Outlaw 2013

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PSC    pirate
21/01/2013 at 21:13

for those of you panicing about what to do if your chain breaks... you might consider getting one of these, and keeping it in your bentobox/saddlebag... Speed link.  Obviously you will need to get the right one to match your chain.....

To use, remove the broken link with your chain splitter and pop in then new link.  You will need a chain splitter tool - most multi-tools have one of these as a standard.  The whole repair will take a few mins only.  You don't need to be the bike mechanic to the Gods to work out how to do the above.  And thanks to Fat Buddha who put me onto this about 5 years ago - the numpties thread has taught me everything I know.

 

PSC    pirate
21/01/2013 at 21:16

and if there was any doubt about which bit of your multi-tool is there to split chains.. its the big bit below with the threaded section.  I am sure we could start a whole thread on chain maintenance...

 

http://www.wigglestatic.com/images/lez-multi12-sst-zoom.jpg

 

Britrisky    pirate
24/01/2013 at 11:08
... And it was all going so well ... Having wondered whether I'd get the 'stuck to training plan to the letter' prize, fell on run this morning on, I don't know - an invisible pothole??? Limped home and now RICEing ankle, skiving work (is it skiving?) and hoping its a short blip

On a happier note - local paper wants to do a feature on me - should I? What might their angle be, though? 'Local lass goes exercise crazy' 'woman risks permanent ankle injury to join pirate club' ... Or ...
24/01/2013 at 11:18

Thats why ive avoided running and biking whike we have had this rubbish weather. Dont panic people theres plenty of time to get outside for a run and bike before the big day, better to delay a bike / run for a bit than fall over break smoething and be out for a month or more.

seren nos yn canu    pirate
24/01/2013 at 13:18

Brit...the article could be on why talking to strangers on the internet is dangerous

I have missed my target for my second swim today.only mangaed 30 mins due to sore back and shoulders (caused bt turbo).....

so its all going a bit skewiff

Britrisky    pirate
24/01/2013 at 15:02
seren nos wrote (see)

Brit...the article could be on why talking to strangers on the internet is dangerous

or reading books ... Holgs ... 

Razor51    pirate
24/01/2013 at 20:45
Brit ..go for it, you never know they might sponsor you.

On the taining front not done anything since Tuesdays run, got the snots and a sore throat....
Edited: 24/01/2013 at 20:46
seren nos yn canu    pirate
24/01/2013 at 20:54

had a very icy 5 mile run tonight with club......its the horrible time to run if you can't get offroad.......choice of icy roads or compacted snow/ice pavements

Tired Badger    pirate
25/01/2013 at 12:38

I went to running club on Tuesday, I was quite worried about the conditions as I've been replacing runs with turbo sessions since the snow and ice on friday not wanting to have a slip and mess plans up for a longer period. We met at a multi story car park and was doing laps from bottom to top of the car park, no ice tough session, was really pleased I went.

Edited: 25/01/2013 at 12:38
Mr StOat    pirate
25/01/2013 at 13:47

Ive been getting some decent runs in, and bikes (turbo , ecercise bike or even outside).

I'm really struggling with the swim. The hotels I've been either have no pool or its tiny. I've managed a couple of masters sessions, but not much. I think I may just pray to get through the swim and make it up on the last two legs

Doner Kebab    pirate
25/01/2013 at 13:49
Isn't that what most of us do
25/01/2013 at 13:55

Excellent news more bloody snow on the way.  I'm missing my bike

Riding on the turbo is not the same.

Loads of swimming this week along with one turbo ride and a zone 1 run.

2hr run / 30 min bike tomorrow morning.

25/01/2013 at 16:41

OK, time to stop lurking. I've also signed up for the Outlaw this year after playing around at Sprint distance (but nothing more!) for a few years. I've also resigned myself to a life ruled by Mr Fink for 30 weeks but started back in November knowing that I was going to miss a few weeks later on that I'd need to repeat! So, I'm in Week 11 right now (Intermediate) and the time spent on the road, in the gym and on the turbo is starting to take its toll - I can see why some people have been saying earlier on that 30 weeks is too much! 

Anyway, I'm here looking to join in the chat and hopefully find some people going through the same thing! 

I hope everyones training is going well! 

JKS

seren nos yn canu    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:45

Hi JKS

we are here and some poeple are on teh fink thread as well.i think the majority of us are on week 7 still but not all.........

I have had to miss todays 1 hr bike as my lower back is still sore from the 2 1/2 hour turbo a few days ago.....and so thought it was silly to jump on it again.......looking forward ti wheni can cycle outdoors

25/01/2013 at 16:47

Welcome to the forum JKS.  Just joined myself a few weeks back.  Training going well?  Depends on your definition of "well".  I'm doing the sessions despite the weather, but can't say I feel particularly strong at the minute.

Ironholgs    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:53
TJ1004 wrote (see)
Cake, yes it's in the new book.

Holgs - loved the book by the way, especially birth chapter as that is a perfect description of what we went through 11 years ago with our daughter.

That's my favourite chapter of the book

Britrisky    pirate
25/01/2013 at 17:06
After two days with my foot up and no exercise at all apart from doing the alphabet in the air with my foot it's still swollen and I'm starting to realise I might not get my long run in tomorrow ... In fact not sure what to expect re: getting back into training, or even just walking without a limp ...

I think my sports therapist is away so feeling a bit stuck ...
seren nos yn canu    pirate
25/01/2013 at 18:12

best to just skip it with a swolllen foot and forget it........if you can do your next shorter one in a few days then do.otherwise just be patient.....don't run whilst its sore to walk

 

 you can do much more harm than good at this stage

 

Razor51    pirate
25/01/2013 at 22:10
Welcome JKS

Done nowt since tuesdays run, full of snot and got a sore throat.

2" of snow has been dumped on us in the last 2 hrs and its still feckin chuckin it down
Iron Pingu    pirate
26/01/2013 at 09:41

The sun is out and the snow has cleared ... the bike is coming out!!!

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