Outlaw 2013

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Iron Pingu    pirate
22/05/2013 at 12:54

Excellent training day on Saturday, 2.4 open water swim, 112 miles on the bike and a rather long 26 mile run

citizen 146    pirate
23/05/2013 at 00:28

waiting for the Summer to role aound may be a mistake

Iron Pingu    pirate
23/05/2013 at 09:06

I thought summer was on that first bank holiday in May?

24/05/2013 at 17:00

Going up to do a recce this weekend.  Running a couple of laps of the run course tomorrow and cycling the course on Sunday.  Planning on a load of beer Saturday night to make Sunday more interesting!

PSC    pirate
04/06/2013 at 06:09

I'm off the list  folks.  Not such a tough call. I'm simply not ready. To busy at work and carrying an injury therefore not enough training.  With two IM done already I knew what had to be done and didn't do it. Never mind, there's always next year!  Will be out on the course supporting. Or, if someone is still looking for relay bikers I am up for that. 

seren nos    pirate
04/06/2013 at 07:29

PSC.....will be glad of the extra support on the course but sorry to see you won't be doing it.......

citizen 146    pirate
04/06/2013 at 08:56

psc , I'm not ready either but I respect what must be a very tough decision, we all need your support and there's always next year.........

OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
04/06/2013 at 10:11

PSC - good to make a decision early rather than being half hearted. 
The first training for the first one is always easier than the 2nd or third.
I found 4+ quite easy though as the enthusiasm / fitness builds so good luck for next year

The feed station thread looks busy - but I found that harder than competing!

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
04/06/2013 at 10:42

PSC, sounds like youve made the right decision, sometimes its hard to make the decision and once you have its like a weight off your shoulders.

Hopefully we'll see you there supporting

Doner Kebab    pirate
04/06/2013 at 22:27

so, like OC, im going to start outlaw training too and jump aboard this thread from time to time if i may. i always need something to motivate me, even if its just a 10k run.

my plan for this years outlaw is not to get AS pissed as last year. try to run most of the mara and in doing so get a sub 12 time. I really have no idea if that is going to be possible as I have a big running event in 2 weeks time which will leave me less than 3 weeks to  get some bike miles in and recover. If its anything like last year its going to be a great day, and I think i'll be so much more relaxed ( without alcohollic assistance ) being a veteran and all.

Lee the Pea    pirate
04/06/2013 at 22:34

Lol Doner " ..no idea as i have a big running event in 2 weeks time..." Not to mention the rather big event you just finished on Sunday, hahaha. 

Doner Kebab    pirate
04/06/2013 at 22:53

honestly Pea - i could go out now and do an iron distance race, might not be pretty but id finish it, the swim coach tonight could not believe i was swimming (albeit,as slow) as normal. i just recover really quickly, im itching to go - thats why last year i did that ultra just after my first IM, I would be out running tomorow if i hadnt got this race coming up - i know i need to have some breaks even if they are short.

Lee the Pea    pirate
04/06/2013 at 23:11

Well if you wouldn't mind just bottling up some of that energy you have please, it might make my mara more easy . Hats off to you mate, god knows how you do it!!!

Doner Kebab    pirate
04/06/2013 at 23:13

custard creams are the future of sports nutrition - dont tell anyone

04/06/2013 at 23:14

What a Sunday.  What a day - we all went to Chester  .  He he - you swim in the water - you get on your bike.  Watch the chavs opening cars in the race car parks.  All the Police and they ignore you.    www.d2ride.co.uk  All in the glorious sunshine.  Some good times.  Some good shots. 

 

PSC    pirate
05/06/2013 at 21:41

cheers guys n girls.  At least I got some of my money back!

05/06/2013 at 23:14

Hello Guys. 

I have not been in this thread of late, but I thought of it when sorting some stuff out for the feed station earlier tonight

Last year, I posted a little guide on feed stations as we had a lot of newbies.  I am not sure what our newbie count is this year, but I wondered if it may be useful to post this again for this year

Pop-Up Schmunks - The List Fairy wrote (see)

I have just marshalled on the bike feed station at the Cotswold 113 and as I am aware that we have a fair few people popping their IM cherries next week I hope I am not treating anyone as idiots by giving some hints and tips about what to expect at a Bike Feed Station

Normally there will be a sign letting you know you are approaching a bike feed station.  At this point get ready to discard your empty/hall full bottles.

There will then be a target/goal net for you to lob your bottles in.  This will be on your left. Lob the bottles you want to get rid off towards this target

(Please note - not all feed stations will be set up the same but this is how I am going to set up the Pirate Feed Station)

There will be two or three people who will have High 5 only, then there will be two or three people with water only.  They will hold the bottles by either the base or by the top so that you can grab them in the middle.

If you want to grab a bottle you MUST SLOW DOWN and engage eye contact with the person you want to take the bottle from.  Whilst we can do a quick backward shuffle (followed by a fancy pirouette if necessary) we can't keep it up for long so you may pass us before you have grabbed a bottle or you may drop it.

As all this can happen in the blink of an eye there will be a couple of people at the end of the Pirate Feed Station who will have High 5 and water.  These guys will be your last chance to pick up fluids before the next feed station

After the final peeps with bottles there will be someone with gels and bananas.  Again engage eye contact and shout for what you want.

If you don't want to take any fluids/gels/bananas, keep to the right and do not impede those wanting to stop/grab a bottle/use the portaloo

All those at the feed stations want you to have a fun and enjoyable ride and will do everything we can to make sure that happens for you, so I hope I haven't offended anyone with this post

 

The Evil Pixie    pirate
06/06/2013 at 06:41

thanks my HIM consisted of a stop chat and grab table so this is totally new!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
06/06/2013 at 09:34

Very useful info Schmunks, thanks.

Is there decent grub available on/around the Outlaw site?  I'm camping and just wondering how much to bring (apart from my provisions for the Sunday morning fry, which goes without saying  ).

And might there be a capable Pirette to assist me with my tent? Never put one up before  (that's what husbands are for).  I would ask for a big, strong man but ths is the Pirates..............

06/06/2013 at 09:49

Oh EP they had hi five zero caffiene fizzy tabs on the run feed station at the half so they might have them on the bike feed station at the full? Schmunks do you know?

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