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Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 23:46

Good Luck Guys, it is an awesome race and I hope it all goes well.

IM Exmoor

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 22:40

Who else is doing UK 70.3 Exmoor this year?  Just signed up (finally) see you all there.


Season Blues

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 22:55

Meface you make an exceptionally valid and well presented point, ironically I think I transitioned from enjoying training to enjoying the racing more and your runner is probably very happy as well as cool.

1st race of the season this weekend also massively helped to unlock a bit more enthusiasm for the season ahead and your point about Comrads and MDS being scary/exciting because they are the unknown is true.  Thank you.

Has any other idiot....

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 18:30

Bear, I know the feeling.  I am looking at 2018.  Have you scoped your kit for it yet?  It looks brilliant just reading Mark Hines book about it which is really good, read Mike Strouds as well but his was only a small section about it.

Seren Nos, your off to SA as well in 2017 for a bit of Comrads, will see you there. Pirate attire to the fore mate!  Tried to get there this year but it sold out before I could enter.

Season Blues

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 21:26

Fair one and thank you for the feedback.  I did Lanzarote last year and then Copenhagen and I think those two really pushed the boat out in terms of physical challenge and an attempt to beat a set time (it got hot then I got slow, long story condensed!) and the UK races don't seem as exciting.  

People seem fairly set on Tenby , will see if the dates work for that this year and appreciate the must do aspect of the race so I can curse everyone when puffing through what I hear is a nails course.  

Its nice to know that everyone else has off periods as well.  I think I have been more excited about Comrads and MDS which are a year and two years away respectively than about UK 70.3 in June.  Will look into Long Course Weekend, hadn't thought of that.



Season Blues

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 21:34

So you would be a fan of the go big or go home approach, I like and will consider that option.  

Season Blues

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 19:56

Good Evening

I am pushing into my 6th season in Triathlon and my 3rd doing IM distance, this year it is the Outlaw with UK 70.3 and Vitruvian as the build up and end of season main races, but I am finding it hard to really get into the swing of it this year. 

I thought I might tap into some of the older, bolder and more experienced out there, did you go through a sort of Tri disillusionment at about this point?  I have had a particularly average off season with illness and injury which has meant that training has been down on normal hours and effort but I am back in now and just finding it hard to feel enthused about training and racing this year.

Also if you were to take a step back from Tri for a year, what would be the one event that you would want to do before you took a sabbatical?  I have plans next year to mix it up with Comrads and MDS so will drop Tri for 2017! 

So two questions:

Did anyone else go through a rough season where nothing felt special?

If you were to recommend one race that you simply had to do before you took a step back what would it be, I am South West based if that helps.

Many thanks


Outlaw 2016

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 21:38

Cotswolds know how you feel, never mind there is loads of time for training!!! 

The 2016 LG PSOF Kit Order Thread

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 21:37

Good evening, could you please put me down for a medium sized full zip cycling too.  Many thanks.

Country to Capital 2016

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 00:08

Was due to race but have not managed to shake off Broncitus so taking a pass.  Good luck to you all it is an awesome event (did it in 2013), I hope you have excellent weather for it.  

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