When Seren put the kit order together I purchased two monaco's - size L and size M. The size L is just right for my (lanky) figure so I have a size medium sat here doing nowt.
I paid £42 for each of the monacos so as its end of season etc. etc. I'll let anyone have the medium one delivered (to the UK) for £42. Deal of the century eh! It's never been worn (ok, I tried it on once but that's all).
If anyone is interested, just drop me a note here on RW.
Andras, Duda - you're right - I'm in an absolutely amazing position with 13 months to train for a single race. Right now I am planning to be fairly sensible about the build up. I might even get a book and think of some general ideas for training. I've never followed a 12/16/20/whatever week plan or done base/build/speed/taper (or whatever the terms are) plans. I've just built up swim/bike/run distance and then tapered. Maybe next year will be different.
I will write something when I've got a bit more of a plan together but I am planning on doing some cycling time trials next year. There's quite a few near to where we live and I've never done a TT before so it could be interesting.
I 'may' try and swim a bit more as well. But then again I say that every year!
The only other thing currently in my calendar is London Marathon in April. I will be doing that as I love that race.
Thanks for the kind words all. I've even managed to read a couple of the above reports which is pretty good going for me, with it being only a week since the race.
Tired Badger wrote "The run is where the pirate kit comes into its own, loads of ARRR's and go pirates." - oh so true, oh so true.
After a couple of really hurty days earlier in the week and much of Friday when I wait laid up in bed I'm feeling reasonable now. There's tiredness in the legs still but I suppose that's understandable and my own stupid fault.
Superb race. Well done to those who made it round and sorry to those who didn't. I don't blame you!