I just watched the C4 coverage of last year again with tears in eyes
I SO want to be there
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!!
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
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
Good luck to all doing the DIY half this weekend
Good luck in the DIY half everyone, the SAs are simply awesome!
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
DIY half was epic but my god...we have to do TWICE that????
yep! twice the fun
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???
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
300ft? I think i'll stick to the relay next year and do the swim
I loved the DIY ha;f yesterday.bike 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
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
Snail, unless you cycle at a vast speed I would say you need more fluid and more peeing! speak from experience
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.
Off for a bath now
I normally drink about one 750ml bottle per hour when on the bike
so less than 2 in about 6hrs isn't really enough is it!
it does depend on the weather as well..so if it was hot on the bike you should definitely need more
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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