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Outlaw 2016

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 15:45
Magna Carter wrote (see)

Just remember that if you do the training, the event is there for the taking....

The training just isn't happening this year so far, you would think having failed twice now I'd be doing all the training I can get, but no not this year. I'm hanging onto the fact my swim is faster and I need to get back on that bike. Knee issues mean I've have to get round in time to walk the marathon.  I can do it and I will do it

Ironman branded kit taken to a new level

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 17:03

I have a friend who has them and they are apparently the comfiest flip flops ever...

Alibear now ducks and runs for cover

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 12:40

Well done DB, I love that Parkrun is now a universal unit of measurement!

Hope you pick up a bargin Pete.

I'm having my worst year ever training wise, knee means no running so I will be learning to power walk. Work stress means I'm very poorly, digestion is shot and I'm missing lots of training sessions, probably too many.

But thanks to some cracking therapy, I've decided to stick at it,  do what training I can and turn up and start. I've worked really hard on understanding the world won't end if I don't finish again.

With the year I'm having it will mean a lot to just be there on the start line and I'm on track with my swimming so I will finish that bit at least

Took the bike out on the road twice this week, only 13 miles each time in the 1 hour and I felt it, but I seem to remember transitioning from turbo to road is usually like this so hopefully if I can get out a few more times in the coming weeks it will all start coming together. It was also so nice to be outside training; I think I may have over done the computer training and it was adding to my stress as I was missing the targets.

I'm doing the Welsh 3000s in May should be a good test of the walking legs and I can decide after that if I'm going to give the run bits a go. It's a shame IM don't allow walking poles for the run Mind you I suppose we're all so befuddled and grumpy by then that fights might break out!

I managed a really good swim set last night but when the alarm went off at 6am for this morning session I was wiped out , felt like I'd been hit by a bus so it was a no go.  But as last nights session was so good I'm hoping it makes up for missing today. I can happily swim 3000 meters in 1:20 so I'm on track

Oh forgot the joys of training, as I can't kick I'm using a pull buoy for my swims, which has given me lovely callouses on my thighs. It's such a glamourous sport this!

So to sum up Alibear is down but not out..

Backpack Advice for a hike

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 17:16

It's cloudy up there ! But a good site, I think I might be getting somewhere now, thanks for the help

Backpack Advice for a hike

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 17:03

Thanks Dave I'd been looking on the Cotswold one and found a couple of possibilities but they don't stock them in store so I'd be buying blind hence seeing if anyone could recommend anything. I shall have a look at George Fisher.

Backpack Advice for a hike

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 10:05

Sounds tempting, head off for a test hike and some shopping 
The outdoor shops in Norwich and Edinburgh were no use, I wasn't surprised by Norwich but I had hoped Edinburgh might have had something.

Backpack Advice for a hike

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 09:46

That's the beastie Cougie, we have a support car so we're not taking tents, we'll walk up to the top of Snowden in the early morning to start off the fun So it's just a smaller day pack type that I'm after but water/hydration will be a big one for me and like you say the bottles are easier to refill. We'll have lots of water stocked in the car but I need to carry enough for each stage with me.

I'm not having any luck in the shops as they don't stock the packs with the water bottles on the front as "there's not enough demand in store but they can order them for me"

So it's down to asking around now.


Backpack Advice for a hike

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 15:38

Probably not the right section of the forum but for some mad reason I trust Piratical advice. I' have used the serach function but the only relevant posts are sparse and years old.

I'm going to attempt the Welsh 3000 in May and I need a backpack/hydration pack. I'm taking walking poles so something I can attach/store them in is needed and for some mad reason I like the idea of having water bottles on the front straps.

Can anyone recommend something not in the £100 plus bracket or talk me out of my mad hydration ideas and assure me a camel back type product is the way to go?

I've never tried anything like this before but I do take meds that mean I'm more thirsty than the average bear both in frequency and volume. I'm also only 5ft3 if that has any bearing.

Sea swimming on holiday tips

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 16:53

Last year when we were practising sea swimming in the UK I invested in one of those chillswim tow floats.  They make you so much more visible and are handy to hang onto if you get a bit out of puff or nervous and need to regroup. 

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 17:28

Swim and Bike on Track but still can't run at all.
MRI results due next week, I feel a very long walk may be in my future!

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