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Posted: 24/07/2016 at 23:24

Well done Slokey, great swim and very impressive bike time, shame the run didnt go to plan. The conditions looked pretty decent.

Lorenzo- Weymouth Ironman is at the beginning of September which is a decent back up option as a couple of work colleagues are in it and will be camping, so I could join them for some cheap accommodation but the event is  still £400 (I think). I'm reluctant to shell out that sort of money and I really can't be arsed to put in another block of dedicated training.

I'm off on holiday tommorow so I'll think things over, I did plan on having a couple of weeks off but I've somehow managed to sneak my trainers and swimming googles into the case.

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Posted: 24/07/2016 at 05:58

Dns for me as I've been up all night with food poisoning from some sh#t served in the hotel.

Gutted would be an understatement.

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Posted: 23/07/2016 at 21:12

Slokey- my number is 930. Best of luck, hopefully it won't be as warm as today.

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Posted: 21/07/2016 at 13:05

Yes, the weather looks better, I've bought a new hat for the occasion. I've done all the training I can so just hope luck is on my side and I can make it to the finish line in one piece. I'm catching a flight to Zante early Tuesday morning for a well earned rest and will get a right bollocking if I turn up broken!

This years training stats, Swim 80 miles, Bike 3436 miles, Run 1065 miles, 400hours total training. (Fetch is great for these stats)

The bets are off but if I'm anywhere near Slokey towards the end of the race then I would have had a blinder!

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Posted: 20/07/2016 at 13:18

It was nice jumping in the local lake yesterday evening for a couple of laps, although I did sweat my knackers off squeezing into the wetsuit. Tbh I felt a bit of a wimp as most were just in swimsuits.

A bike run brick session this morning and the legs are starting to feel nice and strong, it's amazing what a taper can do.

Not long now.

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Posted: 15/07/2016 at 13:06

I like to use the local bike shops when after a new bike. When I bought my TT bike (Specialize Shiv) I had a retul bike fit first to find the best geometry bike to suit me. It does work out more expensive but I think comfort on the bike is so important. 120 miles (6 hours) in an aero postion is pretty comfortable, so for me its worth the extra expense rather than taking a punt on the intetnet.

Decent reps G-Dawg.

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Posted: 14/07/2016 at 15:58

Yes, we'll swap tales of smashing the course!  

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Posted: 14/07/2016 at 14:47

Pretty sure I'm staying at the Holiday inn, castle marina? 

The club coached swim session is my favourite of the week as it has really improved my swim with the constant reminders / nagging about my poor technique. Plus I wouldn't be able to complete some of those tough sessions without the encouragement and friendly rivalry with my peers.

I had a time in mind for outlaw which would hopefully be 75mins swim, 5.30 for the bike and maybe 3.30(?) for the run. On their own it would be ok, especially the bike and run but I have no experience of how my body will react working for that length of time. Its all guess work for me and your experience counts for so much.

I'd imagine by the time the running starts its just pure survival mode.

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Posted: 14/07/2016 at 13:34

Oh, A minimum of 3 bikes is required but 5 would be Ideal. I love my TCR but not as much as my Shiv, which is my TT bike.

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Posted: 14/07/2016 at 13:32

Ooh,  Me ears are burning!

Hi all, how's it going? I've kept a low profile since picking up a calf injury after London which took an age to heal. I even avoided lurking on this thread as I was in deep sulk mode. I'm all better now with a whole month of run training under my belt, so the Outlaw should be a breeze.

The positives I can take are that my cycling is a lot stronger now with a handful of comfortable 100+ rides on my TT bike which is encouraging. Plus the speed is there too as I average over 20mph for this in zone 2 heart rate, which apparently is where its at with this Iron distance malarkey.

I also managed my first 25 mile Time Trial in 58mins and 42 secs which I think is decent for a debut.

My swimming has also improved as I no longer fear the distance having swam it a few times now, I won't be breaking any records but I'd be more than happy with 75 to 77 mins for the 2.4 miles.

The running is what it is, so we'll just have to see if I can hang on.

I'd better have a read back.

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