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Running Postie wrote (see)
Cake heres a big fat SPAM to you
TJ1004 wrote (see)
Thanks soup as well think I will be same as you. Probably forget to unclip and topple over!!
Word of cation about the feed stations on the bike. for the 2010 race I tried to be flash and frown away the water bottle and pick up up still on the bike and clipped in. It didn't go well and i crashed, hurting nothing but my pride and scaring a few folks on the feed station. After the race when I took my bike to be checked out the nice man at the shop told me in horror that my front brakes where completely smashed up. I hadn't even noticed and they must have been for about 95 miles of the race.
Basically if you are going to get a bottle on the go like on the previous page practice it. An extra 10 or 20 seconds stopping and picking up a bottle isn't that much if you consider what might happen if you don't through.
Oh and you can stop and have a fag at the feed station to.
That would be my thinking - play it safe -grabbing a bottle at speed isn't that easy - slowing right down to do it is pretty easy but doesn't save you much over stopping and at least then you are safe.
Unlike these trying to ride and put their shoes on at the same time.
Orca, picked up on you not taking rest on Monday... as I work shifts I can see that Two long training sessions at weekend will annoy the household!!
I've just revised my schedule to give Sunday off. Moved the Friday run to Monday and swapped the swim /bike, swim/run days about to keep the alternate pattern. There's going to be times that I will move the long bike during the dark evenings as I just don't fancy a full days work then setting out for 2-3hrs in the dark
Mr Fink says he's worked the plan scientifically but there must be some room for change??
Nutrition/hydration is fascinating reading and some good tips for us first timers. liked the day before sports drink hydration idea... and looking forward to coke and crisps!!
....and can anyone suggest a link to a triathletes World mag subscription?
All the ones on site lead to Runners World or a selection of Hearst mags. Even the advert in the November issue gives Hearst phone number and they don't own triatletes world now..... has it gone out of business?
popsider wrote (see)
It really isn't difficult to ride with one hand and grab a bottle with the other.
Stopping is likely to be more dangerous as others ride through not expecting you to stop right in front of them. Bear in mind not everyone will be collecting a bottle from every station so some will be flying through and won't appreciate a load of congestion.
Slow drop but don't stop must be the safest solution.
LOL on that tri clip its an ironman unless you are at the pointy end put your shoes on get em the straps tightened just right then get on your bike comfort is all important over 112miles
looking back on 2010 the aid stations were very frequent especially on the run and if I was doing the event again I would use them and not weigh the bike down carrying my own stuff, and I loved the crips and coke during the last half of the mara
thats a BIG IF I was doing it again
Cake wrote (see)
I've start doing door to door next.
TJ1004 wrote (see)
Flat Foo.ted wrote (see)
Plus the Pirate water hole this year was right at the top of the only hill on the course and i was shagged when i got to the top.
fat macca wrote (see)
The thing that will drive me on over the next couple of months is the feeling i had stood at the finish line watching all the other finishers come down the red carpet. No training session can hurt as much as that did.
That has to be one of the all time great motivational lines for when the tough gets going. Thanks, and good luck for Bolton.
Soup Dragon wrote (see)
Bottle feed about 40 seconds into videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQFDqf9QF9k
Bottle feed about 40 seconds into video
Now that I have gone and entered I better start thinking about training, so here I am! If my training is anything like last years when I very vaguely followed the Fink plan it will be race at every opportunity until April when the local race season ends and then suddenly worry about cycling enough for a IM. Might do less running races this year!
I did my first IM in Austria this year and have to do another cos I really do think I can go quite a bit quicker now I have the experience of one behind me and anyway I need a excuse to wear my pirate kit again.
Lets hope we all have a smooth journey to July 01!
I've hurt my elbow. Its the weirdest thing, I've absolutely no idea how or what I've done, but my elbow is agony if I try to extend my arm, or if I try to bent it completely.
Its mildly painful all the time, and I am try to keep it bent at about 90 degrees, which seems most comfortable.
Bloody hell, of all the injuries I though I might get........ I never though of my sodding elbow!!! , and we've not even started Fink properly yet .
Its been 2 days, and ice and Ibuprofen is not making any difference
Any ideas anyone?????
Sorry it's a bit off topic