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Irish athletes qualified for Kona 2017 at Ironman Arizona 

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We had two more Irish athletes qualified for the 2017 Ironman world championships in Kona, Hawaii at Ironman Arizona recently.

Click on through to see who they are..

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Ironman Fortaleza Thoughts & Analysis

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Given both of our results it’s by far the worst I’ve ever felt after a race. I crossed the line feeling I’d failed myself, failed Aisling and all of the people who’d helped and supported me.

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Ironman Fortaleza Race Report 2016

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It feels selfish to write a race report given how badly Aisling’s day ended up. She was taken out of the water after getting into trouble early in the swim. I had one DNF in a race a couple of years ago and I know how sick I felt and how utterly disappointed I was.

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Best Kona Qualifying Resources

Around 1750 age group athletes took off at 7 a.m., 30 minutes after the pros. The conditions looked a little choppy but without as much swell as there had been earlier in the week.

When I was first starting to try to qualify for Kona I spent hours scouring the internet for information on what training was required and how to go about it. I discovered some really good resources and over the years I’ve become a regular visitor to of a number of these websites to follow their about training. Click on through and read on for the highlights.

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Irish athletes qualified for Kona 2017 

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Updated 30th November 

It’s looking like 2017 is going to be a bumper year for Irish triathletes racing on the big island in Kona next year. With 11 months still to go to the race which means there’s almost 10 months still left to qualify it’s looking likely that we will have the largest Irish showing yet. If you know of anyone who’s qualified and has accepted their slot whom I’ve missed please let me know who they are and where they qualified and I’ll update the list to include them.

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My Top 5 Pro & Age Group Triathlete Blogs

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There’s a couple of very good triathlete’s blogs that I follow and they cover everything from being from entertaining to informative. Here’s my current top 5 Professional and Age Group Ironman Triathlon blogs.

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The Kona Project ’17: Robs Training Diary: Ironman Fortaleza 2 weeks to go

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It’s sorta hard to get my head around doing what feels like a Spring or Summer type of training session right here at the raggedy edge of winter. It’s almost only the thought that I’m nearly done. That in just a couple of weeks I don’t have to get up at 5am to go out and do another six hour bike ride that’s keeping me going. Anyway that’s enough belly achin, I should be grateful just to be able to swim, ride and run. I know there’s lots of people who would do anything to be able to. So let’s get on with the training week.

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The Kona Project ’17: Robs Training Diary: Ironman Fortaleza 3 weeks to go

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After the Dublin marathon at the weekend we took two days off completely. The aim was to run easy enough that we could make a more or less normal return to training by Wednesday. Neither of us had ever done a full marathon as a training run before so weren’t completely sure how this would work out. It turns out we seem to have gotten the effort about right as we were able to be back in the pool on Wednesday morning.

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The benefits of short sessions for Ironman Training

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I’m a big volume guy. I not only enjoy the long sessions and the long races but I firmly believe it’s vital for success in Ironman. I’m frequently getting stick for my repeated banging of that drum. John, one of our athletes, reminds me with a wink and a grin whenever there’s a success in our squad “that’s the massive volume Rob”

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The Kona Project ’17: Robs Training Diary: Dublin Marathon 

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I’m flattened after just three late nights and three days of over eating at the weekend and that’s without any alcohol. I’ve always been a bit of a lightweight when it comes to getting enough sleep. I’m like a 4 year old, I can’t function without my normal 8 hours. Anyway this week will see us hit the city streets to run the Dublin marathon. We will do it as a training run. That will make it by far the longest training run I’ll have ever done. It’ll be interesting to see how we recover after it. The plan is to run between 3:30-3:40 and hopefully that’s easy enough that we’re back training by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Read on to see how it goes.

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