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Our first OW session was cancelled - not sure why.. Maybe weather.
Not too wOrried about the swim though.
As long as I get a couple of sessions in to remind myself of the feel I'll be fine.
I have a 2.4 mile event in coniston in 3 weeks if all else fails.
Managed a 2 mile pool swim and 31.5 mile slow bike today anyway so all god.
I seem to be spending more time baking/ cooking/ creating at the moment.
Much more nspiring.
Bored with long distance training- still getting out there, but bored nevertheless
EP get with the positives you didnt chicken out and you got in and swam despite the conditions ..... Its all good
best to get used to rough as you never know what race day will through up...
It would have to go some to get rough at Outlaw Seren its like a big super long outdoor pool
now perranporth surf tri thats a monster
That didnt work very well
That worked i was in amongst that thought i was gonna die
Ere bog off Melds that took all if my (limited) IT skills did that
the only piccie i could see RMB was the perranport Youth Challenge.are you sure you were in it
well I seem to have done not a lot this week. Things keep getting in the way, but first open water swim planned tomorrow - scary - and still a planned 90 miler on sunday
Seren no i was in the 2004 old gits drown fest but i am so crsp the piccy linky thing didnt work it was one of my first sea swims and the surf was the biggest they had had in the history of the event luckily stupidity and iggnorance saw me through
Last night I was saved by my pirate hat.
Nearly finished my evening run when I both feel and hear a splat right on the top of my head. Yep some bird decided it was my lucky day!
Thankfully my pirate cap took the direct hit for me and then went through the washing machine just fine so was back ready to do service again this morning.
Very valuable bit of kit.
TJ great attitude
EP 4:30? great sfuff
whats that all about ?????
bit demotivated as i have had to pull from Bala and no IM this year might have a lazy day as its a beutiful spring day here i.e peeing it down, cold snd windy
^^ typical Cornish weather then ?
yep the Cornish Riviera
first open water swim done. Only 400m. Panic, asthma attack - no I don't suffer from asthma!! - anyway, the lesson is that I need to get in and do a lot more in the next 3 weeks before outlaw half. Did the majority breaststroke and still couldn't breathe
SS its probs just the sensory overload and low temps the best thing is just to get in and get your head under the water and just get used to it and calm yourself before you start to swim, if you start getting problems flip on your back and float starfish style till you get control you get so much bouancy from a wetsuit you aint gonna sink, it really is just a case of practice and aclimbatising
suns come out in Cornwall so is my mountain bike
EP, what's this you do with gels? Squirt them into a bottle? Do you then add some water to the bottle or squeeze the gel out through the cap? I was thinking of having them in pockets and stuck to the frame...