Cheerful Dave

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Sub 3

Posted: Yesterday at 13:46

cybi, my time from Wokingham this year (75:20) plugged into McMillan gives 2:38:33, which I was 19s inside at VLM.  That's not off big mileage, but it is off several years of marathon training cycles, which helps a lot.  Some manage to convert well from their first marathon, most of us take a lot longer.

50 Iron Mans in 50 Days over 50 States.. June 6th

Posted: Yesterday at 10:07

When someone with no previous endurance experience like Eddie Izzard can complete 50 marathons at close to one a day you tend to think anything is possible, but this goes beyond that, it ain't gonna happen.  !2 hours will quickly become 14, 15, 16 and recovery time between each one goes down accordingly.  Add to that doing it in a different place each day, so presumably being driven through the night to the next pool..

I just hope he doesn't fall off his bike asleep on some highway with a big truck behind him. 

Although it would be funny if he got into the 40s then failed bacause he couldn't find a pool open on a sunday in Idaho.

DNF - What went wrong?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 11:43

Clearly it's not fitness-related.  From what you've said, it sounds like the wetsuit either doesn't fit or you didn't put it on properly.  When you put it on, you've really got to work on pulling it up as far as it will go, working the neoprene up to the shoulders.  Otherwise it'll be too tight around the shoulders so your arms tire very quickly as they're having to stretch the neoprene every stoke.

Pirate spotting

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 11:11

Female pirate spotted on Sunday riding through Barton-on-the-Heath (not far from Chipping Norton), probably doing the sportive that was going on at the time.

London 2016

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 14:21

Maybe their system generates a reference number every time someone starts the online application process, but doesn't free up the number if the application bombs out for some reason?  So there's lots of unused numbers.


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 13:22
seren nos wrote (see)

instead of empowering women I see ITV as a way of pushing them back into the little inferior need of protection role of the fifties...

That's 'Take Me Out' for you I suppose.

Sub 3

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 13:38

CW - maybe your body is adapting to all those fat-burning long runs in recent years by building up some reserves?  Or maybe it's just that the errors in measurement are large enough.

Nice going JAP, sounds like a good race, hopefully you've got something to declare at customs when you get back.

IronMan Italy 14/06/2015

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 10:28

Nirvana have it listed here:

Give them a call, what's the worst that could happen?


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 15:52

Has anyone done an IM on a brompton before now?

I'd have a go on a fixed gear if they were allowed.


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 11:02

You'd need a bigger front ring to get much speed at all on one of those, over that kind of distance.  Not sure how much bigger you could get before it hits the frame though.

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