Mrs Noel

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Wed 30th July 2014

Posted: Today at 08:26
I am emzap, landed last night so awake at silly o'clock thus morning!

Sounds like your journey was horrendous hope the return leg is better!

Wed 30th July 2014

Posted: Today at 08:18
What: 45 mins on the turbo
Why: few sprints to ease back in
Last hard: far too long ago to remember
Last rest: the last 5 days!

Lyrics - familiar but can't place them.

Enjoy your holiday LMH!

First Tri Booked - Gear Advice

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 14:37
Plenty don't use tri suits and do just fine. I'd not bother for your first as it's pool, just chuck a shirt and shorts over the top of your trunks. The Btwin kit gets very good reviews and is cheap as tri kit goes - you'll get people who will say it'll make a difference what you wear but I personally think it's what you do rather than what you have that's more important, certainly at this level.

Don't worry too much about the bike - unless you've gone out and spent ??12k on your first one I'm sure you'll be just fine. Pedals wise, you'll probably fall but you'll almost definitely be fine after so don't dwell on it. Try holding yourself up in a doorway to practise clipping in/out (assuming you've not got a turbo at this stage). Likewise with shoes, the difference is mainly speed of getting them on/off, support and comfort for cycling without socks. If you're getting just one pair at this stage you might want to think about getting tri shoes but if you're likely to use them for lots of commuting, say, you might be better with a road set for that.

Good luck, enjoy.

Saturday 26th July 2014

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 08:25
Morning all.
What - not sure yet
Why - still honeymooning so depends on patience of OC Domestic Affairs
Last hard - not sure it counts as hard but 1 hour in the gym in Thursday
Last rest - yesterday or is it today? Too many time zones...
Lyrics - yes

Starting to feel huuuuge after almost 2 weeks with just 4 gym sessions and some ocean swimming!

Birks, enjoy the Games!

Very early running because of heat?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:55
It feels very normal for me now and actually 0545 feels like a lie in! The only very small draw back is I do struggle to lie in at weekends etc - but then you get so much more done. I'm currently on my honeymoon and haven't slept past about 0645 since we flew out.

Very early running because of heat?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:45
I regularly run at 5am, nothing to do with weather, and you do very quickly get used to it. It's nice because it's so quiet out.

Cheap Turbo vs Rollers

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 06:40
Dust I'm with you. Love the bike but there's something very comforting about rolling out of bed early doors, clipping into the turbo and going to work with a workout already under the old belt.

Oh and if you find that video, send me the link...

Tuesday 15th July 2014

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 00:48
Thanks all we got married at Easter so delayed trip but worth the wait I'm sure.

AF my runners are here and I've told him I'll be using the various gyms! The eye roll was the only comment.

Tuesday 15th July 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 08:37
What - rest
Why - off on honeymoon today!
Last hard - race on sunday
Last rest - yesterday

Lyrics - no

Need help

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:49
Squats, lunges, calf raises and so on. Have a look online for strength exercises for runners. Cross trainer is a different beast so don't worry about comparing. Also, do your running outside - it's harder and what you will need to do for selection, through basic and in your career.
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