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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 12:55

I haven't fully read back yet but the jist of it seems that there was some hardcore pirating going on, good training and some painful massages. 

Last week started great but went down hill when I was hit with my first migraine in 10 years whilst driving on the M42.  Had to be rescued from Hopwood services and only now feel back at 100%.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 14:46

Cracking race reports everyone and a massive ((((hug)))) for EP.

Swam in a lovely heated outdoor pool on sunday - made me feel very exotic.

First session on the rollers this lunchtime, bit sketchy to start with but managed to do 20mins without falling off/holding on - takes a great deal of concentration! 

How do you ride?

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 13:23
TheEngineer wrote (see)

You could also have one spinning with poor technique or one pushing a bigger gear with good technique - the two aren't directly correlated.

Agreed - the example was just to show you can get the same power output from different techniques, as comments have been made that spinning a light gear = less power than high gear-low cadence.

Whichever option you go for - working on the efficiency of your pedal stroke will be beneficial.

How do you ride?

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 11:44

Doesn't pedalling technique come into it also?  

Power is a function of 'work' over time, work in turn is (force*distance)

In this case the distance is the circumference of the pedal revolution so to get a higher wattage you'd want to apply force to as much of the pedal revolution, in the shortest amount of time.

You could have two riders producing the same power, one spinning (shorter time per revolution) a low gear (low force) with good technique and one pushing a high gear (requiring more force) with poor technique/lower cadence (longer time period).

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 17:49

Welcome to all the new threadites.

Cracking effort everyone with the swimathons and halfs etc, who's doing what this weekend?

Lots of swimming, stretching, foam rollering and cycling here, took it easy over the weekend as its my 'light' week.  Now back at it and upping the intensity of sessions.

Just attempted to turbo - snapped my chain, whilst not ideal it does make me feel like I have thighs of steel*

*this may not be the case.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 14:54

I think the Garmin group is going to kick me into gear to keep up the training, nice to have new connections

Hope the massage helps to ease things Mikasa.

*yawn* sleepy after my swim.

Garmin Connect Group

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 08:11
pete_inthehills wrote (see)
SuckitupButterCup wrote (see)

Just so I can place a name who is Ecolime?

I don't know either, but she looks jolly slim and sporty!


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Posted: 17/03/2014 at 13:10

Nice one MrsD - I thought of you as I tried to avoid Longleat on my way down to Calshot - turns out track cycling is pretty epic in the fun department.

Can't wait to get back on the boards, I had to refrain from going WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE every time I went round/up/down the banking.

Done a fair bit of cycling and swimming over the past few days.  Turbo and weights this evening.  Really should start running. . . . . . . . maybe.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 08:57

Whoop everyone seems to be on the mend - or at least has a plan of action to attain mended status

My first tri of the season is the Wincanton sprint 400/20/5 and I'm aiming to do it in 1h40 with a target swim time of 10mins. The tri is in 6 weeks and so my swim coach got me to do a 400m TT last night to see how close to the 10mins I'm currently at: 9m50  She thinks we'll be able to get it down to 8mX which would be awesome.  

I'm aware that these times are slow but its a pretty big deal for this seal pup.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 13:27

I agree with Cake, pictures are required!

Sending hugs to Mikasa, and Steady, lets hope the physio/rest/strengthening work will sort you out.

Great running MC.  Which sportive did you do Cake & DS?

Saturday was a 40 miler from Warminster to Salisbury and back. . .. wore shorts, the start of the silly tan lines has begun! 

Yesterday bit of a walk, picnic and a tiny recovery ride.

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