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Posted: 20/10/2016 at 14:00
Nice target Birch and speedy early morning stuff from Gul and Leslie

Hmm, bad run last night. Decided to do a tempo effort to the top of the fell and felt quite good but just as I hit the turnaround point the hip seized up and was really quite sore - reduced me to a walk on the way back down. I think I pushed it a bit too much too soon.
Back in the pool for the first time in months this morning for the tri club coached beasting session. I was promptly spat out the back of the group I was swimming with and was nearly lapped on one of the sets. Hard, hard effort and shows how much work I need to do to get back to "indoor form"

Sub 3h15

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 14:27
Welcome back CC and VTr and welcome to the thread for SEdan.

Not much going on here, 6th place in a 79mile bike race at the weekend and only 90s off 3rd spot - bit galling as 4th and 5th place riders sucked ny back wheel between miles 60 and 78.5 without taking a turn which isn't particularly good etiquette but hey ho
Still swim running early in the morning - the first swim leg is becoming rather refreshing!
Out on the fells this evening for a jog round with my (impeccably behaved) pooch. As for the pacing debate, it will be slow....

Sub 3h15

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 21:39
Excellent cycling target race Poacher - jealous!

Good luck to Abbers and Gul tomorrow and extra special heapings of luck to Jools - smash it!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 19:51
Well done GD - cracking time! Enjoy the beer, very well deserved

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Posted: 24/09/2016 at 23:29
GM, Breca Buttermere was awesome - hope your buddies had a great time at the Jersey race - the pre-race photos looked great

Long and windy all day bike ride today around Bowland which included sandwiches cakes and several beers. Perfect training

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 18:34
Best of luck to GD and MsE - would love to go back and run Berlin again

Well done to the Hull tourists last weekend - smashing runs from OO and Poacher and well battled out to the finish Woldsman

GD - my son's bike was stolen last week after being at uni for 4 days - annoying

Gul, you need to say hello to folks in Lancashire - much friendlier.

Good luck to KR for the footy - I'm enjoying the sharp decline in United's form after being schooled by the blue shirted heroes the other week (waves to GM)

PMJ - hope your time on the rack is productive but sounds painful to me

Some early swimrun sessions again this week (starting in the dark in the lake is interesting - training buddy wore a head torch in the water!). Also been hitting the bike hard and body feeling ok whilst still ticking over some run mileage. All good

Sub 3h15

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 16:14
Hi all
Taking it fairly easy here with some biking and some lovely early morning swimrun sessions in the lakes.
Currently no races booked in (first time in 6 years) which feels a bit weird.
My hip makes a clunking noise Leslie, not that I want to alarm you.
Anyhow, just popped in to wish our racers luck this weekend - looking forward to the reports

Sub 3h15

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 23:09
He'll be fine MsE!
Hip is feeling not too bad - bit stiff and sore but manageable. I think the wonky and often soft terrain plus frequent ice baths made a huge difference.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 18:49

Back from Sweden - what a race. Incredible location, brutal and exciting course, rough, cold seas and bonkers currents at times, jellyfish, beautiful unspoilt forests, jumping off boulders into the sea, slippery rocks, it had everything.

Had an amazing time and met some great people.

Only downside was the result - my team mate had a big fall early on and that plus him not being quite fast / fit enough meant I was waiting for him a lot on both swim and run sections - dragged him through each cut off point and then to the final cut off but we missed it and were pulled from the race (Spent a long time through the day "encouraging" him but I did feel a little bit sorry for him when I saw that his hands had swollen up quite grotesquely - probably not a good sign)

Just over 12 hrs in and 44miles raced - there was only 7km to go with no time limit on the final section but rules is rules and we weren't through the gate by 6pm.

First ever DNF to my name which is such a shame as completing would've topped off a wonderful weekend. On the plus side I think I could've been at least 90mins before the cutoff with a different partner so there's life in the old dog yet.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 19:33
Hi MsE - you still sound quite sharp even with the extra timber

Cracking parkrunning going on for OO and Gul

Have arrived in Stockholm - ferry to the start line tomorrow lunch time then OtillO race stars early on Monday. Looking forward to it but I think it's the first time I've ever approached a race and been worried about the cut off times. A lot depends on terrain and currents so lots of unknowns.... Bracing myself for 14hours of fun and misery in equal measure!
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