Enduroman 1st - 10th June 2012

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Golden Boots    pirate
22/05/2012 at 13:49

Seren and PT - I am absolutely inspired. I hope you can both put all the demons behind you and have a great great time!! Absolutely amazing!!

MTri    pirate
22/05/2012 at 15:10

Wide words Golden Boots.  Pop in and out of this thread, as somewhere in theback of mind there is a temptation.  Ran a 50 miler on Sunday, and thought of doing that after a few hours swimming, and a lot of hours cycling seem impossible.  But keep up the good work, keep the positivity, and enjoy.

purpletrilady    pirate
22/05/2012 at 17:46

I too am getting my head around the new time.

My plan is too try and sleep till 6:00 on the 9th and then have a leisurely breakfast.

I'm working on 1:55 for every two bike loops. If I complete each two loops in under that time I will get of and stretch, drink, eat etc. I am hoping not to sleep until the bike is finished, that's the hardest challenge with the new start time. I don't think I will have enough time for a sleep but may well do on the run.

I think moving the goal posts so late in the day is really out of order and I still feel a angry about it. I will definitly give Enduroman that feedback, but I'll wait until I'm a Double Ironman to do that  .

Edited: 22/05/2012 at 17:47
purpletrilady    pirate
22/05/2012 at 17:49

M..TRIumphant - Despite my moans, its been a fabulous experience training for the double and even if I don't make it I am already very proud of what I have already acheived.

I would definitly recommend it - assuming of course that you have the time available !

seren nos    pirate
22/05/2012 at 18:47

so i will be on lap 6 now of the bike now.....thinking about  stopping for ship butties  and chicken


glad that you are also coming to terms with it Purple.all part of the highs and lows i think.....it will be worth it at the finish.even if at 4 am in the morning everyone else will be asleep

purpletrilady    pirate
22/05/2012 at 18:48

where is the nearest chip shop?


seren nos    pirate
22/05/2012 at 18:50

i think there is one in burley although i think i went firther afield last time....that will be my hubbies job to get them

MTri    pirate
22/05/2012 at 19:34
Purpletrilady, does anyone truly have the time available. It's all part if the challenge, finding sufficient time to train for these rediculous events, and still trying to maintain a life.
22/05/2012 at 20:09

Hey Seren and Purple, glad you are coming around to the change in times. I would have been a shame if you hadn't got to the start line after all the training. It must be a lot harder to think of timings and logistics for the double and I don't envy you for that but it looks like you have got your heads around to the readjustment. I will try and stay up as late as I can on the day, hopefully I will have finished some time earlier ( what time who knows, not got into it myself!! ) and be able to give others a shout or encouragement. I'll be there with you around the run route and catch up then.

M..TRI would it be the same challenge if you had done all the training necessary or fitting it in around kids lives and work and not doing enough? It'll hurt whatever

Monique    pirate
23/05/2012 at 12:24

As said before you can only worry about the things under your control, anything else is a waste of energy. I always tell myself it's the same for everyone, no one is getting an easy ride we all do the same course in the same conditions. Sometimes those conditions defeat you but they haven't had the opportunity yet unless you allow them to. You may find other things are easier as a result of the time change, for example during the graveyard hours you might now be slap bang in the middle of the bike and it really is the perfect time to take a sleep- even half an hour  can feel like a nights rest as it did for me second time I did the double. The first time I hit my walking dead phase with a few laps of the run left and staggered to the end on pro plus and coffee- felt much more in control with the sleep the second time.

 I would say allow yourself some flexibility, it's the first time you've done it so you can't accurately predict how you will be feeling at each stage except that at some stage you will be feeling rubbish, it's ideal if it's the middle of the night as that's the best time to grab a rest.

seren nos    pirate
23/05/2012 at 12:27

Thanks Mon.........wise words......

purpletrilady    pirate
23/05/2012 at 20:23

I did my first OW swim of the year tonight. Discovered a way to keep toasty warm - used a rash vest, it was brill .

i didn't get cold!! That is a big deal for me so I am very happy 

Seren - Have you got any training planned for the next two weeks?

Monique - I'll be down to support on the Monday, I look forward to cheering you on then.

Thanks Chilliboy 

purpletrilady    pirate
23/05/2012 at 20:51

Do we have to do anything about the IUTA license?

seren nos    pirate
23/05/2012 at 21:58
Don't think so purple. Great news on the ow coldness.....I have the chiltern sportif Sunday.....not sure whether to go long or take the middle one
purpletrilady    pirate
24/05/2012 at 08:57

just be aware that the long is very long ! About 110 miles I think? But I guess you have still got two weeks to recover.

4 hour bike for me Saturday

2 hr bike followed by 3/4 hr run for me on Sunday

Hoping to do 5K in the water tonight - that may be a bit ambitous


purpletrilady    pirate
24/05/2012 at 19:00

2 hr OW swim for me tonight. I was really slow but I'm putting that down to the fact that my sighting is crap and I zig zag along.

I'm hoping it will be easier at AT

seren nos    pirate
24/05/2012 at 19:19

much easier at AT.........you are making me feel lazy......i have only cycled 15 miles this week...........

purpletrilady    pirate
24/05/2012 at 19:23

You'll make up for it Sunday 

seren nos    pirate
24/05/2012 at 20:07

purple the deca and quin people are talking about boots and gloves and under clothes.......but i think for the rest of us we will be fine............i think after a few days their bodies just can't get the heat system going in gthe swim.........we will be fresh for ours/...........the siting isn't a problem as the laps are about 300m and a number of buoys.........less people  to draft off now as it will only be the double poeple........

it is a pretty setting

purpletrilady    pirate
24/05/2012 at 21:07

If it's like today then it won't be a problem. I did wear my rash vest today and unless we have a heatwave I will still wear it as I feel the cold on my chest.

I don't mind the cold on my hands and feet, but will take my boots just in case.


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