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17/03/2004 at 10:05
Ah yes!.......................


A whole new sport in itself.

I'd welcom help and ideas here too!
17/03/2004 at 10:21

see ironman checklist - basically so you dont forget things for transition - but its valid for half IM distances too, and possibly olympic if you plan on taking a long time
17/03/2004 at 10:31
mmmmm I'm tempted but I think I'd find it hard to put the training in...Right need to find a sprint near Edinburgh that has a fat tyre section!
17/03/2004 at 18:38
As Dangerous Dave said you definately need to practice doing some running after being on a bike for a while. The best way I can describe the sensation is like a sailor trying to get his land legs back after being at sea for a year.

You don't need to overdo it, I used to do a 3 mile run after having 2 or 3 hours on the bike, just get used to that sensation.
17/03/2004 at 20:38
I've done 2 (rowing) tris (use a concept 2 instead of a swim) The first time it was hell inthe transition, a year later i was expecting it and had no problem at all,

I didn't go quite so hard on the bike at the end though in anticipation of it. Definatly worth getting used to if you want to do tri properly and not the once a year event I do :)
17/03/2004 at 21:52
i've never run in wet cement...
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/03/2004 at 21:54
Hi all,

As some of you already know im new to Tri’s my first is the Stratford Sprint Tri in May. Im ok with the stamina just need to work on my speed but treating this year as an introductory year.

I was going to jump in at the deep end and have entred Longest Day Ironman in July but am now pulling out due to lack of training because of various injuries. Im going to just concentrate on a year of Stamina/Base training now but will play around with my speed a little to.

My training is back up to 6 hrs a week after a 4 week lay off due to a damaged foot – tonight I tried to run 6 miles and it took me an hour lol – ouch so I guess 4 weeks off is pretty bad for stamina loss – I ran 18 miles before by break……..

Looking forward to transitions – not really worried about the changover time and guess the bike to run legs don’t really come into it except in Tri’s over Olympic distance, well that’s my guess anyway as ive come of a gym bike after an hour of hard spinning and straight onto the tready a few times with little or no wobbly effects.

My goal this year is to complete a ½ Ironman now.

Stick around the forums if your new they are a great source of information and help, I wouldn’t have got this far without all the support ive had from others here and look forward to maybe bumbing into some of you along the way (probably as your lapping me lol). Oh re Longest Day im going to volunteer as a Marshall (as they need some more help) – so if your doing it and want me to look after any special requirements e.g. hide your outboard motor or flippers after the swim let me know…. Seriously if you need anything I’ll be there.

Oh and my training plan is something like this (subject to sdjustment)

Mon – Swim (reps)/rest day
Tue – Medium Bike (1-3 hours)
Wed – Run 6 miles lunchtime, Swim (endurance) in Evening
Thur – Long Run (8-13 miles)
Fri – Spinning/rest day
Sat – Long Bike (2-5 hours)
Sun – Long Run/Bike/Tri/Brick

IM Florida 2005 here I come (hopefully).

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