Razor51


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Outlaw 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 21:54

After a hot shower and a bite to eat I started to feel better and went to support the runners.

I got as far as I possibly could in the circumstances as safety came first but I have this niggling question going on in my head " did I give up to easily" and "if I had got on the Southern loop could I have got to T2"

I felt really strong all day and I had no issues and felt I could of had a good run had I got to T2 but the questions keep jumping back into my head.

I live to fight another day as Sunday definately was'nt my day.

   

Outlaw 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 21:54

Bike

 Rode out of T1 with Abi and John-Paul ( dont know their Pirate names) kept with them until the Pirate feed station, they stopped off I just rode striaght through to the cheers of the Pirate massive which gave me a great boost.

To cut a long story short I completed the southern loop when it started raining and the wind was getting up so onto the bypass by now the wind and rain was relentless and I was getting colder and I was having problems changing gears. onto the Northern loop and  Oxten Bank and down through Southwell  and on to the A road which was wide open to the elements, by now I could'nt feel my hands and was stuck on the big ring ( I could'nt change down). The loop finished and head back to the  Southern loop, Got to a roudabout and no marshall , did'nt know which way so edged onto the roundabout and noticed a sign pointing left so left I went. After 25 minutesI realised I had gone the wrong way I was back at the bottom of Oxten Bank, I turned round and headed back to the bypass where I saw the other sign that had  turned part way round in the wind (my own stupid fault for not going with my instincts) by now I was having real problems with my hands, I physically had to look where I was putting my hands because I could'nt feel anything with my hands. I came to another roudabout and tried to brake but could'nt pull the levers and had to swerve to avoid a car so at that point I decided to call it  day before I had an accident. A motorbike marshall came alongside me and said you have 18 minutes to get to the start of the Southern loop which is only up road but I told him I was finished as I can't feel my Hands. I'll send the van for you he said so I rode on for another mile when I saw the van. They loaded me and my bike into the van gave me a space blanket and put the heater on full and ferryed me back to HPP medical tent to warm up. With shivering so much my back had gone into spasm so had to have a massage to free it up.

   

Outlaw 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 21:53

I had my first DNF ever at Outlaw.To be honest it was a disaster from start to where I finished.

Swim

My first mistake was forgetting my timing chip, I got to the waters edge and a marshall asked me where my chip was? SHIT 5 minutes to go , I ran back to the tent in bare feet and wetsuit, tipped my bags out but couldnt find it, I started running back to transition as I got to the car park I heard the horn go for the start of the swim, I ran as fast as I could to see if I had put my chip in my swim/bike bag  but no luck, as I started throwing my kit about in a rage a lady marshall asked me what the problem was, I told her and she said I will get you another chip folow me and another marshall put all my kit back in my bags.so with my new chip I ran down to the lake to the cheers of the crowd and dived in.

I was 18 minutes behind the rest of the field and started to swim like crazy but it was no good, I wasnt swimming I was panicking so I told myself to calm down and managed to get into a rhythm of sorts slowly I started to gain on the backmarkers, Once I had caught up I relaxed and said to myself "your back in the game now" so I got my head down and ploughed on, I came out of the water 1:54, but my garmin which I started as I dived in said 1:36. which is faster than 2013.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: Yesterday at 21:34

 After a hot shower and a bite to eat I started to feel better and went to support the runners.

I got as far as I possibly could in the circumstances as safety came first but I have this niggling question going on in my head " did I give up to easily" and "if I had got on the Southern loop could I have got to T2"

I felt really strong all day and I had no issues and felt I could of had a good run had I got to T2 but the questions keep jumping back into my head.

I live to fight another day as Sunday definately was'nt my day.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: Yesterday at 21:23

Bike

 Rode out of T1 with Abi and John-Paul ( dont know their Pirate names) kept with them until the Pirate feed station, they stopped off I just rode striaght through to the cheers of the Pirate massive which gave me a great boost.

To cut a long story short I completed the southern loop when it started raining and the wind was getting up so onto the bypass by now the wind and rain was relentless and I was getting colder and I was having problems changing gears. onto the Northern loop and  Oxten Bank and down through Southwell  and on to the A road which was wide open to the elements, by now I could'nt feel my hands and was stuck on the big ring ( I could'nt change down). The loop finished and head back to the  Southern loop, Got to a roudabout and no marshall , did'nt know which way so edged onto the roundabout and noticed a sign pointing left so left I went. After 25 minutesI realised I had gone the wrong way I was back at the bottom of Oxten Bank, I turned round and headed back to the bypass where I saw the other sign that had  turned part way round in the wind (my own stupid fault for not going with my instincts) by now I was having real problems with my hands, I physically had to look where I was putting my hands because I could'nt feel anything with my hands. I came to another roudabout and tried to brake but could'nt pull the levers and had to swerve to avoid a car so at that point I decided to call it  day before I had an accident. A motorbike marshall came alongside me and said you have 18 minutes to get to the start of the Southern loop which is only up road but I told him I was finished as I can't feel my Hands. I'll send the van for you he said so I rode on for another mile when I saw the van. They loaded me and my bike into the van gave me a space blanket and put the heater on full and ferryed me back to HPP medical tent to warm up. With shivering so much my back had gone into spasm so had to have a massage to free it up.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: Yesterday at 20:27

I had my first DNF ever at Outlaw.To be honest it was a disaster from start to where I finished.

Swim

My first mistake was forgetting my timing chip, I got to the waters edge and a marshall asked me where my chip was? SHIT 5 minutes to go , I ran back to the tent in bare feet and wetsuit, tipped my bags out but couldnt find it, I started running back to transition as I got to the car park I heard the horn go for the start of the swim, I ran as fast as I could to see if I had put my chip in my swim/bike bag  but no luck, as I started throwing my kit about in a rage a lady marshall asked me what the problem was, I told her and she said I will get you another chip folow me and another marshall put all my kit back in my bags.so with my new chip I ran down to the lake to the cheers of the crowd and dived in.

I was 18 minutes behind the rest of the field and started to swim like crazy but it was no good, I wasnt swimming I was panicking so I told myself to calm down and managed to get into a rhythm of sorts slowly I started to gain on the backmarkers, Once I had caught up I relaxed and said to myself "your back in the game now" so I got my head down and ploughed on, I came out of the water 1:54, but my garmin which I started as I dived in said 1:36. which is faster than 2013.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 20:25
We are on our way to Nottingham

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 22:24

That's good news Steady 

Ironman Uk 2015 who's in?

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 13:44

You could save a gel wrapper to use inside a ripped tyre to get you round. If you have got an old tyre at home cut a little strip off it to use as a temporary fix.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 23:16

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