How did we all do?
6000 miles cycled, 543 miles swum, 275 miles running
Despite starting the year injured and only able to swim, actually managing to compete in 2 x Olys and 1 HIM distance
Learning to ski
Finishing the 214 Wainwrights
Fantastic cycling holiday in NZ
Just my ongoing chronic injuries....but they are part of my life now2013
Staying out of trouble
Races are a bonus...
Brighton Marathon (2nd fastest marathon).
Inspired by Olympics to take up cycling and then triathlon.
Completing the OW swim of my first tri (oly) after only 11 swim sessions (I was bricking it before as had only managed 375m non stop beforehand)
The feel of `racing` on the bike leg of said tri.
Coming out of T2 on said tri and feeling like i was running really slow, only to find after half mile, Garmin said i was doing 7 min mile pace.
All the lovely new tri gear i`ve bought this year to get me going in this sport.
Not being able to stand up out of the water after said swim (kept falling left LOL).
All the lovely new tri gear i`ve bought this year to get me going in this sport (wife`s perspective).
The two colds i`ve just had. Last three weeks, only 2 training sessions.
PB at Brighton Marathon (current PB was set 10 years ago).
First HIM at Outlaw.
Loads more Tri`s
New 10k PB (again, PB is over 10 years old).
Iron distance swim at Arun River Race.
Surrey rides, Saffers' club sprint tri, club fun swimming gala, PB mara sub 5 (shit time but fun day out). Cabbage Patch 10, Cambridge tri, pirate support/piss taking
Ho hum, blessed that still allowed to compete shorter distances.
And catch up with a few on here from time to time.
Ironman WalesManchester MarathonPirate DIY Half IM (What a great laugh with great mates)Feed station at Outlaw, great laugh again and great to see so many PiratesBeating the wife at Stockport 10 to retain the Hayter Trophy
See the wife knacker her back and only manage to Outlaw as a relayGetting the FLU 3 weeks before ChristmasHaving to pull out the double IM
Running 1300miles (thiis actually surprised me)
Amsterdam marathon. Knocked another 16 mins off and ran a "perfectly paced" race , which is giving me the confidence to know that I can put up with more pain than I think (will be needed for Outlaw)
And reading so much inspirational stuff from you guys on here just makes me realise that I can do more.
Outlaw Half and full (gulp) Florence Marathon and hopefully a sub 2 half mara in February
Have fun everyone
no idea - leave that to the stats nerds
none on racing
qualifying for BTF RTO official status so I can now ref open water events
being injured most of the year with PF which has curbed my training and made it miserable to race (when I have)
a few events lined up and lots of reffing
Swim - 104k
Bike - (Only got one in April) - Good start at - 1285 - This will improve
Run - 1264m - chuffed over my 1200m target
3:40 marathon, 1:36 half
Going from being unable to swim 2 lenghts FC to 4k
not sure... bike hurts
Same Oct marathon under 3:30 and Half under 1:30 - did i just put that on paper......
Haven't a clue!
The DIY Half IM - what a fab weekend with a fab bunch of mates!
Getting my new bike
Watching Jordy's shorts fall down as we all ran down the Finishers chute at the Outlaw!
Getting a place at IM Florida 2013
Worrying if i would have to pull out of the Outlaw after suffering with a trapped nerve in my back.
B 3300m, R 756m, S 179,000m
Coming back from injury and completing the Fritton tri, with no run training in 10 weeks.
Completing the Monster middle despite having a meltdown on the run. 2hrs 19 half marathon was not my happiest run. But I felt really proud to have finished when others dropped in the heat.
Viking double olympic in September. Really cold day but ran really strong after freezing 3K swim and arctic 52m bike.
Missing January to April with hip flexor tendonitus and hamstring trouble.
Dropping out of the Norwich half marathon mid way through the training with a calf tear and more hamstring trouble.
The Outlaw. First 140.6 and I'm crapping myself!
Running - don't knowCycling - over 1,300 miles (don't you love Garmin Connect?)
Getting a road bike and starting to ride, doing three (well two and a half) sportives.
Discovering that there is NEVER a queue for the ladies' loos at bike events!
Falling off the bike and crunching my shoulder during the third sportive!
More riding, and more running. I'm planning to do an event a month for the year.
TotalsBike, about 1000 miles (800 odd in 10 days). Run, about 30 miles. Swim not an excessive amount! (I don't seem to like training!)
HighsIn order through the year. Dusty's Surrey rides, Retiring aged 50, LEtJOG, Supporting other half at BriLo (Bristol to London cycle ride) and finishing Outlaw. Fantastic Pirate support at Outlaw. Loved the swim in the rowing lake! Pirate Christmas Swim gala!
LowsConstant knee pain. Losing my only car key in Richmond Park whilst riding with Dusty! Horrendous blisters during Outlaw walk! They wouldn't have been as bad if I'd run a bit more!! Not seeing the bloke who helped me believe I could complete Outlaw finish himself! Finishing the year nearly two stone heavier than I started!
2013 VLM in April if I can get knee's and achilies sorted so I can actually do some training before the event. Henley? Possibly, but again depends upon knees.
