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Pirate DIY Half IM 2015

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 17:46

Also let it be known that I do not EXPECT to be slow ... I KNOW it ...

Pirate DIY Half IM 2015

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 17:45

My favorite number is 8 so I would like that one if there is a choice. I will race one day/marshal the other. Sofia will be coming with me

Pirate Race Team

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 12:47

CRAB. If you may, of course there is a connection between the Pirates, COLT and the book, no doubt. If people however, affiliated with the Pirates, bought the book because of the kit in the pictures, that was a by-product.

The book is about someone who raced ironman and it is about him. He just happened to race in the aforementioned kit. I do not see the connection between Pirate association familiarity and book marketing here.

I do not think the group is big enough anyway to matter (yet) or that it was ever marketed indeed. This is not LIVESTRONG we are talking about that he was using .

I am specially sorry that there are feelings this strong about pretty silly circumstances, and that for a collective that is so proud about the open frontiers. But, alas, without moderation, it was to be expected was it not?

Pirate Race Team

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 12:36

Candy will probably not read this as he is off but I feel sad for him.

It is almost exclusive to people who are hurt to inflict pain upon others and by his choice of words and hiding behind flambuoyancy I sense a troubled person. Maybe only by his own misunderstanding of personal weaknesses rather than external but troubled nonetheless.

I hope he learns to find compassion and that he eventually finds himself entertained enough by the notion of betterment to stop unfair abuse and self gratification based on it.

Misinformation is bad and it feeds the worst assumptions.

Ballbuster - Saturday 9th November

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 10:05

I am on kid's duty as my EX has the day and she is racing it. I will probably be there in March. Good preparation for Lanza.

Sub 10:00...

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:52

I do have a question regarding times. How much of this sub10 would be course related?. Is the thread aiming at this timing for any normal IM distance? (obviously mountain marathon races would be out of the question)

Edit:Wrong Spacing

Sub 10:00...

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:50

Dave, at the race opening rate we have, there will be just 1 slot left for the AG winner!

If however the number of slots remains comparable, I think yours is quite a valid point. Interesting how fast the sub10 thread becomes also a Kona qualifier thread

Not that I mind though. Funkin did not help in taking Kona away from my mind with his amazing Blog.

Pirate Race Team

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:44

Double + 1 to Seren and M..o.use.

About the elite race team, I dont get why that would be an issue. This is an individual sport and it is a time trial. These people already finish around 6h faster than me and that is a fact and it makes them pretty experienced hardcore athletes in my mind.

There are many things that set them apart from me and it is not just ambition as I covet speed as much as anyone else. I hope we would not classify ourselves against them as we race ourselves, our athlete preparation and commitment.

I want to thank everybody who kept coming round this thread to quell the fire and to bring people together. Also like some of our cool girls, I wished we could see more of the Greats around. I understand their circumstances and individuality but I cant avoid the pull of wonder.

I am glad people cared enough to rectify the blatant misunderstanding that set this thread off. Kudos to all.

Pirate Race Team

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 10:49

Dear All. Regardless of quite a bit of heat I really liked this thread. In a very interesting way it shows that the Pirates at the same time are not what you think they are and at the same time exactly what you think.

Whoever thought that an ideal could remain true this long was a bit naive. I like naive though. All Pirates are not the same. I dont even think any of you believe that. The kit is there just to easily spot the individuals for support. It may have been a simple kit but the bright colour is perfect for that.

I do believe that PSOF is way bigger than the sum of its members, current or past. It was so even in its infancy, as any guild or association is. As it grows it becomes unstable. PSOF cannot run on its own. Currently, at a very core level, as whatever it is now, runs on free time from a very small number of people, which I believed are not thanked enough for this. I suppose PSOF could run on second hand kit for a time that with that many members selling their kit but without the Kit Fairy work and financial support, there would be no "corporate" kit.

There are a lot of strong feelings in the community towards things like the corporate kit. Anger at pink coloured tri kits. It is hard to have rules when there are no rules.

You are all individuals, there is no full compromise. Please let me add that Hope's and Barley's posts were beautiful. Amazing in their capability to see beyond their own vision. I picked them up from many others along the same lines because they were very compassionate (Hope) or consistent, tenacious and full of engagement/support (Barley).

I also support Fegan as I honestly believe his intention was never to derail (sink?) the Ship ethos. I also think he made a mistake when he pointed out the books but this was not personal against IronHolgs. It was the wrong thing to say but he used the fact to try and highlight that PSOF currently has marketed itself outside of the forum and the races due to the number of individuals associated and their occasional success. My heartt goes to Andy as he was personally hurt and that was unfair.

In a way, numbers and spotlight have had an effect on the IDEAL. That was to be expected. I also find it funny that at the end of the day, we all wanted to brag we went the distance, but some of us are unhappy that some do it much faster. We may choose to feel classified or not, a personal decision. Myself, I did Lanza in 16.04 toeing the line of undertraining. I feel inspired by late finishers but I am spurred on by the best. It asks me whether I can do more or not.

post ironman blues

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 09:49

I believe all of the advice here is good but it is also important to say that you need to manage your expectations. A bit on the line of OCs post.

Make sure to take a bit of time to figure out what you really want to do. Have a proper off-season, which can be sporty but as opposed to triathlon as it can get. Bring back some of the stuff you missed during the long training, be it reading, social interaction or seeing your family. Do not rush into an event and risk a wrong preparation and possible dissatisfaction with the sport that was born out of lack of planning instead.

You will soon find out what it is that you want. Then act on it. Enjoy!

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