off chance that there is anyone on here from Napier/Hastings area?
2010-04-28 2:41 AM
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Rotorua just arrived


2010-05-11 9:25 PM
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hi there
ive just joined aswel based it te kuiti nz training for ironman 2011 and also mount half ironman. have you used any of the training plans i am currently deciding if i do it alone get a coach or try one of these plans.

what are you training for
2010-05-16 3:41 AM
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Hi,

The programs will get you over the line for the Mount. It depends on experience. I would recommend a coach if you are doing IM 2011 - hope you go in. Again it depends on experience and how long you want to spend on the course.

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2010-11-22 10:49 PM
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Looks like it's bit quiet round here but Wellington represent!
2010-12-29 1:35 PM
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Hey,

Jac here in Auckland.

Been on this site for a few years, off and on, but getting back into it now. Going to do a couple of the Contact Women's Tri Series events.

Happy to meet up with others at the events if anyone's around.

2011-03-30 3:57 AM
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Just checking in from Wellington...

Signed up for the Taupo Half in 2011 (also did 2010) and IMNZ in 2012. Did the Taupo Half in 2010 and also one of the Scorching Bays but that's it. Considering joining Wellington tri club but wanting to improve on the swim before i do so - anyone attended the Gliding On course? I've heard good things about it...

Lewis.



2011-09-18 5:30 PM
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Hi!

Not really a New Zealander, but I'll be in Auckland for at least a couple of years, as of October 1st. Really excited about finally making my way over there.

I'm no longer doing that many triathlons, but I just might retake them as I'm  sure this change in environment and lifestyle will lend itself to it. I tried to sign up for IMNZ'12, but it sold out by the time I managed to sort out my visa.

For the time being, my wife and I will be running the Auckland marathon on Oct 30th to get to know the city a bit... yes, we're that slow

For ages, I've dreamt of doing the Speight's Coast to Coast, but I'm not really sure I'll have the required skills regardless of how much I train. I'm still willing to give it a try. 2012 or most likely 2013.

Looking forward to any tips on places to train in Auckland or meeting like-minded people. We'll most likely arrive at a hotel and then go apartment hunting, so not really sure what area of the city we'll be in. 

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2012-01-09 7:19 AM
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Hey there,

 

New to the site and am looking at Taupo Ironman for 2013.

Ex Taupo lad now living in Darwin.

Did Tri's in the early 80's and that's it. Currently coach potato status and looking for a new lease in life for 2012 and 2013.

I believe the Ironman events sell out rather quickly so will be looking to grab a spot as soon as they appear on the market.

 

Barney

2012-01-28 9:35 PM
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Hi!

I am moving to New Zealand (Otago) in 3 weeks from the States.  Looking forward to racing there!

2012-04-08 5:20 AM
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Hello

Just joined.

Living in the sunny Hawkes Bay and training for my first HIM. I have an entry for the next Ironmaori Half Ironman.

I would be keen to hear from anyone else in the Napier area looking for a training partner for the same event.

2012-08-14 3:30 AM
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Hey all.I live out in Karaka and am a beginner looking for a couple of olympic distance tris this summer. Fingers crossed:-)Brenden


2013-03-03 6:41 PM
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Hi. My family and I plan to move to New Zealand in June. We will be in the Auckland area. Let me know if any of you guys are from that area. I have registered for the Auckland HIM in January 2014 to give me something to train for ... anyone else training for that?

Training, eating, sleeping, repeat ...

Barend

2013-03-09 1:25 AM
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Depending on where you end up.. there are some good tri squads to hook into - such as North Harbour Tri Club.

 

2013-03-18 9:13 PM
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blominator - 2013-03-04 1:41 PM

Hi. My family and I plan to move to New Zealand in June. We will be in the Auckland area. Let me know if any of you guys are from that area. I have registered for the Auckland HIM in January 2014 to give me something to train for ... anyone else training for that?

Training, eating, sleeping, repeat ...

Barend

I'm a local. And I raced the 70.3 this year, was a great, if painful day. I'm undecided about 2014... going to see how the year goes first. 

2014-08-03 4:17 PM
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Hey, just joined looking at doing the timaru master short course in October as my first ever TRI looking for a buddy to train with know one else seems keen, to train all red sports they all want to do it as a team event. Looking at the training schedule makes me excited! Louise
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