Fink for outlaw 2013

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19/06/2013 at 11:07

Slokey dont worry its a very "easy" course with rolling hills nothing desperate i put easy into inverted commas cos being flattish its a bit of a bugger if a wind is up like last year  but there is nothing to be gained except injury and a bad taper by hitting lots of hills by all means do a few at an easy pace but dont go mad its not Wales or Lanza 

19/06/2013 at 11:25

Thanks for the advice, panic over!

I live in the lakes (!) but managed to find a flat out and back loop which is 99% traffic free to get lots of time in on the aero bars.  Basically, I'm a lazy git!

19/06/2013 at 13:22

I have done all my training in South Downs and Cornwall so should be a breeze!  I just want some new wheels to go on my commuting bike and then we'll be ready. 

19/06/2013 at 20:40

Toro whereabouts in Cornwall? I love hills as well flat is dull 

19/06/2013 at 20:42

I was near Saltash. Now back in Portsmouth though. Riding Box hill with work on Monday which should be fun!

Razor51    pirate
19/06/2013 at 20:51

OW swim tonight with Horse did 3 x 750m laps in about an hour, water temp 18.9c felt really warm. Felt good but still slow but I'll get through the swim in About 1.30 ish so well inside the cut off.  

19/06/2013 at 21:35

If your back down that way there is a group of us train in Liskeard if you want to hook up for rides, swims etc Saltash then Pompey at a rough guess are you Navy?

Lee the Pea    pirate
19/06/2013 at 21:47

Evening all. I'm happy to report that i managed to get my 20 miler done, thankfully! Took an age, but i'm not worrying. Only real problem is blisters....i got a couple a few weeks ago when i walked a lap of the Enduroman run course, and the fookers won't disappear! Well, they had done after that 18 miler, so i put blister plaster on them, just in case, and now the blisters are even bigger than they were to start with! Annoying. Anyway, fingers crossed they'll total heal up before the Outlaw mara. Regardless i'll just have to get on with It. Shattered now though, so shower and bed for me.  Happy training folks xx

19/06/2013 at 22:09

Well done on that run LTP


Last day in the alps for me. Had an easy day yesterday cycling around lake Annecy and managed an OW swim too. Water was so warm - no wet suit needed here.

Today was just a 43 miler but had 1850m of ascent including the Alpe D'Huez. They were busy prepping for the Tour so loads of cyclists around and people cheering us on. The descent was fab too!

Lee the Pea    pirate
19/06/2013 at 22:44

Nice one K9. After this holiday, the Outlaw will feel as though it is all downhill to you!!!

20/06/2013 at 05:14

Everything in the UK will seem flat!

Turns out I'm not so bad at the uphills. Shame I'm so useless on the flat or in the wind!!

20/06/2013 at 08:36

Useless, fat and have wind. Thats How I will feel at the start of outlaw!

especialy having read all the swim chat. Off for a coached open water session tonight,see how the suit fits this year.

20/06/2013 at 13:16

Swum 2 miles for the first time ever last night, yay. I know I need to add  another 0.4 to that but ran out of time last night. Plan to have a crack at it on Saturday.
Did the 2 miles in 1hr 35 mins so I should just about be within the cut off on the day.

Coming from East Anglia I'd have called the Outlaw Half route undulating but I managed it so I'm hoping the full is similar ish which I think it will be looking at the two routes.

Just got to decide what to wear under the wetsuit for the swim now as I'm wearing proper bike shorts for the cycle.

Wiggle Flat out in the Fens on Sunday then let the taper begin, although looking at Fink that still means 10hrs next week so not stopping yet!

The Evil Pixie    pirate
21/06/2013 at 06:29

OW swim last night for me - mega weedy. in a few places I had to do breast stroke as the weeds were on the water surface.

the lovely summer weather also meant just 2 laps for slow coach here as it was dark (and raining)

The Silent Assassin    pirate
21/06/2013 at 09:53

3.9k swim last night, still feeling it in the shoulders today

the tapir can not get here quick enough

21/06/2013 at 09:58

Will do cake, an excuse to go hug random blonde strangers could be fun . With the forecast it looks like I might need my snorkel.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
21/06/2013 at 11:47

Me and 7755Matt will also be at Flat out in the Fenns

And I think Littelclown (Mrs Matt) is helping

Iron Pingu    pirate
21/06/2013 at 11:55
Lee the Pea    pirate
21/06/2013 at 14:51
Iron Pingu wrote (see)

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hehehehehehe, that is brilliant Pingu!!!  Did they stay attached okay in Lanza?

Iron Pingu    pirate
21/06/2013 at 16:30

I can't actually remember how I handled the banana situation in Lanza but I think they went in the bento box cut in half.  Trying to open a banana with cold hands in a race is quite tricky!

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