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Ahhh right .. yes I know where you are vaguelyGood time now to get in the pool and sort out any issues you have with a couple of 1 to 1 lessons, keep the cycling and running up and see what Fink has in store for you!If you havent booked accommodation yet then go back a few pages and you will find details of Pirate central if you are inclined to spend some time with like minded people. If swimming is your weakness then I would certainly aim to get out there a few days early to get some sea swims in as I cant see there being much opportunity in Somerset before hand!
I'm probably going to go and do Lanzarote 70.3 in October next year...it's madness really - I haven't rode my bike for a couple of years!! (It's coming out of storage next week - on to the turbo first) - I am training for VLM (and possibly our local marathon 6 weeks after that) - MrGFB did this race a couple of weeks ago and it's tough but fair.
There is the added bit of going up Tabyesco so that should be fun!!
Can anyone point me in the direction of a good half IM training plan?
Training in the winter for an IM, why did I think that was a good idea?
I think it is supposed to give you an incentive to train when there is ice, snow and gale force winds outside - that's the theory - it ain't working for me either!
Well, my training is going really well!! So far I've:
I think that should be enough until it warms up a bit outside
I am off to see a knee Doc on Monday.Can we put Lanza back a few months...?
I was going to do a shorter ride outside today but I just can't face putting on my 5 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of overshoes and 50 jerseys so I bailed in favour of the turbo.
Lovely morning for biking today at 7am, rain, 20mph headwind, 3C and dark, bit like Lanza without the cold and rain hopefully and the dark, unless it's a very long day in the saddle!
Anyone watched this one yet?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjI6BsSstig (not linking on this mac)
Pirate spotting at 14.43
Gives an indication of the length of transition, might have to try that leaving the shoes on the bike thing if you want to save some time...
looked at the video and thought.i could have done this.it doesn't look too hot..............then realised that it was probably only 6 am in the morning............by the time they were on the bikes the sky was blue and the sun looked hot...............so good job I'm not doing it..
good luck OC
I shouldn't really watch videos with the swim start on it - does me no good!!
But you're right about that transition Symes - reckon I'll be knackered if I have to run that far to my bike! Don't they do a vallet service??
Cycling in the cold and dark will prove to be very usefull.
The transition is loooooooong and thats after the run up the beach over boiling hot sandFun I tell you, fun
I'm sure if we all chipped in, we could afford a taxi??
it can't be as long as the run to T1 in IMW can it
Please explain what made me enter this event, sea swim, bound to be choppy, mountainous bike, windy always, too hot dont go well in heat, hot marathon to finish, train thru winter....why...why....why?
Apart from that, it will be great.
I thought it was a relay ... i'm just doing the swim
Another cold bike today, bound to useful in Lanza!!!?
It wasnt as cold as I expected...so ended up over dressed and a sweaty mess.
so it was just like Lanza then
Yes and No.
Roughly 3 to 3.5 hrs biked today. I find that with 2 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of overshoes, bib tights, base layer, thermal jersey, jacket, winter neoprene gloves and ear warmers I'm just about warm enough. However, it does take me several hours to get dressed.
Jay - that's bad news - can't you resign?? Priorities and all??
Mouse - thanks for the offer but why just the left glute??
Managed a nice 56 mile ride today around bits of the Henley course in 3hrs 20, including puncture fixing time!
Raf - should I book you an appointment to pop round then?
I have no idea why it's just one side, apart from the fact that I think it's not uncommon for us to be stronger/weaker on one side and we all compensate in different ways. I know one of my calf muscles is bigger than the other for example.