Lucky you Sparky. I like the trains and used to use the Severn Beach line loads when I lived in Easton. I live in Henleaze now so only one bus which never turns up and nowhere near a train station. BF is in Henbury and it was the No 1 which didn't turn up last night.
Yup - hope to see you at Mike's soon. I'm lucky to live right by Henleaze Lake, so train there in the week.
I've got to do (my own) Oly this weekend according to my training schedule. Any others following Don Fink?
After an unplanned 5 mile walk home from work last night followed by having to collect my bike to cycle to meet my running partner (again unplanned), I've realised that I can't rely on Bristol buses so will always turn up to training sessions either warmed-up or a bit tired depending on where I am in my training. Used my anger at the motherfuckin' buses not turning up to get me through the intervals.
Thanks Scuba. I went to Bike UK near where I work last night and the assistant said she'd check out my current shoes for correct fit and wear first before looking at new shoes. (I buy most of my kit there anyway.)
I did tell the BF he couldn't wear the cap for races but maybe he wants it for ID purposes when we get to Outlaw camp. ... and also we can be matching in the lakes we swim in. Which leads me on to another question:
From next week I'll just be training in lakes as my swim sessions. Any tips for adjusting Don Fink sessions to a lake? One lake has 800m laps and t'other 240m laps. I'll be using the small lake in the week as it's a minute's walk from my flat. The big one at weekends for a long swim.
I've had an annoying setback. I've lost my Polar watch which goes with the heart rate monitor - have had it years. Tried everywhere I train - 3 gyms/pools and a lake. I'm on a shoestring, so a bit pissed off but there you go. Credit card out to get another one. I've also lost a sports bra and a USB bike light charger. I guess that's what happens when you train all over the place and feel like you're living out of panniers.
I also have to get new bike shoes. I've got a pair at the mo' which make my feet numb, so would the panel recommend getting a half size up from normal to allow for expanding feet over long distance? (I use SPDs.)
Another question, BF would like a pirate swim cap for Outlaw. What's the best way to order one please folks?