Posted: 01/07/2015 at 09:40
I'm kind of bending the rules being here as I'm doing IM Barcelona in October, eek.
But I've kind of found my home on this thread with you lovely lot and don't want leave it. I have tried to do the full at Outlaw in 2013 and was too slow on the bike so very nervous and my times for all 3 phases are still nip n tuck. I do have a coach and I'm doing the training so hopeful that I will make it this time.
I can hold 15mph up to 80 miles regularly on the bike currently so as I say close but not quite close enough. I'm not helped that Barcelona is a 16 hour cut off and it's the bike time they shorten. But then they do that as it's an easy flat course so it should be do able.
Anyway I've got our local clubs DIY half on Saturday to look forwards to, my current plan is survive the swim and run and smash the bike (well smash it for me!) Not the most sensible plan I grant you
I got my morning run in today before the heat kicks in and I'm off to the lake tonight
Oh forgot, I survived my first ever sea swim but only did 400 meters so lots more practise required there, it was a lovely calm evening but I arrived 30mins late due to work and in a complete stress over being late so it wasn't quite the ideal prep! Next week I have permission to leave off early so hoping to be a lot better.
Bike is also having another overhaul, discovered that my sit bones are wider than my saddle, the top reach is still a bit long for a good TT position so new stem ordered and had my cleats repositions so I should be able to put more power down?
Does that half sound like a plan? I really have no idea I just keep moving forwards.