Dreaming Of Magic

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Outlaw 2015

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 21:45

Last year I had 8 HIgh5 caffeine gels in one water bottle, topped up with water (240mg caffeine, 184g carbs) and isotonic drink in the other. I swapped the iso drink bottle at each station, the one with gels in, I drank in stages (25, 50, 70, 90 miles approx.) so had a 60mg shot every hour and a bit. Flat coke for the run, plus a couple more caffeine gels near the end. Seemed to do the job quite well. 

Cycling in the ice

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 16:18

I had the same dilemma this morning. Wanted to do a four hour bike, but with the weather as it is, chose a 2 and a bit hours on the turbo. This time of the year, you are not going to be able to do every session planned due to weather, sickness etc. and you should factor this into your plan. The odd changed or missed session is not going to make any difference come race day. Intervals on the turbo is my advice. If you opt for 2hours on the turbo, you will do 2hours turbo. Head out the door tomorrow and take your chances what you get.

Staying in a Hotel for a Race or Camping

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 23:04

+1 for taking a caravan. Took mine to the Outlaw this year and it was perfect.  No waiting for showers after race, can store/cook anything i want. Same again next year, plus going up on the Tuesday for the half and chill out for the days leading up.  Just an idea, if funds allow, could you hire a motorhome for the weekend.  

Biking (not bike) advice for beginners?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 19:41

Some bike shops organise group rides, often aimed at the less experienced rider. Visit a few of your LBS's and have a chat with them.

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 22:06

Yeah, i bought the hoodie. Nice quality, if a little pricey at 38 quid. 11 bottles, bit funny. I messed up the last drinks station and didn't finish with any Outlaw bottles, so at the following days prize giving, i asked someone loading up the bottles into a van, if i could have one as i had messed things up and didn't finish with any. They practically begged me to take a whole box (100 ish). I settled for a dozen (the wife gave one away (she doesn't quite get the whole, you have to earn it thing)).

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:40

Did anyone else receive a Outlaw beach towel in the post today. Totally free and unexpected. It is really nice.  So in terms of mementoes from the day, i have a medal, a finishers t-shirt, 11 water bottles, a hoodie, swim cap and now a towel!

Wheel upgrade advice

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:01

How much of a difference do decent wheels actually make. I mean in seconds/minutes over say 25miles or 112miles. People say things like "they spin up so quick" or "they accelerate so fast", but i've upgraded kit before and while i'm happy with my new bling, i'm no faster, that i can tell. If there is a difference, it is marginal and not worth spending mega money on. Better to build your engine IMO.

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 19:01

Is there any live online athlete tracking for Sunday?

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 18:33

Never experienced you Pirate lot. Hope you live up to your reputation!

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 22:45

Ribble R872

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