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910xt doing strange things.......

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 12:35

Had the same thing. Will try clearing the memory.

triathlon shows

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 15:12

Was very disappointed with 220 show at Sandown - went in there with a genuine requirement (was looking for a new bike) and found nothing that wasn't 1500 quid plus (and very few people even prepared to talk to me). I can't be the only one that doesn't have thousands to spend on a bike!

Best was the smaller stands downstairs that was so badly signposted I didn't even see it until I was on the way out - but at least they were interested in talking to you. Not one I'd go back to. Might take a look at Excel this year.

Cotswold 113 14th June 2015

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 11:05

Just entered as an Outlaw warmup - looking forward to seeing folks down there.

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:31

A local tri coach suggested to me, which is better than the 220- formula but not as good as getting it tested properly. I've used that as a best guide for now - trying to learn to run slower, as I've tended to just go and bash out my training runs before. Getting sick of getting my Garmin beeping at me, but that's what I need.

Cotswold 113 14th June 2015

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 14:36

That looks a good one for me as well for Outlaw warm-up - not done a Cotswold race before. I'm guessing they have hills down there?!

Equinox 24hrs

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 11:11

And if you are wondering who the two lunatics at the half-way drink station between 6pm and midnight were with the lights, that was Mrs Paperman and a friend. They thought they'd try and cheer people on a bit!

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 11:06

I've gone for that as well - I'm aiming for "just finish" to see if I can a least complete the plan without missing too much out - if I'm feeling bored, I'll do what justplodon is doing and filter in a bit of the intermediate one. What are you guys doing for the two plan races?

Finding a 70.3 tri for 2015

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 11:40

Looks like I'm going for Marshman middle as my Fink pre-Outlaw 70.3 race, partly because we're there for the weekend anyway - the wife has a carry-over entry into the Olympic the previous day. That's 17th May - I don't know much about it, although I'm guessing that others around here have done it.

Swimming Anxiety

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 09:42

Slowing the stroke was key for me as well - I used to flail away, give myself no chance to time my breathing, and then wonder why I was out of breath at the end of each length. Trying and find a quiet time in the pool and see how slowly and smoothly you can do it - I try and have a song going round inside my head to keep a rhythm going.

Good luck with it - its painful, but it does come - I went through it about four years ago, and my wife did last winter. Completely agree with Dustboy/Soup Dragon above - there suddenly comes a point where it clicks, and you go from struggling to do 4 lengths to 30 very quickly.

Tri Bike or carbon bike for Ironman & rent or buy?

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 16:37

Having just entered Outlaw and thinking about what budget I have to throw where, I'd already decided to stay on current road bike just as it is - I'll take familiarity and reliability over gadgets any day.

Vaguely thinking of throwing some money instead at a bike setup - I don't have any particular complaints, but I haven't ever done 112 miles on it, let alone needed to run afterwards. What do people think - worth it or not?

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