Latest posts by Pudge

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How can I train for swimming? outside ?

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 16:07

Not seen the trunks/crop top combo since Dave Scott and Mark Allen in the IronWar era.

However, if that's your thing, then maybe you should get yourself along to this gym session, as you'll benefit from some strength/core/conditioning work, and it's good to get away from the three disciplines occasionally:


The 2017 PSOF Kit Order Thread

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 08:25

Please could I be added to the list for Tri shorts, but only if they are the longer ones.

The ones I've had before were like hotpants, and I ended up giving them to Seren with not so much as a turbo session in them.

PSOF Championships 2018

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 08:22

I'm wondering whether the "female methods of persuasion" that Blisters is referring to is something rather pleasant, or something not so?

Carbo loading

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 08:17

If you really want to carb load, then you need nothing more than something like pasta or rice, and a bit of chicken, the night before.  Keep it plain too (i.e. no creamy sauces or owt funny like prawns) so as to avoid getting a dicky tummy on the day of your run.

PSOF Championships 2018

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 10:26

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PSOF Championships 2018

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 13:56
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)

Lanza 2018 wouldn't work for me personally because it's right before A levels....

I was under the impression you were older.

New Bike suggestions

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 13:55

Personally, I don't really get why TT bikes are deemed so bad if there's hills about the place.  

Uphill - chances are you're out of the saddle and up onto the bull bars, which is not much different from being on the hoods on a road bike, so you're not losing much.

Downhill - you're more aero on a TT bike, so therefore faster, and as long as you're confident transitioning from the aero bars to the bull bars quickly enough to get to you're brakes when needed, then for me a TT bike wins every time, if being as fast as possible over a long distance, and saving your legs for the run, is what's important to you.

Each to their own though.  At the end of the day, £2,500 is going to buy you a nice bike whatever option you choose.

Just don't buy a red one, for God's sake.


Running marathons is easy - Discuss

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 15:50

Yeah, I'd pretty much agree with your point of view.  But then, same goes for many things, whether it be running, cycling, triathlon etc.

It's doing things well (or quickly, in this case) that is the difficult part.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 14:46

Instead of sitting there sniffing really loudly every 30 seconds, blow your damn nose.  It's a small and quiet office, and we don't all want to listen to you constantly snorting your snot.

I've offered you tissues on a number of occasions, as a subtle way of letting you know that it is really quite noticeable (and, quite frankly, really getting on my tits), but you've just laughed about it being "the time of year for runny noses".

I can only be polite for so much longer, before I have a Michael Douglas moment.

Turbo trainers

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 08:55

+1 for Tacx Neo.  Pricey yes, but worth it? Absolutely.

I used to have a bog standard turbo trainer and it was never something that I looked forward to using.  Even using Sufferfest etc. it was quite boring and more of a chore than a pleasure.  Since getting a smart trainer though, and in particular using it with Zwift, I find that I am getting so much more out of turbo sessions, both in terms of enjoyment and development.

IMO, there is ‘price’ and there is ‘value’.  The initial outlay for the Neo was high, but given how often I have used it so far, and how often I am likely to use it throughout winter, it actually represents superb value for money.


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HOW much?!!!

Would you pay £48 for a chicken (to eat)? 
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Marathon bands - where'd the thread go?!

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Sufferfest treadmill workouts

Any good? 
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Transgrancanaria - March 2015

Anyone done this before? Worth travelling for? 
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Golden Iron Balls

Even Becks is getting in on the action at Kona 
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For Fooops sake!,,,,,

I see it's gone 5pm so the forum is left to disintegrate again.... 
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It appears that I have the Sidam touch

Apologies to all affected users 
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Swim Lap Counter

Is Sportcount still the best VFM option? 
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Digital EPO

For all you Strava KOM addicts out there 
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IM Bolton

Doesn't appear to be well-regarded/supported by Pirates?? 
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