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rsouth

Member since Sep 2016 • Last active Feb 2023
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  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Still on the hunt! Can collect in London or close by this weekend

  • in Rides & Races
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    I have no doubt that any conditioned individual could lap me on a penny farthing. Give them a message, maybe see you there! I'll probably be able to tell who you are ;)

    I'll be the gangly guy with mismatched gear on my steal of a second hand Cervelo 2012 P2 - not quite the above hah - very jealous

  • in Components and clothing
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    If anyone was still interested I might be selling off the same (unused) set I bought in the sale. Can't decide whether to keep them or not.

    Better off giving someone else a bargain than returning either way.

  • in Components and clothing
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    What rises do you have in 100/110mm? Plainest possible please, glossy>

  • in Rides & Races
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    Thanks for the swimming tips, will have a look on YouTube. Certainly wouldn't mind looking at the others so I'll PM you.

    Definitely won't be using pro training plans! Really looking at 10-15h a week max.

    I'm 6"4, 78kg, current FTP is ~285W (likely higher but I stopped twice during the test due to traffic for ~1min), run pace is 4:20/km at threshold and swimming 19.5/1km. Never trained with a structure before, just pushed harder/faster.

    By good time I'm realistically looking at <12-13h and the course is quite flat. Is this completely unrealistic given that it's still 8 months away?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Sorry for the long post in advance...

    Hi all, new to triathlon and would appreciate some advice from others. I did the full on rookie move signing up to an IM (Midnight man - Aug 2023) without having done a competitive triathlon. Poor excuse but this summer is the last I can fully focus on training for various reasons.

    I was already doing around 8-10 hours of running/cycling a week before signing up and started swimming back in September.

    Currently swimming 2x a week ~19.5mins 1km TT without breaks, although my technique + breathing is definitely holding me back, not fitness. Intend to join the local tri club soon to help train this.
    Done a few half marathons as part of training (slow - 1h45-2h), only limited by ongoing knee issues (under control with a strength plan currently). Current 10km ~43min
    Can jump on the bike and do iron distance, slowly (~27.5 I imagine, it has been a while since I did a full 6h stint), though am limited by setup. I will have a bike fit at some point soon.
    Doing 3x a week strengthening for the next 4-6 weeks before transitioning to maintenance.

    I'm aiming for a decent time, not just to complete it. Currently reading + planning using Joe Friel's book Triathlon Bible, but would appreciate if anyone could recommend some resources aimed at IM distance specifically - the half resources @Retro_Bastard linked looked like they would help?

    Also, if anyone is based near Kingston, I'm always looking for training buddies!

  • in Components and clothing
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    PMd about 8020/9100 shifters

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