Outlaw 2014

What have I done?

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tricoops    pirate
18/10/2013 at 17:50

  I have managed to get in to the Outlaw next year. It is my first attempt at going long having done a few short Triathlons and the London Marathon a couple of times (all very slowly)! To be honest, I haven't got a clue what I am doing but having read IronHolgs book I can't resist giving it a try and I'm now armed with Don Finks book so how hard can it be?

  No doubt I will be coming to this forum frequently once my training starts in earnest and I find out just how hard it can be! If anyone can give me any advice along the way and some tips on the Outlaw it would be very much appreciated.


M...eldy    pirate
18/10/2013 at 17:55

Swim a bit, run a bit and bike lots

Enjoy the journey  

22/10/2013 at 10:59

Only done the outlaw half this year entered the half again for 2014 if its anything like this event you will have a fantastic day! well organised good support throughout nice bike route and if its the same sort of route for the run nice and flat(easy to say now not after swim and bike).I'll be doing more brick sessions bike/run for next year got a couple of half's entered and windsor for next year and looking at 2015 for full distance more than likely outlaw (half the price).I found a good structured training plan helped so I new what a was doing each day and when it was a rest day I rested!!! This was my first year of triathlons and should have done it years ago but kept with the running only.....most of all take it steady and enjoy

22/10/2013 at 12:11

use your bike instead of a car and run a lot. Recommend getting a Garmin watch (if the funds allow it a 910xt) to assess your progress.

Invest in a turbo for the tough winter months and join a Tri club to get the swim technique sessions in...

See you there!

Pudge    pirate
22/10/2013 at 12:13

Have you not changed your name to Fanny yet?!

22/10/2013 at 18:36


23/10/2013 at 11:12

Yay Fanny

seren nos    pirate
23/10/2013 at 15:01

never get a turbo.   they are the devils tools.......

23/10/2013 at 15:04

Turbo - perfect hangover cure on a rainy winter Sunday morning

tricoops    pirate
24/10/2013 at 18:36

Thanks Fanny. I have bought the 910xt. Love my gadgets! Have a turbo trainer and have started to torture myself with the Sufferfest videos!

I am now having swimming lessons with the local tri club. Find it a bit odd having my legs tied up by a young female coach at 6:30am! This ironman training isn't so bad after all.......

Role on July.

18/11/2013 at 12:18

Sorry had some user issues - hence the new account! Think the name was too much for runners world. On that note the name change has notably been done.

Wow tricoops taking my words as gospel - hope that doesn't bind me in anyway? Enjoy the gadgets, I'm tyring to justify a wattbike now...love the tech. Enjoy the strange techniques too.

And yes the turbo is the work of the devil but a necessary evil!

See you there!

20/11/2013 at 11:31

I have entered the half, booked accommodation and started focusing on my weakest link - running. Does anyone know if there are cut off times for the outlaw half? If so I may have to ensure my swimming and cycling will pass before trying imrpove my interpretation of jogging.... Thanks

20/11/2013 at 11:43

I think the cut off was complete the swim and bike in five hours.

20/11/2013 at 11:58

Thanks FF *slopes off to the pool on his bike* Got a lot of training to get through then!!

At least there is plenty time ahead



20/11/2013 at 12:29

Just found this out in the race pack (its out already)

Cut-off Times

Swim 1 hour 10 minutes after your wave start, with a further 10 minutes allowed to reach bike mount

Bike 5 hours 30 minutes after your wave start

Run 9 hours 00 minutes after your wave start


More relaxed about the cut-off times now

seren nos    pirate
20/11/2013 at 14:26


you had me worried for a moment cause i saw the word waves and thought that was for the full......

would hate to do a wave start as it doesn't feel like a proper race to me for some reason

20/11/2013 at 17:15

@seren - I am only used to wave starts - nothing else would feel the same to me...



20/11/2013 at 17:22

Sprained my ankle today, for the second time in four months, was just getting back to a decent level of running. I'll be upset if I do it once I start Outlaw training proper.

21/11/2013 at 15:32

@graemek - hope it gets better soon dude frustrating injury to have!

TheEngineer    pirate
21/11/2013 at 15:42

This is my race next year. Going for the win.... 


(Assuming nobody else turns up)

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