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Hi all - I recently completed my first tri at Crystal Palace and the swim and run went quite well despite a stitch for most of the run. But the bike, well, i was pretty cr*p on it. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can improve my bike leg?
Agree with Mister W - that pretty much sums it up
ride at least twice as many hours as you run.
make sure you are actually maintaining the effort and not coasting - can be a steady effort doesn't have to be hard but don't drift off in to la la land.
ride at as constant a cadence as you can, using the gears to achieve that as the terrain changes. use a cadence of 80-95
get a turbo
thanks,, i'm upping my time on the bike by commuting (8.5miles each way) more and trying to attack the hills near me more often - turbo is on the wish list,
mellifere, twice as many hours, really? and I thought the biking would be the easy bit
yes twice is about right. pretty often i do more than twice on the bike - though i am training for long races where the bike takes a significant amount of the race time. last week i think i biked about 10hoursand ran about 3hr45mins
why would biking be the easy bit? it does depend on how you do it but commuting is not very good training except for general handling. too much stop, start and coast.
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but not as bad as the chap that lost the top of his finger in a disc rota in this months MBR, ouch ...
really, the top of his finger? bone as well? that's not nice. Living in London i think being on the road is taking my chance anyway so why not go see what other things can endanger my life with a spot of MTB too. Of course now i need to convince the gf that i need a 3rd bike, and find somewhere to put it. hmm
no problem greusome injuries are far more interesting than how i can improve the bike speed, which seems to be quite a straightforward, bike more.
I like that it's a bit like offering the person who looses the most on the horses a £5 voucher for a bet