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Outlaw 2016

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 15:31
Gavo wrote (see)

RTN - easy to say but try not to worry about it.  I've only done 1 and focused only on completing the swim & bike then the run is the easy bit for me (and one where I can't be hit by another swimmer or have an equipment failure).  I'm still at the completer not competer stage (Outlaw will be my 2nd) and I focus on
- can I swim the distance?
- can I bike the distance?

Thanks Gavo. I'm trying not to think of it, but then out of nowhere the butterflies hit.  Hoping all will be OK.  Probably would have run a marathon to the loos in the morning, even before we've all started 

 

Reckless pedestrians

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 14:25

Do you also wear dark clothing and no reflective gear or lights on your bike RM?  That above anything else is by far my pet hate.

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 12:36

Training is going to plan.  The arm is recovering, has taken since January, but am seeing progress now.  Too cold in the lakes for me at the moment, and probably won't get in until mid-end May.Just can't see the point in faffing around with wetsuit for the sake of 400m, that's if I can bear that!

Finally making progress on the bike as well and hoping I will now make the cut off time.  Still a couple more months to go as well.

I am starting to have a few butterflies too.  God knows what I'll be like on the day .  Will feel sick to the stomach until the gun goes off and I settle into the swim after the initial panic.

Barefoot/minimal shoes

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 12:46

I run in Inov8 F-Lites 195s, but have recently purchased Altra Zero Drop.  Oh my word, they are like wearing slippers.  

Golden Bolton

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 09:48

Racing (or maybe 'participating')

Blisters *** (That'll be 55)
Booo **
Crooky
Duda
Effing Madness ** 
Fraggle ** 
Nursey
Red Stripe **

Road to Nowhere

 

Supporting

Ghost 
Magna Carter *****
Mrs Crooky
Seren Nos **

 

Well I'm a maybe participant.  I want to get my first ever Iron distance out of the way first.  If I survive and cross that finish line I could well be interested.  Golden year for me this year, but I'll celebrate next year as my celebrations have been put on hold

The 2016 LG PSOF Kit Order Thread

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 10:07

Sorry Kit Fairy, but I'm confused over sizing.  Checked with Dropbox but there are 3 different cuts.  I'm assuming for the long zip cycling jersey, that it's just standard fit and can we order women's specific size or do I just drop down a size for the men's?

The 2016 LG PSOF Kit Order Thread

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 15:51

Yes I need to access dropbox at home too, so that I can order correct size.  Will pay tonight and confirm tomorrow.  Thank you Kit Fairy.

What's your worst gear?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 09:25
Pudge wrote (see)

My worst purchase was probably a montane beanie hat.  Loved it the first time I wore it, but then put it in the wash (sports wash mind), and it shrunk to about 2/3rds the size, which means it'll now just about fit my 10 year old son.  

 

Ha ha.  My husband bought a Montane beanie for skiing.  He loved it.  I washed it and it shrunk several sizes too, but the upside it fits my little pin head.  

Easter Eggs

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 08:39

Well I will make a very conscious effort to curb the sugar and try and snack on savoury.  My sugar intake is out of control. I am going to have to change my shopping habits as I walked into work this morning and didn't even think about picking up a packet of biscuits.  I have now opened them and will ensure they are gone by the end of the day by sharing them around the office.  I don't want to stop the sugar entirely, but if I can cut it back by 3/4 I'll be happy. Going to kick this bad habit.

Easter Eggs

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 16:30

OMG lou Diamonds.  Where on earth do you buy those ingredients.  Never heard of most of them!

My name is Road to Nowhere, and I'm a sugar addict.  I need to massively reduce my sugar intake and any help gratefully received.  Today I've had a family pack of marshmallows, Harvest Crunch double biscuit bar, a Snickers and yoghurt and passion fruit.  Only savoury was my stir fry lunch.  I know this is not healthy but I just cannot stop the sweet stuff.  I'm addicted .  HELP.

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