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ironman-wales-2014

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 23:10

A huge Well Done, and massive respect to all who finished yesterday. It was great to cheer many of you on, and I hope you all had a fantastic day.

I still love this event. Yesterday was to be my last IM, at least for a while, but now I have unfinished business....

ironman-wales-2014

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 14:26

Thank you so much for all these kind words. Everyone is being so lovely, despite the fact that I basically allowed myself to talk myself out of the second lap.

Thommo, I do feel really sorry for you - at least you gave it everything. It is hard to know what to do next, as this new demon is going to have to be conquered.

After a bracing walk on the beach this morning, we have been out there cheering on the bike route, plenty of Pirate action including Funkin looking rather quick.

Go Pirates!!

ironman-wales-2014

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 08:51

Wishing I still was there too... Pulled out after one lap of the swim, just couldn't cope with the rough sea. Not proud of myself.

ironman-wales-2014

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 18:08

I think there will be shuttle buses to Carew, or at least there were in 2012.

ironman-wales-2014

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 15:58

Fairycakes 168

Batty Hattie 172

Joddly  218  (little old lady)

Diego 397

Andras 539

TiredBadger 1241

Duda 1420

Wabby 1525 (nearly an old bastard)

Slag 1720 (old bastard)

MTri 1739 (feeling old now)

Final RV 1794 (very old bastard)

 

 

ironman-wales-2014

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 17:33
Also....
I think bib numbers will appear on Monday, and on the 2 times I've done it, running up to T1 with wettie down to the waist has worked fine, so you could get away with a Tri top under wettie?

ironman-wales-2014

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 17:17
I've begun to wonder whether it's necessary to cut back much at this stage. This will probably turn out to be the classic error made by people without a proper training plan. I have reduced the length of my long runs since last week, and my long bike will be shorter this week, but until the weekend I shall cram in a fair bit of training. After Friday, though, it'll be a relaxing family weekend and v little further training after that.
Probably.

ironman-wales-2014

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 07:36

Slim, great to hear you're coming!

ironman-wales-2014

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 22:10

Mrs F, I'd totally forgotten you were coming . I've been reading the excellent reports from Epic Camp, and hope that Funkin's not too wrecked afterwards! When do they get back? It'll be great to see you.

Seren, Pingu, and all the others who have been contributing to this thread whilst I've been lurking, we'll all have a great Weekend. Really looking forward to seeing everyone.

My training was very slow off the mark and has been much more laid back this year, but i've enjoyed it, and it's been great not to obsess about it it, and skip sessions when I feel like it! I'm coming into some surprisingly reasonable form now, though may not have the base miles to hold out till the end. It won't be a winning performance, but I'm going to try for a podium place, which is a massive goal creep from where I was in early summer.

i hope everyone's last long bikes and runs have gone/ go well, and wish  everyone a healthy, injury-free taper .

online coaching is it worth it?

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:57

It is quite pricey. Part of my rationale was that "time is money", and I wanted to make sure that if I spend 15 or more hours a week training that they aren't wasted. It's hard enough to justify spending that amount of time.

Perhaps you could use a mentor to oversee your training and keep you pointing in the right direction?

PS Not stalking, and not awesome - just focused on a goal!

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