Enduroman UK 2013

when one iron isnt quite enough

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19/10/2012 at 18:33

I'm in the Half. 

purpletrilady    pirate
19/10/2012 at 18:45

Fab

 

19/10/2012 at 19:05

I'd better dust the cobwebs off my turbo. This is going to be a warm-up to the Cotswolds Half in August and possibly Henly Half in September.  I'm getting some endurance in my legs to train for IM without chasing cut-offs quite so closely. Or thats the plan anyway. 

19/10/2012 at 22:32

Nice one Soupy, enjoy the half day out

19/10/2012 at 22:48
Chilli boy - please see PM re water bottles. Ta
19/10/2012 at 23:04

Done 

20/10/2012 at 10:30

There is no hiding place chilliboy. 

seren nos    pirate
20/10/2012 at 17:28

great news Soupy.

21/10/2012 at 09:35

Who's doing the double then? I want to know how many people I'm supporting and looking out for. DK are you in?  Anyone else apart from Purple, or is it too soon to call? 

I'm bouncing with anticipation for next season - bring on the racing. 

purpletrilady    pirate
21/10/2012 at 15:14

we need to work on the SA

Edited: 21/10/2012 at 15:14
Doner Kebab    pirate
21/10/2012 at 19:31

yes soupy im in, are you/other half doing rutland mara this year? can you remember how many water stops theres is - web site says every 3 miles but i can only rememeber the 2 that had gels, but i did have a bladder so cant really remember the water only ones.

i dont know how many people are doing the half and single either. any idea on your goal time purple - what would it have been last year if all went well? you got quite far through it iirc, i gotta beat seren so i should go and have a look what time she got if they keep them on line. i need a ball park figure to aim for, i thought about 30 hours but it could go either way, but i dont want to be longer than 34 . off to look at previous peoples results

 

21/10/2012 at 19:43

 

DK - Mr Soup is doing Rutty again I think. I'll go and support so will look out for you and might take my bike again for a Vit lap. No idea of water stops I'm afraid. 

Doner Kebab    pirate
21/10/2012 at 20:12

hmmm may have to re evaluate my targets sub 30 hours is possible if you can swim well and have the endurance of a donkey, i can swim a single iron @1:16, bike 112 in 6:10 and run a 51 in 9:00so if i just double the swim and bike figures and add about 20% as a degradation factor it comes to about 27 hours but my 51 mile run was done fresh so maybe i should judge it on my 70 mile average pace which is a fair bit slower so i think 30 might be a bit tight, im going to be crunching figures for the next 3 weeks  

 

purpletrilady    pirate
21/10/2012 at 20:57

don't forget time to eat and maybe even rest.

The run is not easy either, and can get very muddy if the weather is bad.

I will be just happy to finish 

 

 

 

Doner Kebab    pirate
22/10/2012 at 03:46

eating - thats what the bike is for 

seren nos    pirate
22/10/2012 at 07:36

DK...too early to be assesing times.....wait till closer..........

a lot of factors can affect the race.the wethaer being the main one...but getting hit in the night by an owl or having the wind through a tree branch through your wheel is another few .. ( both hav ehappened ).....

the mud on the run is a major one if the weather is bad...........and your ability to eat enough......

 I think you will probably hit sub 30 but its a long winter to get the balance of training right and avoid injury...........

 

The Silent Assassin    pirate
22/10/2012 at 09:22
purpletrilady wrote (see)

we need to work on the SA

Still undecided on next years racing, but have started back training

22/10/2012 at 21:47
Doner Kebab wrote (see)

hmmm may have to re evaluate my targets sub 30 hours is possible if you can swim well and have the endurance of a donkey, i can swim a single iron @1:16, bike 112 in 6:10 and run a 51 in 9:00so if i just double the swim and bike figures and add about 20% as a degradation factor it comes to about 27 hours but my 51 mile run was done fresh so maybe i should judge it on my 70 mile average pace which is a fair bit slower so i think 30 might be a bit tight, im going to be crunching figures for the next 3 weeks  

 

DK, don't worry about your time at all. Get the training right in the next few months and upto the day and worry about it afterwards. I'm no expert however I witnessed a lot of the double this year. It's a different beast me thinks in in just doubling up your times and adding a bit. It's about control on the bike leading into the run.

Your 6.10 time was in Outlaw (?) maybe. Think of the numbers of cyclists around you at any one time in that event. Were you in company for a lot of the time and had wheels to follow or were not that far away? At AT you will be on your own for a long time as they isn't the volume of riders and those that are there are riding at such a varied pace. No disrespect to anyone but the difference in bike times between the French guy who won the event and others nearer the bike end of the field is absolutely massive.

The run will be hard. 48 laps will be one tough cookie to handle mentally with a lack of sleep. The course can be muddy at the bottom end around the lakes and then hilly upwards on the second half of the lap but you will soon get into a plan of where you can run and where you WILL walk on most of not all laps.

I loved the small, intimate feel of the event. Don't expect red carpets but you can be guaranteed a Schmunks cheer every lap. Steve and Eddie the organisers are there to help and will cheer you every step of the way.

Enjoy it and don't worry 

citizen 146    pirate
23/10/2012 at 23:25

a friend has entered the lakeland 50, and I am near the top of the waiting list so fingers crossed. Anyone looking at enduroman threads have any advice for me , there does not appear to be an ultra thread plus pirates may have better advice

Doner Kebab    pirate
24/10/2012 at 07:11
I was on lakelands waiting list last year, if u don't get in you will get first dibs next year , unfortunately it clashed this year for me.might do the 100 next year though
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