this looks good for something different
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Isn't crochet faster than knitting ? I know coat door
Personally I was always better at macrame!!
Could be good for a supporting/shopping combo
yep - teams of 2 or 3 for the half or full distance races - with 2, one person will need to do 2 disciplines
Himself is thinking about this esp. as you don't need a doctors note. I'll keep the drinking end up
Well, I might, and I only say might, be tempted to a bike leg...
Could be tempted to swim and a run if you don't mind slow...maybe
Slow is good. I don't do fast. Half or full?
Half would be fun but could probably stretch to full.
Ok I'll give it a go, was thinking about Wales next year but this would do instead.
2 questions. When do I start training and who wants to coach me?
what distance JB?
I thought I'd go the whole 9 yards
OK - start training now
I think the half, Dustboy
Fun sounds more, well, fun!
Well that's the first question answered.
(JB, I don't want to put you off, but I think it's a bit more than nine yards)
JB - you need to start building your bike and run base through autumn so you gradually get used to the higher training loads. come spring, that base will make the heavier training loads easier to handle.
Ok FB this is where I am now.
Swim. Lesson once a week since October-can manage 1600m in 40mins but I'm clapped out after that and I've only done that once.
Bike. From the beginning of the year I've built up to112m+ in about 10hrs including breaks but only ride once a week.
Run. Has gone off the boil a bit this year managed 10k in 47mins in May and haven't done much since. Did manage 9.21 Comrades up last year though.
That's about it.
Wilkie, just keep shouting ' you've 8 more to go '
JB - OK
keep at the swimming - it can only improve. any OW experience in that??
bike - you have the distance you need to build speed which can be helped by building strength. turbo sessions/mountain bike in winter/more riding generally will help. try to do longer rides without breaks and certainly try to get at least a 50 miler in once a week between now and year end. a few sportives to see where you are maybe.
running - sounds OK there, but start rebuilding and do some bike/run brick sessions to help. you don't need to do very long runs, but be able to sustain what you do off the bike. adaptation is the word
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