but I have a concern...
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?
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!
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.
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
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!
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...
...here 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?
SlowEngineer wrote (see)
...here 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. www.pirateshipoffools.co.uk will give you the background.
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....
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
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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