A pirate outing to Northern France in 2013, August Bank Holiday

this looks good for something different

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23/08/2012 at 13:12
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Isn't crochet faster than knitting ?

I know coat door

Personally I was always better at macrame!!  

23/08/2012 at 13:19

Could be good for a supporting/shopping combo

Any relays?

23/08/2012 at 13:24

yep - teams of 2 or 3 for the half or full distance races - with 2, one person will need to do 2 disciplines

23/08/2012 at 13:34

Himself is thinking about this esp. as you don't need a doctors note.  I'll keep the drinking end up

23/08/2012 at 13:39

Well, I might, and I only say might, be tempted to a bike leg...

Dustboy    pirate
23/08/2012 at 14:37

Could be tempted to swim and a run if you don't mind slow...maybe

23/08/2012 at 14:55

Slow is good.  I don't do fast.  Half or full?

Dustboy    pirate
23/08/2012 at 15:28

Half would be fun but could probably stretch to full.

23/08/2012 at 21:08

Ok I'll give it a go, was thinking about Wales next year but this would do instead.

2 questions.  When do I start training and who wants to coach me? 

24/08/2012 at 09:23

what distance JB?

24/08/2012 at 09:25

I thought I'd go the whole 9 yards

24/08/2012 at 09:31

OK - start training now     

24/08/2012 at 09:38

I think the half, Dustboy

Fun sounds more, well, fun!

24/08/2012 at 09:40

Well that's the first question answered.

24/08/2012 at 09:43

(JB, I don't want to put you off, but I think it's a bit more than nine yards)

24/08/2012 at 09:46

JB - you need to start building your bike and run base through autumn so you gradually get used to the higher training loads.  come spring, that base will make the heavier training loads easier to handle.

24/08/2012 at 10:03

Ok FB this is where I am now.

Swim. Lesson once a week since October-can manage 1600m in 40mins but I'm clapped out after that and I've only done that once.

Bike.  From the beginning of the year I've built up to112m+ in about 10hrs including breaks but only ride once a week.

Run.  Has gone off the boil a bit this year managed 10k in 47mins in May and haven't done much since.  Did manage 9.21 Comrades up last year though.

That's about it.

24/08/2012 at 10:07

Wilkie, just keep shouting ' you've 8 more to go '

24/08/2012 at 10:18


keep at the swimming - it can only improve.  any OW experience in that??

bike - you have the distance you need to build speed which can be helped by building strength. turbo sessions/mountain bike in winter/more riding generally will help.  try to do longer rides without breaks and certainly try to get at least a 50 miler in once a week between now and year end.  a few sportives to see where you are maybe.

running - sounds OK there, but start rebuilding and do some bike/run brick sessions to help.  you don't need to do very long runs, but be able to sustain what you do off the bike. adaptation is the word


24/08/2012 at 10:50

FB, I've had one go in open water which was ok but I found I veer to the left.  I'll try to do some more.  At what pointnext year do I need to be on a swim schedule of some sort?

I've got a 100m sportive coming up towards the end of September so I'll try to get round with shorter breaks and a bit more effort and see where I am.

I have a half in 2 weeks and a marathon in November so that should get things going again.

A couple of issues next year.  XC ski races in Feb and March and another up run at the end of May.

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