PSOF Championships 2014 - Ironman France

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19/06/2013 at 11:44

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19/06/2013 at 20:31

Right some sole searching later I have decided:

I really want to do an iron distance race and I don't mind which one. Much as I love the idea of joining you all in Nice I think it's not the one for me. I've worked out I descend steep descents almost as slowly as I climb them. I don't think I can mentally cope with the descents at Nice after 80 miles already on the bike. 

If my dream was to do IM Nice I'd do it and sod the slight fear of hurtling downhill. But my dream is to do an IM distance and if I want to test my mental stamina even more I can do Nice in the future. I just want to stack the odds slightly more in my favour. 

So Outlaw it will be for me next year. 

M...eldy    pirate
19/06/2013 at 20:53

Medicgirl ... seriously, If I can do this anyone can and most on here will attest that I descend hills slower than I go up them
Dont discount this race ...

19/06/2013 at 20:58

oh bloody 'ell I need to make up my mind. 

Sounds like it would be a laugh. But a DNF because you descend like a snail? That would be embarrassing! 

 

 

19/06/2013 at 21:04

MG plenty of time to practice descents the more you do the better you get Outlaws a great race but I think Nice will be awesome

19/06/2013 at 21:06

MG - the witch has spoken.  You may as well enter; she'll hex you into doing it anyway

19/06/2013 at 21:07

Medic Girl - HTFU. It's not a knitting club. You've got a whole year yet and you can learn how to descend. Has anyone ever actually taught you how? If this is the race you want to do, and you're prepared to work hard at it, you WILL finish. Nice is an amazing race and you'll never forget it. It will make a great debut race. 

M...eldy    pirate
19/06/2013 at 21:12

MG ... come out with me at some stage, you'll come back laughing I promise you !

19/06/2013 at 21:14

Mouse true good descending is a real skill and getting tips of more experienced bods or better still following them down and seeing the lines they take is a must 

19/06/2013 at 21:18

*snigger* I just had to google HTFU. 

Right I'm not going to be a fuckin wuss. No you're right I have a year. Why does spending hours of the British winter running and cylcing yet an hour descending in stunning scenary bother me?! 

I just googled the mountains - stunning. I'm bloody cycling round Nottingham and swimmig in a rowing lake.

*Sorry massive wobble over*

M...eldy    pirate
19/06/2013 at 21:18

errr praps she's better off not coming out with me then 

M...eldy    pirate
19/06/2013 at 21:19
MedicGirl wrote (see)

*snigger* I just had to google HTFU. 

Right I'm not going to be a fuckin wuss. No you're right I have a year. Why does spending hours of the British winter running and cylcing yet an hour descending in stunning scenary bother me?! 

I just googled the mountains - stunning. I'm bloody cycling round Nottingham and swimmig in a rowing lake.

*Sorry massive wobble over*

Well, that was easy  



NEXT !!!!

19/06/2013 at 21:22

Completely agree RBM. I was given a coaching tutorial with added bits of Cancellara on video and then have followed people's lines many times. 

19/06/2013 at 21:23

Meldy - I can see this one is going to be trouble.

M...eldy    pirate
19/06/2013 at 21:24

Yep .... with a capital 'T' !!!!

19/06/2013 at 21:31

Good choice MG

19/06/2013 at 21:38

 My partner says I'm hard work too. 

M...eldy    pirate
19/06/2013 at 21:38

and I will say the descents are really not all that bad ...as long as you dont look over the side  

19/06/2013 at 21:48

Or go over it

19/06/2013 at 21:51

 Thanks for that 

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