wannabe ultra runner?

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01/11/2012 at 15:04

wib.....*whispers* ...so are you basically saying that anyone who comes on here with a secret Tri fetish we are allowed to tell them to sod off?

WiB
01/11/2012 at 15:09

No Lou... we can rehabilitate them away from their disgusting habit

WiB
GKD
01/11/2012 at 15:10
Well ok we weren't strictly talking about garmins, for some reason he was trying to demonstrate how the accelerometer on his wristwatch worked, funny thing was I couldn't see it properly because he was hiding it under his towel? Strange man.

And I'm afraid I could never be a triathlete, this is a little embarrassing but unfortunately I never learned how to do spreadsheets
GKD
WiB
01/11/2012 at 15:12
Lirish wrote (see)
Well ok we weren't strictly talking about garmins, for some reason he was trying to demonstrate how the accelerometer on his wristwatch worked, funny thing was I couldn't see it properly because he was hiding it under his towel? Strange man.

And I'm afraid I could never be a triathlete, this is a little embarrassing but unfortunately I never learned how to do spreadsheets

Lirish that really did make me laugh!

WiB
GKD
01/11/2012 at 15:15
GKD
01/11/2012 at 15:16

Okay, so I'm definitely doing the Lakeland 50 recce days 10th November, 31st March and 22-23 June, 'cos those are over the actual Lakeland 50 course. The ones of 10th Jan and 19th May are on the 100 course, so less essential.

So, do I go for NDW or Lakes recce on 18th or19th May respectively? I'm entering SDW50 and I've got Lakeland 50, obviously. NDW50 as well would mean the following at five-week intervals: SDW50...NDW 50 ... Lakes 50-in-two-days... Lakeland 50. Too much?

01/11/2012 at 15:17

'accelerometer' !! ive never heard it called that before. Lirish , you are giving me a whole new 'Vickabulary' of words today

01/11/2012 at 15:21
WiB wrote (see)

No Lou... we can rehabilitate them away from their disgusting habit

you do know that could be a long painful
 process.......i mean, look at all the kit for a start...they will need titrating down

01/11/2012 at 15:25

 

And I'm afraid I could never be a triathlete, this is a little embarrassing but unfortunately I never learned how to do spreadsheets

Glad I didn't have a mouthful of tea when I read that!

01/11/2012 at 15:25
Triathlete? Isn't that a posh word for indecisive?
Or Jack of all trades?
[heads for the door again]
01/11/2012 at 15:26
Try a bit of this and try a bit of that
01/11/2012 at 15:29
jason d wrote (see)
Triathlete? Isn't that a posh word for indecisive?
Or Jack of all trades?
[heads for the door again]

Jason, its ok, you are among friends-you are only saying what we are thinking.

they never look dirty either do they? does someone hose them down during transition so they look fresh for the camera?

WiB
01/11/2012 at 15:30
jason d wrote (see)
Try a bit of this and try a bit of that

Is that in reference to triathlon or Lirish's sauna experice?

WiB
01/11/2012 at 15:31

omg..i said a 'TRI ' word.....i have osmotically absorbed TRI info somehow!!!

WiB
01/11/2012 at 15:31

Debra... 5 weeks is loads. Just do them

I am now thinking of doing Fling and SDW50 as they are 2 weeks apart instead of 1 like I thought. I am fairly sure you can recover from death in 2 weeks so no problem.

WiB
01/11/2012 at 15:32
WiB wrote (see)
jason d wrote (see)
Try a bit of this and try a bit of that

Is that in reference to triathlon or Lirish's sauna experice?

01/11/2012 at 15:32
WiB wrote (see)

Debra... 5 weeks is loads. Just do them

I am now thinking of doing Fling and SDW50 as they are 2 weeks apart instead of 1 like I thought. I am fairly sure you can recover from death in 2 weeks so no problem.

is parkRun in between?

01/11/2012 at 16:25

I was going to post a picture of the setup, but it consists of:

One garmin 310 with cradle
One replacement strap (velcro one, costs about a tenner - this is the important bit)
one very long usb lead (about a quid)
one mini AA battery charger (£3-4)

I run with the garmin till I see battery low. Then connect the battery pack to the long lead. Put the battery pack in my rucksack and wrap the lead around my arm. The key is the cradle fits neatly under the watch in the velcro strap. It doesnt make contact with the skin and it fits neatly. Then every few hours I ask the nice people at the aid stations to swap over the batteries.

The overall weight is minimal and it just keeps on trucking

PS I saw the online websites with talk of rubberbands etc etc. This way you can still use the damn thing as a watch, my addiction to garmins carries on

Edited: 01/11/2012 at 16:31
01/11/2012 at 16:31
I have a suunto so not a garmin geek and not really bothered by pace but... I do have a strange obsession with the altimeter when I go up hills, I guess it takes my mind off the effort!!!
Edited: 01/11/2012 at 16:31
WiB
01/11/2012 at 16:36

Which suunto touie?

WiB
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