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Nurse Ratched    pirate
11/01/2013 at 00:06

DO THE QUADRATHLON! It's a fantastic weekend from start to finish and an amazing event on the day.  Can't say enough good things about it.  You'll love it.

As far as training advice goes:  run up a lot of hills
                                              practice kayaking
                                              get good at eating chocolate cake 

Oh, and get a hiking GPS thingy.  If the mist comes in when you're up there you'll be glad of it.

             

11/01/2013 at 07:48
Hello Everyone, Hello Nurse!

Thanks for your reply Nurse.
I notice you don't say anything about the ride!

We have done some open water swimming last year, and will resume when water warms up, and also been doing some swim lessons to perfect our stroke.

We go out for night hikes on the local hills (we live near Aberdeen) to get use to the Hills and have GPS thanks for that tip.

Plan to try a double sit-on kayak, but it is the ride I fear! 54km with 1000m height gained on the route. It's hard to replicate a ride like that anywhere around us!

What was the ride like and how did you find it?

Also, chocolate cake - is this for the finish, or on route?

Thanks for your thoughts,

Dr Nick
Nurse Ratched    pirate
11/01/2013 at 08:14

The chocolate cake is everywhere!  They feed and water you really well all way round.

The bike was ok.  You'll be knackered by then , but you know it's the last thing you have to do. The worst of the hills were on the first half, but you get to stop for fish & chips after that bit so that's a good reward!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
11/01/2013 at 08:15

PS Hi Dr Nick!

PPS it's the best fish supper you'll ever taste

Edited: 11/01/2013 at 08:16
11/01/2013 at 08:56

Sounds great!  Have to say its great to have that goal to motivate you to get out and do the training!

Looking forward to it - inparticular the F&C at Killin.

Cheers,

Nik.


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