Hallam Blue


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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.

PMSL DF3 will have a field day.

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 11:21

Can we stop this thread now before he actually reads it?

 

'Burning' shins?

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 10:26

Agree with becky. 

How to treat:

1. Rest

2. Ice.

3. Stretch your calves out: calf tightness is apparently a very common cause of shin splints.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 18:15

Wilmslow. I love first events - guaranteed PB. I just get the feeling that it won't be the last. 

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 16:10

Any suggestions for what I should be doing in the week before my first sprint Tri?

 

Did a final brick bike/run session today which is probably hillier and tougher than the actual race (Wilmslow). Planning on a couple of light swimming sessions focussing on smooth technique, with a gentle run and gentle bike session through the week. 

Bupa great machcester run

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 15:56

You'll be sent your number (incl chip) and a magazine directly from the race organisers. Should be with you in the week or two before the race.I presume the website should give you details about time and location. 

I've run it twice: quite fun, but pretty crowded. Prefer the "We love Manchester 10K" in July, personally. A fraction of the cost, and you see a lovely shiny blue football ground, rather than the monstrosity at about 2 miles in, in the BUPA race.

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