IM 16 - 17 hours club

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bburn plO.dder    pirate
14/05/2012 at 17:21
I haven't gone out in OW yet, maybe later this week.....
14/05/2012 at 17:24

Glad to see most people still wibbling. Steady Steve doing the bike leg is planning on doing the Wiggle Ups and Downs at the weekend and that is definitely hillier than the Outlaw course.

I have now resorted to doing training long runs as run 4 mins, walk 1 min. Suprisingly comfortable but slow. I run at 12 min mile normally so it seems really snail  pace but at least the body is holding up.

I will be OW swimming on the 27th for certain and hopefully a couple of times before that just to get used to numb feet and hands.

Dustboy    pirate
14/05/2012 at 23:54

1. I suspect my first OW foray this year will be Outlaw. LOL.

2. Must dig out tribars to look cool. Don't work with new saddle though. Dilemmas! (Sigh)

3. Ceramic wheel bearings are the absolute feckin' dogs! Lord H has already signed up for my spare rear set.

16/05/2012 at 19:53

DB how comes you are not doing Thorpe then.  Thought you liked a bit of OW.  First one for me tomorrow....maybe at the local lake as only 10mins away and free.  Had a bit of a poorly self so only just getting back to it.  Must try and sort out getting to Thorpe though as my local lake is rather small in comparison.  Tri bars are going on on Monday....having to have the set up changed on the bike so a bit of a pain.  First 100miler on Saturday and didn't want to chance being in agony for that one.

Dustboy    pirate
17/05/2012 at 00:12

I reallly like a bit of OW, at 17 degrees or above. 22-24 is better.

They've got a sodding changing bus at Thorpe as well as at Mytchett now. What is it with buses and OW? They are shit to get changed in. And how on earthe do they get a clapped out old bus there anyway? Poor lass on her first OW don't want me ogling her beard cos there is nowhere to change either.

I may not bother with the bars at Outlaw, saddle not conducive to them at all. Dunno, might try them Saturday. 

Doner Kebab    pirate
17/05/2012 at 07:02
You could try tipping the nose of the saddle down a bit so when you are on the bars it don't crush us grapes
Dustboy    pirate
17/05/2012 at 10:32

Hmm, I'll have a go at that DK. Cheers.

Slagiatt    pirate
17/05/2012 at 13:17

2.8k OW Swim in 11 degrees last eve ... although should really declare it as a 2k and a 800m as stopped for a cup of tea and thawing of extremities after 2k.  Holborough lake fast becoming the iron distance training venue of choice it seems with 6 of the 10 people swimming there last night in for outlaw, wales or henley . The others were just training for the channel ... gulp... in swim costumes. Talk about take the wind out of your sails eh.

Cycling going ok ish.. lots of short rides , fair amount of turbo , not very many longe rides at all. 

Running still an absolute shocker for me .. knees just dont like it one little bit so its sloooow going all the way. SA's Half IM this weekend will i fear be a measure of just how far off the mark my training is.

Razor51    pirate
17/05/2012 at 13:38

I'll cheer you on Slag and I'll look forward to seeing you skipping Cake..

bburn plO.dder    pirate
17/05/2012 at 14:07

I'm sure you'll be fine Slagiatt, feel free to "admire"  my little old lady style breaststroke in the pool, .

Cake wrote (see)

 Any problems just look behild you at me red faced, knackered and skipping.

Surely skipping is harding than running, you'll be juggling your way round next


Razor51    pirate
17/05/2012 at 14:12

He can proberbly do that as well....

Slagiatt    pirate
17/05/2012 at 15:47

lol.. thanks all .. yes should be an amusing weekend i think.

Iron Muffin    pirate
17/05/2012 at 16:10

I hve just looked at last years Outlaw results (yes,work is boring). Very surprised to see only 4 people finished last year between 16 and 17 hours.

Me thinks it may be busier at the end this year Plenty of skipping, juggling and crawling to keep me entertained

17/05/2012 at 16:57
muffin top wrote (see)

I hve just looked at last years Outlaw results (yes,work is boring). Very surprised to see only 4 people finished last year between 16 and 17 hours.

Where is TimmyG when you need him? The king of the 16-17 hour Outlaw!


bburn plO.dder    pirate
18/05/2012 at 11:13

Got the tent out last night. We worked out that it'd been 3 years since we last used it, so I was rather pleasantly surprised to find it hadn't been eaten by mice or gone mouldy. Practised putting it up in the garden. Made me feel quite excited about Outlaw

19/05/2012 at 20:43

I popped up to Nottingham last week to have a crafty shuftie at the course!  I got lost!! Several roads the Garmin was trying to send me down were closed and 'Access only'.  I managed to get out to Oxton though.  Pleasantly surprised that the upflat wasn't as steep as I thought it was!

Dusty, I have my aero bars fitted to the bike and had to adjust my saddle downwards to account for the plums!  However, I wasn't convinced that the Aero bars would be fantastically useful as the roads didn't really lend themselve to getting aero, in my opinion!  Some were quite busy and others were a bit twisty of uneven!

I may well go back again in the next couple of weeks for another look!

Dustboy    pirate
19/05/2012 at 20:58

Aero takes some getting used to. I can't hold it for long but it is a welcome relief on the back sometimes for short periods. Roughly, I found you could turn one gear higher when aero. Hoever, the bars are half a kilo I think, so if a plodder like me over distance, my gut is to go for lighter weight or less rolling resistance. But I am no expert. And my gut is not a light weight...

Is this THE upflat that a lot of folks are wibbling about? Is it really anything to worry about? Knowing your love of my flat rides

19/05/2012 at 21:06

Can you remember the last ride we went on where Madge did the first bit and you later came alongside me lulling me into a false sense of security about there being no hills?  Then we turned the corner and there was one?  It's not as steep as that, but just a tad longer!  There is another that is just a grind to get up.  Otherwise, it's just mildly undulating!  The dual carriageway out and back would suit aero though!

I thought quite a bit of the smaller loop, which we go around twice at the Outlaw was a bit exposed.  So if it's a bit blowy aero might be the way to go all the same!

And, for what it's worth, I hardly think you count in the 'slouch' states!!

Dustboy    pirate
19/05/2012 at 21:29

Am struggling with bike at the moment. Much of it down to time. 

Anyhow, debating taking Tuesday afternoon off. Forecast is 22 degrees. Need to get a long one in (not been well last day or so). Planning to do Richmond Park for the arvo and early eve) Try and get 5 or six hours in or until legs fall off. Half hour a lap. Fancy it? (or some of it). As you are retired! Anyone else of course welcome but I will be proper training ride primarily, not a social one (I might shut up for ten minutes)

I want to be able to concentrate on the ride and not so much the traffic & RP is pretty good for that usually.

Dustboy    pirate
19/05/2012 at 21:31

PS, I had hoped that lump on the Crease was about right for Outlaw. Well recced. Gets the heart rate up but nothing serious

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