Training for life or the Outlaw

LONG distance cycling event

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Mr StOat    pirate
25/04/2013 at 11:13

I think there are a few of us doing the 112 before Outlaw. It's my first IM too, so I'll be doing the 112 to boost confidence, check nutrition, and get set for the big day. I'm hoping that it will be ok!

Going out for a steady 60 odd with friends this weekend, may try and tag a harder few on at the end to build up

Edited: 25/04/2013 at 11:14
25/04/2013 at 21:09

If anyone is interested this is on beginning of June...

A ride out and a wee jog to follow

Mr StOat    pirate
25/04/2013 at 22:26

The out law hill better not be THAT BIG!

M...eldy    pirate
26/04/2013 at 00:14

trust me ... there are no big hills at Outlaw, one cough and you're over it

Cortina5    pirate
26/04/2013 at 04:09

(Deep voice) *Cough please*

I was concerned (ish) about the hill at Outlaw. If it wasn't for the sign's I'd have missed it.

citizen 146    pirate
26/04/2013 at 04:43

Alibear30, the 112 gave me a massive confidence boost before my first iron distance at Outlaw last year. The Outlaw course felt just as flat and the crowds speed you up in every discipline/. I was so impressed with the confidence gained in doing 7 hours at flat out and 6 45 at Outlaw that I will attempt the longer distance at flat out to make everything else seem like a quick trip out to stretch the legs,  it's all in the mind......

PSC    pirate
26/04/2013 at 05:56
Pix, the more long rides you do the more confident you will be at outlaw. No need to hammer the training rides.... Nice and slow and rake a rest day after them to recover. Long slow hilly rides are the key.
26/04/2013 at 10:44

I'm entered for the 112 route. Fingers crossed for a non windy day.

The Leicestershire one looks good to but I can't get a pass out for that weekend as it's the weekend after Outlaw Half.

cougie    pirate
26/04/2013 at 12:16
Well said PSC.
citizen 146    pirate
26/04/2013 at 20:59

Longer supported ride sounds just the ticket for everyone, can take it at your own pace and it's a massive boost to be able to do the distance in training with no pressure .. There could be a good group of us going out for 112 with the option of me bending your ear about taking the long route if the day is going well,  not because I am anything of a cyclist but just because I'm bloody minded enough to give it a go.

02/06/2013 at 21:32

Just bouncing this up - anyone else fancy it - i'm going down with a couple of others if anyone fancies riding it in a group.

Mr StOat    pirate
03/06/2013 at 03:42

I'll be there

19/06/2013 at 10:23

Hmm, weather forecast not looking good, still time for it to change yet.

Think we are planning on a 7.30 start - probably be wearing Derby club kit if anyone is around at the start then.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
19/06/2013 at 10:33

hoping to be off as close to 7 as they allow

you will prop catch me by 8 then pops


citizen 146    pirate
19/06/2013 at 17:19

The 70.3 at Wimbleball has screwed up my carefully made plans pre Outlaw  and I now have to pull out of the 152 ( and even the 112 would be a stretch at this point ). Looking back over this thread some were keen others thought it to close, it's a personal thing in the end.

I don't wish to ruin Outlaw for the chance of a long bike ride so I am out, and resting!

Good luck to all those doing flat -out , and see some of you at Outlaw

20/06/2013 at 16:41

Got my pack through so I'm all set but it looks like I need to check the weather forecast.

citizen 146    pirate
20/06/2013 at 17:40

heard some talk of weather but that is nothing new this Summer! Good luck and have a great time

23/06/2013 at 16:13

Thank God that is over - that wind was horrible !

23/06/2013 at 21:32

Well that didn't go according to plan, gears broke at 75 miles and finally got picked up by the broom wagon at 90 miles. But all was going well up until that happened and I was on track for 8 hrs until then. Dad's talked me through a temporary fix and is going to do a proper one sometime before Outlaw. So all good in the long run and something else I can now fix roadside should it happen again.

Was great to see O.range Canon and Gastank, it sound like being a lab rat is a lot harder work than being a Finker!

Bring on the taper

23/06/2013 at 22:30

that was a tough day - head wind was a bit of a bugger..

Pleased to go easy over the day then still have somwthing left at the end - the last hour was my strongest of the day.

that was the longest ride I have done so far

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