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seren nos    pirate
24/01/2013 at 20:15

for my first ironman I used to place a lot ofr vaseline down inside my shorts.....and uit definitely helped.......now i've just HTFU 

IronCat5    pirate
24/01/2013 at 21:48

EP, I only have experience from the male POV, but I remember posting a similar question last year when hitting the longer bike rides. The general answer was don't sweat the small stuff, and HTFU. The small print said that you'll get used to it.

I guess turboing is more static that road biking, where you may move a lot more often and readjust without noticing. And you will get used to it and your body will HTFU.

Seren's comments remind me of the large pot of vaseline I unveiled in T2 at Outlaw. Suddenly I was surrounded by men and women dipping their hands in. Double dipping in some cases

Nurse Ratched    pirate
24/01/2013 at 21:54

 What happens at Outlaw stays at Outlaw.........................

Nurse Ratched    pirate
24/01/2013 at 21:56

1hr run on treadmill this afternoon. 

Blister 

Doner Kebab    pirate
24/01/2013 at 22:00

On the turbo i try and get out the saddle for a few seconds at the end of every mile after the first 20 minutes, you dont need long, jsut stand up, do a few pedals and re-seat, you normally sit in a very slightly different way and it helps prolong the numbness. when i say i try, what i actually mean is most of the time i ride it out for about an hour until i have to stand. On the road - is easier for me as sweat evaporates = less friction = more comfort and maybe get up every 15 minutes if i been seated for a while. I tried creams and stuff but took the advice of FB and just got used to it. 

IronCat5    pirate
24/01/2013 at 22:04
Doner Kebab wrote (see)

I tried creams and stuff but took the advice of FB and just got used to it. 

'Twas he who penned the above sage advice.

VT'd    pirate
24/01/2013 at 22:22

Have to admit that I double dipped in that tub Cat.  I'm sure I returned the favour by passing you a handful of cashew nuts that you gladly acceted .

Oh how the karma has treated me now .

IronCat5    pirate
24/01/2013 at 22:29
VT'd wrote (see)

Have to admit that I double dipped in that tub Cat.  I'm sure I returned the favour by passing you a handful of cashew nuts that you gladly acceted .

Oh how the karma has treated me now .

Don't worry VT'd. I needed the salt

sweetfeet...    pirate
24/01/2013 at 22:41

EP sorry to hear about your dad. Keep your chin up and support him where you can.

Week 8 for me Thu sesh nailed that horrible 100+ RPM on the turbo this morning and swim #1 again tonight. The 12 x 100 @ 20 secs really started to bite. I'm still averaging 50 mins for the whole sessions but hopefully my stroke is improving. Sometimes it all starts to feel bang on and then next length feels tough again. Weird.

I 'might' even put the bike back on the road this weekend. The forecast suggests the snow and ice will be gone but replaced by wind which is sub-optimal (Chrissie's favourite word, aside from maybe 'smiles').

OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
24/01/2013 at 23:06

EP / Seren / Cat
I use 'chamois creme' aka bum butter for all long rides and turbos.
The lube effect helps massivley to prevent chaffage - no one wants that!
I dont bother applying it to the chammy/seat pad, I just stick my shorts on then get a couple of finger fulls of chammy creme and lube up - if you know what I mean.
Font and back or where ever the hell you ge sore.

Its so useful I have a pot in my t1 bag - and slap a wad on
Likewise a poy of vaseline in the t2 bag to lube up for the run.  same thing - dip deep and lube!

glad to be of help

PSC    pirate
25/01/2013 at 06:04
Pix, just read your news. So sorry to hear about your Dad.
seren nos    pirate
25/01/2013 at 07:47

cheap vaseline is so much cheaper than chamois creme...............with the added bonus that you get a nice shiny seat......

But yes you can get used to it with the right trishorts.......still impressed that the only place that didn't hurt after the double bike leg was my undercarriage.........and that was without any lubricant at all

Nurse Ratched    pirate
25/01/2013 at 14:01

Seren, you are hard as nails!

Swim swum this morning.  50 zombie minutes in the pool, 70 lengths.

 

25/01/2013 at 14:10

missed my swim this morning so that equals NO swimming at all this week!!! have rejigged diary to fit in 3 sessions next week to make up for my tardiness.  All i have to do now is motivate myself to GTFU and into the pool.  Why is it so much easier to run or bike first thing in the day than go swimming????

On the bright side, just done a 1 hour run in Z2 and covered 7.2 miles which for me is pretty good

seren nos    pirate
25/01/2013 at 14:14

In my opinion which isn't worth much Jammy.if you have to ditch some sesions then swimming is the best to miss.....,but then i'm biased

25/01/2013 at 16:04

woo hoo . thanks Seren! feel slightly less guilty than before now.

25/01/2013 at 16:21

A much better looking week for me this week except I haven't run yet. My YakTrax arrived today so might give them a gentle test out in the dark tonight.

25/01/2013 at 18:13
100% for this week, including 15k this morning. Now spending the evening dreading the 2.5h turbo session which starts at 6:30am tomorrow. Damn this weather!!!!
25/01/2013 at 21:42
Yay 1 1/4hr run fine in the dark, snow and ice without any problems. Courtesy of Alpkit and Yaktrax. I'm feeling rather pleased with myself.
IronCat5    pirate
25/01/2013 at 22:28

I used to use Sudocrem. Probably is it leaches out the shorts. Not a good look with balck shorts

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