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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Bags packed, bike prepped car fuelled. A good night's sleep and then hitting the road for the family trip to LCW in the morning. Hopefully the 'hay is in the barn' to coin Monkie's phrase Can't wait
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Cheers Mick. Yeah Flipper is ready to beat her old man soon haha Hmm. Got a 5 HR drive to let some thoughts settle but right now, I can't away from the place fast enough! Ok thanks. There was no fast efforts yesterday which helped. If anything, my right calf is feeling it this morning. I will see how they settle down.
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Hehe for the first time ever, Mrs FP said she really hoped I was done with IM now. She said to do something that was more fun. Which is quite the statement as she was the one encouraging me to do it in the first place! Also, had better look at results last night. My bike time was good for 91/606. I think I might look at TT events. Not sure yet.
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Cheers mate. Calf held up ok thankfully but of course overall pace was low. I couldn't have ran faster anyway but got the impression I would have pushing my luck.
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    I can't see it in my immediate future. I achieved more than I could hope for at LCW and I'm taking that as my A race. For the money and pain involved in IM Wales, I'm just not sure what the point would be. My Brain is scrambled but this course makes you really think twice about returning. I think I might go for Weymouth HiM instead.
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    What training did you do today?

    Stuff, very painful stuff!
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Marathon done. It was so hot and hilly. I was praying for the pain to stop and was definitely getting emotional in the last 3km but worked my nuts off and managed 4:26. Christ, never again, seriously ! ETA: results are in. I came 176/606 overall. Improvement of over 200 places compared to last year.
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Yeah cheers mate. In town now having coffee before the off:) I have a mate there today. He's pretty fast. Is the swim on?
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Bike is done. Jeeezuus why do I keep coming back here! This effing course is savage. it kicks you to kingdom come if it's cold and raining and does the same thing when it's hot and windy. I truly never want to see it again This is run as a sportive but I never draft intentionally because it's usually an IM prep. I really dug in on this one. I was in wave 2 which was medium fast. We didn't start until 8:45 and the sun was already hot and very windy. Did my usual trick of forgetting to start my watch. Think I started it within 5 mins. Never looked at it all ride. Absolutely stocked to see 6:36 on watch at the finish. Shattered !
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Swim is done. 90 mins. Felt rotten on 2nd lap had to pull right over and hurl. Then I felt like sleeping. My worst ' normal' swim. Weird. On the plus,Flipper had a ball
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    All here ok. Flipper is ready to rock.
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Cheer Ex. Hoping to give it a red hot go this year, this calf is a worry but if it holds together on Sunday, I'm aiming for 30 mins quicker than last year. IIRC, last year there were 1050 starters, 550 finishers and I came 385th. Been scorch all week but it's cloudy today with a yellow warning for thunder this afternoon in Tenby. 25C forecast for Saturday and 30C for Sunday, eek! Yeah for sure mate. 9 years ago that accident, can you believe it? Hanging that medal above my bed during rehab kept me going πŸ‘ Flipper is already up and asking what she needs to do. I said 'just listen to to the teacher' (that'll be a bloody first)
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Cheers Roxii. If I can just survive 5hrs of 'are we there yet Daddy'?
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Cheers mate. Onto Heart now (Barracuda)
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Cheers brother. πŸ‘ Good shout. Just on Hothouse Flowers- I can See Clearly Now
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    She’s good, looking forward to her race. I just hope she runs the right way
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Thanks Surfer, just chilling with some tunes thinking about the weekend ahead. Playlist so far is: Hilltop Hoods - Nosebleed Section Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird (Oakland Live) Neil Young - Old Man Joshua James - No Milk Today 😎
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    FIFA WC

    I barely know who is in what group this time round. I do know I drew Oz in the work sweepstake, so that's Β£2 I'll never see again.
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    FIFA WC

    let them eat cake
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    FIFA WC

    Sterling seems really fast at running but he forgets to take the ball with him most of the time. Have to say, though, the support has been amazing, It seems to have really restored people's faith in the Eng after the woeful showing at the Euros.
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    FIFA WC

    you say that like it will be news to us.
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    FIFA WC

    On the plus side, if I make all the cut offs for LCW, I can go to the fourth medal ceremony now. 😎
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    FIFA WC

    You cheer for anyone against the Frogs, even the Scottish
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    FIFA WC

    I had to shut laptop
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    FIFA WC

    Oh well, Croatia deserved that. Eng seemed to have been abducted at half time and replaced with some pale imitation.
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