Latest posts by Blisters

1 to 10 of 18,701


Posted: 25/05/2016 at 23:20

TV - now they only seem to show the B grade films that didn't make the grade at the box office. And they show them 4 times over a two day period.

The most recent was Battleship. Earth sent out a signal into space. Alien life detected it, realised that there was life here, and invaded. The rest of the film was just bang bang, but the underlying point was "don't mess".

Can we have a waffle thread please?

Sub 3

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 22:41

Your coffin awaits.

Tuesday 24th May 2016

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 22:39

Who broke the forum?

Lyrics, yes.
Running no. Last weekend I did something very dangerous, and pulled a muscle in my back when lifting and twisting. That dangerous activity was gardening.

Visit to QOP tonight. She didn't touch my back, which was starting to improve anyway. But she attacked my tight quads, calves, plantar fascia. Not the usual person, but a different approach involving standing on bits of me whilst I tried to move the muscle group she was treading on. Interesting.

Pirate spotting

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 21:24

In what?

Realistic goal for 50 yo?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:50

My personal best marathon was at the age of 48. Then I broke that with a new pb 6 months later. Both were sub 3 hours. Ok, so I then gave up for a bit.

Now I'm 54, and not training as much. 1:30hm's are a distant dream, a 1:45 hm would be nice.

You want training advice? From the little information you've given us, it seems to be simply about doing some mileage. Several times a week. Make it a routine. You didn't say what your weekly mileage was. I'd suggest that you make a commitment, say to 30 mpw and do it regularly. It's a good start.

How many spare inner tubes on an Ironman?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 22:05

Normally I carry just one, but with sticky repair patches as back up. On IM races, two tubes.

Pressures? 90 front, 100 rear. (Conti GP4000 700c x23). Maybe plus 5psi on race day, but not when it's hot. Maybe minus 10psi if it's cold and wet. Minimum tyre pressure is important. I've had more punctures when the tyre is at 80 or lower.

I've found that a bike mounted pump can't get higher than 80 psi, and that is after an extended amount of pumping. The gas cans don't even get that far.

(At IMW I thought I'd hit the jackpot when I found a spare tube in the road. Only to discover that I'd lost my own spare#2). Oh well.

I know one guy who uses the tyre gloop from new. At one point he discovered that he's been riding on a multi-punctured tyre without knowledge. An interesting thought.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 21:53

............and the Pirate Awards?


How fast do you swim?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 22:42

Swim training session on Sunday, focussed on speed work. After a warm up my first 400m, swum hard, was 7:50 for 400m. That's not far off my estimate (1 second per length).

Sunday 15th May 2016

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 22:34

Plans for this year include:
-sprint tri (400m swim etc) Westonbirt
-Cotswold 113 Half IM
-Cotswold Classic Half IM
-Runway rumble, a 4 hour endurance peleton ride around the local airfield between 20:00 and 24:00.

Today's exercise included 4.6 mile run, mostly delivering leaflets, so no time or pace. The evening was a 2k swim with lots of hard paced efforts. Ooof.
I just fell asleep on the sofa.

Hippo birthday

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 22:43

I was just wondering (when I read from the beginning) why there were all these people from a bygone age suddenly re-emerging.

I raise a glass of Plymouth.

1 to 10 of 18,701

Discussions started by Blisters

Essential Gear

At last, Christmas is sorted. 
Replies: 2    Views: 401
Last Post: 18/12/2015 at 13:23

Nipping into the bushes

But what about when you're swimming? 
Replies: 54    Views: 2892
Last Post: 01/07/2015 at 10:26

Don't forget to wash your hands

It's a bloke thing 
Replies: 10    Views: 986
Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 22:14

Sunday 14th June 2015

Tonight I'm gonna have myself a real good time 
Replies: 15    Views: 657
Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 22:26

Friday 5th June 2015

I got shoes, they're multiplyin' 
Replies: 17    Views: 625
Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 23:03

National Triathlon Club Relays

22 August 2015, Nottingham 
Replies: 6    Views: 586
Last Post: 03/06/2015 at 18:12

Sunday 31 May 2015

There's nothing much to offer, there's nothing much to take 
Replies: 19    Views: 633
Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 22:57

Saturday 2nd May 2015

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun 
Replies: 13    Views: 549
Last Post: 02/05/2015 at 22:48

Devastating effects of deforestation

see for yourself 
Replies: 2    Views: 604
Last Post: 20/03/2015 at 17:40


Time for a change 
Replies: 30    Views: 1707
Last Post: 27/03/2015 at 11:58

Saturday 31 January 2015

On a hot summer night 
Replies: 23    Views: 777
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 23:00

Wheel upgrades

They say that the first upgrade should be the wheels 
Replies: 16    Views: 3548
Last Post: 05/03/2015 at 21:55

Friday 2nd January 2015

When I wake up in the mornin' light  
Replies: 25    Views: 1052
Last Post: 02/01/2015 at 23:49

Cycle training rollers

Who uses them? 
Replies: 46    Views: 2729
Last Post: 05/02/2015 at 21:55

Cycle rollers

Any chance of borrowing a set for a trial? 
Replies: 2    Views: 489
Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 08:09
1 to 15 of 348 threads