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21/03/2013 at 09:16

Certainly not done much on the parallel bars, judging by their Superstars showing! (although, no, I can do those dips either!)

21/03/2013 at 09:18

haha, but thats the point, they are proof that you dont need to be hitting the weights like mad, somehow they manage to pull themselves around the circuit in a half decent time without it. Even their quads arent that massive, yet have a look at 'Quadzilla' (name escapes me, but that German rider, if you google it you'll see what I mean) and hes got quads that are bigger than my waist.

 

 

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 ...

 

http://triathlete-europe.competitor.com/2012/01/09/training-plan-a-week-in-the-life-of-alistair-jonathan-brownlee

 

21/03/2013 at 09:43

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

21/03/2013 at 09:44

Well there you go, crawling has spoken lol!

 

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!

08/04/2013 at 10:35
Crawling wrote (see)

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...

But think how cool you will look on the start line at your first tri with all the latest gear ......

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