IM on a shoestring.

...if I can pick ya brains.

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TheEngineer    pirate
18/09/2010 at 15:40
I've been perusing the PSOF site, and there's a link on there for a beginner doing an IM with a limited budget, but the link is broken? Anybody know where I can read that??
TheEngineer    pirate
10/10/2010 at 15:38
Can anybody offer their opinions on why this is good/bad/ugly? Fanks!
TheEngineer    pirate
10/10/2010 at 21:31

Thank you Cakey!

I'm doing alright actually, have been swimming most mornings, only up to 1km or so. Then training with the uni cross country boys has got me back into some sort of shape! Yourself??

TheEngineer    pirate
10/10/2010 at 22:22
That is if I have a bike! Sounds like a good plan though! I daresay t*ssing it off you'll still embarrass me! Far too many beers and a long summer with not a lot achieved has taken its toll. Working on that though, and when the Outlaw opens for entries I can have something to be accountable for...!
TheEngineer    pirate
10/10/2010 at 23:12
Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
TheEngineer    pirate
11/10/2010 at 00:02
I'll have to learn to run quickly then!!
TheEngineer    pirate
11/10/2010 at 07:57
Good to hear. I hope there's more good guys than bad guys round here, cause I'd hazard a guess you're all faster!!

1km in the pool this morning and feeling good for it. Lets see if I can do every morning this week...
TheEngineer    pirate
11/10/2010 at 13:22
Hmmm... I've just borrowed the Total Immersion DVD and I have to say I can't see the appeal. Having been coached before for swimming, my technique is rusty but it's nothing like that on show in the TI videos. Have you used it, and is it helpful?? A quick google suggests there are some detractors, but that lots of triathletes use it...
TheEngineer    pirate
11/10/2010 at 15:38
True. I'm going to stick with what I know for the time being, got plenty of time. If I hit a plateau where I just can't improve my endurance (which appears to be the primary goal of TI rather than speed) then I might try switching it up. Just wish I hadn't ordered the book already!

That said, I'm still looking for a bike, so should probably get me priorities sorted!

TheEngineer    pirate
11/10/2010 at 20:07
I've also ordered Joe Friel's book and an Anita Bean book on Sports Nutrition... any other recommended reads??
M...eldy    pirate
11/10/2010 at 20:12
She was, but she isnt now !!!!

SE, how tall are you?        I have a bike sat doing not a lot at all and it is too big for me
TheEngineer    pirate
11/10/2010 at 20:14
...and do I get more biscuits if I read them?!
TheEngineer    pirate
11/10/2010 at 20:16
I'm c. 5' 10" Meldy... this isn't a plot to do horrible things is it?! Cake says I should run away...
M...eldy    pirate
11/10/2010 at 20:18
Bit taller then me then, I am 5'8 and it is a tad on the big side for me

You shouldnt listen to Cake, he is a big girls blouse
TheEngineer    pirate
11/10/2010 at 20:25
That sounds like it could be the kind of steed I'm after then! How much would you be wanting for such a bike, and what would I need to do to it to make it Iron-worthy? (I don't know a lot but people seem nice here and my mummy always said I was too trusting... )
M...eldy    pirate
11/10/2010 at 20:27
I'll mail you 

Or mail me as you are not 'enabled' !!
Edited: 11/10/2010 at 20:28
TheEngineer    pirate
11/10/2010 at 20:29
I don't have it enabled I don't think... coulnae work that one out. I'll mail you my email address though?
11/10/2010 at 22:27
SE - I have a copy of the Swim For Tri that you could 'borrow'. It might be interesting for you to compare against TI.

PM me if interested
TheEngineer    pirate
12/10/2010 at 16:59
Guess who swam with the Brownlee brothers today??!
TheEngineer    pirate
13/10/2010 at 08:53


...for about 5m.

 They were in the same pool as me, but there was a gulf in class!

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