The Silent Assassin


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Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:44

Well not quite what I planned

Great swim

Bike started great then 10 miles in started getting sciatic pains shooting down through my backside
Shifted posistion to try and stretch it out, pain killers, etc, still riding
stopped and unclipped to stretch set off again stopped and had to get off the bike to walk around, ambulance stops and asks if I want to quit, no, I'm carrying on
set off again, had to stop again, this time, lying down in the road with my leg stuck up in the air, ambulance and commissioners car pull up and ask if its really worth hurting myself further, to which Q says no and pulls himself from the race and like a big kid throws his helmet into the lava fileds
So 30 miles in on the bike and thats the end of my race 

Back in the apartment now, going for a shower and then out to support the pirates still on the course and get drunk

Today was not my day

kudos to everyone who puts themselve on the start line for this event

PS I had to get my helmet back

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 17:08
I have booked a 7 seater van for the trip to La Santa for tomorrow it works out at 10 euros each Crooky Iron knee has already booked a seat plus me as driver means I have 5 seats left, first come baisis   One of my friends that has also made the trip maybe wants a seat so it may be down to 4 seats  

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:50

sorry mate couldn't resist

Just standard not deep rims at all but have bladed spokes

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:36
Slagiatt wrote (see)

what wheels are you using SA ?

round ones

 

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:24

This morning sea swim was choppy and salty

1 hour on the bike, fighting with the cross winds to stay upright, when you come out of the wind you are drenched in sweat

someone tell me why I thought it would be a great idea to do this race agian

 

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 13:23
Cloudy & windy today, we landed and are now in the bar

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 17:49
Magna Carter wrote (see)

Now we're getting close to the action, is anyone up for a sea swim on wednesday morning?.... say 10:00am in the area where the race start is?

My plan is to swim Tuesday, the shake down ride to make sure I've put it back together right

Wednesday, Mrs SA wants taking up the runway (oh errr) early doors then swim after breakfast

Thursday Swim then small ride out

So swim on Wednesday sounds great but make it 10:30, the course will be marked out by then so 1 lap should be good

 

 

Newbie

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 17:16

as its a half IM then I take it will be open water swim? if it is get OW swimming as soon as you can, its so different to pool swimming

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 17:12

Great news Crooky

 

Thought I would do the hill again today (10 miles climbing) before putting the bike in the box, managed 3 and a fecking P********** couldn't be arsed changing the tube so regassed 3 times on the way home, the bike has had a telling off and is now hiding in the box

 

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 19:40

Havent been in my wettie for over 20 months, this could get interesting Tuesday morning on the beech

 

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