Hallam Blue

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Realistic Targets for beginner?

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 16:05

I've three and a half years running now, and I have achieved two of these (the 5 and 10K ones). I recommend regular timed runs: parkrun - a target every week.

I reckon the marathon target is the most difficult of those targets, incidentally, but we are all made differently.

Great Manchester run this sunday

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 00:04

The K-Swiss We love Manchester 10k on July is a much cheaper alternativeStarts in the athletics stadium next to the Etihad.

Triathlon Newbie

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 09:32

If it is a pool-based tri (I'm guessing it is), then you will be set off in waves. Once you are out of the pool, no one will know what position you are in, so no stress there!

Triathlon plan difficulty

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 07:20

A 4 week plan isn't going to do much in terms of improving fitness - most plans are at least 12 weeks  and more often 16 weeks. If you are looking to get used to the discipline then do some brick sessions (bike then run).


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.  



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.


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


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.

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