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So, got the email with the race program in it.  Checking it out and looking over the rules to see if there's anything new and exciting.  On the bike, they say keep 4 bike lengths back to avoid drafting penalties when in the past I had always been told 3 lengths, but I guess that's interpretation of the draft zone from front wheel to front wheel vs. back wheel to front wheel perhaps.  No biggie.  Then I come upon the running rules and see this:

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1. No form of locomotion other than running, walking or crawling is allowed.

OK.  I've been walking for over 50 years so think I can handle that portion.  Trained for marathons and my HIM plan has a lot of running built into it, so check that off.  Crawling.  Hmmm.  Can't say I've worked on that one.  Anyone got any tips on how to make the most out that that portion?  Suggested speedwork intervals?  Weight on the toes instead of the knees?  Keep the head up in aero position to minimize drag and maximize O2 intake?

I asked my infant granddaughter who was a whiz at the crawling thing, but the only advice she gave me in response was "Yummm!"



2013-06-19 4:51 PM
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Originally posted by TTom

So, got the email with the race program in it.  Checking it out and looking over the rules to see if there's anything new and exciting.  On the bike, they say keep 4 bike lengths back to avoid drafting penalties when in the past I had always been told 3 lengths, but I guess that's interpretation of the draft zone from front wheel to front wheel vs. back wheel to front wheel perhaps.  No biggie.  Then I come upon the running rules and see this:

Run Rules
1. No form of locomotion other than running, walking or crawling is allowed.

OK.  I've been walking for over 50 years so think I can handle that portion.  Trained for marathons and my HIM plan has a lot of running built into it, so check that off.  Crawling.  Hmmm.  Can't say I've worked on that one.  Anyone got any tips on how to make the most out that that portion?  Suggested speedwork intervals?  Weight on the toes instead of the knees?  Keep the head up in aero position to minimize drag and maximize O2 intake?

I asked my infant granddaughter who was a whiz at the crawling thing, but the only advice she gave me in response was "Yummm!"


I would suggest gloves and knee pads for the crawling.

Additionally, this would seem to eliminate cartwheels across the finish line, as well as the always crowd pleasing walking handstand. I would also not suggest any type of skipping in case you are extremely happy as you go down the finish chute. This is apparently not an approved form of locomotion.
2013-06-19 6:10 PM
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Subject: RE: Apparently need run training guidance

At about a minute in you'll see how it's done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfVP0uzb2bU

 

2013-06-19 6:20 PM
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Subject: RE: Apparently need run training guidance
Originally posted by popsracer

At about a minute in you'll see how it's done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfVP0uzb2bU

 

You're quicker on the keyboard than I am.   My immediate thought was to post that too.

 

2013-06-19 6:37 PM
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Originally posted by popsracer

At about a minute in you'll see how it's done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfVP0uzb2bU

 

You're quicker on the keyboard than I am.   My immediate thought was to post that too.

 

Julie Moss also had a hand in making the Ironman crawl famous.

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