Meldy has bigger balls - do it. End of.
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
ST...Listen to you......How many rest days this week mate.....
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?
i dont even change for IM - just use long distance tri shorts (orca 226) and for half IM i would use my sprint suit.
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.
Yes it'll hurt like hell you'll get round and be confident for next time
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.
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.
Excellant . Do we get a race report ?
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