PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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31/05/2013 at 20:37

No hats Jamie - you know the rules 

WhizKid    pirate
31/05/2013 at 21:08

Wear it backwards?

31/05/2013 at 21:32

Do TT bikes make much of a difference ?  I'm pretty happy on my road bike but am keen to do anything to make those 112 miles go quicker / be more comfortable....would welcome ANY advice or thoughts !

31/05/2013 at 21:32

PS good luck to all those racing this weekend.

Blisters    pirate
31/05/2013 at 21:37

Brooko. There's one piece of advice I keep getting given.
Get on your bike and ride some. The ride some more. And some more. If you can cycle for an hour at 20mph it means absolutely nothing, you need to cycle at 17 mph for 6.5 hours.

WhizKid    pirate
31/05/2013 at 22:01

Aye...anyway TT depends on various factors... One you need too be able hold the aero position For hours at a time... If not dont bother.... 2 depends on the courses you race and ride if its hilly a TT bike won't make a difference as they are heavier and much more of a pain in the arse too lug up a hill.... I love my TT bike and would rather ride it any day over a road bike on almost any course... Actually on any course as I find it so comfortable.... But try one before you buy one

Scuba Trooper    pirate
01/06/2013 at 15:08

Might be a bit late but good luck to the racers this weekend, hope the water is warmer than it was for me a couple of weeks ago.

01/06/2013 at 20:11

Registered, packed. Early night for me before a ridiculous 03:30 wake up. See you on the other side. I'll try not to be shit. 

01/06/2013 at 21:39

My wake up call is 4am.Race well badger.  I too will try not to be shit. Lake temperature 18 unless they were being less than truthful.  

Blisters    pirate
01/06/2013 at 22:48

Soupy. It would surprise me if the lake was 18. The daytime air temperature hasn't hit 18 for weeks. A birdbath wouldn't be 18 at the moment. Enjoy the fun!

Anyway, today I got a nice training slot, and did I make the most of it?
100 miles on the bike (my first century), followed by 4.8 miles run brick.
Followed by a BBQ and a few beers. One has to prepare for all disciplines.
Intriguingly the wind was in my face for 90/100 miles. Please explain.


iron fraggle    pirate
02/06/2013 at 07:03

I had that for my ride yesterday too Blisters 


recovery day today - taking No1 son to see England vs NZ in Southampton, here's hoping for a better result than the first ODI 

WhizKid    pirate
02/06/2013 at 17:21

Allo allo so how has all this racing going then?!?! I want reports people on my desk by 9am!

well done on your century blisters good going mate!

i did a century well 107.7 miles today I look like a West Indian bloke now... Nice and tanned and bloody knackered... Did it in 5:45 so was reasonable especially as I did a long run yesterday.... Reasonable week training about 20 ish hours not feeling fast ATM as so much long work just finding the time too get a decent speed session in is hard... gonna do a fast swim and fast run tommoro me thinks..A I hope everyone is doing well and training hard!

02/06/2013 at 19:55

M...eldy    pirate
02/06/2013 at 20:12

5.45 ...  Jamie you need to use the brakes more mate, you'll put the rest of us to shame 

Blisters    pirate
02/06/2013 at 20:18

We'll catch him on the run section Meldy.

OK, maybe we'll see him, because it's a 4x lap route.

It wouldn't surprise me if Jamie practices transitions too.

M...eldy    pirate
02/06/2013 at 20:20

You might Sir ... I have little chance 

ChallengeCheggers    pirate
02/06/2013 at 20:26

Thought I'd better check in and say I'm still here, just not been playing on the computer much recently. Glad everyone seems to be going well.

I had a stint where I couldn't run but that seems to be fixed now. Swim is okay but haven't made it to OW yet - that'll be this week. Did the Norwich 100 bike ride yesterday and that took, I think, 5hrs 25mins. I did an extra 23 miles getting to and from the event so I don't know my exact time for the proper ride. No way I'll be doing that sort of speed at Henley.

I will try to be on here more though!

WhizKid    pirate
02/06/2013 at 20:42

Of coursei practise transitions ..... I think my last ironman transtion was sub 2 mins t1 and sub 3 mins t2.... And my last duathlon t1 was 21 secs....I'm definitely not the fastest cyclist about Im ok engineer had a mental bike split .. My last half Im was 2:39 but it was long... I've been working a lot on my run, hopefully sub 3:30 I'm mara this year, last year was 3:43 if I remember correctly, really suffered on lap 4 legs just went too pieces... ... Il be the twat high fiving everyone on the mara route....

M...eldy    pirate
02/06/2013 at 20:55

You wont be the only one !!

03/06/2013 at 17:12


A very early 03:30 wake up call was followed by the forcing down of double porridge before setting off to Buckler’s Hard. It was already light when I arrived and the place was heaving with activity. I managed to find a transition spot near the end of the racking to help with easy location later on. After some faffage, checking of kit and making sure my bike still looked awesome (it did) I donned my wetsuit and wandered down to the swim start for 06:00.

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