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Sainsburys_Ed

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Apr 2015

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  • in Current Projects
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    @Dammit its bad that I think the picture of the TREK is kinda classy isn't it...?

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Got back on the track for the first time in ages yesterday, not really for any reason other than its a convenient place to run, but every time I go there on a nice day I cant believe how lucky I am, as it was only a short run with cadence intervals I even had time to lie on the grass at the end sheltering from the wind and soak up some rayz.

    #livingthedream

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    I find it allows me to push harder in training sessions, particularly as the winter has involved a lot of strength and speed building work particularly as all of my training last year was slow and steady and had taken away some of my top end speed.

    and I figure when I'm not racing it doesn't bother me if I'm carrying a bit of extra weight, its like training wheels...

    When I first considered trying it last winter I did a bit of reading on the subject and typically found a mixed bag of it will help/it wont help/it'll kill you/its the best thing ever.

    The study below is the one I liked best:

    ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23392­621
    jlongrc.hubpages.com/hub/Creatine­-is-useful-for-runners-endurance-athlete­s

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Stopped taking creatine and watching my food intake more closely last week, 1kg down already, I know this is all water, but its a great way of feeling motivated!

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    as the shipping charge within the US is $33 for rims, it looks like they'd work out at about £60 per rim

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    yeah sure if you ship them to the US and get them brough back they will be good value, but if you get them shipped to the uk and get stung for customs plus processing charges they'll be more.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    That's the conclusion I came to, although I'm going more moar aeros, and there isn't really a credible alternative in the price bracket for a disc and deep front wheel, even with shipping and custom charges....

  • in Rides & Races
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    haha, ive stopped talking to people at the pool as otherwise I end up spending 15 minutes "resting" between intervals each session talking to random strangers avoiding actually swimming.

    its probably not much use to anyone here, but i'm "organising*" an open water swim on Monday in the Jubilee river in Taplow, followed by a pint and a giant sandwich, I went in with a few people on Saturday and its bearable with gloves and booties, and the Jubilee has the advantage of being boat free as it is not possible to take anything other than a canoe down there as its got a series of weirs with no locks. its a lovely place to swim as a result and its very slow flowing even at this time of year. if anyone is about and fancies it, let me know!

    *When i say organising, I mean i'll be there with some other swimmers, there will be some one on the side to look after car keys etc but there's no support or safety to talk of, and all risk is your own if you do turn up!

  • in Rides & Races
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    @Greenbank this is the story of my life every day! 3k swims are almost inevitably 2.6 as I always get there 15 minutes later than planned!

    warm downs don't help anyway...

    (They probably do but as long as I never do them I don't know what im missing!)

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    Micropore tape FTW!

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