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First post on here, but I was thinking of either the Vitruvian or Little Woody?!
I'd hurry up if your thinking of the vit, sold out in 36 hours last year
I saw that it filled up pretty quickly, I've decided to plump for the Little Woody. Its nearly half the price and with Ironman UK 2014 in my sights, good training I think!
Not many of us doing this then?
Was it something I said?
I'll see if they offer places from dropouts nearer the time, chances are they will I reckon and if they dont, meh
I am doing it, will be my first middle distance!
ellie owen wrote (see)
Im in. My delightful hu bby signed me up after I watched him do ironman wales! I have only ever done a super sprint. I am happy with ow swimming and am getting there with the bike BUT I hate running ....I will be the one walking at the back! Argh! Scared!
I'm in a similar position, I have only done a sprint. I'm the opposit though, love running, getting there with bike and while I don't hate swimming I'm not a huge lover! But it is 10 months (to the date!) away so plenty of time for proper preparation trying to think positively!
Congrats to all who got a place. It's a really enjoyable track - especially the cycle route. Get your jabs before you jump into the lake/cesspit though.
Good to see a few signed up here. It is a fun event and great for spectators also.
I made some silly skool boy errors in 2011 and I'm returning to put right the wrongs....
Yeah, jabs, The lake's a bit pongy when you get in - something like rotten eggs!
Looking forward to the training, this sort of starts at end of January when I go to Lanza for some much needed winter sun and warm weatehr training.
im only putting in about 13 hours a week at the minute but itll rise to around 25 by summer,
Hi Ellie, if you have only limited time I would concentrate on the bike. The swim you can muddle through and can always walk the run. The bike course is a bit lumpy, so get as many hilly rides in as you can. No need to panic you have months of summer riding before the Vit. I live in east anglia which is flat as a pancake so I did go up and ride the course a few times before race day. This helped my confidence a lot. Don't worry though, it's not the Alps just a bit more undulating than we have around here.
Just in case its useful, there's a group doing open water swiming sessions actually at the location of the Vitruvian swim (Whitwell harbour on Rutland water) on Wednesday nights from May. http://inspire2tri.com/programmes/open-water-swimming-2/open-water-swimming-events-in-rutland-water for more details. I'll be down there, although the Vitruvian is out of my league this year!
Well hopefully the snow has all buggered off now and we can get on with our training.
Did some useful bike miles over the weekend and was frozen solid most of the time though I can't run at the moment as I have a calf injury - but this is improving and I hope to be running again by next week.
How is everyone else's training going?
Drop me a line if you do come up, EllieO - we're 2 miles away and can provide a base if you want! You should be able to PM me through the forum.
via Twitter Pacesetter just announced they'd released five more spaces - I've nabbed one.
Good for you PRW!
I finished the Little Beaver std tri on Sunday still carrying a slight calf injury which got progressively worse during the run. Hobbling around a little bit for now but hopefull to be properly running again soon.
I have Dambuster at Rutland in two week's time. at least I get a chance to swim in Rutland Water and the run is a little flater!
If you can get the practise, jump at the chance - I always feel more comfortable when I've already swum somewhere before competing there.