If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(News.com.au)   Prince Frederik of Denmark wraps up Copenhagen Iron Man in 10:45:32, will kick Putin's ass   (news.com.au) divider line 8
    More: Cool, Copenhagen Iron Man, Vladimir Putin  
•       •       •

610 clicks; posted to Sports » on 20 Aug 2013 at 9:14 AM (34 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



8 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2013-08-20 09:22:26 AM
It's a great accomplishment, one I would never want to personally do, but let's be perfectly honest, when you are rich like this guy and can afford to take the time to really train and pretty much train as a full time job (and he probably had trainers and other help) you can do an Ironman in good time.

There's nothing really magical about doing an Ironman, other than putting in the effort to train for it. Keep your weight down, successfully avoid injury, rest often, and know the training plan. My brother in law who is now close to 40 has does them in around 10 hours, and he works 50hrs a week.
 
2013-08-20 10:03:16 AM

bdub77: It's a great accomplishment, one I would never want to personally do, but let's be perfectly honest, when you are rich like this guy and can afford to take the time to really train and pretty much train as a full time job (and he probably had trainers and other help) you can do an Ironman in good time.

There's nothing really magical about doing an Ironman, other than putting in the effort to train for it. Keep your weight down, successfully avoid injury, rest often, and know the training plan. My brother in law who is now close to 40 has does them in around 10 hours, and he works 50hrs a week.


Which eliminates about 99.9% of the world's population...

Also, avoiding injury is a huge skill.

/also no desire to do one
//sucks at swimming
///just does marathons
 
2013-08-20 11:02:30 AM
Subby thinks this is a man that will beat Putin's ass?

resources3.news.com.au

...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-08-20 11:19:29 AM
Yeah, good luck with that

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-20 12:25:01 PM

bdub77: There's nothing really magical about doing an Ironman, other than putting in the effort to train for it. Keep your weight down, successfully avoid injury, rest often, and know the training plan.


Execution is a big part of it. I made one mistake in following my hydration plan in hour 5 of the bike (I laid off one cycle of sports drink because my stomach was bothering me, and I didn't catch back up to it), and it came back to bite me in the ass at about mile 4 of the marathon. I bonked out for about 6 miles until I could get my hydration back under control. Cost me about an extra :30, which pushed me over my sub-11:00 goal.

Suffice it to say that at times like this guy is doing (10:45 is probably top 10%), there's not really room to make too many mistakes. And there are a lot of things to keep track of in an IM: feed and water schedules, heart rates/perceived exertion, splits, mechanical issues (oops, front derailleur is stuck. Looks like you lose half your gears for the next 60 miles...), where you are relative to other riders (for placing, for penalties, and for some dumbass taking you out because he overcooked a turn on the bike, etc.), race strategy, and so on. I tip my hat to him: 10:45 is badass for a non-pro, no matter how much time you had to devote to training.
 
2013-08-20 12:41:53 PM
By comparison, Gary Johnson's best Ironman time was 10:39:16, almost 1% faster.  So, Prince Frederik is in the company of other hardcore politicians who have no actual political authority.
 
2013-08-20 04:18:37 PM

bdub77: It's a great accomplishment, one I would never want to personally do, but let's be perfectly honest, when you are rich like this guy and can afford to take the time to really train and pretty much train as a full time job (and he probably had trainers and other help) you can do an Ironman in good time.

There's nothing really magical about doing an Ironman, other than putting in the effort to train for it. Keep your weight down, successfully avoid injury, rest often, and know the training plan. My brother in law who is now close to 40 has does them in around 10 hours, and he works 50hrs a week.


There's nothing really magical about most extraordinary levels of accomplishment, other than putting in the appropriate effort with the right plan. Most people can't do that. That's why they are extraordinary.
 
2013-08-20 04:26:33 PM
From the link:

The heir apparent to Denmark's thrown got through the lung-busting, heart-pounding 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42.2km in 10 hours, 45 minutes and 32 seconds.

So, he's the heir to Denmark's thrown? And what is that 42.2 km for?

Copy editors, what are they for?

bdub77: when you are rich like this guy and can afford to take the time to really train and pretty much train as a full time job (and he probably had trainers and other help) you can do an Ironman in good time.

Being the heir to the thrown IS a full time job. He's had extensive military training and is still active with the Danish military. He, Prince William and Harry and so on don't lead the layabout lives depicted in Downton Abbey, they are extremely busy people.

/Monarchist
 
Displayed 8 of 8 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report