Outlaw 2013

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M...eldy    pirate
02/02/2013 at 19:18

Born blagging it  

seren nos    pirate
02/02/2013 at 19:24

8 weeks down 22 to go.loads of time

VT'd    pirate
02/02/2013 at 19:50

Might be doing this. 

A friend put our names down on the standby list and she only remembered to tell me a few weeks ago.  She phoned last week and it looks like we'll be offered places.  It's her first so I agreed I'd tag along for the trip .

Due to me tearing my calf muscle last Oct I haven't run for months, except for a ill considered lung busting xc last weekend , and I don't intend running much on it before July. 

I came into last years event on the back of 10 weeks without running so this year should be even less pretty, if that can be possible! 

Looking forward to seeing you all there, and especially the celts .

seren nos    pirate
02/02/2013 at 20:02

I hope Lee can make it again

08/02/2013 at 07:51

I'm in! First long one... 22 weeks to go you say - loads of time! I was training for Forestman 2 weeks earlier so I've won some free fitness!

08/02/2013 at 13:20

22 weeks to go and I've hurt my right knee to go with the calf tear I'm recovering for.  Not the ideal start is it!

09/02/2013 at 08:27

think I need to face the fact that I am not going to be up to running the marathon for this - really sorry to be letting trogs and happychap down, but better to face up to it now than closer to the event. But given that I haven't really been able to run for 3 months, and still not running, then there is little chance I will be in shape for a marathon in July

so - I will become part of the support crew instead

Need to let trogs and happychap know though - anyone know where on the forums they hang around?

09/02/2013 at 08:30

think I have managed to message trogs

Rafiki    pirate
09/02/2013 at 08:36

VT'd - thats good news! It will be good to see you again - as well as having some one else there to keep Seren in check!!

seren nos    pirate
09/02/2013 at 08:41

rafiki..........you will not see me....i will be racing so will be locked in my tent in preparation.....meditating and doing my visualisation techniques for 48 hours pre race........

Rafiki    pirate
09/02/2013 at 08:53

so we'll meet you in the pub, 6 o'clock Friday night

PSC    pirate
09/02/2013 at 08:55

are you "connected" on FB?

 

The Evil Pixie    pirate
09/02/2013 at 13:13

what is the chances of a first timer doing 17hrs actually being fit to drive home sunday night? Should I camp sunday night too?? I can take work clothes and shower at work assuming I can move to drive that is.

09/02/2013 at 13:58

EP - I imagine you will be shattered and in need of a rest! Camp on the Sunday and hope you can drive to work in the morning. 

The Evil Pixie    pirate
09/02/2013 at 14:20

i keep reading about people need drips and this is also a worry!!

Britrisky    pirate
09/02/2013 at 14:37
MC - are you sure you need to decide now? You could see how the next month goes and then decide? I would have thought 16 weeks is long enough to train for a marathon??? Or maybe it's easier to take the pressure off completely?
09/02/2013 at 14:41

Brit - seeing as I can't run now, I can't imagine being able to work up to marathon distance from nothing in the time there is, and want to give trogs and happychap time to find someone else

 

Britrisky    pirate
09/02/2013 at 17:10
I guess You have to think of this exercise malarky as an investment - a missed event this year to get many year's worth in the future.

I'm in the same boat myself - wondering whether I have enough weeks for Blackpool mara in April, and not due to start back running for another fortnight ... I'll be cutting it fine if I do ...
seren nos    pirate
09/02/2013 at 18:02

EP...for most first timers i think it would be hard tp drive home as they do not know how their bodies will react.......

that said a lot will find it hard to drive the next morning as they will have stiffened up by then.......

i would advise all first timers to have someone else with tyhem to drive home if necessary or to wait until the tuesday.....

some people need drips..others have bad stomach issues after the adrenaline of the day starts to wear off.some have pulled muscles etc and some are just totally fatigued especially if you had poor sleep prior to the race,,,,,,,,

 others can get up and do an ironman the next day

09/02/2013 at 18:43

brit - yeah, I was supposed to be doing a marathon in April too, not even sure that I will be capable of doing a half mara in April but never mind, still got my sights on outlaw half, so long as I can do the swim and bike then I can walk the run if I have to

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