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what to do next year tri-wise?

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 11:45
Faithsdaddy wrote (see)

Dave- you say it's rubbish, but it's just the names somebody has light hartedly given to the styles of swimming.

The issue with a pool coach, is they will teach a pool stroke, which will not work nearly as well in OW and the 'Swinger' style WILL work well.  It's a little like teaching someone to ride a bike on a turbo trainer.

If I could just interject as my "Talking bollocks" alarm is going mental. You don't teach people a style. You teach them according to their style. Which a good coach will do regardless of whether he/she is affiliated with a particular brand of swim school.

what to do next year tri-wise?

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 11:08
I can swim just nott fc very well cheeky. So will work on fc over the winter.

What have Forest got to do with it? 

online coaching is it worth it?

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 09:03

Jeepers LMH. So sorry to hear that. Hope you're able to go into surgery soon and mend quickly!! 

Bikes on a plane

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 11:58

It took you 5 years to repeat a joke? 

Best half distance race

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 14:16
Iron Pingu wrote (see)

Ok, just seen it's £225, f**k, there are lots of really great halfs around for a fraction of that ...

Ah but do they have me there?! 

70.3 Staffordshire

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:03


70.3 Staffordshire

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 12:53

Yep. Clear communication as ever from WTC!

Is iit being too ambitious to aim for half-ironman in the next 18months?

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 12:44

Me too. First two races were full distance... 

70.3 Staffordshire

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 12:02


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Any my mate who I'm on the phone to is getting a message saying 2pm CEST, despite the email saying 1pm?!?!

70.3 Staffordshire

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 11:56
GraemeK wrote (see)
I'm not sure of any requirements IM make for elevation changes, but I'd have gone further south towards Whittington in the first part and avoided the climb over Cannock Chase at the end, it seems a bit superfluous to me. Dead easy to sit here and say that, less so when you've road closures and 1500 athletes to consider.

Who said a course has to be flat? Hillier the better, for me! That isn't really very lumpy at all. 

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