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The Evil Pixie    pirate
03/05/2013 at 21:42

I just watched the C4 coverage of last year again with tears in eyes

I SO want to be there

Britrisky    pirate
03/05/2013 at 22:33

I'm doing the full Outlaw, SS - doing the DIY half on Sunday!!

it must be great getting into 3 figures with the long bike - I have about 3 century rides planned for later on, so I reckon that'll do.

Really looking forward to the next phase - feeling full of beans at the mo with it all!!


04/05/2013 at 06:01

Then you will be EP and you will crack it thetough battle is not the race its mantaining that desire and commitment through all this training the race is the icing on  the cake

Mr StOat    pirate
04/05/2013 at 06:43

DIY Half today

SA and Mrs SA are awesome for setting it all up.

I think I'm more excited at helping out tomorrow than racing it today.

 I'll be the one at theback

04/05/2013 at 08:47

Good luck to all doing the DIY half this weekend

04/05/2013 at 10:40

Good luck in the DIY half everyone, the SAs are simply awesome!

The Evil Pixie    pirate
04/05/2013 at 14:19

good luck with the DIY folks!
1st OW swim today was freeeeeezing

1m in 50mins so pleased, no panics, took 10-15mins to settle into swimming, head in water meant frozen brain too

minor cramp in calves despite calf guards

took ages to warm up after

04/05/2013 at 19:10

DIY half was epic but my god...we have to do TWICE that????

04/05/2013 at 20:39

yep! twice the fun 

Mr StOat    pirate
04/05/2013 at 21:42

DIY was an amazing day. We have to do twice the distance but I think we've done more elevation in 56 miles today than in 112 at Outlaw!

Can I claim long bike and long run and then have 2 rest days???

Razor51    pirate
05/05/2013 at 23:59

Had a great day at the DIY half at SA's place, Stanners, Matt, Soupy says her garmin says 3000 ft of elevation, no wonder my legs were knackered on the run  

M...eldy    pirate
06/05/2013 at 00:41

300ft?    I think i'll stick to the relay next year and do the swim   

seren nos    pirate
06/05/2013 at 07:05

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

great to meet so many of the new pirates doing outlaw this year........incase you forgot I was the loud one 

06/05/2013 at 08:28

Sounds like everyone had a great time at the diy half.

I rode 90 miles followed by a 4 mile run. What I learnt - My new saddle shall be returned to shop and I'll put up with my old one. Will wear cycle shorts for outlaw and spend a bit of time in transition changing into and out of them.

I drank 1litre of sports drink .75 water 2 cliff bars, 3slices malt loaf, 1peanut butter baguette and had a banana but didn't eat it. All whilst still cycling so only stopped once for a quick pee break


M...eldy    pirate
06/05/2013 at 11:04

Snail, unless you cycle at a vast speed I would say you need more fluid and more peeing!   speak from experience

The Evil Pixie    pirate
06/05/2013 at 12:56

well that was interesting

1st 40-45m I loved my bike, I was so going to kick the big hill's butt and I was so going to smash the cut offs (slight exaggeration there) at outlaw.

At 59m I had to walk the last of the hill that beat me 2 weeks ago (I did get further up the hill & think I went wrong by attacking too hard and getting up out of my seat thereby killing my legs and losing the ability to change gear)

I had 2-3 periods of feeling odd - not lacking fuel just odd. Having arrived home with 1 unused bottle + a bit I think I know why. Was out for 5hrs 40 and had about 1.5mls of fluid

Worse thing was my neck. I was on the aero bars more but my neck got so sore at the end I had to stop to stretch and could have cried. Add a sore butt and by the time I quit I was feeling very sorry for myself.

Swapped normal malt loaf for Soreen fruit loaf and that didn't go down well. Percy Pigs were OK but a bit too big and chewy. Decanted 6 gels (hypotnic?) into a bottle which worked well too

I had hoped for 80m did 66.5 so slow.


  • don't do almost 3 hrs of gardening the day before a long ride
  • don't end up sleeping on the sofa - I was coughing last night
  • drink more
  • go back to malt loaf and more gels if needed
  • practice more - neck has to get used to it & I need to get used to not looking up so much. Butt will also get used to the bike more.
  • Training runs are practice runs & where we fix things to make the day awesome

Off for a bath now

06/05/2013 at 13:47

I normally drink about one 750ml bottle per hour when on the bike

The Evil Pixie    pirate
06/05/2013 at 13:52

so less than 2 in about 6hrs isn't really enough is it!

seren nos    pirate
06/05/2013 at 13:58

it does depend on the weather as if it was hot on the bike you should definitely need more

06/05/2013 at 14:01

On the other hand I've just got back from a three hour ride - so pretty warm - and drunk less than a litre and had no food - it's all very individual.

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