All training together! :-)
I bought some cheap ones from Ribble. Hindsight is 20/20!
Go back to the place that did your fitting, and get what they recommend, and get the bike set up for it. I have had a good attempt, but couldn't get much power in to wind at Dorney the other week. Saddle kept digging in where it shouldn't .
ski?? S bend???
I have actually been looking at the T2's on Wiggle that have great reviews.
Ahhhh - I see now, the T2's(s) are flatter than the T1s(ski) I assume the ski would be easier to use as a beginner.
FWIW Soup, I have the T2+ as my LBS had recommended them and find the bars really comfortable. I have the waterbottle too and find it okay.. It's a good idea to get the bars sooner than later so you can get used to them. Otherwise they can end up as a handy airer
Doner Kebab wrote (see)
Cat. What's your max hr then? 205 or something . I wish I was that fit
M...eldy wrote (see)
Doner Kebab wrote (see)Cat. What's your max hr then? 205 or something . I wish I was that fit or that young
I already have a handy airer in my turbo trainer.
I have the MHR of a 16yo!
It was 204 when I did my 5k PB. It was a cold day and the garmin showed a steady rise towards the end, so I find it believable. It alsmost correlates with an old Tesco HRM that showed 221 on a 5k.
Soupy - I have ski bends. They hold the helmet easier in T1.
Cat how old are you mate if you dont mind? and have you always been active?
what i want to know is = am i really pushing myself or just too many years sat on my arse
33, and I sat on my arse until NYE 2009; an excercise-phobic. My HR has always been high.
Sitting here it would appear so: 60 - 70. Proper resting is <45.
I did get up to get my HRM though . What's your Frodo?
Wow! I leave my computer for a few hours and come back to 4 pages! Wonderful to have everyone join us.
ST - Yes, I'm thrilled to find out I'm now 907th. What an idiot! And a cheet! And a xxxxx
Anyway, it seems there is going to be quite a number all doing about the same.
It's bit late for me know, but tomorrow I'll post the first week of the "just finish" and "intermediate" too. I guess some will start a few weeks early.
Thanks Schmunkee for those tips. Will give it a go tomorrow and see if I can manage it - but you are so much more technical and details minded then me.
Oh boy, this is going to fun!
Cat5 in the Hat wrote (see)
Sitting here it would appear so: 60 - 70. Proper resting is <45.I did get up to get my HRM though . What's your Frodo?
If I do it properly (as in the morning, without moving from bed) it is around 37-8. During the day, if sat on the sofa kind of thing, it hovers around the high 40's.
I had a proper HRM malfunction this morning, though - it tried to tell me my HR was between 50-70 during my ride in to work! And that included a rather shameful "race" with a gentleman of a certain age on a folding bike
Frodo - I bet his HR was unusually high.....do you use %age of HR for training, or something like Karvonen?
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