Hallam Blue


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Triathlon Newbie

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 07:10

I wouldn't worry abput separate cycling shoes. Just cycle in your running shoes-transition 2 will be very quick. Get to the event in plenty of time to register and get your bike in transition.  

 

Enjoy!

Timing Splits When Running Outdoors

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 13:52

Have you got a smart phone: either Android or iPhone. If so, download Runkeeper and you can set up a training workout, that will tell you (via headphones) when each interval starts. You can set intervals by time or distance.

Nipples

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 10:38

+1 for strapall: micropore falls off when wet (in my experience: I guess there are different types). Compression tops can work, but can get a bit warm.

Little square of toilet paper to go over the nip itself, then a cross of strapall tape. For marathons, I tend to do three pieces of tape across it, and then some vaseline across the top (belt and braces). The longer it stays on, the more secure it is, but this is a balance. If you are doing a long run, you might want to put it on the night before to make sure it is really secure. The quicker you take it off after the run, the less painful it is (but it really isn't that painful, and I am reasonably hairy).

Wonderful words that aren't used enough

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 09:45

Mellifluous

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 11:39

This is very revealing: a thread called "Training for a Shorter Tri" and everyone seems to be signing up for Outlaw. 

Two questions:

i. Is this inevitable once you've entered the dark place that is Tri-world?

ii. Why am I looking at the Outlaw website?

Do you combine holidays with races?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 20:20

Strategic error, I'd say. 

My line: "If I did the Amsterdam marathon, we could all have a nice holiday there". That went down quite well.

Structured running

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 19:21

You need some variety: some easier longer runs, and some shorter, faster runs. And some different routes. All of this will keep you fresh, and will probably boost your motivation.

And sign up for parkrun. Everyone should!

I would also target a race, and follow a training plan for it. Find one here: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/smartcoach 

MBNA Chester Marathon 2013

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 17:56

(This is really difficult to follow - we're having a similar discussion on the RW forumites FB page as well.)

I'm following the RW 4hr15min training schedule. 4 runs a week, but I'm going to add 2 days of cross-training in as well.

MBNA Chester Marathon 2013

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 17:33

Lisa - which parkrun out of interest?

 

"Two stone off" 2013

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 16:41

Well, Wilmslow Sprint Tri done yesterday. Really enjoyed it, but probably didn't press myself as much as I would in a running only event. Only now having done one do I appreciate just how dominant the cycling is in triathlon. Contemplating another sprint tri in the run up to Chester, but might delay it until next year and really focus on bike training over the winter. But the photos certainly provided more motivation for the weight loss ...hmmmmmmm. 

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