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Member since Apr 2008 • Last active May 2015

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    The fastest of my club mates! Kate beat me at marlow last year by 12 minutes, and I was 2 minutes faster today.

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    Not the best day at the office, swim went well, out in the first 1/4 of my wave, the bike was tough but despite spending most of the downhill doing 50+kph I had enough gears to end up averaging 220 watts (so 20 watts under target) then I had a meltdown in t2, I left my chip in transition after putting socks on, so added about 500m and then once I was properly out my left quad and hamstring simultaneously cramped so hard it made me cry! Couldn't stretch and waking made it cramp harder - so I had to wait for it to subside despite the GB manager screaming at me that I was top 10, and then just had to ease into the run once it stopped.

    So of my three aims top 10, sub 5 and being the fastest of my club mates I only achieved one.

    But a lot of lessons learnt, and I may come back next year for another attempt.

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    @ewanmac wow lots of bottles! I'm actually only running one for a 70.3, and will get the rest from aid stations...

    Have switched from 12-25 to 11-28 based on a course recce, more spin and more grunt!

    Drop me a pm with your email and I'll put you in touch, it might mean you end up in a house full of pros - but based on this weeks efforts they are a pretty relaxed bunch!

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    Thanks @Pifko, weather conditions here are far from optimal, there's been a storm through the night and it's still drizzling, but I slept well, have had my breakfast and am just about ready to go.

    We're only a 10 minute walk to transition so we'll leave it as late as possible rather than leaving bikes and shoes out in the rain for hours, hopefully the swim still goes ahead - the tougher the better in my book! Then it's 93km on a poorly surfaced road climbing about 1200m on the way out and then down the same road on the way back... Run is simple enough with three 7k laps along the beachfront, and then a 100m sprint to the finish line.

    25 in my age group, hoping for top 10 but no real idea how good they are!

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    @ewanmacc Btw are you sorted for accommodation for Wales was speaking to someone today who's trying to sort out accommodation... Can put you in touch...

    That's a tough one, but why would you need 4 bottles at all times - there are lots or aid stations...

    Have a friend who makes up a 4x concentrate bottle of his preferred nutrition, and then drinks a small concentrated amount and dilutes it in his stomach with on course water...

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    1 bottle of a carb drink (there are 3 aid stations son I can pick up more water) and then 4 gels Total of about 150g of carbs and then some water on top depending on how hot it is (at the moment it's pissing it down and about 15 degrees).

    Haven't gone out on it today as it wasn't "in the plan" but have run and been swimming which was awesome but brutal - the sea today makes Weymouth last year look pancake flat although it's due to calm down...

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    Bike pretty much set up, annoyingly I need a new front brake inner cBle but that should be too much of a problem, pretty happy with the way it looks!

    Can't wait to take it out for a spin later on!

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    Well we've all made it in one piece on the train heading to Rimini!

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    there's a trail one this weekend along the thames/jubilee from Windsor - slay some demons from up tow/down flow last year?!

    otherwise no idea.

    quietly (on the whole internets) hoping to get a half marathon PB this weekend at the end of Challenge Rimini,

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