Fink for outlaw 2013

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Red_dog_chris    pirate
05/01/2013 at 11:20
1:50 min ride this morning. Did some of the first loop including the hill. Ep is really isn't bad. Remember Wild Boar? That course is probably ten times tougher than outlaw. You will storm it with your special tyres !!
The Evil Pixie    pirate
05/01/2013 at 11:26

I was going to ask you how the hill compared! I have 1/2m hills here but I just don't have any idea as to how steep it is!

Was out on my run this morning and for the 1st time my head registered "I am training to be an IM" without panicing! Felt good to "say" it.

Now I must locate my swim stuff!

On that point ... I had previously decided I was going to get the odd swim lesson and follow his plan. I was told back in Oct that my swimming is basically OK I just lack power and a few minor tweeks. Having now missed a good 5 weeks of swimming due to cold then Christmas I'm now thinking I'm going to save my money (well that's been spent on the bike TBH!) and just get in the pool and do lots of lengths. Oh and get OW ASAP even if it is freezing cold!

Red_dog_chris    pirate
05/01/2013 at 11:36
Its 12% gradient whatever that means it curves around but is only really steep towarfs the end. You will be fine trust me.
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!

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