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one piece tri skinsuit

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 22:43

If only someone at Cuore had ties to PSOF... 

Planning for sub something in 2107

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 02:49
WildWill wrote (see)
marathon molly wrote (see)

I'd like to go sub 10 mins for both transitions together ...the past couple of times I've taken 20 mins (12.30 T1 + 7.30 T2). 

My best was IMCH 2009 ... I did 8min 33sec total for T1&T2 

5:34 combined at Outlaw 2014.


For 2017 I'm going sub 4:40 and sub 10. Without a pool to train in. Maybe.

DIY training camp places

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 00:21

You've likely received few replies as it's a very open question.

Nothing wrong with Mallorca. See also south of Spain as costs are a little lower on the mainland than in the Balearics. 

Outside the hispanic sphere, consider Slovenia and Croatia. Great weather, terrain, and people - and affordable too.

Chinese carbon wheels

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 20:26

Ditto fb's experience. Love my mavics.


Posted: 15/05/2016 at 18:05

Don't bother - they're likely not an upgrade. If you want to go faster in races for less spend, then get a rear wheel cover from Aerojacket. 

2017 ..musings and decisions

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 21:05
M...eldy wrote (see)
Would be good to see you young 'un

I didn't know you held grudges that long

Summer Holidays & Training

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 21:04

We've done Malaga and Sorrento - the Amalfi coast is beautiful but the more expensive of the two.

Malaga can be done VERY cheaply - budget flight destination, loads of central accommodation, great small bars with 40 cent beers and great tapas.

We used a cycle hire shop in the town and walked to collect the bikes - they were reasonable, and the airport is close to town so minimal transfer costs.

As for the cycling, the roads are incredible and there's LOTS of climbing (including an HC climb starting at the outskirts of town and not stopping until 1000m)

2017 ..musings and decisions

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 20:45
Flat Footed wrote (see)
Outlaw in 2012 had over 70 pirates start the race, i think I suffered from bruised hands from all the high fives along the river bank

Are you sure that's what it was from?



I could combine this with a trip home to see people...... interesting....

Cant get rid of this itch! Another zero – Iron Man post

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 09:48

I wrote a long response to this, but I won't bother. I'll just leave the following:

"intermittent fasting....'s the only way I have ever been able to limit my calories and lose weight"

"I broke eventually and took part ... I had been trying to fast during the day so I have had plenty of calories to play with but I cant carry on eating cake as a lunch substitute"

Much like your personal finances, you have a calorific budget. You know this because you said so. Do you really think 'cake and protein shakes' is the healthiest way to spend it?

Cant get rid of this itch! Another zero – Iron Man post

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 22:20
TheRedEyeJedi wrote (see)

No reason at all - other than i find a protein shake satisfying and filling - much more than salads ect.  Plus its much quicker and cheaper than other alternatives around me at work.

I could eat normal food at work and often do, there is nothing stopping me.  I am trying to limit the calories I eat during the day as this is a period of 8 sedentary hours where I can easily over eat out of boredom/repetition - So I find it helpful to fast through the day at work and then train fasted straight after work before having a big evening meal. 

Its tough feeling hungry when everyone else is eating cakes ect though!  If I was there alone it wouldn't bother me.


This is the most arse about face approach available. If you're new to this, fuel your workouts or you're not going to get enough work done. Get the work done and you can eat more. 

People come up with so many convoluted ideas. It's not hard. Eat things you can identify the parts of (thanks Lew) and work hard. The rest is important, but only when you're looking for every last inch.

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