Hallam Blue


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"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. 

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 20:48

I gave her a "C'mon pirate" shout, Matt.

Probably need to get kitted out for the next one. Anyone up for Macclesfield sprint in August? 

1st Marathon

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 19:46

I personally would try and find a half 3 or 4 weeks before your marathon as a tune up race, and a guide to what your marathon pace should be. 7 weeks before is a bit too much of a gap: things could change in that time.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 17:08

I've yet to get hold of my pirate gear -this was my first foray into the world of tri.

 Did see one PSOF top as I was coming back up the end of the run - woman heading out on the run at about 9.55.

Any tight mens running shorts that dont make you look a gimp?

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 13:47

Can anyone recommend some gimp wear suitable for running?  Lycra ball gag? Non-chafing nipple clamps -you know the sort of thing.  If I get a VLM place next I quite fancy getting on the telly. 

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 13:13

Wilmslow sprint done. Absolutely loved it - all went very smoothly.  Swim(400m in 10.02) faster than the time I put down, but probably could have gone a bit faster, but reckoned that it probably wouldn't make a huge difference overall, and wanted to keep something in the tank. Smooth transition to the bike-reasonably flat 21km with a couple of sharp climbs but nothing too taxing - 57.51. Did as advised and dropped down a gear or two towards the end, , and felt pretty fresh at the start of the run ( 6.25k). Some mild undulations, but the two footbridges were a bit tough.  

Overall 1.50.05 (unofficial). Loved every minute and will probably sign up for the re- run in September, even though it will be taper time for Chester marathon.  

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 12:18

Right, doing my first tri tomorrow (Wilmslow sprint). What mistakes should I try to avoid? Any top tips?

vaginal rejuvenation

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 19:45

vaginal rejuvenation

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 09:34

Things are looking up in the gynaecological business.

weight lost

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 11:45

Have a look here: http://caloriesburnedhq.com/calories-burned-running/

I reckon 15 miles a week is burning about 2400 calories (I estimated a 10 min per mile  pace) a week: you might need to increase your mileage. Speed work / intervals can also help.

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