Dreaming Of Magic

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Challenge Weymouth 2015

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 17:25

I have swum in rough seas and find the most important thing to do is relax. Don't fight the conditions, be patient with your stroke to stay balanced. Let the water take you, if you are taken up on the top of a wave at the point you begin the pull phaze, you may have to pause a fraction longer to keep your balance.

First Half IM...what went wrong?

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 20:57

Re pieces of energy bar in bento box sticking together etc. I roll mine in plain flour and then brush off the excess. Takes 95% of the stickiness away. I do the same with ShotBloks as well. 

Back to your original question, i reckon you've gone out too hard on the bike as well. Also remember, you went out faster than the pace you had trained at, AFTER a decent length swim, your reserves will have been depleted by the swim. 

Challenge Weymouth 2015

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 20:50

Entered this mid week. Anybody have any reccomendations for campsites nearby. 

Challenge Weymouth 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 20:55
Anyone shed any light on the run distance. Last year the run course was short. 23.7 miles from memory. After a disastrous Outlaw, looking for another IM distance race to find closure, but if the runs short, IMO it doesn't count. Website says 26.2 but any inside info??

Post Race Blues

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 22:24

For big endurance races, you have built it up in head as it approaches as a major event. Que stress, worry etc. everything to get the emotions going. Then race day happens. Win, lose or draw, afterwards you are physically and mentally drained. In the days after, you feel empty, your focus has been and gone. Nearly always feel down after a big event. Weirdly though, after last years Outlaw (my first IM distance), I was buzzing for weeks afterwards. At the finish of a marathon or such like, i never get the 'never again' feeling. Always want to come back and do better. At the Outlaw, after finishing, i ended up spending 90 mins in the med tent with heat stroke/exhaustion etc and said never again and i meant it. Am i back for more this year, of course i am!!! 

Is IMUK / IM Wales worth the money?

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 21:37

To add, i'm sure OSB is a money making organisation, but genuinely felt they they put on the best race possible, for the athletes, with great attention to detail.

Is IMUK / IM Wales worth the money?

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 21:32

I did the Outlaw last year and loved it. Big enough event to give it a great atmosphere, but small enough for the support to be personal. Lived up to all of my expectations. If IM UK is in a different league, i'd love to know how, why etc. Outlaw was just so good, just had to go back again this year.

When it's raining......

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 19:18

Also, put your T1 gear in a bin bag to keep dry until it is needed. Did an oly tri last year and T1 was wetter than the sea i had just come out of!! Towel and talc to stand on to dry feet were totally sodden. Talc in tri shoes (on pedals) was a paste. It was july though, so not cold.

When it's raining......

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 19:12

I am already here at the campsite. Water temp 13-14 degrees. Wanted to swim Wednesday evening but no session on, so ran round the lake a couple of times. Cold, windy and choppy, so glad i didn't swim. Biked some of the course today and a tad windy. Think we are in for a tough day. I am using this as a training race in prep for the full Outlaw, so i will put on top of my trisuit, either a short sleeve cycling jersey and/or a gillet, thin arm warmers and gloves. Also, i will use toe covers. Tri shoes and cold wet windy conditions mean very cold feet, which i hate. Been hot in the sun here, the last two days, so fingers crossed for Sunday.

Recommend me a Tri Book

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 19:24

Iron War is a must read. Not so much for training plans or advice, but more for the mental and physiological side. 

Also, with those PBs, a super super short tri is not really a challenge, just saying.

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