Enduroman 1st - 10th June 2012

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purpletrilady    pirate
29/04/2012 at 20:40
stupid me - I was thinking it was 22 miles !
seren nos    pirate
30/04/2012 at 08:00
11.6 miles each loop..........last year i was averaging about 52/3 mins and 3 mins more when i stopped for food......would like to be able to do about the same.....

right trying to prepare for my mammoth bike ride
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
30/04/2012 at 11:49
Seren, Purple,

Schmunkee is making enquiries to see if a lake near her will let us swim on the 12th.  We thought this would be a viable option as its about equidistant from all of us (1.5 hours?), the lake is near Swindon.
seren nos    pirate
30/04/2012 at 13:33
sounds good barley...
30/04/2012 at 18:32

Hang in there everyone!!!!

Purple, you seem to have done loads particularly with that 40 mile run the other week. It is in your body now and maybe catching up with you. Hopefully a bit of rest will get you there.

Seren hats off to you for the attitude of I'll just get a train to miles away and cycle home. I couldn't do that. For longer rides I do loops from my house. Loops can vary from 7 miles upto 35 or 40. Just add as necessary. In saying that I am hopefully going out by about 35 miles to come back a slightly different route. From where I live up towards the Cheviots. It is quite barren, hostile area if the weather is bad but tomorrow looks OK.

8 mile run today. Was going to do 12 but left knee and right calf giving me a little tweek so I cut it short. I did the 16 miler 5 days ago so thought that would be enough.

Hows the weight loss Barley??

IronCat5    pirate
30/04/2012 at 19:51

I've done the train thing before with long runs. I'll probably do a few train rides for the bike too. I get bored with the same countryside, and a point to point would be a nice change.

seren nos    pirate
01/05/2012 at 08:05
after a couple of weeks of very little training.i did a mammoth swim on sunday of 5.6k and now a mammoth bike...158.4 miles through the night.....i started 6 pm last night and made my way to cravens arms past ludlow.........and then turned around and came home.......the weather on the second half was atrocious....the surface water and flooding was everywhere and i was soaked to the skin.......

apart from the stops i seemed to average about 13 mph so pleased with that......

as i normally go to bed by 9pm i was pleased that i stayed awake all night.........

ready for bed now........and a good few days rest
IronCat5    pirate
01/05/2012 at 08:19
01/05/2012 at 08:40
Some good training going on.

Not gone too many pages back, but here is a link to the bike course



http://connect.garmin.com/activity/172229425#.T5vdsvAr2Gw.email
11.65 miles, 350ft of climbing.

Edited: 01/05/2012 at 08:41
01/05/2012 at 08:42
As for long rides - I do 2 * 50/60 mile loops (feed stop at home and replenish the bottles) - or alternatively I do a point to point from Derbyshire to Essex (170 miles)

Whatever floats your boat I guess....


01/05/2012 at 08:49
here's the new run course



http://connect.garmin.com/player/172229430#.T5vfI33Lhe0.email

I walked this lap to see how slow a normal "walking lap" took.

and here's 4 laps of "running" - although it has me running through the lake.



http://connect.garmin.com/activity/172229452#.T5vgW1Udi9Y.email
Edited: 01/05/2012 at 08:49
Symes    pirate
01/05/2012 at 09:03
Excellent session there Seren, great confidence booster, no brick run afterwards though?

Enjoy your rest
purpletrilady    pirate
01/05/2012 at 09:09
absolutely Fab work Seren

you have inspired me for the weekend

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
01/05/2012 at 10:36
Seren, you are fab, fab, fab, I bets that increases your confidence now youve got a 158 under you belt.  I used to tell people that if they could cycle 60 they could do 100, if you can do 158 you can do 224

Ive got a 150 mile ride mapped and planned for a 5am start bank holiday monday.  Im getting the train up to chester, sleeping over and then its going to be party party party.  Luck would have it my moms house is on the firect route back to my house so ill be stopping for fuel and spoiling at 105.

Thats all assuming my back is up to it?  feels better today having took yesterday as a rest, ive decided to take today and tomorrow off too.  Instead of training im spending the time stretching my back.  As per physio last week its not apparently anything serious just a minor strain but its very uncomfortable and not got any better in 10 days.  Finger crossed.

What are you planning for the weekend Purple, are you going to be able to join us for the swim on the 12th?  im assuming we'll also tag on something like a 60 mile ride but I dont want to go much further as have a hilly 100 on the 13th.
01/05/2012 at 11:03
Good riding Seren, a huge confidence booster.

Barlist - it's not 224 miles - nearer 232 as the course is "slightly long"

Got a big weekend planned.

Friday - 15 mile run
Sat - 2K swim, 100 mile bike, 15 mile run
Sun - 2K swim, 100 mile bike, 15 mile run

Any guesses whats on Monday?



Bouncing Barlist    pirate
01/05/2012 at 11:23

David, ah yes I forgot, youve got to do the triple to get a more accurate bike course length with the 29 laps

I think on Monday youll be having a well earned beer

01/05/2012 at 11:26
Thats next year... which should* give me a full set of Enduro events!



No beer until June 11th. About 3:59AM. Just after the cutoff!!



* if I get round the Deca first
01/05/2012 at 13:19
David Miles 4 wrote (see)
Got a big weekend planned.

Friday - 15 mile run
Sat - 2K swim, 100 mile bike, 15 mile run
Sun - 2K swim, 100 mile bike, 15 mile run

Any guesses whats on Monday?




World championship snooker final all day by any chance?

I'm glad I'm only doing the single don't think I'd cope with everything else going on. Thats some weekend Dave. Seren, great mileage enjoy your rest.

Just did 48 miles today. Had to cut short. Thought I'd be out by 7.30 but plans changed and I had to drop kids at school so didn't get out until later. At least it was a bit warmer but it's blowing a hoooleeyy up here.

01/05/2012 at 13:30
Monday is hopefully the same again. Unless I the OH puts a paint brush in my hands!!



seren nos    pirate
01/05/2012 at 13:54
David....i expect it will be the same then.......I imagine she has a long list of things for you to do after you have recovered from the deca...big pay back time

looks like a hard bank holiday weekend for you.......

i haven't thought about mine yet........i'm supposed to be doing the swimathon but noticed on an email that its no fins etc........so not sure they will let me do it with a poolbuoy......as i can't swim more than a couple of lengths without one not sure iof i should still go......

and hopefully some dry weather to cycle with my OH....

chilli ........thats still good mileage....plans have to change when you have a family....
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