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27/04/2013 at 19:45

The amount of people i know who said they are only doing one

The Silent Assassin    pirate
27/04/2013 at 19:51

Guilty as charged on that


seren nos    pirate
27/04/2013 at 19:52

unlike BBT.....who entered two before he had done one........and he is going to do brillinatly at both 


to be honest after my first one it took me 2 years before i did my next one

purpletrilady    pirate
27/04/2013 at 20:34

EP - I paniced in my first IM swim. The second was better but not much.

What helped me was just to accept it. I spent a long time trying not to panic, it didnlt work.   I eventually started to realise that it doesn't matter. It's just a sign that you are pumped up and the adreneline is flowing , the panic gradually subsides over the course of the swim.

My swim generally takes 5-10 minutes longer than the pool as I usually have to stop a couple of times. So for me a pool IM swim is 1:20 and my OW IM swim is about 1:28. Once I stopped being relaxed about the time and not worrying about stopping I felt more relaxed.


seren nos    pirate
27/04/2013 at 20:40

you were much faster than that last year in the new forest lake

purpletrilady    pirate
27/04/2013 at 20:57

lol - I have no idea why ! I think it was so small I was dragged around by the others


seren nos    pirate
27/04/2013 at 21:00

easy to sight and it did seem to be a calm lake if that sounds weird......

The Silent Assassin    pirate
28/04/2013 at 16:17

New bike shoes, DOG they made a difference, 87 miles done and they still felt like slippers (not that slippers would be any good on the bike)

Managed to take in a little of the Manchester marathon as well


Looking forward to next weekend, get to see lots of old friends and make some new ones


28/04/2013 at 16:39

Im very tempted by bike show ........ what ones did you get?


and well done on 87Miles

The Silent Assassin    pirate
28/04/2013 at 17:08
Edited: 28/04/2013 at 17:08
Razor51    pirate
28/04/2013 at 19:43

SA, nice biking mate.

9 mile run this morning mostly off road, legs knackered now .  

Edited: 28/04/2013 at 19:46
The Evil Pixie    pirate
29/04/2013 at 05:49

5K swimathon done is approx. 2hr, passed 3.8 in a bit over 90mins. Very "washy" and got slapped 6+ times mainly by the same bloke swimming in the center of the lane so good OW practice.

Got up late today, rushed to change thinking LATE then realised I can't read a clock.

Upper body and back ache from yesterday but will get out on bike tonight purple I think it was just adrenaline in hindsight and as you say trying not to panic made it worse. I was fine in the London Tri which is a lot worse as it's "bottomless" and full of diesel.

29/04/2013 at 06:41

Dont panic! Mr Manwaring dont Panic!

The Evil Pixie    pirate
29/04/2013 at 06:43

Tri club chap is swimming at the weekend whatever- apparently 12 this weekend so I guess I'm going in too. May be a very short swim!!!

Off to work now *yawn* then bike tonight as I couldn't read the time this morning  Must get a digital alarm clock really

Iron Pingu    pirate
29/04/2013 at 07:45

I'm very impressed with all the OW swimming that's going on!  I'm still waiting for the heating to be turned up a bit ....

29/04/2013 at 08:09
Edited: 29/04/2013 at 08:11
29/04/2013 at 08:12

staying in a jotel on the banks of the thames, it looks lovely, i'm  thinking damn i wish i bought my wettie

29/04/2013 at 08:19

The sea is a lot colder than usual at this time of year but it was Ok once we got going so i must keep it up now

The Evil Pixie    pirate
29/04/2013 at 20:21

ever get the feeling today was meant to be a rest day?

Messed up alarm this AM so no time before work - fine I'll get on the bike after work as hubby is at work.

Shoulders feel worn from the swimming yesterday and I have that dull "ache" from wanna-cramp in my calf caused by 2hrs of pushing off the wall

Get home and change

Open garage door front tyre is flat as a pancake. Not wanting to waste time I get the old bike out within 5mins the sky is black, the heavens open and the thunder is rumbling. I'm in shorts and 1 thin top on an old metal bike.

I chickened out returned to the garage to fix the tyre.

Found the puncture in the tub I change on my last long ride - patch failed to stick (possibly due to the glue/patch being about 10yrs old!)

Failed to find anything wrong with tub in front tyre (although it did inflat uneven) put tub back in and pumped it up. Wasn't happy, went to remove cap and it blow off - think the valve was lose. So have re inflated it and will check tomorrow for a pre work ride. If it's flat again I will run instead.

I only have 1 spare inner left so need to get some more ASAP

The Evil Pixie    pirate
30/04/2013 at 06:34

deep joy son has given me his cold.  went to bed early last night freezing cold and now my nose is streaming and I'm sneezing.

Will still try the bike tonight as I'm starting to worry about training levels - not helped by mother saying things like "will you be alright?" "it's a long way" "don't hurt yourself/over do it" etc.

Will pop to the supermarket and get some night nurse and drugs!

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