oh bugger, another fat newbie.....

getting started with stupid questions and a goal

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09/10/2012 at 16:28
Not sure about tumble turns, a lot of pool based races don't allow them

Usually set the bike up before the start, so bottles on the bike, and depending on distance gels etc in a bento box on the top tube

Most people use a small box in transition so trackie top etc gets left in that with my car keys in the zipped up pocket

Wallet and mobile locked in he car

Transition is usually well marshalled so things are generally pretty safe in there
09/10/2012 at 16:55

forget tumble turns unless you plan to spend an awful lot of time in the pool - I can do them (with varying success) but usually don't bother and just focus on what I'm doing between the walls.  likewise, bilateral breathing - it ain't a dealbreaker if you stick with unilateral (some fella called Phelps swims breathing unilaterally and I believe he's not too shabby??  ).  they key is to be sure you can breath effficiently whichever method.  bilateral can be useful in sea swims where the waves may be coming from one direction but you can still cope - I haven't drowned yet!


09/10/2012 at 16:56

phelps is a freak. size 19 feet. hes a blasted amphibian. so, he can swim but he cant ride a bike worth a damn

just technique and rythm and endurance then.



09/10/2012 at 17:02
Training ? Wash your mouth out young Cake
09/10/2012 at 17:32

the only cure for training, is racing. or is that the only point ?

school parents evening now, then a brick with a long run on the end before dinner and bed


09/10/2012 at 17:35
Ah parents evening. I used to love those.... I always wondered who the child they were talking about was, cos it never sounded like my brat
10/10/2012 at 21:34

having a bit of a bugger with luck.

missed my long run session. family tensions caused by my lack of attention

missed my shorter run wouldhave been long. boiler died twice. managed a mile before bedlam took hold

aiming for my brick tonight

10/10/2012 at 23:49

thats better. 30 turbo, 35 run - covered 5k in record time. even if the iphone app is poney for distance on the treadmill.

its a lark init. exercise n stuff. eh ?

wheres the midday sun when your mad dog wants to go out?

11/10/2012 at 07:38
Mid day sun ? Dunno I'm oop norf
11/10/2012 at 13:06
Agreed mate (well apart from the bit about Greggs, never been in one). Suzie has said she doesn't mind me doing Half or Full IM's, so long as she doesn't have to watch !
Iron Muffin    pirate
11/10/2012 at 13:13

Dave, are you coming out of retirement?

Please keep you bad luck to yourself Sgt Lard. I am just starting to do a bit again and dont want any setbacks. Feel very lardy so no Gregg's for me. (I don't do Gregg's anyway, I could get on a soap box about supporting independent bakers........)

11/10/2012 at 13:29
12/10/2012 at 18:49

ahhh.....a nice little run tonight. I might even try once around the block(ish) jsut for larks - hoping it rains so I can get used to an english summer

outlaw half opens on tuesday, apprantly.  Ill be watching.

also querried the waitlist progress to see if theirs any action building.  ( i know it only just sold out, but you get nothing if you dont ask ).

confession. missed a bike effort last night. so will have to make a special effort tomorrow.

retirements for dead people. or as near death as I want to be.

12/10/2012 at 20:34
Retirement is for those who don't want to pi$$ the wife off anymore than they have too
12/10/2012 at 21:56
Flowers and chocolate. Flowers and chocolate
13/10/2012 at 10:49
Always a good move mate
Blisters    pirate
14/10/2012 at 21:18

It's gone quiet in here. Either he's been sacked or he's in the sack.

Sgt Lard, might I make a recommendation? Buy a copy of Andy Holgate's book. Can't swim, can't ride, can't run. He's also called Iron Holgs, and is a Pirate. I am trying very hard not to read it before I go on holiday, but it keeps jumping into my hand.

14/10/2012 at 21:25

Holgs book shouldbe required pirate reading.  i may have read it 4 times now and I've only had it 4 months!

14/10/2012 at 21:32
And book 2 will be out in the new year, more inspiration for all ditherers
14/10/2012 at 23:31

Been busy doing stuff...garden, builders rubble removal, electrical wiring, home decorating. 

Brownie points restored!

long run delivered tonight, missed a bike session ( Tomorrow is another day! ). crackin!

OH, yes Ive read Holgs book. I thought I said very early on in the thread....

My son wanted to get me a book and didnt want to buy Lance as 'he's been on the news for being a cheat, dad' and he picked Holgs tomb. This was late august. read it, signed up here and their, spend some money. dug lots of 'stuff' out of the garage from when I was young and still waiting to meet a woman foolish enough to become a wife. ( mine at any rate )

Now, 8 weeks later Im swimming up to a mile ( in chunks ), Im running 1hr+ and 37min 5k's. Bike work isnt progressing as it should - something I must fix my christmas. Got my first event ( aquathon ) on the 18th nov.  Ill be entering outlaw half this week and im on the wait list for outlaw full. and as soon as I can get into a wetsuit/tri suit without splitting it in three, ill own those two !

Ive lost 6lbs officially, but i feel like its more.

Time to re-read Holgs.  ( Be nice if the famous author stopped by the thread and provided some wisdom from cumbria ! )


 Thanks everyone for your support to date.



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