Ultra tri chick

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Posted: 28/10/2016 at 07:26

RicF, mine was on my bank loan, pretty sure it was sold on credit cards as well.Not just mortgages.


Posted: 22/10/2016 at 14:01

Yep, claimed it back myself without any company, on my bank loan. Asked them, they sent out a few forms, Ii filled them in and sent them back and I got a cheque for £7500.... (bank loan which I took out in 2001 and only paid off last year, claimed the PPI shortly before that...). Easy peasy.

London Marathon - your thoughts?

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 12:27

Enjoy watching London but it's definitely not for me.... waaaaaay too crowded, too noisy, London itself doesn't appeal and the entry process is just hassle.

Have ran Dublin as a city marathon but otherwise have only ran Loch Ness, (about 4000 runners), Lochaber (now defunct club race 300 runners max), Cape Wrath (about 50 runners, and a wee boat trip) - all road races, although you are lucky to see any traffic in CW..., Fort William (part road/trail, less than 400 runners), Glencoe (twice), off road, tough course 600 runners... and a few Ultras, all off road. Cape Wrath especially, you can be very alone for quite some time!! Plus I like to just enter and train... none of this entry costing a bomb, having to raise a fortune or ballot stuff. Much prefer the simple life with epic scenery.... but whatever floats your boat... the litter is also much much less of an issue as especially on Ultras we are encouraged not to throw any and often very very little is dropped.... happy days!!

Low resting heart rate and shallow breathing at night

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 14:10

Obviously if you have any other symptoms at all I would get checked out but generally I would be more concerned about a very high resting heart rate and/or high respiratory rate.... 

Low resting heart rate and shallow breathing at night

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 08:23

I know people with a rHR in the 30's. They are very fit... something the medical profession is not used to. (I am a nurse). My ex's rHR is about 38 and his breathing at night was always very shallow and almost unnoticeable. If you have a low HR you likely have a low respiratory rate too.... to be honest it doesn't sound conspicuous to me. You could also have a genuine sinus bradycardia (low heart rate) which is just you. It just means your body isn't having to work as hard to achieve the same result - ie normal daily functioning...


Posted: 15/05/2016 at 18:06

Sounds like you are going in the right direction, but also try before the event to get some sea swims in in particular. Salt water takes a bit of getting used to... the visibility is different, the buoyancy is different and obviously waves will be much more of an issue than in a quarry! That and the taste of salt water.... However, wetsuits, getting in/out, sighting etc, water temp are all things you can get used to in fresh water so it is worth thinking about.

I personally avoid sea swims in races due to the aforementioned, but some people prefer it as you are more buoyant in salt water....

Good luck!!

Injured for three years

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 20:48

Why did you go and see a physicist? Maybe that was the problem? 

Seriously though.. injured for 3 YEARS??? I think I would find a different pastime... 

10k marathone

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 23:29

A 10k is a 10k.... a marathon is a marathon which is 42km or 26.2 miles....

Vegetarian/Pescetarian Diet Whilst Running

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 09:41

I have been vegetarian since I was 10-ish-25 years... started eating fish again in the last 4-5 years (although not entirely happy about it so always make sure it is sustainable fish which is line caught). I find it fine. I have never craved red or white meat, although could barely tell you what they taste like, it's been so long. I wouldn't worry. I eat fish, nuts, dairy (I was also vegan for about 5 yrs until 4-5yrs ago but due to early stage osteoporosis likely caused by teenage anorexia I (again reluctantly) started eating dairy again). I'm still here, fitter than most and manage fine. To this day I never crave red meat, or chicken/turkey

Newbie advice

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 17:08

Yep, and so fitness wise you should be fine. It will just be a case of getting into the OW as early as possible to get as much practice as possible. It can be a shock to the system. It's cold, you can't see anything/very little, there are no lines to follow, have to sight and there are waves and currents (even in fresh water)...and the wind can be a factor. You also don't have the benefit of kicking off the wall every 25m/50m. Oh and you are swimming in proximity of others and can come into contact with people at times, especially at the start when you can be unfortunate enough to be kicked. It's all about practice. Maintain your fitness now, maybe do some smaller events first and get into the OW asap. The bike... well, that's another story....  Good luck, keep us posted...

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