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
EPO
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

http://www.ankmarvin.com/assets/images/meat/meat%20h/minceht.jpg

 





 

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

Barlos...

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

Liposuction

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

viagra

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......

ditto....

09/08/2012 at 13:45

Sports massage for me!

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
09/08/2012 at 15:24

Personal trainer for me too - if I could ever find one who understands how to help train a "senior"! Yes I am of a certain age - but having been active all my life and involved in long distance stuff for over 20 years, I'm not interested in senior citizen "aerobics" or dance classes.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
09/08/2012 at 15:26

Personal trainer for me too - if I could ever find one who understands that yes, I am of a certain age - but having been active all my life and involved in long distance stuff for over 20 years, I'm not interested in senior citizen "aerobics" or dance classes and am fitter than many others 20 years my junior.

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.

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