Dreaming Of Magic

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Recommend me a Tri Book

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 19:24

Iron War is a must read. Not so much for training plans or advice, but more for the mental and physiological side. 

Also, with those PBs, a super super short tri is not really a challenge, just saying.

Ironman 70.3 to Full Ironman in same year?

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:43

Very do-able and you don't HAVE to do mega hours of training. Most time consuming session is the long bike, so get up early at the weekend and get out the door at 6am and you can do 100 miles and be home for lunch.

Tri suit advice

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 22:49

Start Fitness have an own brand range called More Mile. Decent quality for less than half the price of the main brands. One peice £30, two piece £20 (10/10). Good starting point. 

Outlaw Half

Posted: 24/04/2015 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.

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