2012 a game of two halves.
January to June:Run 986.13 milesBike 3000 milesSwim 100 miles
I made it through the first six months without any set backs (injury/illness) things couldn't've gone better really. The Outlaw was my A race and the primary target was to finish without walking on the run. Secondary target was to go sub 11. Both of which I achieved, plus as a bonus I placed 3rd in my age group, so I've got a nice trophy to treasure.The Outlaw - 10:36:59 (1:08:09 - 5:51:27 - 3:29:19)
I didn't do any other triathlon races but I did do the outstanding DIY Half IM organised by Mr & Mrs SA (big thanks) Other best race performances;Halewood 5k - 17:50Rainford Bypass TT10 - 25:26 .. Saighton TT10 - 25:46
July - December: Run 788.38 milesBike 0 milesSwim 0 milesI was really up for it after my Outlaw success. I took it easy in July allowing for some recovery. Then picked it up in August, but by the end of the month I just wasn't getting anywhere so backed off and rested in September. Came back in October having put the thoughts of a marathon pb behind me and decided to focus on shorter distances, but was still struggling, by the end of November I'd had enough and quit. Not a good second half .
2013I'm out of retirement and hopeful of getting back in shape and with the creation of a new local parkrun starting this month (maybe Feb) I'm targeting a sub 18 on that course and if that happens and things go well I'll come up with some new goals for later in the year (marathon pb?)No more triathlons for me tho that is 100% certain. (I will be part of the DIY HIM support team in May tho)
All ther best for 2013.
Totals B 4785 R 1746 S 183 Miles
Going sub 2-30 three times for a Olympic, 10K PB by over 90 seconds
Outlaw, finished well enough but got no enjoyment out of it, hated the swim.
First up is targeting a marathon PB in Dubai 25/01. Then its Tri season through to Abu Dhabi in March, I have three Oly's two sprints and Abu Dhabi. After that it will be back to the bike training for Ride Across Britain in June, before heading back to the UK for good at the begining of July. Challenge Henley 1/2 IM in September
Swim 44milesBike 1662milesRun 380milesCross train 52hoursTotal time 284hours
Not very much by most of teh very impressive standards above, but I'm reasonably happy with it. It all went ok until November when I just lost interest in lots of things, so a very poor end to the year
2012 Highs:Deva Oly - lovely tri, lovely setting, posh hotel and watching the wife do the Deva Divas the day before was aceCotswold 113 HIM - first HIM, went in with hardly any training after getting shouted at to JFDI by all the pirates - also first time in Yellow & BlackPirate Christmas swim champs and party
Lows:Being a lazy arse, not getting plans in place properly, no consistent training. Just missing 1:30 in Wilmslow sprint
2013: Looking forward to:Consistent training, following the plan and taking advantage of teh support, guidance and encouragement of fellow PiratesWaiting on my own black and yellow kit to arrive (So excited)New job, settling in and finding work/life/training balanceGetting fitter and faster
2013 Events:Outlaw HalfOutlaw DIY HIMBerlin VelothonLondon 100 (Hopefully)London-Paris rideBeachy Head maa
Totals: no idea.
Highs: IMW. Even the bits I didn't like were good. Supporting afterwards from Schmunks' hotel room windown with chips in one hand and a mug of tea in the other was a special highlight.Outlaw. Seeing Mel win. Getting 2nd in my AG. Pirating generally. All good.London Marathon. Keeping it there or thereabouts.
Lows:Missing lots of other races after scheduling the above. Especially half marathons and HIM, I love racing those.Being pants at the winter ballbuster.
2013:VLM again, some half marathons, HIM. Vachery middle looks like a good one.
On home computer
Completing first triMeeting a few pirates at Concord triPB at Cardiff HM of 1:27:31Pirate Christmas Party
LowlightsGetting to the Gower Oly at about 10 mins before the start so not being setup properlyAggrivating achillies in Gower tri so having to rest for a month ahead of Cardiff HMCocking up pacing in Cardiff HM so to miss target
Getting to racing weightLlanelli marathonDIY half IMDeva OlyBalaOutlawIM WalesSub 1:25 at Cardiff Half
run 720 milescycle 2,350 milesswim no idea!!
All things pirateyDIY Half - my first halfOutlaw - my first full
having to breaststroke an iron distance swim - can't bloody do fc !! manchester marathon - sooo cold, shorts 'n t shirt = big mistake
Manchester Mara (my revenge)DIY HalfOutlaw mara legIMCH
AND I WILL LEARN TO SWIM !!
Hope this is not just for IMs...as just a newbie tri-wannabe and my mileage won't be anywhere near yours...
Totalsswim 10.5km (I know what I need to do more...)bike 1012.32mi (can't believe it was this high)run 214.08mi
HighlightsCompleting my first sprint tri Cycling round Welsh Coast from Swansea to MoldCompleting my first half mara and running all the way!
LowlightsLost motivation after half mara, put on weight and got unfit
2013Learn fcOD trimaybe HIM, Wild Boar in September if training goes wellGet fit again
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