Fink for outlaw 2013

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seren nos    pirate
09/03/2013 at 18:47

I have my first ever bike event tomorrow.a 10 mile TT..........nervous and excited..............hoping i feel good for it and the bike behaves........not sure what to expect but would love to get as close to 30 mins as I can....

cleaned the bike for the first time in a couple of years.......will try and cycle home from the venue to get in some more miles

09/03/2013 at 19:40
Stanners, your problem could probably be resolved by rounding up to whole bottles rather than dealing in halves. You've upset the wine gods!
IronCat5    pirate
09/03/2013 at 19:46

Enjoy the TT Seren. You'll need a good warm up first - ride the course is it's a 10 miler? Don't go out too hard, use the first couple of minutes to settle in, the hammer it

09/03/2013 at 22:06

Good luck Seren

Iron Pingu    pirate
09/03/2013 at 22:16

Ooh enjoy Seren !

10/03/2013 at 00:47
Have a blast Seren
The Evil Pixie    pirate
10/03/2013 at 11:30

freezing cold & windy but 25.6m done at a slow pace but done

so cold

purpletrilady    pirate
10/03/2013 at 12:35

well done EP - its cold out there !

It will be good mental training 

The Evil Pixie    pirate
10/03/2013 at 12:55

I had 3 layers on and when I got home and was down to just my shorts lad said "mum did you have an err accident as your shorts are ummm..." Nope that was just the wet spray mud through 3 layers!

1st 15m were OK the last 10 just hell at 10mph I was using the granny ring a lot because of the wind and even peddled down hill at one point

Got home to find the wind had blown the bedroom window fully open and the extractor fan in the bathroom was going without being turned on!

With the wind and snow and slush yes it was a good mental ride.

On the + side my butt was OK! my legs weren't too bad brilliant given the wind and my polar buff was amazing

seren nos    pirate
10/03/2013 at 13:28 TT was amazing....the wind was so strong...........first 5 miles i blew down the dual carriageway..turned around for the uphill stretch back and was straight into a headwind..

everyone....was a few minutes slower 3 or 4 in most cases for the i was really pleased with my 32:38 

 but then changed my mind about cycling would have been into that headwind most of my way....

 i will start training properely again from tomorrow

The Evil Pixie    pirate
10/03/2013 at 13:31


well done

10/03/2013 at 13:40
Well done EP and Seren tough sessions for the mental bank
10/03/2013 at 13:48
Wellndone EP and Seren.

Just back from my 1:15 run and think i am back on the wagon. 17k rattled out and it felt reletively easy.

Now taking the family and inlaws out for a meal. Give me an outlaw over an inlaw any day of the week!
Running Postie    pirate
10/03/2013 at 15:29
Well done EP and Seren!
Stanners I feel you pain, I haven't swum at all this week, as the OH said, don't worry, losing 2 mins on the swim ( from missed sessions) is easy to gain on the bike, keep concentrating on the cycling bit and you'll be fine.
A new 1/2 mara PB today, ironman training rocks!
10/03/2013 at 15:35
Had a cracking 10 mile race today at the Hillish and Hellish 10 at Looe havent run that well for a while
10/03/2013 at 17:21

Well done Seren and Ridgeback on your races. EP Well done. I think anything that tests the mental side has to be good preparation.

50 miles bike and 2mile run/brick session done. I'm a wimp - I had 5 layers 

10/03/2013 at 17:48

We've had settling snow since yesterday morning. So 3Hr turbo done yesterday and woke up this morning full of cold so missed my long long run for the 2nd time in two weeks. Must not get into the habit of skipping it.
Hope I feel better by Tuesday to start a new weeks training.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
11/03/2013 at 06:45


Despite being really tired from yesterday's session I hardly slept last night. Combination of 1st day back at school and the wind. Letterbox was rattling all yesterday and all night.

So when the alarm went off this morning I ignored it

Calves are very tired today - not tight as such but used

Already missing this weeks long ride as going south for the weekend so can't afford to miss any more sessions - so will double up on both swim days.

purpletrilady    pirate
11/03/2013 at 07:45

EP - Sometimes you need the rest.

I was inspired by everyone's talk of early mornings, so I got up at 6 and did my morning run. I can't imagine how you get up earlier !



11/03/2013 at 12:14
Purple I have Owl/Batlike qualities
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