Enduroman 1st - 10th June 2012

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25/05/2012 at 21:58
Awwww Seren! You two obviously have a very loving relationship. It's made me go all warm and fuzzy inside
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
26/05/2012 at 18:56


Re lake temperatures, I swam at Lake 32 today, 2 weeks ago it was chilly, such that even with neoprene socks, gloves and 2 hats I was cold after an hour.

Swam there again today in just my wetsuit & 1 swim hat, it was lovely, must have increased 5 degrees in 2 weeks (apparently it was 12 last time).

26/05/2012 at 19:05
Do you still have that swim cap, Barlos
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
26/05/2012 at 19:06

Yes, must be in my swim bag.

26/05/2012 at 19:07
Is it still wearable?
purpletrilady    pirate
26/05/2012 at 20:22

5 hour cycle for me today - it was warm ! 

Very pleased the lakes have warmed up, lets hope they stay that way.

purpletrilady    pirate
26/05/2012 at 20:23

This just appeared on Enduroman website:




seren nos    pirate
27/05/2012 at 21:42

good spot purple.and good training

I swam 3k OW yesterday and the lake was very warm........

i did the chilterns today but with the weather changed it down to the medio.so only 75 miles..........but it was so hot and I really do not do hills well in the heat.so sufferred...........but finished and have no aches and pains so a sucess.,

took the positive from the start time that if it is hot on the day we only have about 6 hours on the bike in the sun before it starts to cool down...........

and the run is mainly shaded......

27/05/2012 at 22:58

Nice one Seren, glad you are more positive about it.

I finally did the distance for the swim tonight, in the pool though. 156 lengths in 1 hr 19 mins 22 secs. Pleased with that. Ran 13 miles on Friday as well. Really going to try and get a long bike in on Wednesday. I'm lacking on distance there at the moment.

Hopefully going to get in the OW tomorrow night. Need to jiggle a few things tomorrow and try and get someone to cover in work for me for a couple of hours tomorrow evening. If not got an offer for someone to swim with me on Wednesday night. The Speedo swim session I was booked on this Saturday at a place called Talkin Tarn has been moved to Windermere. Didn't mind a 1hr round trip but 4 hour return trip isn't going to work for me with the family so I'm off that.

Hang in everyone not long to go now

purpletrilady    pirate
28/05/2012 at 07:06

Seren - well done with coping with heat, I was thinking about you as I was out on my run, it was hot.

Chilli- be careful not to do too much now. Anything you do should be short with a mixture of high tempo stuff.

I have nothing long in my plan now, 75 mins bike is the longest session. 

I am getting excited now 

seren nos    pirate
28/05/2012 at 08:29

i was thinking 30 miles as my longest bike session in the next 10 days.........

good going Chilli............that is a fast swim time for around these parts ...you will be out on the bike whilst i'm still on there..............if so can you drag me up braggers lane.....

everytime we got to a hill yesterday i was determined not to get off.........each time i would tell myself.......that i had got to Braggers lane again and so had to do it one more time.............they were all harder than the one on the AT course but in my mind it was another of the 20 times we haqve to do it

Daylight Baby    pirate
28/05/2012 at 09:11

Sounds like people's plans are coming together just at the right time. Wish I could do a sub 1-20 swim 

seren nos    pirate
28/05/2012 at 10:41

Symes so do I... but I did hear some people managed to PB in the lake last year

Daylight Baby    pirate
28/05/2012 at 10:51

Yeah, I've heard that too, only a couple of times though 

purpletrilady    pirate
28/05/2012 at 11:15

Seren - what was your average time for each run loop?

Just trying to figure out how long it may take me

Orca    pirate
28/05/2012 at 12:06

Very best of luck everyone. We as always will be following your progress.

seren nos    pirate
28/05/2012 at 13:24


16:24  including transistion
12:53   ran whole way
first 12 not too bad then



total 7:01:54

the laps were suppossed to be 1 mile but they were much longer than that..and the mud in parts was so thick that it was difficult to even walk through.and the steep banking was lethal.(this is gone this year)........


seren nos    pirate
28/05/2012 at 13:29

and bike splits


11.6 miles each total 116 miles in 8:55:16

the first included transition...........the 5th,8th and 10th included a stop for food as it was too wet and windy to be able to eat on the bike............the rest were just a stop to exchange bottles 

Ultra AJH    pirate
28/05/2012 at 13:32

I cant go to this now. Do you think I should formally withdraw? I'm only doing half so shouldnt think it will matter......

Daylight Baby    pirate
28/05/2012 at 13:40

That's a shame AJH, I guess it would save them having to make up a goodie bag if nothing else

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