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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 13:55

You would think entering an IM race for next year would have spurred me on but no. Its true I have a cold but I'm quite horrified at how it has nocked me for six and I'm eating everything in site still.

Upside is when ever I come out of this funk I will be able to tell myself I have definitely had plenty of rest and plenty of food so I should be good to go.

I am still managing the clubs weekly turbo and swim session.

Mundane thread

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 17:19

SC Hugs but I  have to say I'm really impressed, how on earth do you break a fire place? No wonder you're tired!

booktrunk - glad to hear I'm not the only one who has needed an emergency hairdresser visit after a home dye attempt.

I've been a little under the weather lately but hoping things will improve soon, vast amounts of cake and chocolate have helped. I also like Christmas cake and am happy to help with the disposal of it The more icing the better.

I appear to be unique as I'm feeling better now the clocks have changed... 

Bigger/new bike or not?

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 13:15

I did  go for a bike fit on my Raleigh and we got it to a comfortable road fit, but there was no way I could get it to fit with tribars as the top tube was a bit to long for me. Also like yours I couldn't get 10 speed cassette in it as the rear forks are too narrow. I did outlaw half on it, but was too slow on the bike for the full.

I went for a ladies roadie with tri bars, best fit geometry wise for me and I can still do sportives on it like Ride London. As for the full distance, I'm yet to find out hope to have another go at Barcelona next year.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 11:06

I can be running with no headphones and still jump out of my skin when someone says "on your right". I know I'm special

Bigger/new bike or not?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 12:18

It looks to me like you have down tube shifters on that?

If so I had my old Raleigh 531 which I did upgrade a bit but could easily change to index gears and the geometry was never going to be quite right for me.

So I bought myself a new carbon road bike that had index gears and the right geometry to fit me and allowed me to have tri bars and the difference is incredible.

My Raleigh is still in services as my winter bike.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 12:39

Databases - if you put shite info in you will get shite info out.

It's not hard concept toe grab is it?

Oh it is?

Apparently I need to specifically explain how each piece of theoretical shite you might decide to put in, in  any one of hundreds of fields , could cause shite out at some point in the future?

This despite the fact that you know the correct info to put in, you just can't be arsed to unless given a specific issue caused by that each and every time?

I think I quit.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 10:18
SuckitupButterCup wrote (see)

Woohoo Ali bear you need to stick the turbo in the utility room and turn on the dryer and ride baby ride

 Genius idea, thankfully I turbo in the garage over winter and guess where the tumble dryer is

I've got a girly cycling weekend away this weekend then the trek gets turned into my turbo machine and the faithfull old raleigh comes out to play for the winter.

The only issue is that although my bike could do with improving, my swim and run need even more work.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:47

Well that's done it. I have entered IM Barcelona, conflicting emotions right now but I would have been very sad if it had sold out before I managed to enter so I think I've made the right choice. My Tri-club have picked it as their IM outing for next year so I get to go as part of the gang and should hopefully have a few training buddies.

I have a lot of work to do now!

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:05

Well done maths, another marathon done and dusted.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:53

Well I seem to slowly be regaining some idea of training, managed a turbo a swim and run this week so all bases covered.

Currently on tenterhooks waiting for funds to arrive so I can enter IM Barcelona, hoping that it stays open long enough. It's not sold out before but this is the first year it's an IM from the word go so anything could happen.

I also think it would be nice to do our local half marathon in November and entrie places are getting fewer each day but  I daren't do that until I've managed to sort out Barcelona.

Park run beckons tomorrow morning, urggh I'm not a fan of early starts on Saturdays. Also my HRM seems to not work well on runs,  it's fine on bikes but on runs I'm apparently either uber fit or in some sort of stasis...

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