Wales/Outlaw/IMUK/Henley etc wot u doin? hows it going? newbies very welcome
I'm a newbie and hope to complete the Outlaw in July. Training not going well so far. It's mainly the swimming - I just can't do it. I feel like I'm drowing all the time and haven't yet progressed to swimming without a nose clip - which I'll have to get sorted for open water swimming - which fills me with dread I have to say! Trying to stay positive though and now have a plan to follow which should help with the focus and direction! Looking forward to hearing how everyone else is going!
Iron man distance virgin here too, infact a triathlon virgin full stop.
I'm in the Outlaw but will be entering Lakeside and a few others before hand. Can run and bike, swimming is alot of thrashing for not much result. Got my plan, so enjoying the last few weeks before giving it my all.
Never thought about a nose clip Joolze
Thanks for this thread RBM, This is going to be fun!!
Hi Joolze...............I can not swim at all without a noseclip apart from old lady breaststroke.........
Out of interest why do you have to learn to swim without one for openwater swimming..............I have done an ironman and 3 half ironmen OW with a nose clip as well as a few shorter ones............
I have started mybtraining this week............8 hours done and managed to run and cyke in the ice and minus temps...........also managed all 3 swims which is amazing..luckily they are only 30 or 40 mins long at the moment.........
just ordered a dolphin MP3 player from my mam to me as an extra christmas swimming to help with the boredom....
Hello all, completely new to triathlon. I've entered a sprint distance for May, and have just signed up for the swim leg of Outlaw as part of a relay team.
I'm very, very excited
Another IM Newbie here.Planning on Outlaw but haven't entered yet.
Have done 3 sprints trisover 3 years. Not good at swimming and not doing any (yet), local pool closed till after xmas. Running OK and Bike, trying to turbo but get bored after 30mins.
Just bought some new gloves and leggings today though so can get back on road if its not to icy.
Ridgeback....I swim with a spare noseclip inside the arm of my wetsuit in races...............Had a terrible time in an olympic swim when I lost it so take a spare now...........
i really cannot swim without one.......
and I can't swim very far without either a wetsuit or a pullbuoy..............was chuffed that I managed 800m yesterday without a pullbuoy.............have bn#never managed more than about 1200m at teh hight of my training last time
Was planning on starting my first with a sprint, work my way up to a half in 2011 but all the newbies seem to be jumping in at the deep end (exuse the pun) by going for the full IM distance. So I will have to see how the finances are in the new year, if ok will proberbly sign up for the Outlaw.That's it I've said it now.Could only do 50mts FC in the summer but now up to 400mts, bike is ok just need to get more hills and distance, the run I'm up to half marathon distance about 9min mile pace. Hardest part is cramming all the training in alongside work, will have to start getting up at daft o'clock I guess.
Good luck to everyone taking part in your events and stay injury free in your training.
welcome to the journey stacks of pirates have raced IM as their first tri so no problem there get the training in wrap your head round the idea that it is very do able and you will crack it
Well my road to recovery took a knock felt good got up early to get some mountain biking in to find daughter has got my vomiting bug so staying close and playing nursemaid as Mrs RBM is at work might get out later still another days recovery wont do any harm
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