Ironman Wales 2013

Conquering the dragon beast ...

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seren nos    pirate
03/08/2013 at 18:32

well done RV................funny they are increasing the draft busters as its not so much benefit from drafting on the hilly sections

I would like to go for another recce on the weekend of the 17th August

 

03/08/2013 at 18:32

Ssssoooooo anyone got a good pub to recommend for us all to meet up on Monday after and swap war stories from the race.?

seren nos    pirate
03/08/2013 at 18:35

I'm staying in the town so anywhere within walking distance would be good,......I didn't realise you were doing IMW flatfooted

03/08/2013 at 18:47

From what I could tell of Tenbys pubs last night they're all full of gobby alcopop fueled yoofs, mind you holiday season is in full swing so I suspect they were host ly holidaymakers.

good restaurant recommendation though, Plantagenet, service was a little slow but the food was amazing, not cheap though.

03/08/2013 at 18:59

Always have been Seren, staying for the week after too.

seren nos    pirate
03/08/2013 at 19:06

My memory is going with my age.....

 

just started raining here..was meant to bedry till mid morning tomorrow.........I'm trying not to chicken out of cycling through the night to devon......I don't fancy rain all night....

03/08/2013 at 19:08

seren, do you need your bumps feeling?  Cycling through the night to Devon?

seren nos    pirate
03/08/2013 at 19:15

I've done it a few times..last summer and easter this year........I leave at midnight.....the family leave at 8 and hopefully we both arrive at 10 ish to get the caravan ready.....

I was out at a wedding last night night though so a little tirieder than normal

 

03/08/2013 at 20:04

Well enjoy that, it pissed down as I crossed the SSC on the way home this afternoon and looked pretty grim all along the Somerset coast down toward Weston Super Nightmare.  Hope it stays dry for you.

10/08/2013 at 21:44

30 days to go......

11/08/2013 at 07:42

Should we start training soon?

11/08/2013 at 08:27

29

.I'm thinking of cramming the week before, high intensity, high volume sort of thing.

 

And anyway alI need to do to be like the pros is wear calf guards to the race briefing....fact

seren nos    pirate
11/08/2013 at 11:44

i have calf guards now and will not be wearing them to the breifing as i want to keep them clean for the big day.........

i have ran and cycled this week........i need to swim soon.......there seems to be a mile swim at porthcawl on saturday in the sea...£15 is a bit steep but at least it will mean i will get wet

M...eldy    pirate
11/08/2013 at 19:13

I have calf guards and I may wear them to the briefing ....



MTRIumphant    pirate
12/08/2013 at 07:05

So, four weeks tohospital will all be over, and we'll be waking with achy muscles, and hopefully a smile on our face. 

 

Two more weeks of focused training for me, concentrating mainly in hills for leg strength on the bike and run, anx keeping the swim ticking over, then the taper madness can kick In

Edited: 12/08/2013 at 07:06
seren nos    pirate
12/08/2013 at 08:57

to hospital MTri...hopefully not

MTRIumphant    pirate
12/08/2013 at 11:39

'hospital' WTF was I thinking, 'today' it should have read, but hopefully it wasn't a preminition.

12/08/2013 at 16:07

Hi all, just a little bit of advise needed.  I am thinking of doing ironman wales 2014. I live locally to the race so can train all those horrible hills but have only just started swimming and cycling in April this year.  I did the long course weekend (the small distance of everything) and have run several marathons, my fastest this year in may was 3.39.  My hubby is doing the race this year and I am wondering if 12 months is enough time to get bike fit in?  any advise appreciated

seren nos    pirate
12/08/2013 at 16:10

you are fit as you can run a good marathon time so definitely enough time to get bike fit...........and you can train on the course which is a bonus.........

12/08/2013 at 16:20

seren nos ... thanks for the reply, guess I had better get training!!! good luck to all doing it this year, I will be on the side line cheering you all on.

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