Nice bike! I recently rode a 15k circuit on a 1980 raleigh converted to fixed gear and again a few days later on a TT bike with aero helmet and wheels.. nothing scientific but the difference was only a couple of mph. Stick with what you have. More satisfying to cruise past the competition on a retro bike
Nice job on the swim. You've got to break 6 now though
I've switched focus massively to strength and conditioning.. Never gave it a good go before but now i've got 3 gym sessions + yoga + pilates each week on top of a fairly light swim/bike/run plan. Tired all the time but i'm getting stronger and more mobile which can only be a good thing! Hopefully it will pay off.
I've potentially got a 10k XC next weekend that i'm not particularly fit for.. i'm hoping to skip it but may be needed for team points.. but i am targeting a 10k road race at the end of November for a crack at a PB. Unfortunately that means close to 34 minutes and i don't know if i'm ready for that!
Stuck with the flats and definitely the right choice. Transitions were a breeze. Must have saved at least 90 seconds. Not sure the flats made much difference to my cycling anyway. Average speed with flats, normal helmet and trainers was 37kph @ 260W which is in around what I would expect in full aero kit! Makes me wonder if its worth doing the same for a sprint tri??
I somehow managed to 'squeeze in' an extra lap on the first bike section but ran back into 2nd place anyway. It wasn't a big turnout.. Don't think I would have caught the winner had I been able to count.
I've been using a fixed gear bike with grippy platforms and haven't slipped off yet (except at 150rpm.. thankfully I've got brakes on the bike! ) I'd be happy enough to go without unless there was significant speed to be gained.