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Outlaw 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 13:09

I'm another who is going for the change in tent during transition thing.  Deciding on my kit choices is worrying me more than the actual event.  I hope black is still in fashion this year.

1 month until first Olympic distance Tri - how should I train?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 11:14

Do some longer bike sessions (so that you know you can do up to 25 miles at a consistent pace)

Do a few brick sessions (bike then run) to see how your legs feel at the end of a cycle

Get comfortable in the open water - don't worry too much about losing a few minutes here from your expected pace, save the energy for the bike & run.

If you can get someone to watch you swimming and maybe tweak a little bit of your technique (not completely overhaul it - just focus on sighting, for instance) then that might be useful.

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 14:49

Should have added myself


Red Stripe
Scuba Trooper
Silent Assassin
Magna Carter
Road to Nowhere
Just Coop Going
Hofmeister Bear
Posh Twat
Bristol Sparks
Philomena Cunk
Zakalwe Outlaw
IronSmiff too
Cotswold Wolf

Relay Teams
Meldy's Misfits: Meldy, Rafiki, Nurse Ratched
Team 24: citizen 146, Effing Madness, mathschick
Norfolkinchance: Digger75 , Cake, The Dawn Shadow.
Assassins Creed: un-named pirate, LittleClown, Mrs SA
Fool's Gold: Ghost, Durhambiker

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 14:46

RTN - easy to say but try not to worry about it.  I've only done 1 and focused only on completing the swim & bike then the run is the easy bit for me (and one where I can't be hit by another swimmer or have an equipment failure).  I'm still at the completer not competer stage (Outlaw will be my 2nd) and I focus on
- can I swim the distance?
- can I bike the distance?

My 'training' will, I hope, get me to a level of fitness/ technique where I am sure/ can think that I can do this. 

not great at swimming at all OT LAW 2016

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 16:55

When you try your 1st OW session, take your time to get used to the wetsuit - don't expect to get it straight away.  Also, try swimming with other people so you can get used to drafting & sighting.

But certainly don't worry yet about an event in July.

First IM

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 16:36

Outlaw still has a few places left & is significantly cheaper than the M dot branded events.  Plenty of pirate support as well (although that isn't always a benefit).

The 2016 LG Kit Order process

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 09:27

I'm happy with a compromise of having piratey training tops rather than specific running vests - like several others above I'm happy doing running races in my monaco.  However, that doesn't necessarily mean that we need to add more options to the annual order.

I've never ordered from the PSOF/ spreadshirt site (I probably should but just haven't got around to it) so that might be the answer but happy to accept that some of you know a lot more about this than I do.

looking for Pirate top in XL for IM Barca in Oct

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 10:29

I have an XL monaco & bike jersey which you're welcome to have.  They're both used but if you want them then you're welcome to have them (and free, obviously as they're just taking up space).

Medical Cert for france

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 14:36

Do you know anyone who is a nurse or works at a health centre?  When I did events in France they're mostly concerned with the official stamp & mine certainly weren't the result of any medical examination.

When I did Vichy there was a doc around to 'upgrade' mine as I only had a cycling letter but now that they've moved to M dot not Challenge, they might not offer that service.


Nipping into the bushes

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 17:44

I think one of the pirate ironmen (real name Mark, can't remember his forum name) filled his wetsuit in this manner in a race.  Might be the same race with FB's story.

Not sure if he got changed in T1!

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