HIM should I? DNS Or DNF?

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meface    pirate
29/07/2012 at 21:02

Meldy has bigger balls - do it. End of.

Mr StOat    pirate
29/07/2012 at 21:40
I will do it.

Any suggestions for last minute training sessions or is it just too late so do the best I can?
Doner Kebab    pirate
29/07/2012 at 23:12

you still got 3 weeks yet - get fecking training - another long ride and long run this week and then take it easier, i normally get pissed before my big race

Mr StOat    pirate
30/07/2012 at 15:14
55 miles Saturday. Rather damp and hilly 52 solo today. Felt good
30/07/2012 at 17:15
Now I think you have over trained training is over rated JFDI and HTFU is best.
Razor51    pirate
30/07/2012 at 17:30

ST...Listen to you......How many rest days this week mate.....

30/07/2012 at 21:00
Just the one rest day this week Razor but it is only Monday
Razor51    pirate
31/07/2012 at 15:20

Mr StOat    pirate
06/08/2012 at 08:36

Another 46 undulating yesterday on teh bike. Will be swimming over teh next couple of days and trying to get a run or two in - although tbh I think teh run will just end up as trying to get round in any way shape or form.

I've started wondering now wht to wear? Ive been doing muy bike rides in bike kit but I've done all my other tri's in trisuits. Will teh tri chamois be thick enough for 56 miles? I suppose I should have biked in it before, mind you I was hoping to have the tt bike fit sirted but I still cant get over sprint distance without numb nuts so the road bike will be going.

I've heard that its generally accepted to change for IM but thats a proper long ride - what about Half?

Doner Kebab    pirate
06/08/2012 at 08:48

i dont even change for IM - just use long distance tri shorts (orca 226) and for half IM i would use my sprint suit.

 

meface    pirate
07/08/2012 at 22:29

Yep, don't change for IM, wouldn't even contemplate it for half. But that said I do most of my training in tri shorts.

You will likely find no changing tent for a half so your hand may be forced.

M.eface

Mr StOat    pirate
07/08/2012 at 22:48

6 mile run tonight. God I'm not run fit. 1:05 and hurt like hell
I'm going to die

Still. It's a proper lesson in why training plans are made. I shan't make this mistake again (hopefully)
08/08/2012 at 09:28

Yes it'll hurt like hell you'll get round and be confident for next time

Mr StOat    pirate
11/08/2012 at 15:39
Did a 10 mile run/walk. Too hot and hilly. Now have great blisters on BOTH fery
They won't be the footwear of choice then. Back to the drawing board.
11/08/2012 at 16:56

Did the one in June and had the same issue as you, too many injuries this year and knee would not let me run.

Swim was more like 1750 than 1900 (or I was well fast) lovely clear lake, bike is about 53 miles 2 flat loops except for 1 big hill and 1 small hill shortly afterwards. 

The good thing if you are worried about the run like I was, is that its 3 loops so you never really get far away from the start/end.  I ended up walk after about 5 miles as my knee would not let me run, supporters/marshals were great and although when I wandered in after 2:38 on the run I obviously didnt look like I was competing as the photo bloke just stayed chatting to his mate as I crossed the line lol. I really enjoyed it (nearly entered the Aug one then and there).  Will be back in 2013 to do it properly.  Was cool for us until the run in June, hope its not to hot, do it enjoy it, come do it better next year.  Best of luck.

 

11/08/2012 at 16:58

PS. The one in June was only my third ever after a couple of sprints.  I am a over large runner who was getting injured to much and decided to try doing swimming and cycling as well.

Mr StOat    pirate
12/08/2012 at 15:04
Part of me is now quite looking forward to it. You make it doing ok Tom

Went for another 53 mile bike today with friends. Nice for the first 25, then it started lashing down and then me and G both wiped out on a level crossing, so 25 ish painful wet miles home
Mr StOat    pirate
26/08/2012 at 16:55
I started. And I finished. And I enjoyed it! 5:54 so very very happy with that.
Thanks for the abuse that made me go and do it. I shall be back next year having learnt to run properly
purpletrilady    pirate
26/08/2012 at 17:43

Excellant . Do we get a race report ?

Mr StOat    pirate
26/08/2012 at 17:43
Yes. Tomorrow when I'm home. Is there a place to post them or just slap it here?
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