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What's the Best IRONMAN

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 18:31

Non wetsuit swim sounds good to me  Pretty sure I am the only person who swims better (certainly feels like they do) out of a wetsuit!!

What's the Best IRONMAN

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 18:30

Alex, I am also looking at a first full next year I think (end of season). Austria appeals but maybe for 2016... thinking Austria Half IM in May and Mallorca full IM in September.. enough of a gap between races and still time to further build.

Options for 2016 are Austria and Switzerland. Lanza is iconic but having cycled there couple of years ago, I am not sure I am yet up to the hills.. and the wind!!!!

Have a couple of friends racing there tomorrow.... excited for them!!!

Ironman Lanzarote 2015

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 18:11

I have a couple of friends racing.... good luck to everyone!!! I will be trying to follow online 

Glasgow Half

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 16:24

Haven't done it in a few years... overpriced and over hyped for a (at the time) crappy over sized cotton t shirt that never again was worn. Kirkintilloch Half on the same day - much cheaper, better value and way less crowded (if a tad hillier!!). Agree with Eggy as well, why would you want to run along an expressway??? Have gone for club organised/smaller races for years. Not those endorsed for profit.

Bike Buying Advice

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 13:17

I'm 5'2" and ride a 47/48 frame... make sure you try before you buy.

Help needed in half marathon prep

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 10:51

You don't need to carb load for a half though. Just eat sensibly and have a decent meal the night before and a light breakfast on the day. Rest up now but if it was actual flu I'm not sure I'd be fit enough just a week later so wait and see how you feel before racing.

Running tops with pockets

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:54

Or leave your phone at home? I never take mine running unless I'm going on a long run or out in hills where I might get lost, although generally not alone on those runs. I like being uncontactable with just me and my thoughts...  But then I also don't have an ipod or anything.. it doesn't bother me to go out with no music...

Tri suit advice

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 21:46

Hi Malakite

Not sure what you mean by a half suit that you take the top down?

You don't completely change. You wear your tri suit (either all in 1 or 2 piece) under your wetsuit and then take the wetsuit off in transition (as well as hat and goggles), put your helmet on, bike shoes on and go, in your tri suit. If it is cold or the weather is poor you can put on a jacket/t shirt. Otherwise its a case of out the water, helmet on, shoes on (and gloves etc if you wear them) and go. Do not touch your bike before your helmet is on and secured, and don't take it off after the bike until your bike is racked. Have fun.

A marathon in high heels

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 21:24

She has never done a marathon before and is supposedly aiming for sub 4 on 2 runs a week (in heels) and 3 boxing sessions.... If she does this I will be very very surprised....

Election 2015

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:42

Just wanted to point out a couple of things. I am a nurse. Once you reach the top of your pay band, unless you get a promotion/new job in a higher band, you stay there. You DON'T just move up a band. Once at the top of your band, that's you. I have no complaints about my wage, as I manage well on it, however during uni it was horrible. Your bursary is only £500 a month (£6000 a year) which as a single person at the time was NOT enough to cover bills, rent etc. While on placement you are working full time (effectively for £6k a year) AND working on top to afford to live. I was working 70 hrs a week including placement (which is experience by the way)... when I could, however these hours were at times hard to come by and money was a struggle. We were actually told NOT to work more than 48hrs a week including placements but this was not feasible and people do not always follow this. You can't have a regular weekend/part time job as you are in and out of placements so not always available to work, therefore working on the "Nurse Bank" as a nursing assistant working as and when you could get shifts was the only way. Add to that the essays, classes and studying, it was a hard time. Like I said, I am not complaining about my wage which I am perfectly happy with and able to live off of comfortably, just saying that working sometimes full time hours on top of full time placement AND study was not a walk in the park. Living off 6 grand a year is impossible unless you live with parents.

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