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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: Yesterday at 14:41

Yay well done everyone. Super sprint done and dusted yesterday, did the swim badly but I'm very pleased with my bike time. Still got a lot of work to do as yet but it was nice fund day out and my friends all finished their first tri in fine style and say they enjoyed it

oh bugger, another fat newbie.....

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 15:03

I'm guessing it's Heath Hayes in Cannock chase, Staffordshire. I know a very good bike shop there but not a tri/wetsuit shop. Hopefully someone else does.

How do you cook Basmati Rice?

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 16:01


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 15:06

I hope Mr Diggers DIY Oly went well and he's thawed out soon .

45 mile ladies only sponsored sportive bike ride yesterday, 3 x 15 mile loops , first half each lap was into a head wind and open, 2nd half was tail wind and sheltered. Loved it and managed 15.1 mph average, yes the .1 is important  


Not quite sure how I will ever manage a 16mph average for 112 mile but I will keep trying.


Mundane thread

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 16:44

Disaster UB Tis chilli for tea in our house tonight and there's a new unopened packet of cheddar ready and waiting.

In old mundane news I can indeed eat blueberries if I put them in a raspberry first

Which Fink?

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 15:29

I tried with the just finish plan and failed, not enough cycling in it and I was just swimming the time not the drills which also didn't work. I did manage to complete the swim within the time limit but only just which then added to my lack of bike speed meant a DNF. 

I think if you are slow generally then just finish won't get you round, if you have some natural talent/speed then I think it would.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 12:19

Yay Cake   'tis the reason I Tri

Swimming last night and turbo session done this morning, the sun is shining and it's Friday. I'm a very happy bear.

But coach is back on line and booking me up for horrid tortures in May . It's a case of be careful what you wish for as I was just starting to feel that I could cope with my current training levels.

sports massage

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 12:16

I'm very luck to have a local physio who also does, ultrasound, acupuncture and sports massage. I'm averaging monthly visits at the moment. She just uses which ever treatment is best for the issue at the time. It's keeping me on the road this year

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 11:44

Looks like the 19th is race day for a lot of us. Hope it all goes well. Mines a super sprint on Gt Yarmouth sea front I really hope the weather's nice, thankfully the swim is in the pool not the sea

I can't run for toffee at the moment and dream of achieving a 10 minute mile one day.


Tubeless tyres

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 12:52

I run the bontrager tubeless system and love it. Does take a lot of work to fit in the first place ( definitely a job for the bike shop in my book) but after that all good. I did 250 miles on a tyre with a big flint in it and no problems. I do have to be careful if I'm storing my wheel over winter and not using it as the glue can gather in the valve;  occasionally I have to add some more glue to top things up a bit.

Of course now I've typed that anything could happen

I carry a spare tube for racing just to be safe.

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