Training for a shorter Tri

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04/06/2013 at 19:34

to be honest, I am not a big fan of pizza at all, but I had stocked the fridge with pizza for us all for Sunday so I wouldn't have to cook when I got home (and as a bribe to the rest of the family to come and watch me), but obviously I didn;t feel like eating anything...

I'll have a think about the piglet....

04/06/2013 at 19:46

oink, oink, oink - *squeals of happiness* - oink, oink, oink - yayay MC

Sigh this is what eating grilled tofu salad for tea does for me I love pizza - cheesy goodness!

04/06/2013 at 19:54

I did add some protein in the form of some chicken! 

so the piglet willl either be good practice for dambuster, and I won't know the dambuster route, but I will know the boar route....

and there is also the chance of coming last out of 30 odd people...

04/06/2013 at 19:55

......which would be so much nicer than last out of 1000+ (my normal place is last)

04/06/2013 at 20:02

and they give you icecream if you do - throw cake in and I'll give you a good run for your money   

04/06/2013 at 20:04

let me sleep on it! 

The Evil Pixie    pirate
04/06/2013 at 20:10

MC it's easy .... do the Big Sow on the 16th (same day as the piglet) then do the Wild Boar in September!

The Big Sow will be an insight into the course and lake so then you can ACE the Wild Boar.

The folks are LOVELY - I did the wild boar and was told that as long as I kept going I would finish. No time limit.

I was last (as was cake) and we got a huge piggy bank (!) buff and a bottle of wine. Oh and the marshal ran in with us then bought us ice-cream!

it's a must do!

The Evil Pixie    pirate
04/06/2013 at 20:10

you know you want to do it!

04/06/2013 at 20:41

sounds brill!! Not sure about doing the big sow - I have an oly distance the following weekend - might be a bit much? What do others think? the one the following weekend has cut offs, so don't want to go into it knackered,

EP - just out of interest how long did the boar take you?

04/06/2013 at 20:49

Ep - I remember you doing the Boar and seeing the pics. Think Cake had a big influence on your swim. was pretty inspirational for me! 

04/06/2013 at 21:11

Little piggy might be a better bet but it would completely be up to you MC you know what you are capable of and if you do the Oly then I will definately be cheering you on when I'm done racing!

The Evil Pixie    pirate
04/06/2013 at 21:32

cake got me through that swim 100% I was ok for the 1st 50m and last 50m but the rest was him

MC err 8hrs and a bit I think!

04/06/2013 at 23:15

What a Sunday.  What a day - we all went to Chester  .  He he - you swim in the water - you get on your bike.  Watch the chavs opening cars in the race car parks.  All the Police and they ignore you.    www.d2ride.co.uk  All in the glorious sunshine.  Some good times.  Some good shots.

05/06/2013 at 07:56

EP - well, that is about the time that I would imagine I would take - around and hour for the swim, 4 for the bike and 3 for the run

going to talk to OH as I had sorted mentioned the going to Rutland on the 16th as a family trip out (don't think they realise I want to drive round the bike course) and he might get sulky, but I am liking the idea of doing piglet, can think of it as a training day rather than a race, and that might set me up nicely for dambuster the week after. If I wasn't doing dambuster would go for the sow

05/06/2013 at 11:05

ok, the peeps from the wild boar say:

We dont apply cut off times as we like to encourage all athletes to complete the race.   Times to use as a guide would be 60 mins swim, 5 hour bike and 3 hour run/walk.   sounds good to me - I reckon I can do that steady - do you fancy it? 5 hours for the bike is well within our reach!
The Evil Pixie    pirate
05/06/2013 at 11:12

I'm hoping to do it if I recover from Outlaw in time so will be right at the back again!
It is lovely folks so do give it a go!

05/06/2013 at 11:16
mathschick wrote (see)

ok, the peeps from the wild boar say:

We dont apply cut off times as we like to encourage all athletes to complete the race.   Times to use as a guide would be 60 mins swim, 5 hour bike and 3 hour run/walk.   sounds good to me - I reckon I can do that steady - do you fancy it? 5 hours for the bike is well within our reach!

I hope you aren't thinking about getting that last place ice cream and piggy bank! They're mine I tell you, all mine mwa ha ha ha 

05/06/2013 at 11:17

EP - it is 2 months after outlaw, I'm sure you will have recovered!

I want the ice cream!!!

05/06/2013 at 11:49

Icecream, a Piggy bank and Beer! Incentive if there ever was some - apart from cake - cake is awesome

05/06/2013 at 13:36

to be honest you can get through a sprint with little training (unless you can't swim at all) so long as you are reasonably fit I think.

getting a good time is another thing, but not one that I have ever worried about!

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