Re-run of last year's thread for anybody doing any 2012 iron distance race
slower: IM WalesSlagiatt: IM Wales , OutlawMrs SA OutlawSA IM WalesDarkness: OutlawCake: OutlawOrangeCannon: Lanza, Outlaw, WalesSlimshady: EmbrunmanNV: OutlawHope: Outlaw
Really looking forward to it. Will be nice to a big Pirate one again.
Also doing the Marshman in May.
Nice one STIL, good thread.
slower: IM WalesSlagiatt: IM Wales , OutlawMrs SA OutlawSA IM WalesDarkness: OutlawCake: OutlawOrangeCannon: Lanza, Outlaw, WalesSlimshady: EmbrunmanNV: OutlawHope: OutlawJaffa: Outlaw
It was always my plan to have a year off long distance tri this year, then the Pirate ship setting sail for Outlaw made me think twice, it should be a good party and I feel I need to earn the right to party so I've entered. Going to blag it off the back of no structured training though, got a couple of marathons coming up in the next 7 weeks and then LeJog in 3 months time so that'll do. My swimming is so gash that spending any significant time on that won't make a huge amount of difference.
if you read this in time look out for the tail end charlie tomorrow at the Thanet 20 - tis me!
Should have nice cheery marshal vest proclaiming my status
slower: IM WalesSlagiatt: IM Wales , OutlawMrs SA OutlawSA IM WalesDarkness: OutlawCake: OutlawOrangeCannon: Lanza, Outlaw, WalesSlimshady: EmbrunmanNV: OutlawHope: OutlawJaffa: OutlawMeldy: OutlawSpongecake= OutlawCat5: Outlaw (Marshman warmup)
Enjoy Planet Fanet, Podds and NV
Loving that a few people are "putting it out there". Awesome, slim, that you're going back to Embrunman. Must be tought as teak. Love your "top 15%" ambition, OC, and that you're doing three events. Thoroughly un-surprised that you're back after all, Jaffa. Despite swimming like a toddler!
A good mate of mine who'd fallen out fo love with WTC events after having done 9, has climbed back on to the corporate bandwagon after they announced the new qualification rules for Kona.... 12 WTC IM's and 3 consecutive years, is it? He's doing Lanza and Wales too. Must be tapped in the head like you. What's wrong with doing Florida and Austria.
I guess you'll either re-discover your mojo or you won't KK. I won't try to molly-coddle you along.
I'm managing about 7-8 hours a week at the moment. Just going to bimble along until Muffin has done Outlaw, then put the hammer down for 12 weeks before IMW. Doing the Long Weekend and the HairyArse before that and a few sportives. It's starting to dawn on me now that as the wife moves up through the gears, I'm in imminent danger of being "chicked" on the run as well as in the pool.
That said.... my swimming is MILES better than last year. Hammered a 400m-ish tt today to log a time on Meldy's Pirate Swim challenge. 400m-ish because I lost count as usual. Frustratingly, I was told that I stopped after 14. Dick head.
Cake: OutlawCat5: Outlaw (Marshman warmup)Darkness: OutlawHope: Outlaw Jaffa: Outlawmarshallini: OutlawMeldy: OutlawMrs SA: OutlawNV: OutlawOrangeCannon: Lanza, Outlaw, WalesSA: IM WalesSlagiatt: IM Wales , OutlawSlimshady: Embrunmanslower: IM Wales Spongecake: Outlaw
After 7 years of no cycling or swimming I made a comeback late last June. The initial intention was just to do Bala standard. The training went well and as I've be threating to do another long distance tri since 2005 I thought I'd take advantage of this momentum and carry it on, so I enterd the Outlaw.
Quick question: would it be unwise to do an Olympic distance race 2 weeks before the Outlaw?
Pissing it down here and have come back in after two hours on the bike. meant to do more but my hands and feet were like blocks of ice!
I can see the turbo looming this afternoon.
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