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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 21:21

I am in DB camp for wearing shoes then getting on bike, I just know I would make a complete fool of myself trying to do what the elite do. At my speed it would not make enough difference.

Mrs L, as MC says you can just ride your bike as it is. Bikes wheels seem to come in 4 sizes from what I understand and some hybrid bikes will have the less common size hence the limited options, save your money for now.

Nutrasweet London Marathon 1995

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 17:22

If your time was slower than 5:18 I might be willing and able to go through The Times newspaper results listing. However the newspaper archives maybe quicker. Or just go to the million marathon runner t shirt website and find out there.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 12:47

Mrs L, changing the tyres on your hybrid would mean swapping to a road tyre rather than a mountain bike style tread pattern, it makes it easier, but the size would be the same, so first look on the side wall of the existing ones and then speak to the local bike shop or back here for further help.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 10:59

Durhambiker, shame you didn't do the sportive but if the weather was anything like down south it would have been hard work, plus at least you got a decent run done.  All the best for the DIY weekend, with the pirates.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 10:56

HIgh5 Isogel does not need water as it is a watery gel, best to try it out in training.
I find gels too much faff and chomp on Clif bloks which means I resemble a hamster for a few minutes and then swig electrolyte drink to get the remaining bits off my teeth.

MC, you are being very sensible as nothing can beat being a close family and everyone will need support at some time, including you. If I can give a hand please ask.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:19

MC, sorry to hear about your Mum, hope all goes well. A sensible decision to withdraw from Outlaw Half, I should have been sensible last year but have paid the price.

Mrs L, glad to hear you are getting excited.

I took part in the Ups and Downs sportive yesterday, the plan was to cycle there ( 6 miles) do the short route and then ride home or if too tired get Mr Steady to pick me up. The reality was cycled there and got 3/4 round before cramp set in that would not go away as soon as I went up any hills and there were 2 large ones still to do, along with the lower back beginning to seize up. Somehow I had a brain working and decided that it would be better to call up the broom wagon rather than slog it out for another couple of hours just to say I had done it but be in no fit state to do anything for a week.
So total of 43 miles, not 51 ( it should have been less but roadworks meant the course was longer than planned), but I have sore legs that will be able to do more training this week, keeping in mind the ultimate goal of the century ride. Total elevation gain was over 4000ft, so it really was quite hilly and I managed more of them than I thought I could do.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 17:38

Oh Alibear, I can understand where you are coming from. Last year was my horrible year, just take care of yourself and do short sessions consistently. I am also not running at present, even really long walks aggravate the hip but as you say down, but not out.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 21:43

Well done on your first marathon DB, glad to hear that you will be back next year.

I have swum and done Pilates, now knackered so off to bed before I fall asleep in front of the screen.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:57

Good incentive to get ice cream at the end of a race, I am sure you will find your hill running legs soon Pete.

My legs seem to have survived.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 21:31

Well done on the run Mikasa,  I have only done 2 parkruns in total in about 4 years.

Evans cycles are doing a mini sportive on May 22 from Guildford if you are interested 35 miles is the only distance on offer, I will either get a lift to it, do it then cycle home or cycle both to and from to get a really long ride.

MC hope the dentist bill is not too large, but you will need to have masses done to beat Mr Steady's last bill for root canal work and crowns of just over 2 thousand pounds.

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