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07/01/2013 at 09:21

Morning All

Im getting back onto my plan, starting with a 45 min spin tonight to freshen up the legs.  Cant swim at the moment, ( ear infection just wont die ). so bike & run awaits

accidentlally left the information pack lying around at the weekend, so the family now know 'vaguely' that I have a race in June.  Just as well, as the pirate costume is now in the post - and its arrival might have triggered delicate negotiations .

Shan't mention the full until ive secured entry via the waitlist process...no point pissing on the fire before ive secured the weekend pass.

Does anyone know how the charity entry works ( Plan B ) - I gather its £500 but doesnt carry a donation target like Ironman ?

11/01/2013 at 18:50

Training plan starts on Monday Woohoo! I've done three weeks of marathon training already (doing Brighton marathon too) so feeling good and ready for a bit of variety. I've cobbled together a plan from begginerstriathlete.com with a runners world marathon plan.

Think I'm a bit over excited by the whole business.  

11/01/2013 at 19:10

bike course is on the website now arghhhhh, it is real, I am going to do this! I have no excuse not to practice the bike route - one of loops goes very close to my house

Mr StOat    pirate
11/01/2013 at 19:16
Is it right there's chunks of dual carriageway? That's what the map looked like.
11/01/2013 at 19:34

yes, part of it is dual carriageway. To be honest, I don't often go down that road so not sure how busy it gets, but it is not a massively busy road. I have no idea why that stretch of road is dual carriageway as it isn't necessary for the volume of traffic. So I wouldn't worry about it being particularly busy on a Sunday morning, although it does mean there are a couple of roundabouts to navigate

11/01/2013 at 19:41

although having said that, the first part of the bike is a fairly busy dual carriageway, when we come out of the watersports centre, bit of course, it will be around 8 on a Sunday morning, so I wouldn't expect that much traffic there either

18/04/2013 at 14:42

So how are all the half-ers doing? Only 6 weeks  on Sunday till the big day.  Apart from no open water swimming I feel reasonably on track for this one. Famous last words and all that.

18/04/2013 at 14:53

Shhhh, I'm pretending this isn't for another few months.

I've just run a marathon, but to the detriment of cycle training.. erm.. panic?  

18/04/2013 at 15:00

AliBear - I'm also feeling on track for this one as I'm doing the full but have also done no open water so I'm beginning to get a bit nervous over it

Running Postie    pirate
18/04/2013 at 15:32
I'm quite looking forward to this, also no open water swims yet, too cold!
18/04/2013 at 18:13

Having run Brighton Marathon on Sunday and then coming down with Gastroenteritis 6 hours later, I have been in pieces ever since. Only just feeling human again. In need of a couple of easy weeks and with only 6 weeks to go, I have today withdrawn. I could not see how I would be in any way ready.  

19/04/2013 at 17:04

Dreaming of Magic, what bad luck, hope you had a good run at Brighton though.

I agree with all you others the lack of open water swimming is making me nervous and not sure the cycling has been enough, but will do my best on the day.

Are any of you camping? I need to buy a new tent for this year and get round to booking a pitch.

Another question, is anyone staying over on the Sunday night? I may be travelling on my own and not going to drive home after  finishing, I will be far too tired.

19/04/2013 at 17:24

Steady I'm camping and have booked from Friday to Monday. If the family want to go earlier I will but no way am I up to driving on the Sunday.

Edited: 19/04/2013 at 17:27
19/04/2013 at 18:38

DoM - that is a shame

steady - I am not camping, but I live fairly close. Hopefully I will be capable of driving afterwards I'll be at work on the Monday

19/04/2013 at 19:06

I am not certain of my plans yet, if I can get someone to drive me home, I will go back on Sunday but given that I maybe nearer 9 hours to finish I will not be in a fit state to drive back. Work knows that I may be taking that Monday off.

Running Postie    pirate
19/04/2013 at 21:09
I'm hotelling it due to not being able to register on the morning as it being just a tad too far from home to register on the sat and drive back Sun a.m. I would have camped but my mate won't rough it!
22/04/2013 at 10:46

Well after entering this on the day entries went open, then pulling out because it didn't fit with the rest of my race calendar, I may now be back in doing the Bike leg of a relay team...if the wife says I can

Mr StOat    pirate
23/04/2013 at 00:02

I'm hotelling it too. I'm coming down saturday am for the briefing etc, Mrs Matt can't make it until later. As its only 1 night we'll splash out on the hotel.For teh big one I'd like to be in the middle of the action and happy to camp it up

Feeling MUCH better prepared for this than it's big brother!

23/04/2013 at 08:29

oh I am not feeling well prepared, but if I can get through the bike I can do it. Swim should be ok, I have swum that distance loads of times, just need to have a couple of OW swims to get used to cold water and remember to sight. Can't run, but if I get through the bike on time I can walk the distance in the time allowed. Might be the last to cross the line, but who cares?? Going to have a long bike ride this Sunday  and practice eating and drinking on the bike and a fuelling strategy, as this is what might let me down

24/04/2013 at 13:16
I fell off the bike last week whilst on training camp in Spain but still managed to bike and swim but not run. Seems I have fractured my cheek bone so on rest this week, or a few days at least. I will be getting jittery if I am not back training for this pronto though.
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