2old - very well done on another marathon, not fun in the heat, I'm sure the beer went down well.
aa - please send me some of your swimming skill.
Outlaw half ironman triathlon for me yesterday and it went well, stayed in Nottingham overnight but still a 03:45 wake up to get sorted as transition opened at 05:00. Still a bit of a rush as very busy on the roads and there were one or two still arriving as transition closed. Weather was cold and overcast with an annoying wind.
Swim - start/finish had been changed due to some dodgy blue/green algae in one corner of lake only difference meant a short run after swim finish to T1. Long out and back with 4 waves 10 mins apart. I was in wave 3. Lake was a bit choppy and even though I thought I started near the back a little bit of bumping and barging over first 50 metres or so. My swimming is what it is and out in 50 minutes needless to say i was overtaken by a few from the last wave(speedy swimmers don't you just hate them)
T1 - my normal faffing, put my long sleeve bike top on over my tri suit and glad I did I was still cold on the bike and some just going tri suit option looked freezing on the bike.
Bike - Someone said course was flat, bollox, yeah only one hill you could call testing but plenty of rolling roads. Overtook plenty on the bike. Very happy with bike time of 3:05 especially with the wind.
T2 - no issues apart from not turning number from back to front but marshal let me know
Run - flat route and all good, done in 1:44.
Good event, hot meal available afterwards and good feed stations.
So final time of 5:51 and very happy with that, nice medal and so need to up my swim and bike distance from now on while keeping the running ticking over. Don't feel too bad today just a bit washed out.
2old - Made your mind up yet? Yeah swimming will get longer from next week. Daily supplements are fish oil, zinc and a wellman sport. (other tablets are available) I used to play a lot of golf but got to a level where I was n't getting any better so got frustrated with it, long day as well depending.
Brol - Well done to you both on the racing, impressive time by Mr Brol, pain about the organisation and results.
AA - Ooooh new gear, heard very good things about the 920 especially the upload by mobile, I'm eating plenty bit still "skin and bone"
Bit of a taper for me this week, couple of runs 5 and 6 miles, 2k lake swim (which was naff to start but got better towards end) and I'll take the bike out this afternoon for last check.
AA - Liking your race plans, especially next year.
2old - you are a machine, thought you'd be going for a PB at the HM.
Brol - You are running very well.
Another good few days training for me:
Wed - hour and a bit indoor bike Thurs - 121 swim session, but didn't really gain a lot so going to bin them until after IM. Fri - 2.4k lake swim, longest so far, a bit choppy so good practice Sat - 63 mile bike followed by 5 mile run, think I messed up on nutrition as run was tough. Today - 15 mile run easy at 8:17 avg