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Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 11:24

OMG.  I've just read your report MC.  Tremendous and I almost cried for you Seren.  Guts and determination by the bucket load.  Well done each and every one of you.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:49

CONGRATULATIONS!  You are all amazing, and completely barking.  Sounds so, so tough.

Will have a read of the race reports a little later when I've cleared my inbox.

Quick healing vibes to Pudge and SA.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 07:55
Ironbaws wrote (see)

Getting SO excited for you lovely lot in Lanza  

Me too.  Good luck everyone and above everything else, have fun Pirates.

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:18

I put a thread up CW for tri suit recommendations in the triathlon forum, and the majority said go with 2 piece - shorts and top.  Castelli tri shorts seem to have good reviews.  I have Castelli cycling shorts and they are fab.  Will buy some tri shorts and see if they are as good.  I had problems with a sore butt after 3 hours on my saddle.  Got to the point I couldn't sit on my bike for a week after a 3 hour ride, so knew I needed to do something about it.  Got measured properly, changed my saddle and bought some Castelli shorts.  Such a different story now and I'm so comfortable. My advice would be get yourself measured for the saddle, and some new shorts and hopefully you'll be pain free in no time.

Jonny, I've been there with the shoulder.  Fell off my bike last year and tore my supraspinatus, recovered from the shoulder injury and then aggrevated it skiing this year.  I'm still not 100% but I am getting there.  Having to take it very steady swimming as this does make it worse, but with rehab exercises I am slowly getting there.  Just can't do any speed work in the pool.

Good luck, but be careful with the shoulder.  They can take a while to heal.

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 11:04

You're all so helpful and good to know that you think I will reach the cut off for the bike, unless I have a serious mechanical.  Fingers crossed though.  Weeks are whizzing by now.  Taking the plunge for the first time this year in the lake at the weekend.

Recommendations sought

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 10:57

I'm so glad I asked.  2 piece all the way then.  Will have to start running in my cycling shorts then, but will look at the Castelli tri shorts.  I have the cycling shorts and they are heaven, so fingers crossed the tri shorts will be the same.  Thanks for the tips peeps.

Recommendations sought

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 15:25

As it says above really.  Quick drying, comfy pad, second skin feel are priority, with rear pockets for stashing food a bonus.

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 14:54

How weird, typed a long reply and now it's disappeared.

Thanks Schmunkee.  I don't seem to have received a PM, which is strange too and very kind of you to offer help/Graeme.  I'm sure I'm worrying over nothing and will try to chill out a bit.  I know there will be plenty of marshalls and people around, should I need help.  I can swim (in a fashion), I can cycle and I can run.  Rocked up to plenty of other events on my own, just used to having someone there to shove some food in my hand if I get desperate, but even to date that hasn't happened (ha ha).  It's my over-active imagination!

Thanks PC and Seren re: bike cut off times.  I live in quite a hilly part of the country.  I'm going on the theory though that although I'll be slow on the uphills, surely this should balance out by going fast on the downhills.  Our road surfaces aren't exactly great either but my average speed is just shy of 15mph at the moment.  Hoping that the road surfaces are nice and smooth, little pot holes and relatively flat, as my bike does seem to roll along quite effortlessly on the flat.  Well I shall soon find out come July.  

Thank you everyone for your support and words of encouragement.  I'm really touched.  

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 10:37

I use High 5 gels so that's good to know.  I'm sure I'll get round the 113 and although I'm quite anxious about having no friends/family at the event to help with support, I'm sure the pirates and others will get me to the end.  I am also looking forward to finding how I cope with the 113 event to see if I stand any chance of reaching the bike cut off for The Outlaw. 

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 09:46

Thanks Paperman for the words of encouragement.  Certainly needed.  Definitely using 113 as a training race.  I've been fuelling mainly with real food on the bike and saving the energy gels for the run part (if I get there).  I will take a look on the Outlaw website as didn't realise they would list what would be on the feed stations.  Thanks for this.

In the meantime, I'll just keep plugging away, but also careful not to over train and give my body time to recover.

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