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07/05/2013 at 09:43

This weather is great nice 22 mile fast comute done in on bike lovely spring morning

Iron Pingu    pirate
07/05/2013 at 11:17

Didn't plan to cycle in this morning but it would have been rude not too!!  This weather is awesome!

07/05/2013 at 12:11

56 mile bike on Saturday, sprint tri on Sunday and was 6 min 40 seconds quicker than I was in the autumn so yay ; followed by OW swim yesterday!

OW was definitely the most daunting but I was fine, the cold on my face does make somewhat dizzy and disorientated so need to get to the lake as much as possible from now on to try and get used to it. Oh and sighting because I certainly cannot swim straight! I also need practise at getting out of my wetsuit.

07/05/2013 at 19:37

Dont forget you can add a bit of food to the back pockets of your cycle shirt as well pixie, also could tape stuff to your bike (but maybe not malt loaf unless its in a packet.)

for savoury I tried Pork Pies and cheese at the DIY half and they went down well, coctail sausages are another idea, as well as those I'll probably carry malt loaf, hot cross buns, ceareal bars and flapjack. also a banana unless they are available on the course anyway.

no gels for me though, I might resort to them for running but cycling I want proper food.

glad your feeling more positive again.

Edited: 07/05/2013 at 19:38
07/05/2013 at 19:46

to save carrying all this stuff use the stuff provided at the  aid stations i always fancy something savory at round mile 70 so carry a smsll marmite sarnie in my jersey pocket

the runs great coz they have crisps at the aid stations 

07/05/2013 at 20:09

I'm still undecided about all this.

Enjoying it again which is good - must. Be the weather - I starated to feel really resentful over recent weeks.

Ive done 4 rides of over 100 but all ridiculously slow. I've discovered I own a HRM I've never bothered using and discovered i merely amble along - average HR only. 120-130 on a hilly long ride, and a lot less on a flat short ride.

I feel I'm riding with a moderat effort - but clearly not.

Running is a massive limiter these days. I managed a 15 mileshuffle on Sunday but boy was it hard. Unbelievable seeing as it was my strength previously!

Well..I've not withdrawn my entry yet at least!



07/05/2013 at 20:15
seren nos wrote (see)

I loved the DIY ha;f was tough as i was pushing it and so the run felt harder than it should have.......


Seren, you looked completely fresh and relaxed when you overtook me at lightening speed on the bike! I wish I had that in me. 

Blasted achilles still sore, but did have the sense not to push off the wall this time in swim.

seren nos    pirate
07/05/2013 at 20:17

K9.seems like you are doing better than most of us.......but then again we all do it for different reasons........I believe for you a finish is not want you want a decent time which is a different target ......



07/05/2013 at 20:26

Not realy seren...I probably just want to finish it...but in a time which is as good as I can manage on the day - I'm not fast, just belligerent.

My reservations come from having not run 'properly' now for years and not wanting to embark on an event that leaves me injured for months!

Im so belligerent I will almost certainly finish if I start (assuming mechanical failures on bike don't prevent me) even if I ow I'm injuring myself in the process

07/05/2013 at 20:57

if its your  first IM i would not worry about chasing a time its added stress just focus on completing u can always "race" the next one 

In my experience its much harder to injure yourself in IM than a stsnd alone mara as u are nice and warmed up from the bike and you will be running a lot slower and probably walking a bit i have always been a lot sorer after a standalone marathon

Edited: 07/05/2013 at 20:58
Mr StOat    pirate
07/05/2013 at 21:09

That's my paln RBM, finish this year, race next year

4 miles run tonight, couldn't face any firther after the DIY half on saturday.

Back to it tomorrow, if I can find somewhere to do something

07/05/2013 at 21:31

Following 2 days rest after the DIY Half on Saturday. 14k on the treadmill over lunch hour and then an hour on the bike chasing the sun as it set tonight. After the little bit of wind we had at the DIY, I am forcing myself onto the road for as many sessions as possible instead of wussing out and opting for the turbo.

Honk, Pork Pies? You kept that one quiet. Question is where did you keep the mustard?

EP, chin up. You might not feel like you are where you want to be but you have put a lot of training in over the last 21 weeks. Reset your goal and make the next 9 count and we will all see you at HPP

07/05/2013 at 21:43

EP - hang in there and dont quit, you have put too much into the training to jack it all in now.

For what its worth my swimming is still rubbish and I am fearing not even finishing that part, cycling just getting over 14mph now on 60m plus rides a little bit hillier than Outlaw and run (well walk) after my own HIM at weekend just gets me inside a 6hour marathon.

But I have trained bloody hard just like you and I will be at the start and see what I can come up with on the day, just like you will.

08/05/2013 at 06:01

TJ great attitude 

EP 4:30? great sfuff 

PSC    pirate
08/05/2013 at 06:13

4:30! Nutter

PSC    pirate
08/05/2013 at 06:19

Hang in there folks!  It sounds odd but are you getting negative because you are tired. Relax for a day or two... Do what you love most for 45 mins as active recovery if you  must, but sleep well and arise rejuvenated. 

As for bike speed, I reckon you can add about 2 mph on the bike on race day. So a 14 mph training ride is doing ok. 

Chin up

PSC    pirate
08/05/2013 at 06:27

then you will be within the time I believe.  


08/05/2013 at 07:57

Dont forget Outlaw is alsoa pretty fast course fairly flattish rolling bike and pancake flat run so that should help your average speeds keep plugging away folks 

08/05/2013 at 15:04

What a brilliant recovery program 

iron fraggle    pirate
08/05/2013 at 16:06

RBM - was down your way this weekend staying with my mum on the north coast - flippin' eck the hills are relentless when you're on your bike arent; they ?   i lived down there for many years, but it was still a surprise *just* how hilly it is

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