Considering the switch to tri

but I have a concern...

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TheEngineer    pirate
18/08/2009 at 15:33

Hello all, a bit of background; Have been running for a couple of years and enjoy it. Initially started with the intention of doing tri, but enjoyed running and kept focussed on that for a while. Have done half marathons and looking to do a marathon in the near future - I'm in the shape for it.

 I was also thinking of bringing in the other events with a view to picking up the Tri. One concern I have though is that I tend to mid-foot strike whilst running, which when I started played havoc with my calves. (I switched to my own b*stardised blend of POSE, Chi and so on after doing a bit of reading, and settled into a style).

Is my running style going to clash with the muscles used on the bike? If I am using my calves more intensively than in another style of running, am I going to suffer an inordinate amount?



cougie    pirate
18/08/2009 at 15:37
I really dont think you need worry.

The Ironman champ runs with Newton shoes and they are forefoot striking.

You'll suffer anyway - I cant see that your running style comes into it....

Now get down to the tri shop and start spending....
18/08/2009 at 15:38

you develop the muscles according to the discipline and provided you do sufficient biking, running and importantly bike to run transition then you will be fine

there are quite a lot of top triathletes around - plus a few from the forum - who are forefoot strikers......
oxymoron    pirate
18/08/2009 at 15:41
i think your biggest problem will be that you've just come on here and outed yourself as a POSE chi runner, have you no self respect?!
Edited: 18/08/2009 at 15:41
TheEngineer    pirate
18/08/2009 at 15:45

I'm embracing the wonders of anonymity. That said, I think I read something about a Nantwich event? That's practically my doorstep. (I may well be out by a matter of years - newbie digging up old threads )

Thanks for the replies guys!

18/08/2009 at 15:45

Pose and chi recommend a high cadence from what I've heard - say 80-90.  this should help your riding cadence which will probably be 80/90.

The real difficulty is transferring that cadence to the swimming but with practice you can get there.

TheEngineer    pirate
18/08/2009 at 15:47
I did used to swim at a local competitive level. That said, its a few years ago now. That and I've probably forgotten how to ride a bike...
18/08/2009 at 15:51

Well you're already an expert at sandbagging ....

I should have added a smiley after my earlier post - I dont think swim kick of 80 is relevent to anything

TheEngineer    pirate
18/08/2009 at 15:59

You'll be selling me tartan paint next.

 I think I have a complex of some sort. As soon as I start to get comfortable with the terminology of one sport, I must move on and become a beginner again!

TheEngineer    pirate
18/08/2009 at 17:21

Ooooh my picture has arrived!

I've just discovered kittenkat's thread. I best start reading if I want to finish it all and enter a tri (I might be entering as a veteran if I read it all!!) So many things to know...

M...eldy    pirate
18/08/2009 at 17:24
There is a wealth of information on these threads .....  some of it wisely ignored  
TheEngineer    pirate
18/08/2009 at 17:36 we go...

Am I correct in guessing that the people who've put full stops after the "M" in their username, have done so after the M-dot in the Ironman logo?

And what's the deal with pirates... It's a tri club?

18/08/2009 at 17:43
SlowEngineer wrote (see) we go...

Am I correct in guessing that the people who've put full stops after the "M" in their username, have done so after the M-dot in the Ironman logo?

And what's the deal with pirates... It's a tri club?

M., IM or Iron is the usual way to massage our ego and to let everyone know how great we are, unless you're M...eldy who is an even bigger show off.

The pirates aren't a real tri club. will give you the background.  

M...eldy    pirate
18/08/2009 at 17:44
TheEngineer    pirate
18/08/2009 at 17:51

I just like the yellow. It's nice and bright and happy. I might venture to Nantwich tri to go pirate spotting. (I don't think i'll be entering anything by then!)

 Clearly my ego needs a little massaging... it's a little different from having Iron or M. in it....

JD.    pirate
18/08/2009 at 18:20
move your cleats back on your shoes will mean less use of your calfs when you cycle.  thereby saving them for the run.  at least that's what gordo one of the tri coaches reckons.
Monique    pirate
18/08/2009 at 19:03
Slow Engineer, I am originally from rounnd your way, and am moving back to Audlem next month, also have Calf locally and others.... who will no doubt identify themselves. Will probably be over to watch the tri, at Nantwich so maybe see you there...
18/08/2009 at 19:09

POSE?? Chi??


Farnie    pirate
18/08/2009 at 20:11

get yourself over to the pre-race p*ss up the night before Nantwich

we are all camping on the field and carb loading with cheap booze

18/08/2009 at 20:15

Cheap booze Farnie?   If I'm saving money on sissie B&B and giving up my en-suite and plasma TV I want expensive booze!!!!

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