Dreaming Of Magic

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Outlaw Half

Posted: Yesterday at 20:46

The climb you talk of is only a few hundred metres long. It's a blip on an otherwise flat to undulating course with, on the main part, pretty smooth roads. 

bad swimmer

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 20:45

Same boat as you when i started. Entered a OW std dist tri and could only swim about 100m before i had to take a rest. I think i did 7 swim sessions before the big day and was bricking it. I built up by doing sets of 50m and then resting 30 seconds. 25 sets, so 50 lengths total, then 30 sets and so on. Once i was doing some volume, the swim fitness built enabled me to swim further without resting. Managed the 1500m swim without resting, so it just needs some solid work. Agree lessons will help as well.

First Triathlon at Worthing in July

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 23:35

Regarding whether you will be faster or slower than in a pool. I don't think OW swims in tris are measured that accurately (or measured at all). I have done the last two Worthing tris and i was quicker on the first, despite being faster in the pool around the time of the second. Most were slower in 2014 than 2013. At a seperate oly tri, the billed 1500 turned out to be about 1850. I reckon organisers just put the bouys in and think yep, that's about it. Or do they canoe round several times with gps and really try and make it spot on?? 


Posted: 08/03/2015 at 22:28

25s or 23s?

Ride 100 after Outlaw

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 18:17

I did Outlaw last year and ran 10 miles on the saturday afterwards and a 40 mile fastish club ride the next day. Felt really good. If you've been training/racing for years, reckon you'll be fine. If you're a newbie and have a newly built base, give it a miss and concentrate on the Outlaw.

Strange Swim Question

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 18:09

I had the same problem. Nose clip completely Solved it. After a couple of swims with one, you get used to it and forget it is there.

First Triathlon at Worthing in July

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 14:14

Done the Worthing Oly for the last two years. Great race. I will miss this years as doing the Outlaw on the same day. The early start means the sea is generally flat (was the last two years), bike course is fast with no nasty hills, just a few long drags. Raw Energy Pursuits who put on the race are great, as are the local tri club Tuff Fitty Tri Club. Enjoy.

Tippy tippy or heel to toe?

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 00:13

In my opinion, it is relative to speed. The faster you run, you will naturally begin to land  on the mid to forefoot area. If you run at say 10 min mile pace, you will land on your heels. The problem comes when people 'try' to run a certain way. If you watch someone running at a slow pace and landing on their forefoot, it is imo the most rediculous thing ever. Young children naturally run with excellent form, they don't think or learn it, it is instinctive. Again imo, the key thing is for your foot to land directly underneath your hips. Speed will naturally dictate whether the heel, midfoot, or forefoot lands first. 

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 21:45

Last year I had 8 HIgh5 caffeine gels in one water bottle, topped up with water (240mg caffeine, 184g carbs) and isotonic drink in the other. I swapped the iso drink bottle at each station, the one with gels in, I drank in stages (25, 50, 70, 90 miles approx.) so had a 60mg shot every hour and a bit. Flat coke for the run, plus a couple more caffeine gels near the end. Seemed to do the job quite well. 

Cycling in the ice

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 16:18

I had the same dilemma this morning. Wanted to do a four hour bike, but with the weather as it is, chose a 2 and a bit hours on the turbo. This time of the year, you are not going to be able to do every session planned due to weather, sickness etc. and you should factor this into your plan. The odd changed or missed session is not going to make any difference come race day. Intervals on the turbo is my advice. If you opt for 2hours on the turbo, you will do 2hours turbo. Head out the door tomorrow and take your chances what you get.

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