there is definitely something to the cold water on the head thing that raises the heart rate.....
For those of you who swim train in a pool/gym with a sauna and plunge pool after swimming I sit in the sauna for 10 mins and then do a 60 sec dip in the cold pool to get used to that eff me its cold feeling!
race on fella..... but not toooo serious...we are Pirates after all
Stanners be careful, I seem to remember Calf and Rosey having a bet about who would run the quicker marathon at IMUK a few years back, cost Rosey a night on the beer with him having to buy all the beer
Great reports and performances from all
Aaah if only that was the case...I ended up buying the beers on that occasion, think my standalone mara is quicker than Rosey's but he's a bloody animal at the ironman (and annoyingly great bloke too boot)
And for those of you worrying about panic attacks etc....I was telling the g'friend just before the start how in my first open water swim tri at pembrokshire 7 years ago I was a flapping panicking mess (some would say not to different to today) and ended up racing (splashing alot, going round in circles and breathing in water) the last 10m when myself and another guy realised it was between the two of us not to be last out of the swim.....2nd to last was in my mind a huge victory...as was surviving.... so you do get used to it...you might not get any faster but you do get used to it...
And clello at under 38 mins for the swim with a little panic and breaststroke at the start that's a cracking swim time.
And reiterating my peoples comments..well done all that finished...that was by far the hardest HIM I have raced!!!!
Sorry Stanners......certainly didn't think I was going to catch you at the end till the errrr obvious mind over matter/voodoo cramp inducing high 5 and saw you walking up that final hill (if only I could use this power to pick 6 numbers) and hoped to have a pirate race to finish with you.
Great bicycling sir..... and great race...and good bit of banter in the finish tent after
Think I might be back there next year...very tough but enjoyable...now I am sitting on the couch painfree