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The 2013 Pirate Kit Order Thread (Take 2)

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 06:38

Hi there, could I order a monacco as well please. Im hoping that if I can survive ironman wales ( my first ironman) I will go all out next year as there are loads of good looking races and I would love to run in the pirate kit. 

The 2013 Pirate Kit Order Thread (Take 2)

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 04:19

Hi there, could I please order 2 cycle tops, 1 gillet and some arm warmers. Many thanks

ahoy there

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 04:46
Thanks everyone, Ive been looking through the swim smooth book and it seems to make a lot of sense as to where I am going wrong, and I start my 1 to 1 lessons today so I should be swimming proficiently in time for the open water spots to open (fingers crossed)

ahoy there

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 20:50
Thanks for your replies so far. I will be looking at proper adult one to one lessons, plus I have started putting a few more miles in the saddle this week. I am not starting this completely from scratch but I realize I do have a lot of work to do. I have been working with the Ironman start to finish in 24 weeks book, but I have some extra stuff that will be jemmied into it along the way as there are races I have entered that will be done as long runs etc. I wont be racing them for times as I will need to recover quicker, last year I was running about 60-70 miles a week so I have a bit of a base.
thanks again

ahoy there

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 20:39
I have had lessons, and it is coming along, it just seems like its unnatural. The trouble I have had with adult group lessons is that once you can swim a width, you get left alone whilst they look after the others. Sometimes it clicks and I think 'hey, I'm doing this' then I think too hard again. My cycling isnt too bad, went out on Sunday on a 50 miler to blow the cobwebs off on a hilly run and that went alright. I have ran a few half marathons and an ultra in the last 6 weeks so that side of it isnt too bad. Im just hoping I can nail the swimming in the next 22 weeks. I have next week off from work and the local baths are open all day due to half term so I am thinking of using the pull bouy and kick board to concentrate on different bits. I dont know whether that would be the best use of my time or if I should just thrash around until it comes. If I maybe get the top half working until its natural, then work on the bottom, that way I wont be overwhelmed, I just dont know the only thing I am sure of is that Im gonna throw everything Ive got at this.

ahoy there

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 20:05
ahoy there pirates, I am a 38 year old non swimmer who has foolishly signed up for the IM wales this year for a kick up the arse. I had started getting lazy by only going out running twice a week and barely using the bike, its got to the point where its lose weight or buy new clothes, and Im a bit tight on that front so I needed a challenge. I can swim about a length but Im either forgetting to breathe out in the water or lifting my head too high when I breathe in, and it makes it seem so laborious. Is there a knack to it that just comes to you or does anyone know a trick to this. I love the kit by the way and would like to train and run in it, that it is how I came across (ooer) your group. Any help would be much appreciated, I dont really want be dragged out of the sea before Ive got on the bike. Thanks in advance
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