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Hour on the bike 8 til 9. It's stupid cold out there. I love seasons, but I've had enough of this one. Sun, please.
Quick question - on the bike, what do people carry for dealing with p*****res - cartridges, pump, or both?
Both - 2 cartridges in seat bag and micropump in monaco pocket - small, don't weigh much and extra piece of mind.
Thankfully never been unlucky enough to get a puncture in a race.
As above for me too. I also carry a small bit of thin cardboard (part of the box a tube comes in) just in case I manage to damage the wall of the tyre.
Slot the cardboard (or energy bar wrapper) between the tyre and tube and it should hold for long enough to get back home.
Both for me too. I use a micro-pump to inflate the new tube a tadge - makes it easier to seat in the rim when you first put it on. Plus, if the CO2 fails, you can just about get enough air into the tyre to make it rideable wiht a small pump!
Good idea about the cardboard ID - I might use some of this months Tri 220 mag for that - can't think of a better use, can you Holgs?
ha ha I guess I've just been lucky with punctures
The carbon seatpost is not something I EVER wish to repeat.
Holgs, I loved the photo of you holding the knackered seat and smiling. How long did the smile last for ...?
He was smiling cos of where it'd been wedged.
5 mile run this afternoon, dead on 50 mins.
Steak for tea
*still* suffering from this sodding virus - every time I try and do some training, I feel really awful the next day Am off to Cornwall tomorrow for a few days at my mum's, so hoping to come back recovered and raring to go - and not *too* full of pasties
no internet connection where we're going, so I'll see you on the other side
fraggle - hope you recuperate fully at your mum's - have a good rest.
Been suffering with man flu just at the itme i wanted to get back to serious training. so only managed a couple of 40 min turbo sessions and a slow 30 min run this week. Had a good walk this am and done some core work outside with hopes to get on turbo later today. Still congested though and struggling with temptation to enjoy the sofa....
Got a psrint Tri in early june plus a 100 mile bike, aiming for an olympic late season and then poss try for first IM next year....
Swim this morning. Just for a change I did it all with a pull buoy, which I normally only use for drills, and did 2.5k in 1:02:03. I'm ignoring the 3 seconds as they can be accounted for by having to swim around the blue rinse flotilla. How can 4 people take up the entire width of the pool?
Nice Good Friday trifecta today. 1 mile swim, 33 mile bike, 1 mile run.
Have a half-marathon in the morning: http://www.runthebluegrass.org/ No real time goal in mind but it's such a beautiful area and I'm a sucker for a nice medal. Think I'm going to go out with the two hour pace group and see how it goes.
IY - good luck for the HM,
gym, spinning and masters swimming for me this morning, before dropping kids off at the in-laws
Hope the half goes ok IY
A shade over 37 miles biked this morning. OUTDOORS ! Clear, dry roads but still lots of snow on the fields, blue sky and sunshine - stunning. And, after some sound advice, managed a fair bit of it on the aero bars without being wobbly. 's all good.
Nursey, I also did 37 miles! Lovely day. But I'm still not keen on aero bars, need to build confidence there.
Great minds Tim!I've been debating whether to persevere with the aero bars and a couple of wee things seemed to make a lot of difference today. Firstly, our very own SossidgeDog said (at least, I think it was him) that if you're wobbly, try having the bars a bit further apart. So I moved mine slightly and it does feel more stable. Secondly, I've been doing Chrissie's Audiofuel tracks on the turbo, and she's always piping up to say "keep your eyes at 45°, don't look down", and lifting my line of vision also seemed to help. I've changed from the s-bend bars which were put on when I had my bike fit, to ski bend ones which I find much more comfy.
However, I do need some FatmanPiratey saddle advice. I'm finding myself sliding towards the front of the saddle, so does it need to come forward a wee bit, or should I lift the nose, or something else?
I suspect I could lose many hours of my life to bike tweaking!