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TheEngineer    pirate
20/06/2012 at 21:46
Cake wrote (see)

 Just in case for the newbie's best to keep your mouth shut if you are overtaking someone on a hill or you might get some extra nutrition you didn't want.

Thank f*ck there's no hills in the Outlaw swim! 

OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
20/06/2012 at 22:24
Swim - mandatory before, occaisionally during
Bike - tried failed and justuse a porta loo
Run - errr porta loo ortree

Dont wear white shorts if trying this..... the run at lanza had a few gross examples of this......
Doozer.    pirate
21/06/2012 at 00:15
Just to add is it worth it! I went on the. Bike 4 times at Austria last year, if I had stopped that would have cost me well over 10 mins by the time I got back up to speed! So definitely worth it. Haven't managed it on the run yet though, never needed to go when swimming, but I'm young and can hold on for an hour!<img src='/forum/smilies/wink_smiley.gif' />
Edited: 21/06/2012 at 00:16
seren nos    pirate
21/06/2012 at 07:15

and never swim behind me as i can't stop myself peing numerous times in the swim............I drink lake water constantly and it has to get out somewhere

Golden Boots    pirate
21/06/2012 at 09:27

I went about 20 times on the marathon at IMW - that's probably 20-25 minutes lost on the run alone just jumping in and out of portaloos! That's why I want to work out how to do it whilst running!!

21/06/2012 at 09:31

GB - just let go - it's as simple as that.  I think most of the hang up is psychological than physical.  although if you're running well, like swimming, your core will be tight so you need to learn how to relax the core to let go

21/06/2012 at 09:49
Can't pee while swimming, I have to stop. Bike only when I'm going down a hill and I'm not pedalling, I have to stand up. Haven't had to when running, didn't stop once at outlaw last year.

I did pee on the bike once in training just to see if I could. I like doing it in races, it amuses me
Golden Boots    pirate
21/06/2012 at 09:59

I think that is exactly the problem! What was also annoying was that because of the extremely high frequency - it was getting uncomfortable having to wait to get to the next portaloo.

At least at the Outlaw there is a massive lake and then a river I could just go into

M.r Zuvai    pirate
21/06/2012 at 11:23

i had a similar number of loo stops on the run at IMW - i think we both overdid the nutrition 

Golden Boots    pirate
21/06/2012 at 11:45

I think there was just something in the water!

21/06/2012 at 11:53

errrm -  I only had one pee during IMW and that was as I came out of T2.  perhaps I got my hydration wrong....

Symes    pirate
21/06/2012 at 12:18

Wasn't it Candy who had peed on the bike forgetting that his bento box was attached to the seat stem rather than handlebar stem. Seem to remember he only noticed once he'd tried a couple of slices of slightly bleached maltloaf.

I'm sure someone from the Pirate ensemble peed in transition once, sadly on a dry day before the swim so rather obvious I guess...

21/06/2012 at 12:36

I think the esteemed pirate king noticed his error before eating any of the affected items.

One of the highlights from JD's IMDE report from 2006 was him successfully describing a (possibly first time) T1 'on the move' pee to the soundtrack of 'what have you done today to make you feel proud'.

Edited: 21/06/2012 at 12:36
cougie    pirate
21/06/2012 at 12:57

I know Candy peed in his wetsuit in one of his first Ironman races.

Except he didnt wait until he was in the water - he was on a bone dry concrete slipway. Nice flow of pee running past his fellow athletes feet.

21/06/2012 at 12:57
SyM.es wrote (see)

I'm sure someone from the Pirate ensemble peed in transition once, sadly on a dry day before the swim so rather obvious I guess...

that was me - and mentioned it on a previous page

Symes    pirate
21/06/2012 at 13:05

Oops! Thought Debbo had done so too thinking about it, what do I know...?

21/06/2012 at 13:20

I remember a bloke at Cheter Oly last year wetting his suit during the safety briefing on the pavement near the bandstand. Just stood there, listening politely, with his arms folded, while a pool of his piss accumulated around his feet and spread. Classy.

21/06/2012 at 14:08
slowerthanilook wrote (see)

I remember a bloke at Cheter Oly last year wetting his suit during the safety briefing on the pavement near the bandstand. Just stood there, listening politely, with his arms folded, while a pool of his piss accumulated around his feet and spread. Classy.

you don't need to stand close to me then pre-race - that's usual for me as well.  often more than once.....

21/06/2012 at 19:24
Just a bunch of piss artists!
Hope    pirate
21/06/2012 at 19:38

On the LCW earlier this month I was desperate for a wee on the bike course, but as it wasn't officially a race, and as I was surrounded my a lot of cyclists on a clear bright day I didn't fancy doing it on the go.

Anywhoo there just was no where to go. I kept hoping for a discreet gap in the hedge to appear and for miles there was nothing. Finally I came to a gate in the hedge and decided that would have to do. It was set back from the road a little but there really was nowhere private. I didn't fancy climbing over the gate with my speed-plays on. There were loads of cyclists passing and I was seriously regretting purchasing bib shorts. Every Time I was set to go another peloton would come up the hill. 

So in the end I went to the roadside and shouted down the hill at the top of my voice, 'Eyes *that* way please'. Much laughter  followed and most of them did look the other way.
When you've gotta go, you gotta go!

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