Iron Min v Soup Dragon
I think Podds has put it very well there. None of us find it easy - even the super duper fast peeps. If it was, it wouldn't be an Ironman, would it?
Also, I wouldn't worry that your brain has gone into self protect mode - if that works for your brain, go with it. My opinion is that completing is a 70 - 30 mix; with the 30 being the physical and the 70 being the mental. Anyone CAN do it, if they have the right attitude. And you guys do.
A 30 min swim and an hour on the turbo today. And my pirate kit arrived. A biking jacket and top which thankfully fit perfect. So thats it, got to do it now.
I'm challenging my (false) doubts now so I've got answers and strength when the hard sessions come. I'll be at that start line no matter what. I've re-read what Fink says about when mental strength dips in training and remembering the feeling and how to overcome it. I'm sure on race day there will be plenty of dips and peaks to find my way through.
Waves excitedly to DL Good to hear from you. Plenty of mojo here. Well sometimes anyway. I missed my planned run and swim yesterday but I blame the fire alarms sounding at the gym and everyone stood outside freezing to death when I got there, so I moved on but still didn't run for some reason - my planned route had been foiled and couldn't get my head round a different one. But a 5 mile plod just banked now and bike tomorrow.
Podds - Next Sunday is a Dustboy ride near Camberley (I think). 30 to 40 miles with only gentle hills, mainly flat. I know its a long way for you but would be nice if you could join us.
Good to see Soupy doing oodles of training (some of the time!) I had a rough long run last weekend - longest so far and it was just awful, but today's was far better and I'm feeling the love again.
I'm doing Ashby as well, so will look out for Spence & DL there. Do you know if we get numbers in advance for that one? as I'll never recognise either of you from your pictures! unless a dog in a red hat really runs races
*goes back to lurking*
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I felt totally fantastic when I finished it (and then cried all over Schmunks at the finish line) so I'm sure Outlaw will be a million times more emotional.
And I will have the shoulder ready at Outlaw for you too, Soups
Helen, yes they send numbers out. Far Far is coming too XB can't get a day pass
It's pizza at Ask after
What kinda time are you hoping for?
oh, pizza?! Might have to get the pass out signed for a bit longer, in that case! Will let you know. Something in the low 4 hr mark would be magic.
Can I go straight for the pizza avoiding the 20 miles bit?????
Miss 3 hours and 49 wonderful minutes of our company!!??
It's such a good job we know you'rejoking !!!
Now, just hold on a mo! This pizza isn't like shirts at the end of the race, is it? You know, fastest finishers get in and nab all the well fitting sizes, leaving us slowcoaches with the dregs?
*wonders quite how fast she could run 20 miles*
Is Ashby 2 laps?
*wonders about plodding 10 and heading straight to pizza *
yes, it's 2 laps
5:5 miles today for me and my dawg
Morning all. Just a quick catch-up. I did a rubbish run on Tuesday from work. Bliddy hard work it was and only 5 miles, one of those that don't work. Had a rest yesterday instead of another run and then an evening TI session in the endless pool. I just love my TI sessions. An hour on the bike planned today so it will be the long way home from work or a turbo top-up.
<wonders if Ashby is too far to go for a 1 lap 10 mile plod and a bit of a forum get together pizza. I don't want to do 20 but 10 is perfect. hmmmmmmm>
Sounds like a plan Soupy
Shame about your run
I did 6 yesterday, round & round a very muddy park!! DD loved it !
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