tri novice having IM thoughts
FB are you serious? OMG! Actually I'd be happier naked but OMG
yep - non-wetsuit swims do happen in races but rarely in the UK - Dorney had a couple in recent years as the rowing lake was too warm. IM Austria this year was non wetuit as well.
and some races in warmer climes are always non-wetsuit. so if you make Kona, be prepared for a non-wetsuit swim....
Kona LMAO! so not gonna happen!
Market Bosworth should be OK for a wettie swim then!
I hope so would you realy want to see the likes of me or trucker naked?
Right tomorrow it's a 7AM swim - no really it is.
Hopefully I will then do a 10K run on the FB course straight after - well that's the plan
Sunday - bike
This week has been a nightmare - bad foot then bad belly grrr
Last few days of summer holiday - so far 21hrs of training done whilst on holiday but I can't see this being the norm!
Rio has instructed short and slow for the next 2 weeks (next 2 weeks starts Monday right?!) ready for FB on the 2nd
crap crap crap crappity crap
took my time getting into wettie so it was on properly, took time getting used to water, felt fine but I couldn't breath and the more I tried to relax and breath the worse it got.
Couldn't get out of my wettie either and could have cried
so upset and worried now
OK any ideas as to why when I'm in my wetsuit I hold my breath? I'm fine without it.
I thought that the breathing thing was not being used to OW and after the last 2 fab 'naked' swims I was sure today would be fine but exactly the same as before. I go to put my face in the water and don't breath
will try a nose clip and see if that helps when I go down after school on thursday - almost hoping for a warm one so I can go naked now
forgot body glide but had baby oil
was so pissed off at the end that when I got out I pulled both arms off at the same time and got stuck as if in a straight jacket. That was the last straw!!
Have 3 OW sessions max between now and my HIM
been watching 220 (free!) DVDs this afternoon for inspiration!
This has been a bad week. Started off bad with the foot hurting for no reason and as the week has progressed I've gone into a bit of a dark hole resulting in yesterday's swim being this week's exercise (manic gardening, mowing lawn and distroying wardrobes do not count as cross training)
I've gone into a little dark world that has "lard arse" written on every wall and surface in big 6ft high bright red letters. Along with failure, you can't finish anything you start, you're too chicken to do the training, to pay the entry fee, finish etc.
Currently hating myself, and feeling very sad and pathetic and wondering why did I enter FB (I have to do it I've paid now!) and why have I publicly said I will do Outlaw? I mean I can't possibly finish either as I am that useless. If I can't even train when off work how can I fit in the training when I'm working.
Someone asked at a work conference thingy about 5yrs ago ... If you were guaranteed success what would you do? My answer was do an ironman.
I'm assuming this is the 1st of probably main stresses over the 45 weeks until Outlaw and I'm assuming it will pass. I hope it goes quickly as I don't like what I am feeling right now but seeing as this thread has kind of become my journey I thought I would write it down - that way at least I can look back one day (hopefully on 8th July 2013) and say Silly Me! I did it!!
does your wettie go right down to your wrists? Some peeps cut an inch or two off the ends of the sleeves and legs which means they are easier to get off..... Also get the top half off straight away while it is still full of water... it will come off much easier then.
And +1 on the 1 x crap swim does not a bad swimmer make.
My wettie is untouch by scissors because I would love to sell it when it's too large 'cos I've lost the lard.
I'm a short arse at about 5ft 2 (ish!) but busty with a belly so have a ladies large wettie which means the legs go to my ankle bones and the cuffs are cuffs.
Get it trimmed. Mine will be losing some leg length this week. At my last tri I was dragged round by my wetsuit when the strippers tried to removed it.
how much should I take off? Is it something I can do or is it a "specialist job"?
There is some guff on t'web about how to do it. No higher than the tape on the seams, and cut parallel to the existing edges. I'm only going for 1".
can you taper for something you've hardly trained for?
Well I'm assuming yes! I mean TBH I'm gonna take the best part of 8hrs to do this HIM so I don't want to start off with tired legs.
So pre-work (back to school today) potter at a slow pace (still warm at 5am) for just under 3m
and now 2 days of INSET yippee!!
Pix - trim some off the legs but don't bother with the arms unless thye really are too long. I've cut about 3" off my legs just to make sure it comes off quicker - and that's on a £500 suit!
another tip to help, undo the top as soon as you start to get out of the water - a rush of water into the suit helps it come off easier.
as for the crap swim - next time you go, don't go with the intention of doing a sesssion but just float around in the shallow area gradually getting used to the feel of it, and gently swimming when you get used to it. many people have panic sessions in open water so you're not alone so don't feel as if it's just you as it's not. take your time.
OK - I realise you have a race in a couple of weeks but don't get disheartened by what's happened. you'll probably find that the race situation will help!
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