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21/03/2013 at 09:20

Agreed - more muscle = more weight to cart up hills, I guess. There's hope for me yet!

WildWill    pirate
21/03/2013 at 09:25

Im not talking body building here but generic strength training ...

As for the Brownlee's ... they do weights ...


21/03/2013 at 09:43

More muscle means more to carry around the course. No?!

21/03/2013 at 09:47

Just realised Paperman said the same thing... More coffee needed...

22/03/2013 at 09:13

yay it's friday.....!!

25/03/2013 at 12:45

Well did a gym-tri yesterday...

300m swim 8mins approx
20k bike ride (gym bike) 45mins (funny how you can be much faster when not worrying about traffic / hills etc...
5k run (treadmill) 27mins

Tricky bit was transition between swimming and bike, but felt good.

Did 5k again this morning and was faster than the 5k yesterday. Actually fastest pace I've run 5k at all.

25/03/2013 at 23:01

im still struggling with the bike then run...legs hurt so much!!!


what gym do you belong to?

26/03/2013 at 09:38

Hi Jamie - I've joined a gym near home in Suffolk.

Funny thing with the transition from bike to run was that legs felt ok for first km, felt knackered in the 2nd and 3rd km but then the last two 2km's i got faster...

Do you do any quad strengthening, like squats etc and leg weight exercises in the gym?

26/03/2013 at 19:49

i goto DW in Ipswich which is good because it has a pool aswell

i've been having PT sessions for the last 3 months, he makes me do alot of squats and my least fav the bulgarian squat which is a killer!!

27/03/2013 at 11:24

Hi Jamie - tried sending you a message, did you get all three attempts?!

27/03/2013 at 19:13

no messages!

28/03/2013 at 09:20

aha! just figured it out, your profile doesnt allow private messages...

Edited: 02/04/2013 at 15:37
03/04/2013 at 22:19

what are you planning to wear for the tri?


i keep looking at tri-suits, they look the easiest option


04/04/2013 at 09:48

not sure yet - bit reluctant to spend huge amounts of dosh on new kit until I know I want to do more tri's... BUT did look at tri-suits v tank tops + shorts, just not sure what'll work in the transitions for me...

07/04/2013 at 15:15

oh the joys of cycling, nice big pot hole in the road today gave me a blow-out today.....nice 2 mile walk home in cycling shoes!!!

08/04/2013 at 10:16

Oh no.... At least you weren't further out!!

Must admit I'm getting to know my route to/from station in great detail now, I know where all the pot holes are, not that I manage to avoid them mind!

09/04/2013 at 15:25

Think the term 'all the gear / no idea' springs to mind....

22/04/2013 at 09:34

Well, did my first Duathlon yesterday at Braintree, absolutely loved it and just trying to work out the results ...

But was better at the running stages which was surprising considering I havent done much training as been concentrating on the bike and swim technique. Very satisfying getting the guys who'd overtaken me on the bike. I know, small things amuse little minds etc etc...

So pretty pleased with myself... Now just need to get faster on the bike, it'll help to have road tyres on next time.

23/04/2013 at 22:40

well done matey


I had my first cut knee today after falling off with clipless pedals!!!

24/04/2013 at 15:46

Oh no!! haha ... I'm building my courage up to getting grown-up pedals... just feels as if i'll be learning to ride again!!

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