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26/05/2013 at 22:12

Actually it's not today's session that is making me pull out of next week, it's the swim. At the moment it's clearly going to take me the full hour to do it and the most I've been in the water was yesterday's 35 mins. I will be suffering from hypothermia if I do a full hour and I'm not sure ill function afterwards so I think I'm better concentrating on my A race. I can train properly for the full and get another decent bike ride in next week.. There's not much longer til taper time and I'll work my way up on the swim and it WILL get warmer

seren nos    pirate
27/05/2013 at 07:00

SS.the adrenaline on the day will make a dffference..and if you half is at nottingham...that isn't where you swim is it.............nottingham is a shallow manmade lake and will be warmer.( especially after 1000 triathletes have peeeeed in it)

27/05/2013 at 07:11

SS - I agree with Seren, if you won't get any money back by withdrawing now then wait and see what the temperature in the lake is a day or so before. I suspect that warmer water will make you much more comfortable and with the nerves and adrenalin of the race and the distraction of loads of other athlete around you it will be a totally different experience. I feel the cold terribly (I'm hypothyroid) but can manage to race in water temperatures you couldn't coax me into with a warm blanket and hot chocolate otherwise!

Lee - that's what I do too with my lenses.

27/05/2013 at 07:24

I've had a cracking weekend and this weather must mean the lakes are finally warming up. 1 mile OW swim Saturday followed by 70 milke bike then a 10 mile run yesterday. Trouble is only the swim was at a pace that would get me round in time. Like others I'm hoping the taper works its magic and gets me that 1.5mph on the bike and 0.5mph on the run back.

But did mention I swam a mile OW! Yay .

(PS I know I need to do double that but it's a start actually felt quite good out there in the end)

27/05/2013 at 07:44

150k on the bike and 15k run this weekend. A little light on the run as had to take the wifey and kids to Manchester for the 10k where Mrs Stanners was running. Bank holiday = family day so no thoughts of training today.

This time in 6 weeks folks!

The Silent Assassin    pirate
27/05/2013 at 09:09

nice 80 miles on the bike yesterday to back up the 107 last weekend, both in sunshine.

park run and swim on Saturday, pool was rammed full so only did 50 lengths but tried to up the speed, 24 mins, which is really quick for me

day off training for much needed family time, crazy golf it is then.


How did Mrs Stanners do in the manc 10K?


27/05/2013 at 09:49

Her first ever 10k, her aim was 1:10 and she ran a 1:05 so made up for her. She realy enjoyed it too and is already suggesting a sub 60 min target next time. I've not suggested Lanza to her yet though 

Now heading to Macc pool with the rug rats before a pub lunch

seren nos    pirate
27/05/2013 at 14:05

great time for her first 10k stanners...

I swam in the sea this morning.was a tad vold but it was lovely.was going to run this afternoon but time running out.time to chill out I believe

The Evil Pixie    pirate
27/05/2013 at 15:42


Hi there, been home for the weekend. I did go to the pond to do a swim Saturday AM but it was 9.5 and we were told lap(s) of the small island only so 400m - 800m max due to threat of cramp so I went to the pool instead. grrr

It's been a glorious weekend weather wise and I've not doe anything as catching up with both sides of the family but on the plus side I've also caught up with a tonne of sleep!

Dad is very pale, has lost weight and looking very old  but he's half way through his treatment. MIL is recovering brilliantly after her hip replacement, BIL is now 9mths off work and no sign of returning and nephew who is just 8 may have to have his ear removed due to an infection that won't clear.

Makes you feel lucky to have your health really.

Been looking at weekends .... is the 23rd June the last BIG ride or 16th? is 2 weeks enough taper or do we need 3 really?

I've also come to terms with a potential cut off failure and I'm 100% starting (unless something happens) and if I don't make it that's cool as I then have a bona fida excuse to do another! Have also decided that post Outlaw I'm going to do a mega diet and if I can get 3st off and maintain it for a minimum of 6mths then I'm trading in my lickle bike (if I can) and getting new wheels.

I may be knackered but I am enjoying the training and I'm thinking a lot of the knackeredness is weight too.

So I now have a pre Outlaw plan, and Outlaw plan (JFDI) and a post Outlaw plan. Happy Days!!

27/05/2013 at 15:59

Had a really hard grind of a run this morning 4 hours in a howling gale over Bodmin Moor TBH i wasnt feeling to great yesterday or this morning and would probably have binned it but was meeting mates struggled for 3 & 1/2 hours then suddenly started feeling great the last 20 mins was flat out 


EP sounds like a plan, why not address the weight now 6 weeks to go could mean a lot less pounds to carry round the course?

Britrisky    pirate
27/05/2013 at 16:19

Awesome speed session at Manchester Velodrome yesterday - if you get the chance you have to do it! 

Wanted a one hour easy swim in the afternoon, but the water was so hot could only manage 40 min. Hoping for a better long run today - previous weeks have been very poor after the long bike the day before ...

... 30 min bike and 15 mile run done. It wasn't fast but I'm in one piece so all is well

seren nos    pirate
27/05/2013 at 16:31

RBM........I've just decided to do that starting last Friday...6 weeks can make a hell of a lot of difference in excessive weight.mine had been going up again so 6 weeks of it going down instead of carrying on going up should make the hubby on board to help me for the first time so hopefully will work

M...eldy    pirate
27/05/2013 at 17:05

Even a 1lb a week will make a difference at this stage ...

The Evil Pixie    pirate
27/05/2013 at 17:24

Oh yes I'm going to try and lose some now but the bulk is history after Outlaw so I can justify a new bike  and another IM

hang on that means I'm saying I want to do another and I haven't done 1 yet

From past experience a low carb diet works best for me (lost at the start of the year pre stress about dad) but I'm worried now about lack of energy? So I'm reducing carbs now but ensuring I have plenty of long rides and after this week off school I'm canning the alcohol until the day I think

27/05/2013 at 17:40

EP eating a healthy diet and binning all the processed crap and sugars should see your energy rise not go down, i for one am guilty if hoovering down anything in range cos i am ironman training and when i do make the effort to eat properly i get lean very fast, i think a lot of this feeling of loss of energy is realy crashing from one sugar high to the next, lots of fruit, veg reasonable portions of carbs rice, pasta etc and proteins meat, eggs should do the trick

Lee the Pea    pirate
27/05/2013 at 18:03

+1 with too much weight! sugar is my nemesis, and actually wheat really doesn't do me much good either.  all the weight i'd ever lost i regained last year (mainly because i was a lazy bee-atch), but i've lost 7lbs so far, and should manage another 7lbs before the big day* I know i'm just running, but tbh my weight is making it fooking hard, so i need to sort it out as much as poss before the race, and keep going so i can get next year's plans underway....... 



*i.e. Outlaw relay, i'm not getting hitched!

Britrisky    pirate
27/05/2013 at 18:38

And next year's plans being ...?

seren nos    pirate
27/05/2013 at 18:44

For once.I really do not know what my focus is for next year.............I need to change focus each year to keep some degree of motivation..............maybe ultras again

Britrisky    pirate
27/05/2013 at 18:49

something connected with hills for me next year, I think - I need to get better at them (running and biking, that is). Getting a head start with Snowdonia mara in autumn ... 

A couple of hilly sportives, perhaps - IM Nice is a step too far though, methinks

Running Postie    pirate
27/05/2013 at 18:59

Just getting to the start of an IM is on my list For next year. This year I will hopefully resurrect some of my Outlaw training and enter the Monster Ely half and end the year with a GFA at Venice mara.

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