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Sainsburys_Ed

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Sep 2015

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    wow, that's really sad, I cant say ive ever felt in danger in a swim, but it must be incredibly hard to spot people struggling in the chaos of a triathlon.

    I always assumed that a wetsuit would keep you buoyant enough that you'd be ok, perhaps not...

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    Wow it's like it's 2010 again - isn't it all about super squishy shoes these days?

    1:39 half marathon at the end of a half ironman today, bad bike meant I had a bit of a temper tantrum and had to give myself a bit of a talking to but lovely run around Rutland water and having aid stations every 3k is ace!

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    I swim in the jubilee(Thames flood relief between Maidenhead and Eton which is not navigable by boat but is the same water) and what I've noticed is that as I've got better at swimming over the last three years I've sick less as I'm breathing more and swallowing less but people tend to get sick after heavy rain than when it hasn't for a few days.

    I wouldn't swim round here in the Thames unsupervised as it's very busy with pleasure craft and rowers but people I know who swim in the Thames have those buoys they pull behind them that are brilliant as you can out phones and car keys in them and they make you much more visible (you can rest on them if need be too) swiminn.com/swimming/zone3-ne­on-swimming-dry-bag-buoy-28-l/1255405/p?­utm_source=google_products&utm_medium=me­rchant&id_producte=1403274&country=uk&gc­lid=CjwKEAjwjYCvBRC99sSm_frioAwSJACrKuPC­CzVLGrpNvXCbfC_dlBTj1PZ5Yku1MLlryCjgqb6q­ixoC4Ibw_wcB

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    @smalfurry your TSB always seems to be very low compared to mine, in the last 90 days I've only gone below -20 twice, once was after swimming 5k and then going for a 2 hour bike ride and the other was after a half ironman.

    it suggests either you are running yourself into the ground by not giving yourself any recovery time (I tend to have a recovery week every three weeks) or your threshold is set too low - or maybe my training is all wrong!

  • in Rides & Races
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    unless you are going to train with a club it doesn't sound like there is much value to joining BTF then and just buying day licences (usually £5 at any other tri's you do).

    i'm in a desperate scramble to get signoff for an IM next year (but need to demonstrate it wont take all the time in the world to train for it)before the UK races open next week.

    I suppose there is always the charity or trying to squeeze a sponsor spot from a contact but that's a risky/even more expensive process.

    maybe I should just get a pro licence!

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    ETU and ITU Age Group Championships are moving to draft legal races in 2016 for sprint and Olympic, so the GB team qualifiers are likely to change to being draft legal races, as are some others.

    the big problem with this is, is that to have a draft legal race you need a closed road, which probably limits you to very few triathlons in the uk with pre existing closed roads.

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    seems they have been separated in the final results with a small advantage giving the win to Jasmijn.

    I find TTF quite amusing, the thread that has gone from discussing how flappy Usain Bolt's shirt was to discrediting Beryl Burton's records is quite something...

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    Can't imagine riding 281 miles in 12 hours and being third in my club!

    Am looking at a 12 and thinking it looks like an interesting challenge given all the long distance stuff being accomplished at the moment both in tt'ing and general cycling!

    Will do another 100 and see how I feel!

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    This afternoons 27 minute run was done at an average hr of 182 and a pace of 4:30 min kms, wondered why I felt like I had no ability to go faster!

    Suspect 4 hours of cycling, not eating enough and dehydration were all factors - or at least I hope so or next weeks half ironman is going to be tough!

  • in Rides & Races
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    in my opinion TT training on the road isn't a great mix, training to get any kind of consistent set done safely is more hassle than it is worth, the only thing I do on the road is going to get cake or tempo stuff.

    but then I'm perfectly happy sitting on a turbo for 3 hours, so I might not be normal...

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