Multi C2 Marathon- 1 day

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Multi C2 Marathon- 1 day

Post by BFoley10 » July 27th, 2021, 4:36 pm

Hi everyone,

Looking for some advice please.

Planning on doing a charity event in October.

C2 Row, Ski and Bike marathon in the same day.

Has anyone done this here that could give me some advice please?
(Have done row and bike marathon on separate occasions but never a ski before)


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Re: Multi C2 Marathon- 1 day

Post by max_ratcliffe » July 28th, 2021, 3:43 am

Complete mentalism, but:
  • Welcome to the forum; and
  • If you get it done, then you deserve to make $$$ for your chosen charities.
You may find some (or one?) kindred spirit(s) here:

50 HWT
Rower 1'=329m; 500m=1:34.0; 1k=3:25:1; 2k=7:16.5; 5k=19:44; 6k=23:24; 30'=7582m; 10k=40.28; 60'=14621m; HM=1:27:46
SkiErg 1'=298m; 500m=1:42.4; 1k=3:36.0; 2k=7:43.8; 5k=20:35; 6k=24:35; 30'=7239m; 10k=42:09; 60'=13358m; HM=1:32:24

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Re: Multi C2 Marathon- 1 day

Post by Dangerscouse » July 28th, 2021, 9:54 am

No advice to give other than don't let your ego dictate the pace and best of luck.
47 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:19; 6k= 20:47; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,488m 60mins= 16,618m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:40:41; 50k= 3:16:09; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: Multi C2 Marathon- 1 day

Post by Ernits » July 28th, 2021, 10:49 am

BikeErg marathon should be the easiest by far so I would leave that to last. Take water breaks, eat some sugar during the breaks so that you don't dehydrate or bonk. Other than that, going at a very easy pace it should be doable.

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Re: Multi C2 Marathon- 1 day

Post by btlifter » July 29th, 2021, 3:27 pm

October is far enough away that you can make some serious fitness improvements between now and then. Still, tactics will probably be more important than fitness gains. With that in mind, here are a few considerations:

1. Go much slower than you think. It will probably help to spend a little bit of training time working at whatever pace(s) you choose, to develop just a bit more efficiency. For reference, I would expect to start AT LEAST 20 seconds/split slower than my top 1-hour speed/erg.
2. Take breaks if you can. And, partition if you can (e.g. row for a while, ski for a while, etc.). As has already been said, cycling is the easiest, I would save it for last and/or use it as active recovery if you are taking breaks.
3. NUTRITION! You'll be erging for 10 hours or so. I won't delve into the math about how many calories you'll need, but I imagine it's a lot more than you think. Check out ultrarunning or cycling for information on nutrition. Hydration will be important, too, especially if it's really hot. The combination of electrolytes and volume of liquid is crucial.
4. Protect yourself! There are a few ways you can protect yourself: first that comes to mind is controlling the environment if you're able (e.g. having a big fan blowing on you). Next that comes to mind is equipment. You may find that padding for your seat(s) and/or gloves for skiing or rowing is helpful. Personally, I don't use any seat pads or gloves when rowing, but definitely use gloves with any long-distance ski. Try to know for yourself what protection you may need.
33, 6'4, 111kg
60s: 405m
500: 1:14.6
1k: 2:44.8
2k: 5:57.3
5k: 16:28.3
10k: 34:15
60min: 16997m
HM: 1:14:27.9
Ma: 2:47:47

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100k: 2:54:44


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Re: Multi C2 Marathon- 1 day

Post by whp4 » August 8th, 2021, 1:09 pm

BFoley10 wrote:
July 27th, 2021, 4:36 pm
(Have done row and bike marathon on separate occasions but never a ski before)
What is the longest ski session you have done? I think the row and bike legs should not be a problem, taken at a reasonable (read: easy) pace with adequate drink and sustenance, but if you aren’t used to skiing for comparable lengths of time, well, I wouldn’t want to be finding out how my body reacts to a few hours of an unfamiliar exercise after rowing a marathon, and possibly with an audience, no matter how supportive!

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