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16/03/2013 at 20:45

Ended up just 2 hours on turbo today instead of going out, busy family day. What a cop-out!  90 minute run scheduled for first thing tomorrow in the heavy rain, can't wait!

IY, hope you enjoy that one, collection of 4 of my novellas. 

Tired Badger    pirate
16/03/2013 at 20:52
another silly question, i hvave a speed and cadence sensor for my garmin, can i get another one for the TT bike and pair it with the same garmin? googled answer
Edited: 16/03/2013 at 20:55
IronCat5    pirate
16/03/2013 at 21:20
Tired Badger wrote (see)
another silly question, i hvave a speed and cadence sensor for my garmin, can i get another one for the TT bike and pair it with the same garmin? googled answer

Yes. My 310XT can have 3 bikes. However if you PX TT Mondeo is the same as mine the cadence sensors can be a bugger to fit due to the sharkfin on the chainstay.

I turbo'd on mine over winter 2011/2012 then got it on the road about this time last year. All my long rides and turbos were done on the TT. Only shitty wet weather rides were done on the road bike. I had a Retul fit for mine.

Currently using road bike for long rides and TT for turbo and racing. I loves it!

You should run better off the TT too.

Nice training IY and DTT. Must dig out one of your books DTT.

Tired Badger    pirate
16/03/2013 at 21:38
thanks cat and all, i plan to use my road bike as a wet / winter bike and the TT for everything else. Getting a Retul fit done too, thought it would be worth the extra from what evryone says about bike fits being important, plus it was half price with the bike purchase.
17/03/2013 at 09:44

Morning all,

firstly apologies for having abandoned the forum. After recurrent injuries (ITB) which forced me to take 9 months off trainig, I became fat (14 st. - 5'7"= BMI30!), lazy and stopped training completely. 

After brain washing myself and seeing my parents back off to Italy after the xmas holidays, I had my last drop of alcohol on January 13th 2013 at 18:00hrs. I decided to prepare for the Portishead sprint tri on June 30th, thus strictly following the just finish program of the be iron fit book (I thought by having a schedule I will stick to it and the just finish would start em slowly...) 

I am now on week 6 of the schedule and currently training 6 days a week as follows:

1. two one hours swim sessions per week (one hour is with coach): 16 F/C length=10 min

2. two cycle home sessions (13miles=55 minutes)

3. three runs per week with HR @ Z2. 30-45m avg. 8.5 min/mi (so much better training by HR)

4. one cross fit/boot camp session per week (one hour)

5. I am currently on 1200 calories per day and weight 12st

6. I love it!

I am now considering purchasing a tri compression suit and have had a look around for reviews etc. It appears that the 2xu and the TRI400 skins are the most popular. Price range are similar (£110-£130). I have been using the skins TRI400 shorts and found them very good. Does anybody have any experience on which one is better/worth?

It is good to be back and thank you very much for taking the time to read my post.






iron fraggle    pirate
17/03/2013 at 10:52

Welcome back Plinsky  good training going on there


I am seriously regretting my "run" yesterday - chest is feeling tight and I feel knackered walking up the stairs, obviously I'm not as over my virus thingy as I thought I was    was planning a gentle ride today, but have put it off for a day. Thankfully this week is a 'recovery week' on the plan, so I should be able to get back into it easily enough.


*awaits telling off by Nursey and Melds*

17/03/2013 at 11:13
Make sure you get well over your virus. You could make yourself very ill and risk getting pericarditis: you don't want that as it would stop you training for 6 weeks!

Take care
Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/03/2013 at 11:28

Oh Fraggle, Fraggle, Fraggle...


 No more of that exercise nonsense for you until you're better, young lady.

17/03/2013 at 11:43

I've just put a new post up on my Ironman Wales blog. If anyone would like to have a read it's http://chasethepotato.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/so-far-so-good-so-what/


17/03/2013 at 14:05
Welcome back Plinksy

Fraggle, naughty

I knocked out a cheeky 15 mile run this morning. New distance PB. Did a 1.3 mile swim after that so now lying on the sofa to watch the Milan to San Remo. Dont envy those boys, weather looks bad.
Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/03/2013 at 16:05

1hr 38min run, 9 and-a-bit miles ("and-a-bit" because I realised the Garmin hadn't picked up a signal when I started, so I just ran until it said 4.5 miles).

Good going SD

17/03/2013 at 18:03

weekly update



Thanks Nursey. Good run, my forerunner is a pain in the ass for picking up a signal sometimes.

Hows the neck 'exercising' ?


Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/03/2013 at 18:27

Had to take a break, was getting RSI

17/03/2013 at 21:57

8 miler for me today in some sleet and other precipitation.  Was going to beg off after waking up a bit sick and looking at the weather.  But a friend hit me with "HTFU" so I went out and got it done.  Glad I did.

IronCat5    pirate
17/03/2013 at 22:31

Nice one IY. It's always good to HTFU.

I wonder if Rafi was riding around the Chilterns today when he gave up after the viz was so poor he lost sight of his garmin.

This was my battle with the elements today.

M...eldy    pirate
18/03/2013 at 03:45

Nice report Cat 

Hats off to anyone out and about this weekend, surely spring cant be too far round the corner

18/03/2013 at 07:30

Well done IY-glad we dont have tha weather down here;

This w/e I did my first transiction: 30 minutes on the turbo (8min Z2 & 2min Z3 x3), followed by 18 minutes on the treadmill and a long stretching sessions after. It took me one minute from turbo to treadmill (with shoes change and Garmin sport reset). I know it isn't the real think (as I did it indoor) but does it sound reasonable timing wise...?



WildWill    pirate
18/03/2013 at 08:16

Had a very lazy weekend  only a bit walking and some core work ... but i did pick up my new car 

18/03/2013 at 08:55

So then.  Day 1 of my 24 week plan which begins (of course) with a rest day ????

18/03/2013 at 08:57

Iron Donkey: what plan are you following?

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