Iron Pugsley

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Ironman Austria 2014

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 21:34

Finally back, recovered and reminiscing.  Just the most stunning location for a race!


Really nice to meet Happy Chap, Toucs, Troggs and Robbie.  It was definitely too hot for a chubby Scot!


I knew something had gone wrong with Toucs race but that must have been a horrible experience.  Dan is now my favourite pro!  Glad everyone is well in the end.

Ironman Austria 2014

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 21:07

7 weeks.  Nope that doesn't get me remotely stressed.

Nor did 5.5 hours cycling today thinking about how slow I was, how big the hills would be or how hot kg was going to be.

I am as calm as a quivering cucumber.

Fix one problem, create another

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 22:17

As a former competitive swimmer who has had to re-learn how to swim for tri I second the advice on rotation.

You shouldn't have to move your head much if you are rotating effectively through the hips with a strong core.  Also make sure you are breathing out between breaths, it makes the inhalation much more instinctive.

Ironman Austria 2014

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 20:41

96 days definitely sounds worst.  That caused me to clench my ass cheeks.

How do you ride?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 07:25

Mainly I ride like a donkey on a jet ski.

However, last week for the first time I managed to spin at 90 and maintain speed.  Usually I grind it out at 70-80 and always wondered why I could never elevate my HR on the flat.  At 90, HR is perfect.

Ironman Austria 2014

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 21:50

*pops in*

notices hill chat. Panics


*pops out*

Ironman Austria 2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 20:53

We are taking leisurely 3 days down and 3 days back.  Junior is just going through potty training so any longer days will be like Russian roulette.

Training finally hit consistency in February.  Thank feck!

If you could ask a wetsuit manufacturer a question - what would it be?

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 20:08

Can a "convertible" wetsuit be developed. Similar to the concept of cycling leg and arm warmers but manufactured so that they are streamlined.  Allowing a cold water suit to be used in other conditions.

The 2013 Pirate Kit Order Thread (Take 2)

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 20:01

I have dropped you an email with delivery details Schmunks.  Let me know if you haven't received it.  Cheers!

The 2014 Ironman Training thread

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 22:28

It's possibly a bit early to declare survival. A drip of snot just fell from my nose.

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