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2014-04-02 10:00 AM
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Sorry to hear about your hip. Hope it gets better soon.

As for being pulled off the course...it depends where you are. If you haven't started the second lap by midnight, then they'll probably pull you off. If you are on the second lap, it's unlikely they will pull you off...unless there is a significant medical reason to do so. I've heard stories of folks grinding it out and getting to the finish line by 1am or a bit later...so, it's not unheard of per se.

When I did IMFL a couple of years ago, they showed a video at the athletes dinner with folks crossing the finish line, and there was one guy who was suffering big time, but he crossed at 3am-ism. (Good for him!) So, the folks at IMFL didn't pull him off the course and he finished 3ish hours later. The IMFL run course is on city streets, so that's obviously different than MT, but they didn't pull him off.

Can't speak for the IMMT folks and how the course is set-up, but as long as you're on the second lap, you should be ok. And BTW, as long as you have good splits on the swim and bike legs, you might be able to fast walk the entire run leg. That's not ideal of course, but it's possible to finish under 17hrs with walking.

And in terms of your condition, seems like you should be heavily focusing on core strength. I assume your PT is focusing on this, right? I try to do core exercises 2x-3x per week, and view them as an integral part of my training. Everything feels better when I core exercises.

Good luck, and see you in MT.



2014-04-02 11:59 AM
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Thanks so much for the reply! That is such a relief. I know I can finish the thing and I can probably finish in less than 17 hours but it's good to know that I may be able to get a little extra time if I need to. Having to get into the Sag wagon would really bum me out.

I've been doing core exercises like they were my job. Everyday for at least 20 minutes.

Good luck to you in your training!
2014-04-07 9:07 AM
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Originally posted by Qua17

Thanks so much for the reply! That is such a relief. I know I can finish the thing and I can probably finish in less than 17 hours but it's good to know that I may be able to get a little extra time if I need to. Having to get into the Sag wagon would really bum me out.

I've been doing core exercises like they were my job. Everyday for at least 20 minutes.

Good luck to you in your training!


I suggest in addition to PT you may want to check into an ART (Active Relase Therapist) chiropractor. I have issues with my right side with (glutes, performis, itb,) and my ART chiro kept me training all season last year through IMAZ. That consistency in training got me to a PR. She gave me specific "homework" for my problem areas and I had a great race in November. Pushing 50 was no joke, and she got me through!

I am sure there are great providers in the Boston area. Just my .02.

2014-04-07 11:13 AM
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Does anyone know if there is a Computrainer or real course video out there of the IMMT course? I know they have some for LP, Wisconsin, etc but I havent been able to find a video like that of IMMT.


I've not been able to find one, but if you use Trainer Road, you can use BestBikeSplit to build a custom course using the IMMT70.3 course people have uploaded. I've built it, just haven't ridden it yet.

I am guessing this is only for computrainer folks? I use Trainer Road with my regular trainer. All my wk's are preprogramed through Endurance Nation, but if I could somehow replicate IMMT that would kick butt! Mine of course.
2014-04-07 2:13 PM
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Originally posted by TrishM
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Originally posted by dmbfan4life20 Does anyone know if there is a Computrainer or real course video out there of the IMMT course? I know they have some for LP, Wisconsin, etc but I havent been able to find a video like that of IMMT.
I've not been able to find one, but if you use Trainer Road, you can use BestBikeSplit to build a custom course using the IMMT70.3 course people have uploaded. I've built it, just haven't ridden it yet.
I am guessing this is only for computrainer folks? I use Trainer Road with my regular trainer. All my wk's are preprogramed through Endurance Nation, but if I could somehow replicate IMMT that would kick butt! Mine of course.
<p>I have found that BestBikeSplit is great way to interface with Trainer Road.  Export the fuel out of BestBikeSplit as either an "erg power file" or an "MRC %FTP file" (both seem to work) to your computer and then simply drag and drop that file on to the trainer road workout creator, let it churn for a second, and then name the custom workout. It is as simple as that. if you use an erg trainer (computrainer, Kickr, etc) it will control resistance the device, otherwise you just ride the like you normal do in virtual power mode in TR. Again, the potential cool thing about using bestbikesplit to create workouts is that it allows you to ride a course or route (say a couple of loops of the lake placid course) following a very particular strategy built around %FTP, IF, etc. just to test it out. Want to see how your legs feel after riding the course at 85% FTP? give it a whirl in the comfort of your own pain cave!

2014-04-10 11:14 AM
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Question for the group-

I found a local Century Ride that is exactly 21 days (3 weeks) prior to Race Day. This is a hilly (4500ft) 101 miler but according to my plan I need to ride for 6 hours that day anyway. So, good idea or bad idea to get one last long ride in that close to race day? I think its a great way to get one in, especially since the ride is fully supported and there is substantial elevation gain to help me simulate race day and practice nutrition. So what do you say guys, go for it or stay away??


2014-04-10 2:09 PM
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Question for the group-

I found a local Century Ride that is exactly 21 days (3 weeks) prior to Race Day. This is a hilly (4500ft) 101 miler but according to my plan I need to ride for 6 hours that day anyway. So, good idea or bad idea to get one last long ride in that close to race day? I think its a great way to get one in, especially since the ride is fully supported and there is substantial elevation gain to help me simulate race day and practice nutrition. So what do you say guys, go for it or stay away??


