Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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11/06/2012 at 21:44
Bucket list (alpe de huez on freddie)
Shopping list (Ferrari Daytona)
Ship list (not while I'm aboard, scared of that water stuff)
Outlaw list (might just be at the tour de France)
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
11/06/2012 at 21:45
Oooohhh get you
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
11/06/2012 at 21:45
You'll be missed would be nice to have met
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
11/06/2012 at 21:47
Mikasa - which on demand service was slateman on? Was it 4oD?
11/06/2012 at 22:05
Gas - big maybe for TDF though. 50/50 will be at outlaw throwing water bottles or abuse or something!

I watched slate man on channel 4+1 v recently so it's gotta be on 4od!!!
12/06/2012 at 00:16

Whos at Outlaw Weekend List

Rafi - 1500m swim on Sat, Feed station Sunday. Camping Fri - Mon/Tues
Cake - 1500m swim sat, the whole beast sunday
Cake lovely better half Sarah or sarah the bookworm - 1500m swim sat, the bike feed station sunday.
MovingAlong - Arriving Friday, Outlaw on Sunday.
Razor-3k swim sat, feed station sun, camping sat night.
Horse- arriving sat, Outlaw sun, camping sat night.
The Rock Steady Crew - SteadyCJ and SteadySteve arriving Saturday and  camping Sat and Sun night.
Gastank - Run as part of a team
The Jesters - Tom: Swim, Frodo: Bike, Chilibean:Run

Do I have to book in for the a swim for the Saturday? Or can I just turn up? I quite fancy having a go. Is it lots of money?

My whole family are coming (Hubby and 4 very bouncy girls) and we are camping Fri - Mon.

Can't wait to meet you all

(MC, is there any chance of your sneaking over? what age are your kids?)

12/06/2012 at 07:44

Will be thinking about all you outlawers while I'm in my seal suit waiting to paddle at tri windermere.



12/06/2012 at 08:00

gastank - yes 4oD

Think I made the right decision yesterday by doing nothing, feel so much better today!!

road bike purchase needs to wait now for obvious reasons but as I don't have a bike at all now, BF is kind of re-building a Charge for me. His dad had a bike accident but he only needed bits to make it work so he bought small frame Charge which now doesn't have wheels and some other bits. He's sending it to us this weekend so soon I can cycle again, and have my own Charge, always loved BFs but it's too big for me.

Edited: 12/06/2012 at 08:01
12/06/2012 at 09:09

mikasa - i am really glad you made the right choice and are feeling better today

gastank - slateman looked brutal!!!

12/06/2012 at 09:16

Garmin HRM/Connect Question

Help Please!!!

I did the bonkers local hill on Freddie this morning (first time ever). Its my running (ahem, jogging) hill reps hill, but i have never done it on a bike before. Was supposed to go up it twice but i needed to get back and get ready for work (and my legs were going to fall off). Its 825 feet elevation in a mile, and at some points its 25% gradient. I can honestly say i have never gone up something so steep that i felt i had to lean right forwards over the handle bars, so i pull the bike over backwards.

anyway, my garmin says i burnt 648 cals during the session (i did other stuff, not just the hill). Is this worked out from the HRM? I have never entered height/weight into my garmin connect account?

Apologies if this is a really obvious question!!!

Rafiki    pirate
12/06/2012 at 09:25

I think its worked out from calculated energy used based on a default factory setting of weight - I know mine (Garmkin 405) was set at 70kg I think, which I had to change.

12/06/2012 at 09:29

raf - just changed my weight on it, lets see what happens!

12/06/2012 at 09:51

A possible geek point  do you not need to change the weight for running and cycling/type of cycling? i.e because you did a hill ride you should enter your weight plus the weight of freddie because you were dragging both uphill against gravity.  On a flat ride you should actually put in less than your weight because you are not actually 'self supporting' and running should be your actually weight?


Rafiki    pirate
12/06/2012 at 10:02

EcoSeal - that is a very geeky point but I like it!!

On my Garmin, you can change the overall setting from Run to Cycle, but i've never had to input the weight of the bike or even what gear ratios I'm using (I can beat you on the geek front).

But somehow I doubt the Garmin is that accurate on calorific burn rate - I'n not sure its that accurate on speed!!!

12/06/2012 at 10:06

ecoseal  i love it!!! geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek  It was truly dragging myself and Freddie up the hill... Never felt so close to blacking out on the two uber steep bits  Buzzing my bits off in the office now though

12/06/2012 at 10:07

*off to change all my activities in GC to exactly what i did. ATM they are all set as running. Lazy.

12/06/2012 at 10:08

Is your Garmin compatible with a cadence thingy? I believe wattage to calorific load is more accurate than the weight/time conversion.

geek out!

Edit: X-post with Oii -> whats GC? I don't have any techie bits of kit, after my decathlon HRM told me I was dead it went in the bin.

Edited: 12/06/2012 at 10:12
12/06/2012 at 11:11

I would guess Garmin Connect??

I'd love to have a garmin but might go for Polar instead...

MovingAlong    pirate
12/06/2012 at 11:31

I'm guessing Garmin Connect too.

I'm tempted by a 310 or 910, but just too much to spend. I've got a 405 for running, but the battery life isn't good enough for cycling. My mrs has a 305 which I now pinch for cycling - its excellent for the route mapping as well. As soon as either of them die, I'm out for a 310 or 910!

Bike bits turned up yesterday. Noticeable difference in length of bike just riding up and down the road. Cycling home from work tonight which will be a good test...

Pool swim this morning. Mainly a technique based session, but don't feel like I made much progress. Definitely need to slow my stroke down and ensure I make the most of the catch...

12/06/2012 at 11:50

50 points for the correct guesses!!!

i am V V V V tempted by a 910xt!!! (still waiting to win euromills!!!) My 405 is awesome and am totally in love with it, but, as MA said, the battery life is pretty pants for long bike rides!!!

ecoseal - the 405 is compatible with a cadence sensor, am selling stuff on ebay to fund the cadence sensor purchase!!!

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