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Dustboy wrote (see)
Sausage mash & tomato methinks then!
ok... Lessons learned from being immersed in a camp with some rather fast people......
Won a free bike fit at 'freespeed' as part of the above camp, and had that done today.I had set my position up wayyyyy too aggressively, so my saddle went down a bit, the bars up a bit, but the saddle went waaaay forward.
I also have to sit right on the front of the ISM adamno saddle, so your plumbs essentially hang off the front
It feels a little weird, esp when riding while sat up) but feels really natural / well supported when down on the bars....... I am used to being crunched over / stretched out so I am have to give this some time.......
It was interesting, and I learnt a lot....... I am sure I would have tweaked my position in time, but I dont think I would have ended up with where I am now after the fit.......
Expensive but (probably) worth it if you don't have a clue, like me, and have bought a tri bike without any advice before hand
Great feedback OC. I think I would be laughed right out of such a camp as an imposter.
Not a great session on't turbo tonight. I had to get off after 35 mins and that's a first for me not to complete a session.
My groin tightened up like a piano string on both sides, and even when I went up a couple gears and tried spinning out the tightness it didn't subside. I decided not to continue in case I caused myself an injury. Felt OK as soon as I got off the bike and feels ok now.
I just sold my spare bike that I had used on the turbo for the past 3 months and put my road bike on tonight. I also hadn't used the turbo for a couple of weeks as the weather outside was too good to miss. I hope that's all the tightness came from and I'll give it another go with light spinning tomorrow.
Sounds good OC.. well apart from the plums that isVTd, listening to your body is good .. see how it is tomorrow and perhaps some gentle stretching would be in order!
Hanging your plumbs off the end sounds preferable to sitting on them.
O.rangeCannon... No es in club de costura! wrote (see)
Thankfully your plums have been specified with all the latest aero wizardry like internal cable routing and a tapered head tube.
Your feedback on the training camp stuff is really welcome. It makes everybody else's business case for a few hundred quid for racing wheels, fast tyres or a speedfill look like chicken feed. You're a legend.
Some good training going guys
Unfortunately I am still hobbling around with a leg brace on. Nothing for me since last week now and won't be for a while. Hopefully I'll be swiming by the weekend and maybe even aqua running... but I need to be able to get back on the bike before any of that just so that I can get to the pool.
No thames turbo triathlon on Monday or London Marathon in 2.5 weeks for me though
That would be a bit harsh to ask mate... you live next to the pool and I live 3 miles away Think I'll be too busy at work for Thursdays session but will be doing some weekend stuff if you are about
Cat5 in the Hat wrote (see)
Half a brick today
Any ride is half a brick, shirley?
Some good training going on: sounds like a good training camp OC. Hope GB gets back to it soon too. Not having much luck with races this year are you, that's got to change soon.
My long runs are now done for VLM, but the first century ride of the year is lined up for tomorrow: Epsom to Cheltenham. If anyone sees a pirate tomorrow heading in the vague direction of the Cotswolds via Reading, that'll be me.
Golden Boots wrote (see)
Some good training going guys Unfortunately I am still hobbling around with a leg brace on. Nothing for me since last week now and won't be for a while. Hopefully I'll be swiming by the weekend and maybe even aqua running... but I need to be able to get back on the bike before any of that just so that I can get to the pool.No thames turbo triathlon on Monday or London Marathon in 2.5 weeks for me though
Rest day for me.......its the first time i have felt like i should be doing something instead of resting and its is the longest time between this and my last rest day since i started training
i am actually missing the training, especially when its so nice outside, however i am trying to be good....
I have been reading up on the various forums about the importance of complete rest and taking some very good / experienced advice.
Looking forward to the bike and run tomorrow
RBM I have two grown up daughters and a 19 year old son. I don't need to reassure you that girls rooms and living habits are, by some way, filthier than boys.
I don't know at what stage they waken up, but my wife is house proud to a fault. I'm forever getting chased for leaving something sweaty or dirty not where it should be.
I had a hard week last week and am subsequently feeling a few tight spots. I had a rubbish, aborted attempt at a turbo session Tuesday, and a 6 mile jog last night. Raining and working over Easter weekend will curtail any attempts to string a few hours training together.
My first 100 mile sportive is planned for 14 April, so in preparation I'd like to get a few medium sessions done on the bike this coming week.
Take it easy people...
A day trip to Scotland and back (whilst trying not to throw up) wiped out yesterday. Mrs Cat5 offered me some laxatives to solve the bloated problem, and so today, whilst a lovely day, means I cannot stray too far from the house.
I'm also a little concerned that I would end up dehydrated. I'm not overly concerned about the training aspect as Fink has this week as very light, followed by an Oly tri.
I hope to run or cycle for an hour tomorrow, will see how I feel (and if I'm allowed....).
went for a bike with the local ride instead of running
The new bike came out as well for its proper uk debut. All went well, and was heading home... then the guy infront of me starts sorting out something to eat, hits a massive pot hole and bang, down he goes..... I ride over his bike, sends me off right, off balance and heading accross the road heading for the green stuff......kerb, ditch, airborne, oh bugger, pull that right arm in, splat and I roll and end up on my back.........
bars askew, front puncture, broken rear bottle cage but apart from that, im ok, and so the bike.
The other guy has battered kit, stuff everywhere, but is just bruised and battered.....
take care people........that 2 crashes in 3 weeks for our group.....
2.5k swim last night with Horse in 1hr so pleased with that, cant wait for open water season to start.
proberbly do parkrun in the morning then bike sunday.
Have a great weekend everyone .