Yes, go for it as long as you use it as a training day. If you go too hard, then that might be an issue. But it sounds like a great training ride - fully supported and your plan calls for a 6 hr ride anyway - so, definitely yes in my book.

The other issues to think about are how you feel by then and how much time your legs need to recover. If you're really beaten down by then, then perhaps the century isn't a great idea. But if you feel good and you have a good taper/recovery plan, then go for it.


2014-04-10 8:51 PM
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Originally posted by dmbfan4life20 Question for the group- I found a local Century Ride that is exactly 21 days (3 weeks) prior to Race Day. This is a hilly (4500ft) 101 miler but according to my plan I need to ride for 6 hours that day anyway. So, good idea or bad idea to get one last long ride in that close to race day? I think its a great way to get one in, especially since the ride is fully supported and there is substantial elevation gain to help me simulate race day and practice nutrition. So what do you say guys, go for it or stay away??

I'm doing Ironman Canada 21 days prior to Mont-Tremblant so you know my answer.

2014-04-11 9:42 AM
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Originally posted by dmbfan4life20

Question for the group-

I found a local Century Ride that is exactly 21 days (3 weeks) prior to Race Day. This is a hilly (4500ft) 101 miler but according to my plan I need to ride for 6 hours that day anyway. So, good idea or bad idea to get one last long ride in that close to race day? I think its a great way to get one in, especially since the ride is fully supported and there is substantial elevation gain to help me simulate race day and practice nutrition. So what do you say guys, go for it or stay away??


I'd have to agree with consensus. I think I did a two week taper for my IM last year. My last long ride was two weeks before IM. I did 100 plus with a group and it wound up being a total hammerfest. I didn't suffer any ill effects from that ride. If it were me I'd do the ride.
2014-04-14 3:21 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman North American Championship Mont-Tremblant : Official Thread
Originally posted by dmbfan4life20

Question for the group-

I found a local Century Ride that is exactly 21 days (3 weeks) prior to Race Day. This is a hilly (4500ft) 101 miler but according to my plan I need to ride for 6 hours that day anyway. So, good idea or bad idea to get one last long ride in that close to race day? I think its a great way to get one in, especially since the ride is fully supported and there is substantial elevation gain to help me simulate race day and practice nutrition. So what do you say guys, go for it or stay away??


My last century+ is always 3 weeks from race day, so it sounds like a great plan to me.
2014-04-14 3:24 PM
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Hi folks - how's everyone doing?

My swim & bike are coming right along - very pleased with where I am ~ 4 months out.

The run is a totally different story. Ran very little this year thus far due to general illness (sinus infection after sinus infection that culminated in the full deal sinus surgery 4 weeks ago) and now achilles tendonitis - fortunately a light case. I haven't even attempted a short run in 3 weeks. Doing PT and it's responding pretty well, but I'm nervous about how I'm going to build from 0 once I get cleared to run on the alter-g (should be next week).


2014-04-14 6:20 PM
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It has been a very long cold winter here in Detroit. I'm looking forward to doing some open water swims. See y'all in Canada.
2014-04-15 1:40 PM
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Originally posted by thedallasceliac

Hi folks - how's everyone doing?

My swim & bike are coming right along - very pleased with where I am ~ 4 months out.

The run is a totally different story. Ran very little this year thus far due to general illness (sinus infection after sinus infection that culminated in the full deal sinus surgery 4 weeks ago) and now achilles tendonitis - fortunately a light case. I haven't even attempted a short run in 3 weeks. Doing PT and it's responding pretty well, but I'm nervous about how I'm going to build from 0 once I get cleared to run on the alter-g (should be next week).


I am feeling pretty good with my training right now. I have been following my plan as consistently as my work schedule allows me and so far so good. Obviously, I wish my numbers were a little higher but I think thats because its my first IM and nothing I do will ever be enough Sad that the pool is closed this week to take the dome down but oh well.

I hope your injury heals up quickly.
2014-04-23 12:21 PM
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Gotta BUMP this thread a little bit.

How is everyones training going? Only 16 weeks left until Race Day!!! its coming so quickly.

I have my first race of the season coming up this weekend. A Half Marathon at the beach so it should be a fun weekend. Is the weather clearing up for the rest of you guys in the North East??
2014-04-23 7:15 PM
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Originally posted by dmbfan4life20

Gotta BUMP this thread a little bit.

How is everyones training going? Only 16 weeks left until Race Day!!! its coming so quickly.

I have my first race of the season coming up this weekend. A Half Marathon at the beach so it should be a fun weekend. Is the weather clearing up for the rest of you guys in the North East??


Good luck this coming weekend with your HM. I've got a trail run HM coming up the following weekend. I completed my 14 week EN outseason and transtitioned over to the IM training plan I'm two weeks into that. Finally getting some consistent outdoor training as well mainly on the weekend with the long bike rides hitting the hills and running the trails. The weather has been pretty decent in NY starting to warm up some but not enough yet to get back to swimming in the lake. Hopefully that will happen sooner rather than later I can't stand swimming indoors at the pool.
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