Enduroman 1st - 10th June 2012

Come on, you know you want to.

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purpletrilady    pirate
19/06/2012 at 07:32
Great report l have to admit it left me speechless !

Is that it now ? Are you done with triathlons?
Ironholgs    pirate
19/06/2012 at 08:48

Great reading Monique, well done with it all.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
19/06/2012 at 09:15

Hiya Mon

really enjoyed your report

I can so understand what happened, been there myself

sometimes you come to end of your journey when you least expect it

looking forward to the garage warming

 

20/06/2012 at 12:20

Have been enjoying everyone's stories from Avon Tyrrell - well done to everyone for having the guts to give it a go, regardless of the outcome.

Keep the race reports coming - very good to read!

Sorry if it's a bit off topic, but alongside the double / triple /quin / deca people, I did the AT 100 ultra run - race report posted here if anyone is interested:

http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=86935

cheers!

Dave

seren nos    pirate
20/06/2012 at 12:23

will pop over to read now

 

20/06/2012 at 12:56

Well done Dave on the run.  Just because there isn't a bike and water involved doesn't mean that it is an easy event.

Lee the Pea    pirate
20/06/2012 at 13:49
SuperCaz wrote (see)

Well done Dave on the run.  Just because there isn't a bike and water involved doesn't mean that it is an easy event.

Exactly.  I can't even imagine the mental torture of all these laps, far less the physical side of it.  I'd have probably tried to drown myself in the lake after about lap 20

p.s. just read the report - loved it!  Very honest and funny.  Well done

Edited: 20/06/2012 at 14:08
21/06/2012 at 14:47

thank you Lee! Round and round and round and round was good and bad I guess - loads of chances to see people, and no risk of getting lost, running out of food, etc - but not such nice views as something like the North or South Downs Way.

seren nos    pirate
21/06/2012 at 15:22

i always used to hate laps and wouldn'r consider a race with laps...........but th enduroman is different.......i love the laps.the turning circle becomes a ray of light and warmth.....just one more lap.....when you want to stop or sleep or cry.......just one more lap and see how you feel

Symes    pirate
21/06/2012 at 15:43
seren nos wrote (see)

i always used to hate laps and wouldn'r consider a race with laps...........but th enduroman is different.......i love the laps.the turning circle becomes a ray of light and warmth.....just one more lap.....when you want to stop or sleep or cry.......just one more lap and see how you feel

+1

Lee the Pea    pirate
21/06/2012 at 15:45

Ah yeah good points about the positives; the turning circle and supporters must have made an amazing difference.  Also easier of thinking 'just one more mile (ish) and i'll see how i'm feeling...' than "just another 10 miles...'.  You're still all mad though

Ironholgs    pirate
21/06/2012 at 15:52

Well done Dave, awesome report - I'd love to be fit enough and confident enough to even attempt a 100 mile run. One day maybe.

Monique    pirate
21/06/2012 at 22:24

Cheers everyone. Kate, no plans just going to give it a year and see what happens. My new obsession is my garden, hvee nearly an acre of neglected land and am aiming for it to be good enough for open gardens by 2020. Trying not to develop any more ridiculous obsessions, avoiding anyting that may tempt me such as snowboarding, rock climbing, break dancing and ballroom.

 

Great report Dave , how we let standards drop, vomit down your front, great look.

kittenkat    pirate
22/06/2012 at 07:46

Rock climbing is pretty cool...

22/06/2012 at 09:54

You can wear your sequin shots for Ballroom... 

Monique    pirate
22/06/2012 at 10:07

Dave I was saving them for one of the later days. I am in that limbo state- between obsessions, the weather keeps halting my gardening plans and I have a lot of freelance to do. I've been for one short run with the dog, but if I wait till the mood takes me to swim/bike or run it'll be three years down the line and I'll be 26 stone. I am that ambivalent. All I want to do is drink beer down the pub. Maybe I'm the opposite of those people who are excessively unhealthy and overweight and then discover sport and become fitness zealots. The cheap Lidl beer I keep buying for the slug traps has not made it that far. I have considered asking at the local pub for the contents of their slop tray, but I might be too tempted and drink that as well.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
22/06/2012 at 10:45

Mon

There is nothing wrong with just wanting to drink beer down the pub.

I don't think you could every get to 26 stone!

 

Edited: 22/06/2012 at 10:45
22/06/2012 at 14:21

Im the same. Apart from mine is from Aldi as there is no lidl handy

Nearly went for a swim last week. Then saw the light and had a pizza and a case of stella.

Tried to do a run last night (T_C managed to blag me an Outlaw entry with OSB) but knee gave way again after 400 yards (my knee caved in on the last day of the deca and ended up walking the last marathon) - so went back to the flat and had another beer and watched footy. 

Nothing else planned other than Snowdon Marathon, which may turn into a nice hike in the Welsh Mountains.

Enjoy the rest.. oh.. I have a great photo of you running past the "I shall Return" banner in the turn circle.

http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1397990#1397990

Too big to upload here.

 

seren nos    pirate
22/06/2012 at 15:09

dave..........i'm doing snowdon as a bit of fun............if you are still not back to strength you can do a few miles with me ..............if you do outlaw I will give you a shout............i was tempted to try it but they do not allow transfer of numbers so i will support instead

i will go and start reading the report..........

kittenkat    pirate
22/06/2012 at 17:22

Mon, how's your running speed at the mo?

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