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PSOF Webiste

Posted: Yesterday at 07:02
and sausage rolls

PSOF Webiste

Posted: Yesterday at 07:02
What about a section for pastie and pie reviews


Posted: 01/06/2016 at 21:14

High Tigger, welcome aboard.

Cotswold 226 - Any Pirates Doing It in 2016

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 08:06

I shall be at 113 and 226

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 07:57

Seren, Slim, FF, Posh T, Symes, Hokori

Great reports, read them all word for word

Riveting reads

First Half Ironman done- bike help needed!

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 14:21

Agree with many of the comments above, to be strong over half distance you need to be regularly riding 5-6+ hours total a week in my opinion.  Also challenge yourself to ride harder:

Stay in a gear longer before stepping down
Maintain a target pace
Challenge yourself every week or two around a local 25 mile loop

Above all, riding with others who will push you is a big plus.

The times ive had strong half distance rides have been at the peek on IM training, i.e. lots of road miles. 

I do rate spin classes if you work at them, but depends on the class, instructor and how hard you work.  A couple of years ago I attended a great series of classes (great class leader), everyone was up for it and were hard sessions, even did a few double spins (90 mins). 

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 06:34
Great reports Seren and Slim, both great reads.

I love race reports

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:59
Pudge, hope you're recovering and back to tip top.

MC, great report, really good read

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:47

Is the EZY 06.05 from Gatwick?  See you in the bar at 04.30

Bike vs Swim training - comparative gains?

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 12:33

Seren, I wasn't implying the swim is 1/3 bike duration.

The question was about the amount of time investment for relative gains i.e. a relative gain of 20 mins from 2-3 hours swim training vs a 60 minute relative gain from 6-9 hours bike training.

Putting it another way, if a mid packer is going to commit to 2-3 hours extra training a week I think there is almost as much chance they'll gain 20 mins overall by focussing their training on swimming.  Im not saying they'll swim 20 mins quicker in the pool but if they focussed a portion on OW training, swimming straight, drafting, optimising their line, then factor the benefits of swimming with the faster pull the sum is greater than the parts.

What's not fully understood by many if the benefit on the bike.  As far as im aware the draft zone is still 10m for age groupers.  I thought its only the Pro's that now have 12m?

Putting that aside, if you just consider that being a better swimmer could mean their are 360 more people to pass you on the bike, that's 360 small pulls as riders overtake you, its up to 2 hours (360 x 20 seconds) legally in their draft zone as you drop back.

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