The Double - I'm out

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18/01/2013 at 16:55

I didn't realise the Breakwater swims were still going.  I did the Breakwater relay when I was a teenager way too many years ago!  Glad they haven't been a victim of health and safety

purpletrilady    pirate
18/01/2013 at 17:51
Ridgebackmax wrote (see)

Purple its a dead cert no I'M this year however I will be doingdoing as a minimumminimum Bala Middle, The Wall Ultra run, The Wenslydale Cheeseman and the Plymouth Breakwater swim so still a nice year 

just a restful year then!

18/01/2013 at 19:37

thethe breakwater swim last year ran in August for a cancer? charity a few hundred did it will post a link when I find it.......here it is

http://www.devonandcornwallwildswimming.co.uk/plymouth-breakwater-swim

 

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
19/01/2013 at 19:08

Purple, sorry to read that youve not been well.  Sounds like a sensible decision not to push it this year, you know you need to be 100% going into the double, and thats the same for physical and mental preparation.

Lots of good shorter events, Wales is spectacularly good, one of the best supported Ironman races out there (cant believe we've got such a good race in the UK).  The course is tough but nothing you cant handle, Tenby run rocks.

purpletrilady    pirate
20/01/2013 at 12:53

Thanks for all the advice. I'm still not able to train and have been told not to consider any exercise until I feel 100%.

I've just signed up for IMWales.

The bike ride scares the sh*t out of me but I guess it might cure my fear of hills once and for all !

 

 

20/01/2013 at 13:42
Purple you might be pleasantly suprised sure there are a few hills but only a couple of resl grinders and the support is so good you want to go up em again
I think the reason IM Wales has a tough rep is its a real relentless course lumpy swim lumpy bike znd lumpy run all make for a relentless course where mental snd physical toughness will see you through.
So you will spank it!
20/01/2013 at 14:48

Well done Purple...it will be good to have a late season target and hope you feel better soon  

20/01/2013 at 17:08

Fantastic! You won't regret it, and the hills, as Max says, really aren't as bad as all that - and you've 8 months to train for it. 

seren nos    pirate
20/01/2013 at 17:26

going to be a few of us at wales.i'm not nervous..no I'm not

20/01/2013 at 18:56
Must..............resist
Doner Kebab    pirate
20/01/2013 at 21:43
I was thinking the same RBM, but I don't think another race this year would be conducive to my relationship or my legs probably
purpletrilady    pirate
20/01/2013 at 21:55

A bit different I think....Ridge isn't doing the Double !!

The Silent Assassin    pirate
21/01/2013 at 08:21
Ridgebackmax wrote (see)
Must..............resist

Ditto


 

Doner Kebab    pirate
21/01/2013 at 09:40

 

srry wrong thread

 

Edited: 21/01/2013 at 09:41

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