Cheerful Dave

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Challenge Roth logistics

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 15:18

I did it with Nirvana, because it was my first IM and I wanted it as hassle-free as possible.  I have to say, it was all very easy.  That said, plenty did it the other way, if you're going to have a car and someone going out with you to watch (and drive you around) it's fairly straightforward.  Not sure of the logistics if you're travelling alone, but someone will be along soon to tell you that I'm sure.

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Posted: 20/07/2016 at 13:19

Similar yesterday padams - 5 miles lunchtime.  Riding home later was much nicer.  Having ridden in again today (no school run this week) I'll probably run home, which might be advisable anyway if the predicted thunderstorms materialise.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 09:03

Dustin, how do you know we haven't been doing that for years?

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Posted: 18/07/2016 at 13:38

padams/LMH/CW - I've heard a bit about run-walk as a genuine strategy in IM rather than a last resort, even for quicker runners.  Theory is that you can run a bit quicker in the 9 minutes to make up for the minute walk, and maintain a more constant pace through the run.  I'm thinking of trying it for Mallorca because it's bound to be hot, and in the past I've struggled big time at the end of IM marathons with the exception of Wales which was much cooler.  At worst it might cost me a few minutes over an optimal run, but that's a much riskier approach as you know!

Tidy 10k CW, and SC2 as well.  Warm for running yesterday. 

TT, only thing I'd add is that if you're comparing overall trip average speed between the two, rather than steady, flat open road speed, then the gap will be smaller because there'll be sections of the ride (lights, traffic, bends etc) where the speed is dictated by things other than the bike.  Good to see you've entered the Ballbuster, I think you'll do pretty well in that.

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Posted: 17/07/2016 at 21:51

Wardi - in triathlon it's age at year end that counts, so I'm 49 but racing as V50.  There are advantages to being born in december!

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Posted: 17/07/2016 at 19:29

LS21 - it may not be treatable, but at least you know what it is.  Yellow isn't too bad, could be orange, then everyone will think you're Dale Winton.

I had my monitor implant taken out last Monday, which was fine because the battery was dead and I haven't had many proper palpitations lately.  So a few stitches in the chest, which hasn't been a problem running but I thought it best to keep it covered for swimming in the Thames today for the first leg of the Marlow half iron tri. Bike had us going up into the Chilterns 3 times, the run was flat and unfortunately only 20k rather than the regulation 21.1.  Anyway, 4:47 got me first V50, but they only had prizes for first vet and 2 V40s finished in front.  Oh, and the medal was rubber, I kid you not.

For the run I experimented with a 9-1 run-walk strategy, which I'm thinking of using at IM Mallorca.  Surprisingly effective, I found. The running bits were definitely quicker than I'd have managed otherwise, so overall it was probably time-neutral but I felt a lot fresher than I'd have done otherwise.  Run leg was 1:24 for the 20k, so about as good as I'd have hoped for.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 14:05
15West wrote (see)

Owen Smith, apparently he's a labour leader candidate, thinks we should have a 2nd referendum once we know what Brexit deal has been agreed.

Given they can't agree a deal until after article 50 has been invoked, what does he think the referendum will be asking?  At that point we can't stay in the EU, and we wouldn't be in a position to reject the deal and renegotiate a new one, so what does he think will happen?

Or is he just pushing out soundbites that he thinks people want to hear, knowing full well that he's never going to be in a position to do anything about it in reality?  Mind you, that's what Boris has been doing for the last 6 months...

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Posted: 07/07/2016 at 15:54

Many congrats RB.  If you're looking for an alternative to Central Park, you could head a few blocks west to the Hudson River Greenway, which goes all the way up the west side of Manhattan. 

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 16:30

Gutted, HC.  I know you put a lot into that place, very sad to see it go.  There'll only be Sweatshop left at this rate.

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Posted: 04/07/2016 at 11:04

LMH - I say champs, it's not as serious as that, they use age grading to even things out a bit.  I managed 81% but was edged out of first by an older lady who had 82%.

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