Latest posts by AndyB99

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Ironman Uk 2015 who's in?

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 17:03

hey guys, long time no speak,,,,soz i've not been around...i travel loads with my job now so thats taken over a bit...sounds like you all know what you are doing for me has gone ok...i did 2 laps on friday last week....swam 2k at the flash monday and my running is going ok.

shas...too late for a 16 mile run...forget that it wont do you any good now...go out on your bike again instead.

the key to this race is finishing the bike in a decent state...its no good being able to run 16 miles if you cant walk when you get to T2

the run will be whatever it is on the day so dont fret....take the last couple of weeks to ride smooth and strong...chuck in a bit of running (i wont do any more than 10k) and a bit of swimming and you will be ok.....its now time to throttle've done the hard miles now....any more wont do you any good.


see you in 2 weeks or so

Bkool trainer

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 14:55

I've got one....its really good to be honest....i've not yet been able to use the new version of the software cause i've been riding outdoors but heres my opinion.

as a Turbo.....its not cheap...but it is brilliant.....your weight keeps the wheel down which kind of forces you to stay seated....thats a good thing for effective training....the resistance is very good and when it goes up a steep bit....its very no problems there.

the previous software was good links up using ant+ so you can use cadence,HR devices etc (upto 8 i think)...and you had options of 3d using google earth that showed you the route (even land marks) you could have 2d using just ride profile or there are videos but you need to be online for them to work.

only downside i found was that if i created a route using mapmyride or google earth....although in the webpage it would show the elevation changes they never transfered to the gpx file i imported to bkool.....but rides imported from your garmin that you have done work just fine.

all in all its a really good turbo trainer and the software is good.....theres even an ipad version now but i'm not sure how that links up to the trainer....i'll have to try it out.

get one...they are good

Ironman Uk 2015 who's in?

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 12:24

chorley hotels are ok..its easy to get to the stadium and get the bus to the race start premier inn chorley south is road to the stadium and the race almost passes it by

Ironman Uk 2015 who's in?

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 18:42

they did a second release last year because they changed the course to accomodate more people.....not ding that this year but rumour has it there were 2500 places....either way i dont think there will be a second release this time

Numb feet when cycling

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 13:21

you think its not the shoes....but it probably're feet swell up a bit due to the blood flow increase...couple this with keeping em in the same position and they get numb.....also your arch may can get insoles to help with this.

bontrager shoes are the only ones i find with a slightly wider fit that stops this happening to me!!!

Ironman Uk 2015 who's in?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 10:14

Less than 400 spaces left now and expecting to sell out by month end!!!

Ironman Uk 2015 who's in?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:46

dont wait cant compare a full to a half and even if things fall apart on the day you have almost a year to get ready.

just get in

Ironman Uk 2015 who's in?

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:43

ahhh i've been waiting for this thread....i'm very happy to say....IM IN!!!!

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 09:34

well done all Pirates, i'm losing touch a bit as Woody was the only one i knew personally but i was at the top of babylon lane all day and gave you all a shout every time...i hope it helped.

i told you the course was tougher now didn't i?

suitably inspired and i'm entered for next year already....cant wait!!!

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:04

all gone suspiciously quiet in here...bricking it???

went to bala last weekend which has me excited for IMUK.(saw Dave spartan...nice to catch up...and mrs was talking to her on the run)...MrsB is racing so hoping she puts last years demons to bed.

having my shoulder op next week so imuk will get me in the mood for the brutal half.......

hows the training going people??

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