Ultra tri chick

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Bike lights

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 22:36

"Moon" are a great brand - light weight but sturdy, and look good too!! Re-chargeable but hold charge well!

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:21

Is IMUK not today? I know a couple of people racing and have been tracking them, plus tomorrow is Monday??! 

A short 7k ish recovery run today... ooft the legs felt heavy after yesterday's cycle. Swimming later at the local bay in Dublin where loads of people regularly swim. It's well maintained where the "changing areas" are carved out (no cubicles as such) and there are lifeguards on duty during the day. There are steps and railings into the sea at a few points and it really is very popular all year round. Was there on Friday so looking forward to another dip

Weather gorgeous here

Good luck all doing Outlaw next weekend!! 

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 16:55

Afternoon... not too long back from a heck of a 90km.... including looooong steep climb over "Sally Gap" near Dublin - with a good 2.5km at 9%... and some shorter but even steeper sections. Highest point 520m, with the whole thing basically starting at sea level. Fantastic scenery and the day stayed dry thankfully, as at times on the steep sections it was hard enough to spin my legs enough that the bike would stay upright. I am pretty sure I could have walked faster, never mind ran faster (confirmed by my speedometer...). Sadly bf had a mechanical shortly before the top (which was repaired).. but it's the 1st and only time I will ever beat him to the top of any climb 

Luckily the HIM cycle is a little less hilly (a lot less hilly) so I kind of figure if I'm up for all these hills, the flatter stuff should be a doddle?? (or maybe not after 1900m swim??).

Thanks for the encouragement guys, it really helps!! I am pretty sure at the moment it is within my capability, even if I am the last person to finish!! 

Mathschick, do you have a new job?

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:02

Ok so bf and I have ACTUALLY registered for a Half Iron Distance... help help help!!!!

Highland Warrior in Fort William (we are in Glasgow)... Ok so I am pretty sure (as slow as I am) if I can swim 1500m I can swim 1900m.... and swimming in the sea today (in pretty choppy waters off Dublin's coast) I can definitely say I could NOT have done this last year. The bike and run distances I know I can do and have done many times, but never all in one go... I have never swam more than 1500m in OW...

I just hope I survive! We are off for a 90km ride tomorrow, just a wee short ride and the swim today. Have a few more weeks to make sure I keep the legs ticking over running... If I can do this, then anybody truly can....

Well done on the tri DD... haha I was convinced only just year before last to do a tri as a variation on running.... did 3 sprints that year... Last year did my 1st Oly although had a disastrous swim. This year I have done another sprint, my 1st MTB sprint, another Oly, have another Oly also for end of Sept and the HIM (not a branded one). I MIGHT be thinking of full distance for next year.... it doesn't take long!! (I said all this with running too as I did my 1st Ultra). Thinking after IM if I do it though of then focussing on running again, doing a few more Ultras and then maybe back to some shorter distances again. Ahhh so much to choose from, so little time!!

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 22:01

ah yes of course.. DOH!!!

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:43

Hey DB, great report!! And not a dis-similar race to myself... got out alive from the swim, hammered the 1st half of the bike and suffered a bit on the 2nd loop.. somehow though I had a pretty good run 3:56:04:45... (?must have passed you on the run as I passed a few and almost no-one on the swim or bike haha!!). Delighted with overall time being under 4hrs!!!! 

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 05:53

Razor, my bf informed me that one of you guys had finished and was jogging round with the other (he finished 8th btw, smart arse!)... hope your quads are ok now!! I'm feeling tired but a bit hyper... given that it's been a 530am rise, that's not surprising I would have given you a shout but I think I was in that "determined to get this thing done" phase... exhausted but happy mind you.

Work beckons now... oh joy!! Well done guys though, everyone who finished did amazing. Ullswater is a really great event!! Now onto the next!!

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 22:09

Hey guys

I MADE IT!!!! Sooo happy, such a fun day although am currently exhausted and feeling like I want to call in sick to work tomorrow

Happy to be not last in any of the 3 disciplines and more than delighted to overtake about 10-12 people in the run... including 2 pirates (Razor and Horse?)... felt strong for the run which is unusual as normally am gubbed and often suffer cramp but it didn't happen and I was able to keep my pace and up it throughout the run. Delighted doesn't cover it... even sprinted past a guy just as we ran up to turn into the finish.. the race aint over until it's over  Just an awesome day... now looking at which one I can do next now that I know I can actually swim 1500m OW and not be last or drown (although I wasn't far from last for the swim... but for me that's ok). Bonus - it stayed dry too!!!!

Hope everyone racing has had fun today/this weekend.... sadly I have a 12hr shift tomorrow which is a bit of a bummer but I feel I will be on a high all day anyway!!

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:30

wooohooooo!!!! FINALLY managed a COMFORTABLE 1500m in OW (and not one where I fear I may not make it out alive!!! Ha!! 2 epic swims in 1 week OW makes for 1 happy chick coming up to Ullswater!!!! No stomach cramps either... have I cracked it at last???? A nice  wee road ride afterwards and looking forward to MTB tonight 

OK I may still be last out of the swim but you know what?? I don't bloody care!!!


Posted: 07/07/2014 at 16:14

+1 for Loch Katrine. How could I have forgotten? 

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