splash in the OW today - doing start stops mainly and goggle practice as the buggers went steamy so had to take off etc
noticed clammy mouth so must drink more next week
also went giddy so had to pause for a bit
tested 910 using multi mode and a run to start and it was OK
going for a short bike tomorrow me finks
really should get the tent out this weekend to just in case it's knackered!
felt really nervous today it's kicking home
I'm absolutly bricking it, taking my bike to get a check over today, then i think i'm going to test everything on my kit list, putting it in boxes ready for packing thursday 1 week to go
TB I'm stuck between wanting to train and not wanting to get injured - saw SA's injury and now I don't want to leave bed! Need petrol next week too
So many people saying "Not long" "when is it now" "what distances again" "I don't know how you can do it I couldn't" and my head just goes "I CAN'T DO THIS!"
Anyone else registering Friday? Hope to be there 4:30 ish
I'm hoping to be there about the same time, definatly be there friday night but not sure if it will be on time to register
coming home, panicing,packing, re-packing etc!
Planning to babe there early afternoon Friday. Get a decent spot camp the pirate camp and get registered ASAP.
Will pack this weekend as I'm away half of next week.
I dreamt I did it last night. Woke up feeling relieved that I could still walk, then realised why! I think I remember my finishing time so will be interesting to see on the day
We won't get there 'til Sat lunchtime.
going to sit down this afternoon and make some pirate arm warmers out of socks. Only need them to last a test and the day! Have proper arm warmers but they are all black and I don't want to lose them, this way I can chuck them at a feed station if needed.
Matt I packed last week
If you are racing and camping especially in the Pirate area do not forget forgetting pack ear plugs
Glad to hear you are all bricking it cos if you ain't you aren't taking it seriously
I still get nervy before an Ironman it all disappears on the b of the bang of the starting gun
bricking it is an understatement
feeling a bit sick actually and trying to work out if it's my head doing the WTF or real!
I'm feeling fairly relaxed. It will be a different story by Friday when I pitch the tent.
The way I see it is I've done the training (well some of it)
im fairly sure ill make it through the swim, definite ill get through the bike (can't be worse than the Fens and once I'm on the run course I'm pretty sure I can through to the finish line.
Bring. It. On.
happy I can do the swim, bike is tight, run is 100% mental to keep going. If I get there I think I can do it
still bricking it!
Hubby just said we would do the garden tomorrow I said NO! he can I'm not!
Nice one Matt Matt you got to have faith in the training
I'm quite relaxed at the moment too. did my last open water swim this morning at a nice easy pace staying with someone who wasnt too confident. then did the Fink 2hr + 30 brick session, sun was shining and I'd like to have stayed out longer but resisted.
I should be up at Nottingham late morning on Friday to pitch the tent, register and relax.
The sun is back today and so is my mojo 1 hr OW swim and Finks 2 Hr 30 brick done an do enjoyed it all. The taper cold is also leaving just hope I haven't peaked a week too early. I'm hoping to arrive with time to register on Friday. Currently really happy and looking forwards to the big day if t's like the half the nerves will hit at 1pm Sat.
I did our local sportive today.
Id originally entered the usual 104 but downstaged to the 63 as I need to be able to recover easily. ...
Pleased to report it felt very short and easy. Wanted to have done more. Managed 16.5 mph- which isn't fast by any of your standards, but is a good 2-3 mph faster than anything I've managed in training ...so I can do a bit faster after all.
140bpm HR average - whatever that means (my training has all been 100-120bpm average and I thought I couldn't do any better)
Sciatica still there but better than a week ago.
Will do an 8 mile run tomorrow and my usual swim. Not much else in the week...just a bit of ticking over
I'm on true melt down as my mother called it. Just going to do about 25/30 on the bike tomorrow and not a lot else next week. Couple of short swims and runs and I'm done. Really looking forward to it now though if I think about it too hard my stomach does somersaults. Practised changing the tyres today. Better late than never. 10 mins will have to do. Fingers crossed I don't need to do it on the day.
Wanted to print race pack off so I can make lists but just changed router because the old one stopped working and printer wifi so no longer works so I'm having printer rage.
K9.that is super fast for the majority of people on here.........
glad you didn't do the long one......you need to rest .are you sure there can be any benefit from doing the 8 mile run tomorrow.it might flare up the sciatica .and I'm sure there would be no training benefit gained a week out.......
Don't worry seren...I am pretty rested. Did very little last week.
My running mileage in total is only about 400 miles this whole year...not much really.
I can't imagine a Sundaywithout doing SOMETHING!!!
I can .rleaxing in the garden with a book and a glass of cider
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