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29/03/2013 at 14:03
2 hour cold windy run with Wison the Mighty Iron Dog but it was on the Cornish coast path which more than made up for the cold wimped on the sea swim though
The Evil Pixie    pirate
29/03/2013 at 15:02

30 ish mins staggering and coughing done - was needed for my sanity but HR and lungs not impressed

will probably go for a long walk tomorrow as it wasn't as awful as I expected

Britrisky    pirate
29/03/2013 at 16:12
60 miles on the bike this morning - loving being out there, especially on the flat, quiet North Lincs roads - barely saw a soul!!
Running Postie    pirate
29/03/2013 at 19:42
A day chilling, which is just as we'll as I have a migraine!
Guys if you hungry all the time, increase you protein intake, chicken, eggs, milk, bacon, protein shakes, it will help way more than an apple,banana etc as it will keep you feeling full for longer as well as helping to repair those muscles your hammering
29/03/2013 at 20:15
Bacon? Now you're talking!
seren nos    pirate
30/03/2013 at 10:53

another 7 miles ran.......enjoying my holiday

The Evil Pixie    pirate
30/03/2013 at 15:58

2nd run  to test the lungs and NO coughing today! woo hoo! yesterday I left half a lung on the side of the road so thrilled to be OK today

Tomorrow I will change the bike tyres and do a short ride in prep for longer ride Tuesday when it's going to be a barmy 7!

Have been very cautious with cold air and coughing as I didn't want to make the cough worse - have done that in the past.

Looking back I had 2 half weeks and 1 week off so not as bad as I had feared but long sessions are down.

Looking forwards now

30/03/2013 at 17:13
3 1/2 hours out today on the bike. Cold and suprisingly windy which took the edge of my first outing on my TT bike ( as well as a few mechanical issues). 100km covered but have come back with the most horrendous cough! Sounds like I have been smoking woodbines all my life
Mr StOat    pirate
30/03/2013 at 19:45

parkfun this morning, nice and steady, then 51 miles averaging 18mph this afternoon, into a headwind for a fair chunk, and a diversion towards the end took it from planned 45 to actual 51. Not sure I ate enough, I felt pretty dead by the end.

Looks like I'm out for a nother 2 hours or so tomorrow morning with a friend, so it'll be a nice steady recovery ride, then I'll need to get a long run/walk/crawl in too.

I think I may be starting to feel the mojo returning

Britrisky    pirate
30/03/2013 at 19:59

Some great riding out there, chaps and chapesses  

reckon we might just make that start line ... 

Mr StOat    pirate
30/03/2013 at 20:32

lol. Making the start line is a definite. Its making the finish line Im worried about

Britrisky    pirate
30/03/2013 at 20:56

I think getting to the beginning of the run would do me ... 

how many century rides are folk planning to do? I have about 4 group rides in my diary so far ... but should I try to do 100 on my own as there is no drafting on the day ...???

seren nos    pirate
30/03/2013 at 21:44

yes builds character

Cortina5    pirate
30/03/2013 at 21:53
Britrisky wrote (see)

I think getting to the beginning of the run would do me ... 

how many century rides are folk planning to do? I have about 4 group rides in my diary so far ... but should I try to do 100 on my own as there is no drafting on the day ...???

I did a well supported large group century. On the day they'll be no drafting, but you'll see other cyclists and there will be non-drafting trains (like a chain gang but 7.5m apart) going past, and supporters. You won't be in isolcation like you might be on a training ride.

Britrisky    pirate
30/03/2013 at 22:47

I'm excited, terrified and inspired in equal measure  - 

seren nos    pirate
31/03/2013 at 09:03

britrisky....perfect combination of emotions

The Evil Pixie    pirate
31/03/2013 at 14:17

have spent the last 90mins in the garage and have come to the following conclusions

  1. gas pumps are AWESOME!
  2. I am seriously crap at changing tyres = therefore I will be crap with a puncture
  3. my thighs are too fat

Changed 1st tyre (note wheel already off) in about 20mins

Changed 2nd tyre (including taking off/putting back) in about 15mins

Tried to put back wheel on without having the chain over the coggy thing (no I don't know the proper word ... cassette??)

Attached 2nd bottle cage (sideways removal one) with cable ties and my thighs rub it. I expect I can learn to live with this to have extra fluids as it's just an awareness rather than a serious rub, but slimness would remove this issue!

My arms are now over used

It was a worrying experience and I expect if it was at Outlaw I would be out so practice needed. Time gained through gas pump (mine seems to stop and start so I can leave the canister attached and not lose gas) is esential to make up for battle with getting the tyre back on. Is there an easy way or is it just practice? For practice do I just deflate half take off tyre and replace or remove the whole thing?

31/03/2013 at 14:33
Nice 2 hour run covering over 25km. That is over 13 hours training logged this week. EP, i have never chnaged a tyre in my life and would not know where to start...your prep is scaring me in to action though
The Evil Pixie    pirate
31/03/2013 at 14:42

I've never had one on the road

Changed the old hybrid once but never done the road bike

I never even used to carry stuff as I never went far am now scared

watching vids on You tube and folks are taking like sub 2mins!

The Evil Pixie    pirate
31/03/2013 at 14:45

actually I have a question .... there was a "rotation arrow" on my tyre

is it a major issue if you ignored this say in a race??

I did it right now but just wondered of it was a problem? what is the point of itetc?

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