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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 06:17

SK, I saw that program mentioned on another thread and recorded it and will ne catching up on it over the weekend  Unbelievable "encouragement" from your sister there - I hope your son gets to the triathlon and enjoys it.

Iain - congrats on the mile time!

Molly - Ironman, wow!  Good luck with the the training etc.  Which one are you going for?

Bike lights

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 16:20

cougie, which ones in particular?  Do you have a link?

Bike lights

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 13:51

OK, thanks both.  I'll have a look later and get some ordered.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 13:17

Shades, for the last few months I've been putting £20 in a pot for every week that I haven't drunk, so I used that to buy the bike

You're right though, I am economising by getting rid of outgoings that I don't really need.  I think a bike will be great and looking ahead to when Baby G arrives I think a turbo trainer will be needed in the garage so I can still get some exercise done without being miles away from Mrs G in the initial weeks.

Bike lights

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 12:25

Hi, I have just ordered a new road bike (my first for, ahem, 20+ years) and am looking at getting a decent set of lights.

I searched on here and there are some older threads but nothing newish that I could see.  What are the current lights that I should be looking at?

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 10:13

I still don't tire from seeing my words in black and white on race website etc.  I wrote something for the Heller on the weekend and run247 published it in full

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:54

Well, I've ordered a road bike and I pick it up on Thursday  I test rode several bikes from different shops but ended up going back for the first one I tried.  I've been using a hyrbrid and that's fine, but I think a road bike will be better for me.  I'll get used to that and then consider cleats, which are the shoes that clip into the pedals.  

Shades, there is a duathlon (10K road run, 40K bike, 5K off road run) in Dartington in October which I'm considering, but I won't enter it yet.

I know I'll be working a bit late today so I got a ride in this morning and enjoyed it.  I've moved up from 120/359 to 112/365 on that 2.2mile section of road I mentioned, which is turning into my favourite stretch on Strava.  I think I can do better though  

Rabid dog

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:01
kittenkat wrote (see)

Failed History as was supposed to write about Stalin and mistook him for Lenin. Happens.


My SiL failed her history GCSE coursework as she talked about the famous dictator Rudolph Hitler  

She's now 30-odd and honesty thought up until quite recently that the phrase "hold the fort" was actually "hold the fork".    "Don't worry Big G; you go out and do what you need to do.  I'll hold the fork".

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:29

Hmmm, why do I find myself Googling "road bike reviews"?   

Also, "Sportives in Devon"....

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 10:47

Lily, interestingly my Garmin ground to a halt yesterday (I've got a 305).  In order to reboot it I pressed the "Reset" and "Mode" buttons simultaneously for 5 secs.  It then burst into life and no data was lost.

I haven't had this before, so don't know if it's on its way out.  I was, urrrm, "playing" with the settings on my Mac at roughly the same time that the Garmin became unresponsive (whilst it was plugged in) so it could have been that 

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