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Outlaw 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 11:27

Managed my first IM distance swim last night - 4.2km in 1:47. That should put me safely inside the time cutoff at Outlaw, which is a great relief. (The 4.2km on a swim lap of 800m shows that I'm taking my usual detours to inspect coots' nests, count the pondweed and shake off any pursuing enemy submarines!)

Afraid of cycling on roads - slight problem in tri

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 11:58

See if there are any Sportives around where you are as well - they usually carefully plot the route on quieter roads, and there will be people around to ride with. And since they are not against the clock, it's a calmer atmosphere and you can enjoy the ride.

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:27

Nice one, Booo - sounds as if you've done your preparation work nicely. Take the confidence from that to the day itself.

I'm planning the full distance swim on Thursday, and I'll be happier once I've nailed that. I don't have a marathon on board, but I'm less worried about that. I can't drown on a marathon! Bike should be OK I think - and I laughed about you getting a support call while riding, as I've nearly been there myself. Do Boardman or Giant do a bluetooth kit for bikes yet?

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 13:09

Bad luck Bristolsparks and Decadave. All the best.

Cotswold 113 14th June 2015

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 15:32

First even in my new pirate kit yesterday - and 35 minutes off my middle distance PB. Must have been the outfit!

Great to meet those pirates who were racing - I need to practice my "argggggh"s, and I also need to realise that trying to do one when ripping the top off a gel with your teeth is best left to experienced pirates!

Race went well - got out of swim without drowning, which is the usual measure of success. Hit the bike fairly hard, and survived the two hills in the middle - for all it looked cool to start with, it certainly warmed up, and I needed the extra bottle I grabbed from the feedstation. Run was far better than usual - I was actually able to hit it fairly hard, and got under 2 hours for the run, even with two jaffa cake stops.

OK, next up is the Outlaw. See you all there!

Cotswold 113 14th June 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 15:14

Wabby - yep, was looking at that myself. Warm, low wind, but not too sunny. That's almost too good to be true!

Outlaw Bike Feedstation 26 July 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 12:35

Thanks,Mouse - sorry, I should have found that myself. Bugger, he misses by 6 months!

Outlaw Bike Feedstation 26 July 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 11:45

OK - just about to send the email off, but before I do, anyone know if there is any age limit on the free swims? 10 year old is interested. If no-one knows here, I'll email OSB. Thanks.

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 15:35

Be good to see you there.

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:09

Thanks, Razor51 and Meldy. I have nightmares about my "big day" lasting about two hours! Posh Twat, nice one - the point I'm able to post that will definitely be a beer night here!

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