Another Ironman journey
Not read it yet but will buy both books tomorrow. Will let you know when I'm done.
Cheers Spoons. Kickboard was tried the other week. Fcuking killed my legs. Felt like I'd run a near-puke 10k and I'd only done 50m! Must keep that up. Can't help but get me in better shape.
Blimey Sgt, you're Grandma's heavy.102? My own Grandma made sure she saw everyone before her final goodnight. Those old birds have seen a few changes. In 1910 the Wright brothers aircraft were still relatively new, and Bleriot had just crossed the Channel. Bicycles were migrating from penny farthing to "safety" cycles with equal sized wheels and Benz cars or Stanley steamers weren't even talked about because few had seen one. A gazunder was a thing of beauty from Stoke, and rail had yet to hit its heyday. A holiday was called a wake, and an iron man either worked in a quarry or a foundry. That would be my Grandad then.They had it hard.
Yep, life is for living. Don't waste it.
PaddyP - Kicking when swimming, I try not to it knackers me out too much. I do kick but really gently more to help body position. April I was too a FC beginner I can now swim constant FC for as long as required. Advise I took was to slow stroke right down so your not tired and concentrate on the elements of the stroke.
Had a hard run Monday with the club 1m warm up 5k fast (20:40. I would like a sub 20min park run this season to finish), 3 miles of hills. I think the coach is trying to kill me... The first sufferfest session on the bike last night - local hero. Big puddle.
Paddy, another book you may want to try is Swim Smooth, it did almost send me to sleep on three ocassions while reading through the introduction chapters, but once you get on to the drills and technique sections you'll have plenty of things to try that will make your swimming far more enjoyable. Personally I'm giving swimming lessons a go.
I'll just second or third the recomendation for Don Fink's book, really great training guide, Can't Swim, Ride, Run is also a much more fun read, that will get you signed up to something longer before you get to the end of it, and the sequel is out on the first of January. Not quite sure on the timing, how can i get that as a christmas present with a release date like that...
Like many others here I decided to give a tri a go, wimped out a little and decided I'd go for a HIM to start. It won't take long for you to set your targets on going longer.
Gas - if you need a sherpa, give us a shout - few days in Spain would round the season off nicely! Plus you need some Pirate support on the way round!
PaddyP Tri clubs are great for swimming lessons and in Tri you don't want to be kicking much, you need to use your arms and save your legs for the bike and run.
Training Hill - get amazon vouchers and then buy it
6 years on from my first Tri and I still think that kick boards are evil, just save your legs for the bike and the run
Just realised I've repeated what Ali said, she is a wise bear.
I have a wierd phobia of vouchers, must get around to spending those commet ones some time soon...
I'll proabably end up getting the eBook/Kindle version.
Use of swimming training aids seems to be encouraged by some but really discouraged by others. Yet to try any my self, got to be able to do more than a couple of lengths of crawl before i start to worry about trying training aids. First session with my local tri club tonight will be an experience at least.
Forgot to ask if you do signings for the eBook/Kindle version?
Enjoy the session with the tri club.I see the benefit of using pool aids such as fins, kickbouys etc I just don't like them. Would rather do kick drills with my arms by my side in a snorkling style.
Actually yes there is a way of getting a kindle version signed, basically it's an image file. Have done a few for people. Still a strange concept to me.
Can we get a couple of blank cheques, or maybe a credit card with that signature as well Holgs??
It would appear my sarcasm has failed me, i didn't know that was even an option. Far better than taking a sharpie to my iPad.After reading your first book its great to see you are still active here.
You could Raf but I have no money so it really wouldn't be worth the effort.
TH - you wouldn't be the first, I mean it's not really real is and all a bit weird. They've tried to get rid of me on here but no one else would have me
In my defence I said there are some tri types who live near you that are on this thread you bad lot. I think your've scared poor paddy.
Paddy, has anyone mentioned the bible
Don Finks 'Be Iron Fit'
I was originally going to do my first Ironman in 2014 but after reading the above realised it could be achievable a lot sooner.
Born to Run & Chi Running are also good
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