Your Half Ironman Time X 2 + 1 hour = Your Ironman Time
This isn't good. I was standing at the wrap up party for our last season of Team in Training discussing the Ironman with an athlete. She told me this formula and my heart sank. If you go by this formula, my hopes of finishing the Ironman in 17 hours are lost. By this formula, I will be 40 minutes late to the finish line.
Meanwhile, my goal was to finish Augusta in 8 1/2 hours. Looks like I need to finish in 8 hours to even come close to the 17 hour mark.
I have 172 days to get strong and fast enough to make the cut off. I need to get rid of 40 minutes. Is this possible or am I setting myself up for the biggest humiliation of my life??