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The Evil Pixie    pirate
05/01/2013 at 11:41

Thanks glad I am not alone with the no idea about %!

Have they released the bike route yet?

Red_dog_chris    pirate
05/01/2013 at 12:11
I 've not seen one but have heard it will be the same as last year with the exception of doing loop one twice rather than two loops of loop two. Does that make any sense? lol
The Evil Pixie    pirate
05/01/2013 at 14:37


Just delivered 7 sacks of stuff to CRUK shop and got a parking ticket for the pleasure so well fed up.If I hadn't already done my run it would have by 45mins Z4!

seren nos    pirate
05/01/2013 at 15:55

manflu felt better when exercising.............shouldn't really have gone with raised HR but the chance to have a bike ride in company in the dry somewhere different was too good to miss...........maybe racing the park run first of all wasn't too good.............average hr on the run 171.............average HR on the bike 160...not what fink ordered


thanks to BBT for waiting for me on the park run was so much faster than i could have hoped for at this stage of training........and the bike ride was nice and scenic............i believe we were just a couple of miles short of 50...........

i am ready for bed now to recover and try and get my HR back to normal

05/01/2013 at 18:13

PB in the park run this morning - 20:22 (although it was my first one )

Great ride after with Seren, although a little to warm almost thought it was summer for a minute, and I would recomend Serens flapjacks 

Cpt.Jack sparra    pirate
05/01/2013 at 20:50
There are repair vans on the course but bear in mind it's 112 miles , you could be waiting for well over an hour before you even see one !
05/01/2013 at 21:24
Thanks for that. Here's another newbie question... How do the aid stations on the bike leg work? What do they provide, how do you collect?
Red_dog_chris    pirate
05/01/2013 at 21:59
Hold your hand out and grab, or stop. water, banana, gels etc
05/01/2013 at 22:14

Approach to the station will have signs saying "throw your empty bottles here" or, if it's the Pirate Station, some vguely amusing abuse. So you slow down a bit, you chuck your empty bottle(s) in the net. Ahead of you will be a line of friendly faces (or Schmunkee and her evil henchmen), holding out full bottles and shouting "High 5.... High 5". Make eye contact with one, give them a clue you're incoming, grab the bottle and push it in your cage. After that you'll have a repeat line shouting "Water... Water". If you drop your bottle, grab another. If you're going slowly enough, you can get two. After the water is another string of helpers holding gels, half bananas and energy bars and shouting to let you know which. Grab what you want, stuff it somewhere, and get yourself moving. There's another opportunity to jettison empties or litter at the end of the station. They also have a little mech station for any fixes you need to do, and some chemi toilets.

They're good as gold, Slokey, as long as some tee-wat doesn't come screaming in like an exocet on his TT bike at 22mph shouting for a refill of their speedfill .

Razor51    pirate
05/01/2013 at 22:17 the OH to make those flapjacks from the 220 mag today, arnt they very moorish ( there goes the waistline again)
05/01/2013 at 22:28
1hr swim done last night followed by bingo today.
Park run new PB then 1hr swim then 1hr turbo this evening.

I'm loving my swim counter got the combo one fir Christmas. I can see how many laps I do and how slowly i do them. Gives me a good boost as I did 4 extra laps today just to get to 70 .

Knackered now though.
Mr StOat    pirate
05/01/2013 at 23:09

New parkrun pb today, great to see SA at AStbury, then out for 30 steady miles with a friends lad, which included Mow Cop twice, once to get there and once right at the end of the home trip. I did manage to avoid Killer Mile though

05/01/2013 at 23:55
Thanks RDC and slower, they sound like great fun. I'll have to rig up some kind of practice with the kids!!

Well done AliBear and Matt on the parkrun PBs. Always nice to see a bit of progress.
Red_dog_chris    pirate
06/01/2013 at 11:03
No worries Slokey. Have a look at getting a tri bag for your bike too. You can fit gels and co2 in. Did 45 min hilly run this morning. Roll on Sunday lunch !
The Evil Pixie    pirate
06/01/2013 at 11:41

that makes it sound like the feed stations are massive I assume it's OK to stop and grab stuff whilst being abused and getting random hugs?

My HIM had 1 table so you had to stop (and chatter!)

Finally got to the pool today and did a slow 1m then gave up as fed up with kids swimming widths and diving/handstands etc

love my 910 as I don't have to count I know for sure I would have forgotten the lap count today with the kids. It also very cleverly noticed I did 1 length of granny swimming at the end!

seren nos    pirate
06/01/2013 at 13:05

its ok to stop but its all wasted not to

The Evil Pixie    pirate
06/01/2013 at 13:09


on my HIM is was 4 laps so being slow I had 1hr between feed stations (13m) so I just had 1 bottle of SIS and a mini malt loaf per lap. Are they this frequent on an IM? Will I need to carry more? I can only get 1 bottle on my bike as I have a tiny frame. How much should we be looking to eat/drink?

26weeks to go!

seren nos    pirate
06/01/2013 at 13:19

mine only has one bottle as its small...........i personally think on IM  that its nowhere near will have to think of a way of adding another one...........i have one that goes between my tribars...........there are others that  will fit onto the back of the saddle.........

sort it out now as you will need to use them for the long bike rides

The Evil Pixie    pirate
06/01/2013 at 13:43


06/01/2013 at 17:38

Well 50miles done and dusted. Quite chuffed as it felt ok. Stopped half way for a quick coffee and flapjack (too cold to stop long) Need to sort my food and hydration out as that was all I had. Alright when you're just going home but not when you have to double that and add a marathon

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