Outlaw 2014

Never too early to nail your pirate colours to the mast!

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Cake    pirate
22/07/2013 at 12:37

Dude I can't even crawl.  First time I did this not sure about my time because I had to be cut out of the wetsuit but think it was about 1:38/ 1:40 roughly it's hard to tell. Last year when I DNF I did it in 1:59.

As above if your a slow swimmer you can catch up people on the bike. But would say take some time now and sort your swimming if you can.

22/07/2013 at 12:46

you cant crawl but can finish IM events? thats massively impressive.

Guess, once a bloody again. i am not cool

Cake    pirate
22/07/2013 at 13:05

 Your as cool as you want to be matie. Just don't believe the hype.

Crash Hamster    pirate
22/07/2013 at 13:15

GoodBuck, by definition you're wrong when you say 'If you're a bit stubborn and eat at every feed station you can do this.'

Plenty of people trained harder than you did for a DNF or a slower finish. I feel you're not able to 'think down' to that level. If you can blag 14.0x, you may have decent genetics for endurance sport; wonder what you could do if you lost weight and trained properly?

Truth to tell, not everyone can blag an IM. Traditionally, the Piratey way has been to do some swimming, biking and running then rock up and give it a crack. It's very easy to buy into the 'rock up and give it a crack' part, while neglecting the rather less glamorous 'doing lots of training' part. I think you'll find that most of the 'preachy' stuff is disabusing people of the notion that you can do the latter without the former.

You may have a degree of talent that isn't shared by the majority. You can say 'preachy', but I would say 'passing on hard-earned wisdom.'

CH (4 IM finishes, 2 DIM failures, various ultras, physiology/anatomy/biochemistry qualification)

22/07/2013 at 13:26

personally welcome any advice given by any party - its upto the individual to take it on board or not.

isnt that the point with this website / forum 

for me this is all new and i will use bits and pieces of advice from lots of you on here (i already have in sprint and oly distance events) and filter out what i think fits.

i dont buy in to the just rock up and give it a go - i am more from the camp of train to the best of my (limited) abilities and then if i DNF its not because i havent tried my best - thats all thats important to me.

i dont think i could blag my way round the bike / run section of an IM event and hopefully i never will have to.

BluePeter    pirate
22/07/2013 at 13:45

Budjude, your northwest aren't you? Give me a shout if you fancy going for a ride sometime during your training. I did outlaw this year, first IM...second triathlon (first being the pirate DIY) if you want any info give us a shout.

Also, not decided yet what to do next year. I am currently between Outlaw, IM Wales (if on) or both. Will be having a discussion with my mentor re this 

22/07/2013 at 14:32

blue peter yeah i am north wales - might be good

24/07/2013 at 17:51

After seeing the support and atmosphere created by the pirates at this years race i've decided that this will be my A race for 2014. After 2 attempts at ironman ( 1 fail, 1 success) i have taken a year off so will be starting from scratch. All my training to date has been done solo. So this time round i'm looking to be more involved with others to better my experiance on race day.

Cake    pirate
24/07/2013 at 17:54

 Iron Blade This is just a guess but is the blade part of your forum name to do with Sheffield United? If yes and your in the city of henderson's relish I'm not that far from you. Wednesday fan through so as well as a training buddy will be boring you with football if your interested.

24/07/2013 at 20:11

Is that played with a 'round' ball Cake?

24/07/2013 at 21:18

Hi cake it is a reference to the red side of sheffield. Although origianally from sheffield i now live down the road in chesterfield.

Rafiki    pirate
24/07/2013 at 22:03

Just checking to see if my Pirate flag works on this thread...

25/07/2013 at 08:17

I can't see it

Rafiki    pirate
25/07/2013 at 08:38

But I can ...there's something a foot!!

seren nos    pirate
25/07/2013 at 11:09

I can see it Raf.....you must be wearing your kilt half mast

iron fraggle    pirate
25/07/2013 at 11:27

Cake    pirate
25/07/2013 at 12:01

Cake    pirate
25/07/2013 at 12:05
ironblade wrote (see)

Hi cake it is a reference to the red side of sheffield. Although origianally from sheffield i now live down the road in chesterfield.

Oh mate you poor thing.  I'm a bit north of you in sunny stocksbridge if you ever fancy some tomfoolery Just in case you havn't heard about it there is a open water race this weekend if you are up for the crack. linky

Nurse Ratched    pirate
25/07/2013 at 12:06
Rafiki wrote (see)

But I can ...there's something a foot!!


seren nos wrote (see)

I can see it Raf.....you must be wearing your kilt half mast

I think he must be wearing my kilt Seren

iron fraggle    pirate
25/07/2013 at 12:17

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