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Old, creaking but keen

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:57

I agree that the tri set are friendlier than the running set in general. Always lots of advice available. There a re a good few older ones on here too. One is said to be even older than the pyramids....

Newbie Triathlon questions

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:53

I average one bottle every 25 miles, but I usually carry two for an Oly, the second is a smaller 500ml one, most of which goes in the first mile washing out all the duck shit in my mouth from the water. Would probably pack 5 isogels and use last one just before start of run.

I always take a few slugs of fatboy Coke in T1 after an OW swim. Some people swear by it as prevention against upset stomachs later in the day. I am one of them. Your call.

Newbie Triathlon questions

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 20:02

Sounds like classic Pirate material. Don't put your wetsuit on back to front, Spit in your goggles just before you get in the water and rinse them in the river. Stops them fogging up. If the water is cold, piss in your wetsuit. DO NOT shit in it. Apart from that, enjoy, smile etc.

Eczema and sweating

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 23:07

I am no eczema bod (my wife is big time, unlucky her), but I do get quite bad cold urticaria and split fingers.

We have both found this product called "Snowfire" on Amazon following recommendation. Very good for cracked skins. It's an emollient and stinks to high heaven but it is brilliant.


Atrial Flutter...What Next?

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 23:02

Hi all, thought I would drop back in just to update really i had cryo ablation in August 2013 following various incidents and a blow up at Outlaw 2012.

So, nearly three years. My MHR before ablation (BA) was about 212, now 185 if I am lucky, 10k PB was just under 50 mins, now about 58. RHR BA was 54, now about 65-68. Erratic beats still? Yes. But usually only for no more than 5-10 seconds maybe. Apparently has to be 30 seconds to count as AF. Lots of issues re acid reflux and this triggering odd erratic beats via vagal nerve we think. Thank God for Omeprazole!

Sprint finish is now about 20 yards, had 80 before. Ticker seems about 80% of what it was before. Runs 8 miles are a problem. At least double hydration with electrolytes needed now for every run.

55 years old now (shut up Meldy and Plum). Still going, done one tri since ablation, like to do another but sprint is probably limit. Feel quite fragile very easily with dizzy spells etc.

Hope this helps someone.



Shinfield 10K

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 20:06

Yeah, I wondered about the medal too but we did get a towel. 58 something for me. PB on that course since the ticker trouble. I'll take that.

2017 ..musings and decisions

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 20:03

Are you saying I am gobby?

Shinfield 10K

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 14:20

Top race, gets better every year. Ran into Cat5, Mrs Cat5 and Foxy Lady.

Shinfield 10K

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 19:26

I'll stick me pirate buff on then, that or me hat. Going to be a bit of a plod though, just coming back from bladder and kidney infection. 

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Shinfield 10K

Lovely morning out 
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This is what you have to do to beat Fat Buddhas IM CH speed record. ;O)

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What is your favourite tri length? No particular reason...

IM? HIM? Oly? Sprint? 
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Contemplating a Surrey Hills ride this weekend.

Anyone fancy it? 
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Sept 19th, tomorrow, talk like a pirate day...

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Beginners guide to the Surrey Hills ride is back!

This Sunday 14th Sept 9am at Newlands Corner. New/apprentices welcome! 
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Potential Royal Marines Course.

Why does this look like the best weekend out ever? 
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OK, I think we get the message.......

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This is funny about marathons - applies to tri too

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Front light deal on deal extreme 20 euros

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Foot crush injury from motorbike incident - is it still supposed to ache?

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Strange triathlon moments - this one threw me, have you got one that threw you

Unexpected talent - bit of Saturday night fun... 
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Garmin HRM question

Something a little different 
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Tri show this weekend at Sandown 28.2 to 2.3.14

Anyone going? 
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Halfords turbo deal spotted today

Looks good value at £149.00 
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