Elizabeth Dix 4

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Hair protection

Posted: Today at 10:53

That's the one WildWill!  I use it but don't know how effective it is there is also a conditioner I think?

My hair gets wet under the swimming hat too. Apparently if you get your hair wet before putting the hat on it absorbs less chlorine but again I don't know how effective that is either!

Hair protection

Posted: Today at 08:05

I wear a swimming hat...  Boots do an anti chlorine shampoo and shower gel in one which seems to wash off most of the smell but I am not sure how effective it actually is. 

Another try

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 11:54

Well done for getting out there!  I find nice scenery really helps too so it's great you have a nice route.

Another try

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 15:53

Wise words from Seren. SInce having my daughter I have been struggling with my performance too, I am much slower now than I was but I am still running!  I cannot run as far without risking pain from my pelvis (over 2 years later) and am slower than I was.  So now I just concentrate on improving from where I am and setting post baby PBs instead.  Rather than worry about distance I do (short) triathlons now.  All that matters is that you are trying to improve and your progress now, easier said than done!

One star design

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 12:57

The vast majority of ladies running apparel!

1) The tops are either too tight/too low cut/too short/pink!

2) Tops with built in sports bras are just a joke if you are not flat chested

3) The shorts are either too short so women who do not have thigh gaps chafe or are capris which I cannot stand when it gets slightly warm!

3) Not all women like pink!


Posted: 09/08/2016 at 11:37

I had similar worries when I started out in tri last year.  I have found that my Shock Absorber Run bra doesn't chafe when wet.  I have only done sprint distance though.  Buy a trisuit without a built in bra too as it will not be up to the job and will just get in the way or you'll have to cut it out!

Discipline Change = Gear Change

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 15:26

The HRM Tri strap gives you all the running data as well working for swimming.  Alternative;y you can wear both HRM straps in the water as the HRM Run is waterproof it just won't record the readings.  You can also wear the swim strap for running you just won't get the additional running data such as foot contact time and vertical oscillation.  To be honest the HRM straps chafe when I run and leave nasty burns so I ditched that idea long ago, I only wear mine for Spinning and cycling.

10k times?

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:56

Start aiming for 1 hour and adjust your goal as you progress, taking it in stages may seem more manageable.

Discipline Change = Gear Change

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:55

I would say that to achieve what you want you will probably need the following: -

Garmin 920 XT (I know there is also a Fenix but I don't know the model)

If you cadence sensor is ANT+ then that should work with the watch (I have one, it's great!)

For swimming you can either buy the HRM Tri or the HRM Tri it depends what sort of swimming you do, the swim is supposed to last longer in the pool whereas the tri will be affected by chlorine BUT you will get all the run statistics from it.  You won't be able to see your HR in realtime unless you take it out of the water.

I haven't bothered with the quick release strap as I was worried about the watch part falling off in the quarry where I swim!

Obese begginner running?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 16:18

I had been spinning for a few months before I started running properly although I did do a Race 4 Life when I was at my biggest, that was the hardest 5km I have ever done!  I ached for days afterwards, probably worse than when I ran a marathon.  I think I must have lost a couple of stone before I started running. 

I would suggest mixing up the running with some other form of lower impact training, it's really good to mix things up a bit too.  I am now into (short!) triathlons so I still mix up my training now.

Remember to celebrate every achievement no matter how small it may seem too.  Best of luck to you, you have our support.

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