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Cotswold 113 14th June 2015

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 11:16

Missed my other warmup race (Marshman) with tennis elbow, but that's eased now - looking forward to this one. Apart from the early start! We're staying in Swindon Saturday night if anyone fancies meeting up for a lemonade.

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 13:15

Suggestion from my OH, who was a nurse for 20 years - get an opinion off your GP. If he really thinks its dangerous for you, then you'll know - if not, you have some ammunition. Still hope too see you there!

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 12:57

Ask me again about 10 miles into the run...

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:39

They are quite stringent about testing - Cambridge triathlon last September was cancelled and everyone refunded because the water failed the tests.

Bike Buying Advice

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 12:23

If slightly smaller, I'd also look carefully at the reach - make sure you aren't stretching to reach the handlebars. My wife rode the wrong bike (a men's road bike we got off EBay) for a year or so, really didn't get on with it, but put it down to her inexperience with road bikes. It was only when we sat her in a bike shop on a women's-specific frame (Giant Avail) that she realised how badly it had fitted her. As FF said, essential to try before you buy, preferably with a friend who knows something about bikes.

Good luck at London - I did it last year, it was fun!

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 09:20

Sounds good, Wabby. Decadave - hoping to get out on the bike course myself soon - I'd like to at least ride it as a recce.

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 10:38

I'm the other way round - I've got some sort of tennis elbow thing on my right arm which has been hanging around for a couple of months - I'm worried about putting too much load on it in swimming practice. Trouble is I've never swum further than 2K in my life, and want to actually hit the distance before Outlaw day so I'm not panicking on the day. Any advice welcome!

Its not stopping me biking and running, though, and those aren't going too badly - first century ride set for the Dare2B Cicle Sportive at Rutland Water an a few weeks time. Anyone else doing that one?

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 11:13

Booo - I know what you mean. Float kicking for me tends to leave me stuck in the middle of the length drifting gently sideways! My ten-year-old, of course, belts up and down doing it with no problem at all. Wonder if he fancies a dip in a rowing lake?!

Garmin Express

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 09:10

Went straight through when I did an upload about lunchtime yesterday.

Any 100m cycle ride Yorkshire area for the following dates?

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 16:31

I'm picking up at least one or two long Sportive to practice some longer rides, but entering and planning on riding on my own. It means that you get the food stops and support that we'll hopefully get in the iron events, but you still have to pace yourself and you'll have no-one to draft. Don't know if that's an option for you?

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