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11/10/2011 at 10:58
Can't believe we are heading into week 10 of training already.  Yikes. 143 days to go.  I've been dabbling at blogging if anyone is interested?
Trogs    pirate
29/12/2011 at 21:47

Just 64 days to go

Swimming's good, run's coming together nicely, bike has been sadly neglected. 

Did an hour on the turbo last night and really struggled, only managed about 13.7 miles.  Left me thinking it's gonna hurt big time and was a bit of a wake up call.

Got back on the turbo this evening and managed 18.5 miles in 75mins with fewer breaks and it seemed much easier. Phew!

Just looked back at my pre-Roth training and did most of my pedalling in the two months before the event.  So, all I have to do is make sure I spend the next 48 days getting some serious pedalling in.  Just hope the weather holds out so I don't have to do 4+ hours on the turbo.

30/12/2011 at 10:31
just about sums that up.
Trogs    pirate
30/12/2011 at 16:50
And Kanga's buckered cos he hasn't done any training. Lightweight
jellybabe (M.)    pirate
30/12/2011 at 23:26


good luck with next years IMNZ, do you remember when we supported in 2009 and said we would like to work out there? well the dream is finally happening, we have 3 year visas and fly out on 16th March, so sadly not in time to come and support but hope it goes well for you and the other pirates

and maybe, just maybe I will come out of retirement and do some tri's while we are there, cant promise an IM though, but maybe stretch to a half

31/12/2011 at 09:38
Ooooh Jellybabe, how exciting.
Trogs    pirate
31/12/2011 at 09:42

That's fab news jellybabe, whereabouts are you going to be based?

They say NZ is the adventure sport capital of the world so there'll be plenty of other stuff to try if you don't want to drag yourself out of retirement

jellybabe (M.)    pirate
31/12/2011 at 18:35

we are heading to Masterton, which is about 60 miles north of Wellington, so a good base for exploring both islands

our trusty bikes are looking forward to exploring and if you fancy a rerun in 2013 well we can just pop up and cheer you on

23/01/2012 at 04:19

Anyone have a 40 day IM training plan?  Just had teh email form the race office.....

Trogs    pirate
23/01/2012 at 08:26

Hiya Dunc, how's you?

40 days.  How did it get so close without me noticing?  

Cheerful Dave    pirate
23/01/2012 at 09:00

A 40 day training plan?  Something like:

Day 1: Swim 3k
Day 2: Bike 150k
Day 3: Run 30k
Day 4: Taper....

23/01/2012 at 09:07

Bike and run will be fine.  Swim, errrr...  Last time I wore my wetsuit was IMNZ 2008.....

Still, it's a bit like reading a bike, you never forget right....

Weather over xmas was awful over here which possibly stopped me overtraining when I was off for 2 weeks.  Still, managed to get -84 on the WKO PMC which wasn't a good sign........

In general however, then life is good.  Sorted out the solar heater for the pool at home, so swim practice is fine.  Just not sure about the 380 lengths it would be for  a race distance practice...

I may have got the taper cracked..... 

Looking forward to it now.  I'll be in Taupo from the Wednesday, and if anyone fancies a meet up before as they travel via Tauranga then give me a shout. 

Right, bed time.....

Kanga M    pirate
27/01/2012 at 23:32

Hey Jellybabe, we're back in Sydney so give us a yell when you're heading to the west island

Might have a new client in Hawks Bay, just down from Taupo, just need to swing a trip over for a couple of weeks time. Dissapointed not to be doing it but think I'm well beyond blagging it, but am enjoying being back on the bike to work the last couple of weeks. Got a spare bed if anyone's heading to/from via Sydney.

jellybabe (M.)    pirate
30/01/2012 at 15:49

hey Kanga, when did you head back down under? we only have about 8 weeks left til we arrive, its getting scary but exciting. I will check my email is correct although I dont come on RW very often, middle aged spread is taking over, but hoping to get back into some kind of training when we get settled in. surely it has to be nicer running around NZ than it is in Gibraltar 

Trogs    pirate
30/01/2012 at 18:32

Potential client obviously needs a visit to persuade them you're their best option and/or reassure them they've made the best choice.  Be great to see you if you can swing it

jellybabe - how exciting, I'm only a teeeeeeeeeny bit jealous. Those 8 weeks are going to pass in a flash and all of a sudden it'll be time to go 

17 days to fly day ; 32 days to hurt day  

jaggy...    pirate
30/01/2012 at 18:47

Hi guys - very jelous of you heading to NZ - love it there.

Hope you all have a fab race.

I'll never forget that swim!!!

Trogs    pirate
31/01/2012 at 07:44

It was certainly one to remember, Jaggy - for all the wrong reasons

jaggy...    pirate
31/01/2012 at 20:07

Yup - still shiver at the memory!

Got there in the end!

Lake Placid last year was like stepping in the bath in comparison!

Trogs    pirate
31/01/2012 at 21:26

The swim (once again) is the only bit I'm looking forward to

Hopefully by the time Outlaw comes around, I'll actually have done enough pedalling to relatively enjoy that bit too.  Be good to see you there if you do get down for it.  Have you seen the Outlaw supporters' thread?

jaggy...    pirate
01/02/2012 at 17:29
Cheers for the link
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