Ultra tri chick

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Post viral syndrome

Posted: Today at 15:15


A few years ago I had an ear infection which quickly became some kind of viral/flu type thing. This then became labrynthitis (inflammation of the inner ear) which took a while to go but once it did I was left with a post viral fatigue. This took in total about 2 yrs to completely go but it gradually got better and as I got better over this time I was able to train. The 1st few months were the hardest - I didn't train for 3 months. Everyone is different but I will say for me anyway, it did eventually clear and the worst was over after a couple of months. I know this probably sounds like forever but it will get better.... Stay positive!!!


Been on a low carb diet, is 2 days enough to carb load before marathon?

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 09:54

I wouldn't have thought dieting to the point of lethargy is healthy... that's called starving and that's not good. Having been anorexic in my teens I am not a fan of dieting... everything in moderation, including moderation for me.

Marathon running for type 1 diabetics!

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 09:19

VDOT I think he means he is a Type 2 but on insulin (hence the 1.5 tern his GP uses). Some poorly controlled Type 2 diabetics end up needing insulin which is why the old fashioned way of describing Type 1 as Insulin dependent and Type 2 as non insulin dependent is redundant as that is not always the case with type 2.

Beginning while Morbidly obese

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 21:04

Bilbo2 I'm hoping they are past part 1 by now as this thread is 4 years old!!!

Newbie Help .... GoTri o Saturday

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 15:22

It's only 10km, I wouldn't bother with bib shorts or any bike kit and in fact I wouldn't bother with cleats, for such a short distance I would wear the lightest run shoes I have... and even with clipless pedals (if you can't change them to flats), I could cycle 10k.. that way you have no delay at transition.... I have only ever done 1 duathlon (loads of tri's).. but that's what I did... run fast, jump on the bike pedal fast, jump off and run fast again!! 

IM training plan

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 14:07

What Dave said... you also need to know (esp if you have done little cycling before given that you don't own a bike), how to go down a hill efficiently, climb efficiently/comfortably, corner efficiently (ie be comfortable RIDING a bike), know how to use gears and brakes, get used to the bike you are using as well. It's not just about sitting spinning your legs. Surely your wife would be more comfortable with you riding 110 miles when you've actually ridden a bike before and not just getting on on race day in amongst crowds of cyclists.

p.s. You are an adult, you don't have to do everything your wife says. Buy a bike and get out on it. (Get fitted for it first, make sure it's semi-decent if you are planning an IM).

Race day nutrition

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 11:37

I don't like gels... but in any case I don't use anything for a HM, just a decent breakfast (cereal, toast, glass of fruit juice, piece of fruit).. if it's not hot and I'm focussed and pushing, I don't even bother with water til the end... Full marathon - full fat coke in a camelbak... your liver can store enough glycogen for about 2hrs so no need. Ultras... again Coke/Pepsi and a few different eating alternatives....

Ironman Scotland ?

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 14:48

Yep would be in in a shot!! Sure the weather would be a potential issue (esp if we got a 5-seasons in one day type day...) but it would be scenic and I also would have few excuses travel wise... I await with baited breath!!!  The tattie scones sound an awesome idea 

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 10:35

Personally I put my bar code down my bra.. lots of people stick them in the zip at the back of their shorts/capris... some pop it back in the car which often isn't far away... or a waist belt... have seen plenty people laminate them in their wallets...

C25K Seems Too Infrequent

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 10:31

As said above,just do something else.

I run (road, hills, trails) but I also cycle, MTB, swim, climb, do a bit of hill walking, kayaking, go to the gym - weights, HIIT... there's a myriad of things out there. You don't need to be inactive in between runs. Mix it up. It also helps stop the boredom.

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