Next time you want to go to the race track you're welcome to take me along, although I am not a gambling man I think my predictions are good. Below is just some post Ironman fun.
Can see I don't have a lot to say about IM training as there is not a lot going on right now but I am starting next week and will get back in the IM training groove.
For those following my blog you will remember I had a post up( who's who in the 40-44 zoo) just before IMSA where I made a prediction of who to watch at IMSA getting in the top 10 of our age group.
Well it turned out that my predictions weren't too far off. As I said of the 313 competitors, 51 were foreigners so I based my predictions on South Africans only.
Of the Top 10 South Africans I was right with 6.
Below is the results and the positions mentioned are as South Africans not overall.
Nr 1, I said Richard Wright and he finished 1st
Russell Nugent finished 2nd and I predicted that he will get a podium.
Mr Turtle (that's me) finished 4th and I had myself down as a dark horse/outsider.
Andrew Payne finished 6th, I predicted a top 5.
Marc de Rooy finished 7th and I also had him down as a dark horse.
Guy Cluver finished 9th and I predicted he finish 7th.
Well not bad predictions, getting 6 out of 10.
O' and our age group was won by Jason van der Burght from the Netherlands, congratulations Jason. One of my posts last year was about the IMSA course and giving advice to first timers. Jason commented that he found the post very helpful and thanked me. Little that I know back then that he will be our age group winner.
That's my post IM fun for tonight, need to start IM training soon, the only problem is finding a race to train for as we enter Winter now. I am not very keen on maintenance training as I feel more driven and committed if I have a race date waiting for me.
Training: Rest day
And for my friend B: 3 + 1