Latest posts by Blisters

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 23:48

An exciting couple of days on here. So we now have at least two qualified medics, and LMH who casually dropped into conversation that she was just as clued up on the life saving.

I actually managed to get out for a run, ignoring a knee niggle. For my payback I got a warm drizzle and evening sunshine, topped off with the most amazing full arc rainbow. I kid you not, but when I turned that final corner it actually did finish in our street! Still searching for the pot of gold though.


Sunday 13th July 2014

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:12

Got a great bike ride yesterday. 64 miles at good pace. Training is obviously the answer.

Tonight is swimming. I'll even take the newly won GoPro to get a video analysis. It'll be bad.

The Armstrong Lie

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:08

Actually, I've just done a bit more homework, courtesy of this new fangled internetworkweb thing.

It's more complicated than first thought, and here is a great answer.

-24 hours for dehydration to be resolved, then sub lactic training can resume
-48 hours to 1 week, sub maximal training is OK, but lactic threshold will be a bit down.
-2 to 4 weeks before race fit
A low iron diet will hinder recovery. In these days of HRM training, we have more data than ever! Use it.

The Armstrong Lie

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:53

I think that one of the people he convinced, absolutely and totally, was himself. I think that he believed that he wasn't taking a banned substance, after all, it was "only" his own blood.
Flog up and down a mountain in Colorado, get a nice high red cell count, and put a baggy in the bank for later.

One of the questions I have had for years, appears to have been satisfactorily answered now this scam has come to light.
"As a blood donor, how long does it take before my red cell count is back up, and I can carry on doing extreme sports or other demanding activities?"
-The answer appears to be just 24 to 48 hours.

Thursday 10th July 2014

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 23:45

Good evening folks

I've been away, hence the silence. Not only is internet in short supply in Pembrokeshire, it appears that the internet hasn't been invented, let alone 3G.

So Sunday (Wedding anniversary) drive and arrive and crash out. I took a boot full of kit to keep the all action hero busy.
Monday: Full scuba gear, a couple of phone numbers, and a tip off. St Brides Bay, (enclosed waters), solo dive to an easy depth. Great fun. Saw loads and loads of Spider Crabs, the size of grapefruits. Pick them up if you want.
Tuesday: A bit of a run around like a chicken-less head trying to get my compressed air re-filled, then another confined water solo dive in a different sheltered bay. Followed a fixed line of lobster pots, and found a pot with a lovely blue lobster in it. That clearly belonged to the fisherman. Then a pot with the lobster on the outside. I did try to pick it up, but blimey they flit off quickly.
Mind you, if a lobster is valued at £30 on a plate, my next find was a bit better.
In the shallow waters I spotted a gizmo, and pocketed it. It turned out to be a water proof camcorder. Value? £300 with the HD card. A charge up of the battery, and she's as good as gold. I've even got the video of the unfortunate who went dork swimming and lost it.
Do I feel guilty? A little. So Dork will claim on insurance (unless they are Total Dork from Dork City) and Dork gets a 2014 model for the cost of the claim excess. Blisters gets the old version, and might wish to buy a new housing. Cost to me? A mere £3 for a tank of air.

Have I done any exercise? Not unless you count the haul up from the beach whilst carrying 9Kg of ballast, plus tank and gubbins.

Sunday 6th July 2014

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 00:23

Swansea? Manchester United? Absolutely inspired. He went the right way every time.

Sunday? Yup, today. Wedding Anniversary: 23 years. So, a meal at a local country pub, then this evening it's swim training (possibly) and a 3 hour drive to Tenby. 3 nights away. I shall take my OW swim kit and my Scuba gear. Great diving in Pembrokeshire, or so I'm told.

Cycling shorts.

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 00:04


Have you tried Surgical spirit on an open wound?

Cycling shorts.

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 20:47

The general clue is in the price.

That said, you started by asking about cycling shorts. I first asked about those, and was soundly destroyed and told that I needed bib-shorts. They were right.

Other things, you need sex aids, sorry, I mean lubricant. Saddle butter, chamois cream. Slap it all aver. Knackers, crackers, gappers, in fact anywhere that might rub. Some slap it on the pad in the shorts, but be honest it's going to go everywhere anyway.

Afterwards, if you do have a sore arse, man up, and slap on a splash of surgical spirit. You might wince a bit. but it soon dies. What it does do is keep any abrasions, lesions and open pores clean and clear from infection. Like I say. MTFU.

Weils Disease Alert

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 12:43

One common way of transmitting Weil's disease is from soft drinks cans.

The shops buy cans on bulk pallets, and store them in the back. The rats run around at night over the tops of the cans. The shops put the cans on display and in their fridge compartments and sell them on to unsuspecting punters.

Wash your cans before you drink directly from them. Or use a glass.

Saturday 5th JUly 2014

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 12:36

Morning (well it was when I went to bed)
The local tri clubs held a summer ball last night: what a good evening. Hog roast, an excellent live band, cheap drinks. It's just a shame I was driving. I must say that the tri club has a vastly better social agenda than the running club I was with.

Up this morning knowing that I needed a bike session. Just as I was ready the heavens opened up with that hissing rain. A look about and I see that it's the sort of very wet, hanging rain that comes out of great big, broad, flat, "I'm going nowhere", Nimbus cloud. Nimbus meaning rain. PLAN B into action.

Watched Pulp Fiction for 2.5 hours whilst on the turbo. 42 miles done, and buckets full of sweat. I'm now hungry.

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