(Not a sexual thread, sorry)
This forum by way of history celebrates long distance, and I applaud that because it's what got me into tri. But to address the balance I would say that getting FAST at shorter distances is AS hard, if not more so and the balance should be redressed.
love kk xx
I'm short, but slow...
I'm short and fast, unless I've had a couple of beers. Then I'm short and slow.
Depends where you are on two spectrums, body type and age.
Body Type - some are naturally better at short and fast and some are better at long and slow. Doing the opposite to your natural ability is harder.
Age - The older you get the harder it is too improve at short and fast and the bigger the risk of injury is. Simply we are less elastic as we get older, I am sure there is a granny that can put her toes in her mouth still but I have a 15-month old that can do that for ages and giggle at the same time. In general we are less elastic and therefore training for short and fast is riskier. Plus improvements are small and it seems easier to improve at long and events.
So for many of us training and improving at short and fast events will be harder than long and slow events.
Personally I have done lots of ultras, 3-road marathons, one IM, a few half IMs (my preferred I think) and the only real injury I had was achilles following a 10km training plan in the off-season. Too much speed work.
Having said that I am itching for another go at a sprint Tri at the moment.
love sprints as well - just about going as quick as you can until you feel like throwing up. Harbour ambitions of going sub 70 minutes almost as much as I'd like to go sub 12 for IM.
I did an Olympic tri in 2001 ( maybe 02). I was 24th in the NW region. Some idiot tried to interview me for local radio while I was pulling off my wet suit (last out of the water... I made up for this later!!). After the race, some other guy said I should take the pannier rack off the back of my bike. The T shirt mispelt Olympic!
Anyway, I only did it because my mate talked me into it, it was his first event of any sort... He went on to long course European Champs...
I gave up tri... not my scene... all that swimming and buying expensive bikes!!!
Just as well, the way the sport has developed in the last 10 years.
kittenkat wrote (see)
This forum by way of history celebrates long distance, and I applaud that because it's what got me into tri. But to address the balance I would say that getting FAST at shorter distances is AS hard, if not more so and the balance should be redressed. love kk xx
Lets do it, ill race you at a super sprint next next year, which one do you want to do
Sub 90 is something good to aim at.
my sprint pb is 71 mins
PSOF National Sprint Champs 2013?! Liking that idea!
I was just thinking that Gladys, for a few years there has been talk of getting some teams together for the National Club Sprint Relay champs, usually takes place end August (probably 2-3 weeks before Challenge Henley next year)
Its Bank Holiday August weekend ..
gastank wrote (see)
Maybe one day
you gotta love sprints - it hurts so fooking much - how can you not enjoy that buzz.
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