Enduroman 1st - 10th June 2012

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15/04/2012 at 16:53
Loved your report, Mon, especially the details about the food stops
15/04/2012 at 22:09

Great report Mon, don't think I'd do it myself without back up and probably later in the year, especially with some of the weather you had.

Did my longest EVER today. 14.3 miles in 2hr 18mins. Stopped at the house very briefly twice to practice putting some food in. Just a couple of slices of malt loaf with proper salted butter!! I bought a Camelbak Delaney the other week to carry fluid on a longer run which I am sipping on every 10 minutes. I quite like it. It slips a bit on the waist strap when the bottle is full with it bouncing a bit. I'll have to get the needles out and a bit of velcro and I'm sure it will sort the problem.

Back to work tomorrow, it does get in the way I find!!!!

16/04/2012 at 11:12
Great report Mon. Sounds like you have your Bike legs well and truly sorted now.

See you in 7 weeks time!


Bouncing Barlist    pirate
16/04/2012 at 11:14
Great report Mon, looks like youre coming into cracking form
16/04/2012 at 11:21

Just read your "who's taking what kit" question.

Take everything.

For the Deca
2 wetsuits
3 pairs of goggles
Crocs (for march to T1)

2 Bikes
4 wheelsets
2 helmets
2 pairs of shades (clear/yellow/dark lenses)
Overboots (2 pairs)
3 Rain jackets
5 pairs of longs
5 pairs of shorts
long cycle tops
short cycle tops
Thermal baselayers (5)
3 pairs of cycle shoes (including an old pair that I don't mind cutting the toe box off in case I have swelling issues)

4 pairs of trainers (again an old pair that I can canibalise)
4 vests.
compression shorts (4 pairs)
compression tops (2)
Long sleeve fleeces
Head torches (2)
Technical t-shirts (lots)
Run Socks (lots)

Half of Tesco's cake isle.
Other half of Sainsburys Cake Isle.

Symes    pirate
16/04/2012 at 11:51
Barley - seeing Dave's list there, have you tried cutting the toe out of the front of a pair of trainers to ease the pain in your toe or isn't it an impact pain?
16/04/2012 at 12:35

"Mon's Cafe Tour of Britain".
What a lovely read! Fantastic training and a lovely report. Thanks!

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
16/04/2012 at 13:02
Symes, it isnt really an impact pain but I may just try it for experimental reasons, cheers.

In other news, and in terms of 'the challenge' I have lost 6lb in the last two weeks and now down to 16st 4lb
Edited: 16/04/2012 at 13:02
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
16/04/2012 at 13:07
I was thinking about my weight the other day and given im roughly 220lb, lets say 2lb is 1% of body weight.

I know there are a lot of variables, muscle mass vs fat and everything, but if 2lb less weight meant im 1% quicker, every 2lb lost could save about 20 minutes.  Thats quite an incentive to loose as much as I can.
Symes    pirate
16/04/2012 at 13:40
Certainly is, every reason to stick with it
seren nos    pirate
16/04/2012 at 15:01
wish i had read your inspiring post before i ate all that lunch plus a cream cake........

bike in the shop being serviced and having new wheel...........

M...eldy    pirate
16/04/2012 at 17:56
Fab report Mon!   Sounds just perfect the way you wrote it .. so much so I dont need to go and do it myself 
Holly_Golightly    pirate
17/04/2012 at 10:38

Brill report Mon.  And yes, Melds. We don't need to do it now. 

Can I add a pair of tweezers to anyones kit list please?  Or a designated first aider?

I still suffer the after effects of a tick bite I got last year at AT that ended up as Lyme disease.  Not nice at all. And there were no visible signs warning of the problem which is getting more common in the New Forest.

Monique    pirate
17/04/2012 at 10:42
Holly, I heard about that, it's a very serious illness, so worth making sure everyone's aware.
Monique    pirate
17/04/2012 at 10:43
Meldy, It's rather like I say to my brother, I do all the exercise so you don't have to.
Holly_Golightly    pirate
17/04/2012 at 10:45

It is, Mon.  Mine was diagnosed and treated early but I'm still suffering post-viral issues. I'm susceptible to everything that goes around and taking ages to recover.  Massive pain in the arse if I'm honest!

Monique    pirate
17/04/2012 at 10:45
Carl, good work on your weight loss, you  won't be far off Dave at this rate, he's over 13, and is a fat man in a thin mans body.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/04/2012 at 10:55
Thanks Mon, will we see you both this weekend, are you doing London?
Monique    pirate
17/04/2012 at 10:59
No, first time in ten years and I decided to give it a miss..
M...eldy    pirate
17/04/2012 at 17:20
Holly_Golightly wrote (see)

It is, Mon.  Mine was diagnosed and treated early but I'm still suffering post-viral issues. I'm susceptible to everything that goes around and taking ages to recover.  Massive pain in the arse if I'm honest!

She is very susceptible to red wine 
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