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Outlaw 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 20:47
My GP repeatedly tells me I'm doing far too much exercise, even when I'm doing 30-35 miles running a week running let alone when I'm doing 12 hrs plus for an Outlaw. Then again he tells me at 80kg and 5ft10 I'm 15-20kg over weight. You'll be fine, knackered but fine. You might well walk most of the run and be bloody knackered, but you'll be fine.

In other news my leg still has a crack in it and I have a removable boot on. Was proper painful after 120km bike on Sunday.

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 06:10
I think the water has to be tested by a microbiologist before OW swimming is permitted, almost certainly before a BTF event, Buddha would know more. I've certaibly never had any problems at Stanton and I've far from a robust stomach. The water at HPP last year didn't taste or smell that clever because of rotting weed but I didn't suffer afterwards. Probably worth covering any cuts especially lower extremities if you are diabetic.

Ironman Staffordshire 70.3 - bike choice

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 21:32
I was on some of the bike course on Sunday and was passed by a few tri bikes including a very fast woman on an unusual shaped bike, although I was chuffed to catch and pass a bloke on a Shiv with his pointy hat on. I went from Kings Bromley through Abbots Bromley and over Cannock Chase.
Anyway, I think you'd be ok on the TT bike. I'm a hopeless climber, always have been, but I went up Cannock Chase in the 36-21/23 mostly sat down and that was the worst climb. The road surface was never that rough compared to some S Staffs roads with worn surface dressing. By Whittington GC I'm looking at you. What did catch me out from time to time was the wind, it wasn't strong, but it was tugging at me a few times especially over Blithbury with 50mm tubs on. Horseshit, mud from fields and a distressingly large number of dead animals from rats to badgers and a deer were the main obstacles.
A good learning point for me was I started out with the intention of a steady ride but ended up riding for 20-25 miles with two random cyclists, sharing some 2-3 mile hard stints on the front with one of them, by the time I'd gone my separate way and gone over Cannock into Hendesford I was on my arse. Two weeks ago I did 30k more and was fresh for a run. Don't let the flat roads or an inevitable W/SW wind pushing you along make you crack on too fast and knacker your run. Too many times I've headed NE or E from Birmingham too fast and struggled back in the prevailing Westerlies.

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:18
Top work Boo, kick your legs hard for the last 100m to stop that wobbly leg feeling.

Steven Gerrard........LEGEND

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:15
Legend is an over used term, not that football is adverse to hyperbole. I've heard the word tragedy used for people not getting big game tickets. Anyway back on topic, Peter Crouch got 22 goals in 42 games for England and Bryan Robson 26 in 90. I'd pick Robbo over Gerrard anyday, even if he was shit when he was our manager. Gerrard wouldn't make an all time England squad of 22 let alone the team.

I don't believe it!

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:28
After a week there, just how f*cking expensive a hotel room, beer and food are in London.

staffs 70.3

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 20:09
Was on the Rugeley by pass last year with a good following wind on the tri bars at 40-45kph when a bloke in a car cut me up, stopped and told me to get on the fucking cycle path. Hope Gomez gets better treatment from the locals.

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 19:54
See how it goes, should be ok to swim and ride but no running, bloody sore at the moment though.

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 18:42
Helping the people who bought our living room suite into their van I tripped and the biggest sofa landed on my leg. Hospital thinks bruised bone at best, merest hint of a crack on the X-Ray but she can't be sure. Bloody jinxed the last 4 years, plantar fasciitis, get fit, knocked off bike, get fit, slipped disc in back, break ankle and now this.

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 13:36
The R bit was easy for nearly 10 hours, C was easy, I and E less so. Hope your's is better
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