Training for a shorter Tri

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03/06/2013 at 18:51

steady, (((hugs)))) - hope you are feeling better now. I really hope I didn't pass my bug onto you, may just have been your body reacting a bit to the battering you gave it yesterday. Rest up and give yourself plenty of time to recover

I am up for wild boar. Cake - do I remember you saying there are no cutoffs?? I like the sound of that. And the bike route being 4 laps sounds mentally easier in a way, and that means 4 visits to a feed station which would help break it up too

emsi - which one are you doing?

ecoseal - can't remember what you are doing either - is it the outlaw?

feeling a bit better today, though no much of an apetite and some stomach pains...

03/06/2013 at 19:00

Hey all - just thinking ahead to the little piglet does anyone have a small/medium size piratey top that I can borrow for the cycle/run bit? Promise to wash and dry it and provide beery or chocolatey goodness to say thankyou

03/06/2013 at 20:47

MC - Outlaw. . . .no way, I'm not into this going long business.  

I'm doing a 2 day adventure race in midwales at the start of July, mixture of trail running, MTBiking and kayaking.

03/06/2013 at 22:14

Cake, I will give the Boar some thought, but think big sow sounds more of a possibility in reality.

SuckitupButtercup, I have pirate top, still clean, it just went for a trip to Nottingham. PM me your address and I will send.

04/06/2013 at 07:06

Steady you have mail!

04/06/2013 at 08:01

seal that made me giggle a bit, not into going long then you say you are doing a 2 day adventure race!! Does sound like fun though

Steady - I think we plof at a similar rate so could get each other round the boar. I might email about the cutoffs as there isn't any info on the website about them.

going to check the date of the sow, but think it might coincide with other stuff I have on

04/06/2013 at 09:38

MC the big sow starts about an hour after the little piglet it's on the 16th of June...big breaths in...slow breaths out have ordered the wetsuit and trishorts so hopefully they are here soon!

Edited: 04/06/2013 at 09:39
04/06/2013 at 10:25

Aw Steady.... Just remember you were there. So many wouldn't even give it a go. You'll come back stronger and kick arse! For now, big hugs to you and feel better. Remember, you have till Sept for Wild Boar!

Mikasa (aka sick note 2) - RICE and remain positive! Do you ever do proprioception exercises for your ankles?

Emsi - what event are you doing? A lot can be done in 6 weeks.

Buttercup - you'll be grand, you put me to shame! 

How ya doing Maths? You feeling better? Let me know if you hear anything about h cutoffs. Keep smiling lady ((()))

04/06/2013 at 10:44

Hi SBC, did you do the little piglet last year? I'm getting massively worried as there are only 36 people entered into the tri. I know someone has to be last but if it's me I will be just be so demoralised *PANIC MODE INITIATED*

04/06/2013 at 10:56

GG - 1st tri I did I assumed I would be last. I made peace with this. It was my first, new to the training etc. Then, when I wasn't it was doubly fab. its about the experience! Have you trained to win the event or simply be there and complete? 

04/06/2013 at 11:08

GG - don't panic! doesn't matter if you are last anyway! I think that the piglet and the full boar events in general are fairly low key events. I am sure someone like cake will have done them before. Just go along, have fun. If I didn't have a tri the week after I would enter but don't think it is a good idea - I need to go down to rutland water that day to check out where the next week's tri is so I am not panicking getting lost at 5 in the morning on the day!

04/06/2013 at 11:08

Cheers MrsDigga - I haven't trained to win but I also really don't want to come last. I suppose I should just do like you did and expect to come last and be ok with it. I've done a tri before but it was in 2009, the Hathersage Hilly. I came 166th out of 299 but then there were a lot of people on mountain bikes on that one. Hey ho, if I'm last I'm last - just hope there are a few people on mounatin bikes with really fat tyres on this one, I might have a small chance of passing them at least! lol 

04/06/2013 at 11:11

Thanks MC, Rutland Water is pretty easy to find BTW, it's sign posted for quite a way 

04/06/2013 at 11:45

GG nope haven't done it before this is my first tri ever!  I will race you for last place - winner shouts at the pub after

04/06/2013 at 12:08

hmm, although it is tempting to enter cos it looks like the bike route is the same as the wild boar!

04/06/2013 at 12:11

That be fighting talk SBC! There is only one last place and I'll be damned if I'm gonna let you have it!  

04/06/2013 at 12:15
mathschick wrote (see)

hmm, although it is tempting to enter cos it looks like the bike route is the same as the wild boar!


That's one of the reasons I'm doing it. I've entered the wild boar so it will give me a good feel for the course. Plus it will be my first OW swim race. It's also only about 5 miles from my house which makes it ideal.

I'm going to the Bosworth Water on Thursday night with 1485 tri club for an OW session if anyone is localish and fancies trying the swim course. It will be my first ever OW swim so it should be interesting 

04/06/2013 at 12:33

prize for coming last??? sounds like just my race

04/06/2013 at 13:16

Oooo, no cutoffs and a prize for last - I'm in! 

My weeks training has not gone according to plan. Swim yesterday scuppered by a fire drill at the gym. Bike out this morning ended up only being 45mins due to bike making some bizarre creaking noises. Not a happy camper. Can only get better. 

04/06/2013 at 13:22

Mrs Digger - it will get better!

My training for Thursday scupperd as I have a meeting after work and told hubby he could go out with colleagues after work - nil desperandum will just start my taper earlier!

Next week I've got year 10 parents evening so will miss a session - arghhhhh!

The Piglet, boar etc are a bit far away for me - maybe if and when I get a wet suit I'll attempt longer distance and might feel like travelling. Doing a marathon in the Soring so that should help?

Are are injury stricken and bug infested folks today? On the mend?

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