Paperman


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Swimming Anxiety

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 09:42

Slowing the stroke was key for me as well - I used to flail away, give myself no chance to time my breathing, and then wonder why I was out of breath at the end of each length. Trying and find a quiet time in the pool and see how slowly and smoothly you can do it - I try and have a song going round inside my head to keep a rhythm going.

Good luck with it - its painful, but it does come - I went through it about four years ago, and my wife did last winter. Completely agree with Dustboy/Soup Dragon above - there suddenly comes a point where it clicks, and you go from struggling to do 4 lengths to 30 very quickly.

Tri Bike or carbon bike for Ironman & rent or buy?

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 16:37

Having just entered Outlaw and thinking about what budget I have to throw where, I'd already decided to stay on current road bike just as it is - I'll take familiarity and reliability over gadgets any day.

Vaguely thinking of throwing some money instead at a bike setup - I don't have any particular complaints, but I haven't ever done 112 miles on it, let alone needed to run afterwards. What do people think - worth it or not?

Cancelled Cambridge!

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 15:59

Was a pity - was looking forward to that one, and running past the colleges. Was slightly amused by the person on Facebook suggesting they should have used Jesus Lane lido instead - scheduling 1300 people through even a shortened swim in a narrow lido pool would have been interesting!

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 13:59

Grin - if that was the case, this list would be shorter by my name as well!

Outlaw 2015 

Little Clown 
Posh Twat  
Hofmeister Bear  
Ghost  
Justplodon 
Evil Pixie
GraemeK
Nicco
Lumpty
JPGoodboy
Zakalwe-Outlaw
9Iron sqrun
Paperman
Cheggers
SgtLard

Relay

Button Mushroom, FlatFooted and a friend called Jason 
Ultra Kaz's team
Red Stripe(swim) Cake (bike) Bookie (run)

Pirates available to be on a team:

Captain Sensible(bike)
Siggy (swim)
Buttercup (bike or run)
Mathschick (swim or run)

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 12:32

I'll add me:

 

Outlaw 2015 

Little Clown
Posh Twat  
Hofmeister Bear  
Ghost  
Justplodon
Evil Pixie
GraemeK
Nicco
Lumpty
JPGoodboy
Zakalwe-Outlaw
9Iron sqrun
Paperman

Relay

Button Mushroom, FlatFooted and a friend called Jason
Ultra Kaz's team

Pirates available to be on a team:

Red Stripe(swim or bike)
Captain Sensible(bike)
Siggy (swim)
Buttercup (bike or run)
Mathschick (swim or run)
Cake (bike or run)

Ammending the list removing me from the relay list due getting a place.
Sorry relay dudes, but that leaves 6 people in for two relay teams..so no fighting to get a place.

 

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 15:53

I'm guessing tomorrow it will be normal entries from the Outlaw main page at http://www.onestepbeyond.org.uk/the-outlaw-triathlon.php - there's no additional link been sent out. At the moment, that page is still showing last year's event.

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 11:38

They say there are 360 places available from 10am tomorrow.

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 11:29

They've just posted: "150 VIP Places left for today. Then general entries will open at 10am tomorrow morning." I'm in - scary time, first iron distance!

OUTLAW '15 registration

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 10:13

I'm in - first attempt at an iron distance. Certainly no probs with website at the moment - straight through.

The Vitruvian 2014

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 13:52

Nice one Ali - great race, and nice report!

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