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  • Climbs, really only one is a bit of monster (realitively speaking for a newbie) and it did really drain me, I think it was around mile 5 or 6 - what worries me is that I won't be able to get enough hills in over the next year, plenty of time to think about though



    Calorie expenditure, I'm eating like a horse at the moment which is killing all the calories being burnt, I need to eat less! Otherwise i'm never going to become a racing snake!



    I will keep evrything crossed for sure! I can't wait to get back out for a decent ride again, but I really need to take it easy this week, so will reign myself in
  • Don't eat less - carb load like there's no tomorrow!

    Any pedal unclipping cock-ups?

  • Thank god no pedal cock ups, f'ing car pulled out from side road when I was doing north of 25mph, that was a little heart stopping - but otherwise good



    Must eat less can't afford your and every other 20 stone 6'3" butt beating me - just been watching IMUK on the active channel from a few years back and we definitely can do this, not sure lanza can be my first though, too many complications



    Would love to do Florida but I'm too impatient to wait that long, decisions decisions, Sweden is supposed to be a nice course and apparently the Germans are amazing...
  • Would you settle for Outlaw 2013?

  • We really can do it, can't we? Can we?

    So, just out of interest, can I have a list of those of us popping their iron cherry next year?

     

  • It's all about choices for your calories. I've found that the best strategy is to plan a post workout snack BEFORE you leave.  Otherwise, you'll be sticking your hand in every open bag of chips (yeah yeah crisps) that you see.  

    I personally have a new diet plan.  I just upgraded my wheels and they have a 225 pound weight limit and I'm currently about 220.  (From a high of 279.)

  • What time is it with you, IY?

    Good diet plan - wheels!

  • image off to bed. Night night

  • I'm at England minus 5.
  • Morning image



    I really want my first to be an IM



    IY good plan on diet, I had a post ride sausage sandwich yesterday that was nice



    Current weight is 193lbs, thats 11 lbs more than I was at Christmas image



    To be honest my body hates carbs and if I keep them in my diet I gain weight!
  • Can I eat all your carbs then?

    Surely the extra weight is muscle?

    I fancy Outlaw, but it does depend on Partner in Crime and when her work and family allow a free weekend. Might be IM UK.

  • You can have my carbs but at 20 stone, you might want to ease of tiger!



    Is your partner planning to race or just support?



    Yes IMUK could be a possibility too, need to have serious conversation with the missus soon, since just booking these things in itself is a bit of a challenge
  • Nurse Ratched wrote (see)

    We really can do it, can't we? Can we?

    So, just out of interest, can I have a list of those of us popping their iron cherry next year?  

    Me - Lanza!!image

  • We're both going to race and wanted to do the same one. 

    Oi, Fink - where's the chapter on the logistics of managing to get your race weekend on the calendar, in block capitals, in red ink?

  • Me - probably going to be Outlaw or IMUK. 

  • Just had an e-mail from Partner in Crime.  We're trying to decide which race to go for.  Her sister has asked her to do the Coast-to-Coast this year but, "she wants to do it no pressure so has banned me from inviting crazy friends. I think that means you! Take it as a complement as it means you are hardcore!"

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  • You do know IMUK is in Bolton don't you??? image

  • How much more exotic can you get?

  • I thought Bolton was the new Lanza?? image

  • Question 1 - why doesn't other half post

    Question 2 - did other half need to order 10 tri suitsimage

    Question 3 - where is Bolton? Does it get sunlight?



    Keep a watch though possible pirates planning a Lanza alternative, new thread today



    Raf - didn't take you long you're already in trouble with NRs OH
  • What have I done now????

    And I think the other thread is as well as Lanza.....I think???

  • yep mate, as well as Lanza i.e in addition to Lanza...

    AND

    "she wants to do it no pressure so has banned me from inviting crazy friends. I think that means you! Take it as a complement as it means you are hardcore!"

    I think that's your card marked!

     

  • no - that's nothing to do with me !!

    And Henley seems to be leading the charge for the 'other' pirate outing! Which is a bit of a shame as I drive through Henley every day - so not much of a trip for me!!

  • doesn't meet my ambition of an IM being my first.... date is just a real problem for me image

     

  • RafikiD wrote (see)

    no - that's nothing to do with me !!

    And Henley seems to be leading the charge for the 'other' pirate outing! Which is a bit of a shame as I drive through Henley every day - so not much of a trip for me!!

    Ah - but think about rolling out of bed at 4am at home, in to the car....and we're there. image

  • There is that - may well go for the half just to be sociable!

  • I may yet do the half this year. It seems quite a sociable, civilised, low key distance... image

  • gastank,

    1. Partner has yet to discover the joys of RW forums.  
    2. I told her I was buying a tri suit and she said,"I am not wearing one of those things" 
    3. No idea on either count, but won't finding out be such jolly fun.

  • Hope your all not swanning off to Costa del Bolton and letting me do Outlaw on my own next year
  • SD I won't be doing outlaw mate, I'm pretty much decided on a branded IM being my first event... I had hoped to make Lanza work but just not going to be possible financially or from a family commit standpoint.



    Both IM Wales and IM UK have clearance at home, my leaning is towards Bolt at this point....
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