IM 16 - 17 hours club

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Dustboy    pirate
14/04/2012 at 22:25
Yeah, on you go Siggy! 56 to 135 miles in one hit!!!!!!

You won't need immodium for the old botty bot bot, you'll have worn your arse away! LOL

14/04/2012 at 23:23
Jeez, only started cycling last June to lose gut & stay off the fags.

First Triathlon next week & now after reading Holgs book & this thread i've got doing an Ironman in my head now.

I ran walked a marathon in 2006 @ 16 stone. Took 6 hours. Pretty sure i could do it in 5 hours now.

I can probably do the 112 cycle in 7-8 hours

I'm very bad at swimming, a breastroker at the minute but can just keep going so could complete the distance. Would probably take me 2-2.30 hours though.

I am trying to learn front crawl but nearly die after 50metres.

What would a general cut off time be for the swim stage please?

Obviously putting all these disciplines together would probably scupper me at the moment.

Thanks, great thread btw.
Dustboy    pirate
14/04/2012 at 23:55
Welcome ABII. Cutoff for swim is usually 2.15. Slow down, pull yourself through the water rather than thrash.

Anyway, with a 7-8 hour bike and a 6 hour marathon, you are clearly a speed freak....LOL.
15/04/2012 at 08:44
Thanks Dustboy.

Speed freak, lol, not been called that before. Well, not the 'Speed' part anyway.

I''ve wound up entering the club relay triathlons this year & i was referred to as an athlete the other day, thought that was funny?

Hopefully by next year my front crawl will have got better as well.
15/04/2012 at 17:29

Siggy has texted (quite a while ago) to say he'd passed the 106 miles, his arse hurts, he's met the mayor and had his picture taken ??? (someone obviously has an odd fetish)  

I'm waiting to hear that he's finished but it wouldn't surprise me to hear nothing whilst he's 'socialising' !!

15/04/2012 at 17:35
Priorities Siggy priorities. 
15/04/2012 at 17:52
thanks Madge. I was wondering how he was getting on. Quite well by the sounds of it.
15/04/2012 at 18:25

Still waiting to hear...

I've texted him to tell him all about the roast dinner he's missing just to help him along

15/04/2012 at 23:42
Thank you!!
I *don't* recommend cold baths after long days in the saddle!!! Someone blow up the beach ring please!!
Dustboy    pirate
16/04/2012 at 00:09
Here Madge, sling a decent chilli down his neck, wait for the "squealing like a stuck pig" in the morning!

16/04/2012 at 08:21

Well done Siggy. The Prince meets the Mayor eh?

bburn plO.dder    pirate
16/04/2012 at 10:01

Wow, well done on that ride.

Also on a positive note..... but not quite so impressive, I had a proper bike fit last week, which was great. He changed loads, well just about everything actually. And as soon as I "fessed up" that I was training for Outlaw, he persuaded me to put some clip on tribars on my road bike.

I managed to have a bit of a go with the bars at the weekend, and hurray, I didn't fall off. I was surprised how stable I actually felt, not too wobbly at all.

16/04/2012 at 10:07

Thats a big positiive bburn. I loved my bike fit - it made a big difference. Well done. I'm still getting used to tri bars. Not used them for the last few weeks so thanks for reminding me to get back on them again.

16/04/2012 at 10:16
Arse is the only really sore bit today! I can't believe how good USN Recovery drink is!
bburn plO.dder    pirate
16/04/2012 at 10:16

I loved it too.  The whole thing just feels right now, did a 3hr ride with no issues at all, and I was a tad faster than usual.

My OH says I look like I'm in a much better position on the bike, not quite sure what he means, perhaps I looked really wonky before

Iron Muffin    pirate
16/04/2012 at 15:58

+1 on the tri bars.

Put mine on reluctantly at the weekend and really chuffed. Don't want to tempt fate but seemed to get the hang of them and even attempted a couple of gentle corners. They do put more pressure through my less padded lady areas...... need to toughen up.

bburn plO.dder    pirate
17/04/2012 at 09:53
+1 on the lady areas , even with my Adamo saddle
Iron Muffin    pirate
17/04/2012 at 12:53

Are Adamo the 2 pronged looking saddles?

I have a TT saddle with a softer 'nose', not as soft as I would like though!

IronCat5    pirate
17/04/2012 at 13:26
Still pondering an Adamo. Will probably stick with the Arione Tri2 I have.
bburn plO.dder    pirate
17/04/2012 at 13:45

Yeah, the Adamo is the 2 pronged looking saddle. 

It's a million times better than the saddle that came with my bike, and the cut out bit at the front has solved the "problem" I was having, but I still get a numb bum on longer rides 

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