If you had c.£50 a month spare to spend on improving your performance..

how would you spend it

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09/08/2012 at 09:22

Just curious, would you spend it on a coach, joining a gym, get swimming lessons, on nutritional advice, pay off a loan for a powermeter / TT bike / wattbike?

Or just buy lots of new black and yellow pirate kit?


WildWill    pirate
09/08/2012 at 09:25
Edited: 09/08/2012 at 09:25
Cheerful Dave    pirate
09/08/2012 at 09:30

If it had to be a monthly spend rather than saving it all up, for me it would probably be best spent on swimming lessons.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
09/08/2012 at 09:31


Id bulk buy




09/08/2012 at 09:37

Most of the things on your list Glad, if I had to prioritise I'd start with the swimming lessons then go for coaching, but accepting that probably that might involve renting some sort of power meter. 

09/08/2012 at 09:41


Dave - what would you save up for then?

I think a few swimming lessons then a coach, like FeFe.

To clarify, not a coach like FeFe, but, like FeFe, swimming then coach!

Not that I dont appreciate a master of his art!

09/08/2012 at 10:06

Where have you got a spare £50 pcm from,  did you finally take that job as local school dinner lady?

Iron Muffin    pirate
09/08/2012 at 10:26


Doner Kebab    pirate
09/08/2012 at 10:29


09/08/2012 at 10:37

Bike fit, new wheels, swim lessons....

09/08/2012 at 11:05

Depends on what you are good at.

For me my swim is average, bike average and run good. As the bike is a longer section and with more time to be gained then that is where I would spend money. Maybe a loan and then new wheelset, turbo or powermeter. (Thinking laterally then I should probably spend it on flowers for the wife as that may get me a bit more time out on the road!)

Cheerful Dave    pirate
09/08/2012 at 11:52
Gladys M. wrote (see)

Dave - what would you save up for then?

Oh, mainly stuff that would have much less impact on performance, I quite fancy the Garmin pedal-based power system for example, but it would just be another number and I doubt very much I'd use it to improve performance, my training is too unstructured for that.

seren nos    pirate
09/08/2012 at 12:16

a personal trainer......

purpletrilady    pirate
09/08/2012 at 13:07
seren nos wrote (see)

a personal trainer......


09/08/2012 at 13:45

Sports massage for me!

cougie    pirate
09/08/2012 at 15:35

Coaching I think - just basically anything that would actually make me get out and train more.  I'm not keen on personal trainers - they seem to be good for normal people, but unless they're a triathlete/runner themselves - they dont have the knowledge. 

I did read an account of an amateur cyclist in the States who got started in doping. I think he was spending about $1000 a month on EPO - so thats a non starter.

09/08/2012 at 15:46

Better quality wine

09/08/2012 at 16:19

Spoken like a true Essex girl Wilkie.

09/08/2012 at 17:30

I'd buy a turbo trainer first, so that I can train and watch the telly at the same time and no longer have excuses not to train!

09/08/2012 at 18:05

No, you just find new excuses not to train.

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