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Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:02

Lit - is that you?

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 14:04

Haha - its a long round trip for a flat 5k though Bob!

PS Who is the runner in the avatar ?

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: Yesterday at 12:34

UB - that is brilliant - I didn't expect anyone to take the time to answer all 10 questions!

A couple of things - on the swim they ahve asked for everybody's estimated time and said we will be going off in waves of 12 - I am presuming that is 20 lengths each then the next wave but maybe what I am imagining and reality will be completely different.

I can only do breast stroke - I know that if I ever want to go serious with triathlon then I need to spend a winter working on my front crawl but at the moment I am hoping that running will still be my major sport.

I think your advice about getting on and off the bike may prove to be invaluable - I'll keep it sensible!

Its the Carlisle Sprint Tri this Sunday coming. Fingers crossed it will be a nice day and I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

Thanks SBC too.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: Yesterday at 11:43

Hi everyone - I thought there was a beginners tri thread but can't find it so please either redirect me or humour me.

I'm a runner doing my first sprint triathlon on Sunday following an injury period where I couldn't run. As its my first I'm really just hoping for a good fun experience but I think i will learn a lot more from it by trying to do everything right this time. I've done all the obvious things like practice running after biking, running with a bike and ridden the course but I have a list of 'stupid' beginner questions that I can't find answers to anywhere that I'm sure you will all be able to answer. I've numbered them so you if you feel like answering one just the number and the answer will be great.

1) It's a pool swim, 500m - do you normally have to dive in for a pool swim as I don't know how to dive in.

2) Even if I don't have to dive in I would like to as it must be faster - is there a simple tip like focus on lifting your legs in the air or something that would help me 'get away with it'?

3) When I get out and run to put on my shoes with wet feet do you dry them with a towel or just shove the wet feet into your shoes full of talc?

4) Do you dry rest of your body before putting on your running T shirt? (obviously I don't have a tri suit)

5) Any tips for getting on and off the bike? - I've practiced it a few times but none of them have been anytihng other than stopping and clumsily clambering on.

6) Bearing in mind my running shorts that I am wearing for the swim will be soaking wet should I be taking extra time at first transition to smear some vaseline into inside of my thighs?

7) I'm hoping for sub 1:20 - my best times solo are 11:42 for 500m swim, 41:17 for bike and I've been injured so my running PB is not relevant. I'm thinking of aiming for 12 minutes and 42 minutes - are these reasonable or do I need to back off more to allow for doing the 3 events one after the other?

8) Timing - normally I wear a garmin watch for cycle and run - do I waste time putting this on at first transition or just cycle and run to feel?

9) (really basic question) - how do you put your number on before the swim?

10) When I run races I normally do a 3 mile warm up with some strides - what do you do before a triathlon?

Many thanks to anyone who answers.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 10:26

During the last two years I've noticed that the only 5k 'race' near Carlisle seems to be the parkrun on a Saturday morning which is anything but flat.

So imagine my frustration when I look at the profile of the 5k route for the sprint triathlon below.

It would be perfect for a standalone 5k race.

Overdone it?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:07

Wel done everyone!(one each!)

4 PBs in 2 days - awesome.

Lit - one of those wonderful occasions where the achievement and the time are both so fantastic that its hard to know which you should be more pleased with - I guess County Champion as you may beat the time. Hopfuly you will be able to find a few wiry Scottish lassies who can give you more of a race.

A quick check on Power of 10 shows that places you about 80th in the UK this year but also if you look at 5k track there is a UK 100 target of sub 17:45 which may be possible on the track (my assumption is track is faster than road)?

So top 50 in Uk for marathon and top 100 for 5k - quite a good year so far - make sure you don't enter any 10 milers!

Muddy, Bob and Richard - all good PBs and you must all be delighted. I'm pleased I made 10k the deciding distance or I'd be heading for the silver league soon. If you want a bit more praise you need to race at separate times to thread wonder woman - no surprise that you were able to win the fancy dress competition Lit!

PS Coach you must be very proud of your filly

Overdone it?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 13:53

A name to conjure with

Mark Couldwell have been a contender


Mark Couldwell be a mass murderer

 I could go on......................................

EDIT: This whole PPI claiming thing makes me smile - so if you had PPI and made a successful claim then presumably you can't still claim for being missold it; but if you haven't made a claim then you can? Its a little bizarre don't you think - I too am old school so have never entered the deep, dark mysterious world of PPI policies, claiming and misselling - I just used to say no thanks faster than they could say Payment Protection.

Overdone it?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 12:39

 - yeah I didn't understand those either!

Overdone it?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 10:59

 - party hat based on fact you are pleased - but I'm not really sure what it means - is this an event that you would not be allowed to enter yourself but now a running club called Charnwood has picked you for their team? If so well done!

M35 must be a Vets category for track only?

Club stuff and track stuff are both a bit of a mystery to me.

Overdone it?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:42

I'll stay well away from laybys tomorrow!

EDIT How long is this race you are all doing?

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