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Retro_bastard

Member since Jan 2020 • Last active Feb 2021

New to Forum but have been riding, racing and building bikes forever. I like fat aluminium, skinny steel and lairy paint jobs

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    Goldies series of interviews on his YouTube channel talking about the 25 yr anniversary of timeless are brilliant

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    That plan looks good for a 5k with lots more speed work than my 10k plan. I'm feeling confident going into my 10 mile TT Sunday and i think the plan could even set me up for a half marathon PB. Its definitely a speed endurance plan so whilst my 5k pace will have improved from where it was at the start of the plan. It's not speed focused enough to get me in 5k PB shape. Your plan does look right for that with lots of fast intervals so good luck with it.

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    Unlucky especially as you were clearly going very well. Heal up soon and hopefully you'll be able to get back on it soon 🤞 i would find this plan too tough to just jump into after a layoff for any reason. However a couple of weeks to get over your injury then a month building the miles back up before starting a plan you could be hitting peak fitness by July when there should be plenty of races. Hopefully that works out for you. I'm in danger of either being past my best or over cooked by the time i actually get to race. At least I'll know the plan works for me so i can see it becoming a template i keep referring back to.

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    Yeah I'm 8 weeks into the 10k pb that @doubleodavey put up and i thought @juanito said he was on it too. I didn't know if anyone else had taken it up. I'll do a 10k again at the end of the plan so i can measure the improvement exactly but this weekend I'm doing the 10 mile tt instead of my long run. It'll end up nearly 15 miles including warm up and down. I'm confident I'll be able to run it at my 10k test pace from the beginning of the plan so I know my 10k pace is improving. I'll be running a half in June or July so whatever time i clock for the 10 miles I'll spend the few months working towards being able to hold that pace for a half. That seemed logical when I thought about it but less so now I've written it down 🤔

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    Cheers I'm going for it Sunday. I'm sure a PB is on as the plan has been going really well. I'm going to treat it like a race and carb up the day before and make sure I'm fully hydrated, proper race warm up and get stuck in. Hope the plans going well for you. Are you waiting until the end of the 12 weeks before you test yourself?

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    Cheers 👍 edited that last post accordingly. Just read up on how the tokens work. I probably should have done that first 🤦🏻♂️

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    I assume you can swap out the air spring in on those to reduce the travel to 120mm if you want which will give you a 68° head angle which is more xc territory. Reviews seem good for the bike and everyone seems to really rate the fork.

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    Kona big honzo st any good? Comes as 27.5+ but can be run 29er the honzo st 29 actually hits the brief better but no stock anywhere. This one should be available

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    I was chuffed to find a fiver down the back of my car seat yesterday but that really is a turn up 😁

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    Yeah i ran in £12.99 shorts from Decathlon yesterday and my legs functioned as normal. 8x 1200m @3:33 pace and felt comfortable so i don't think my so called posh shorts would have made any difference. 10 mile tt this weekend is on. Possibly in cheap shorts.

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