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Nursey - as they say, you do not get used a position, the position changes to suit you
As for the saddle, do you feel more comfortable when you slide forward? Can you get more power through the pedals? If so you may want to move it forward and/or downa smidge!
2:09 for the half-marathon. 1150 feet of climbing, including something called "The Corkscrew." You know you're in trouble when they name the hills!
If you're going to be comfortable in the sea in Scotland, you need one of these.
Where in The Holy Land are you?
Good going in the half IY.
11 mile run done. It's chocolate time!
Indication of being a relative bike virgin: Have never, ever had a puncture, and after trying and failing to change inner tube a couple of weeks ago with cheap tools, bought better levers. Tried again today, took 20 minutes and a bit of blood. But at least I know I can do it now!
Don't fancy it with frozen fingers though...
Had a 10k event this morning at 9am, way too early considering the clocks went forward! It was the first ever event I took part in last year, so it was nice to give it another go this year and see my progress over a year. Ended up beating my PB by 8 minutes finishing in 41:55, dead chuffed! Aiming for 39:59 next year!Hope everyone has had a nice Easter!
DTT - the tyres themselves can make a huge difference to how easy it is to fix a puncture. On my TT bike I have relatively expensive slick tyres, which are a doddle to get off, with one lever. Takes less then 2 mins to change inner tube. Whereas my road bike has thick, cheap all weather tyres - I've snapped countless quality levers, spent ages at the side of the road swearing and eventually got then dam thing back on!! (Easy answer, I know - change the tyres on my road bike!!)
Andy, hope the calfs get better soon. Happy tapering.
Here's my week 12 report ...
Thanks Tim. I think they have only played up because i've had to ramp up the running so quick to get the VLM in. Should be less stress on them running up to IMUK.
If you'd been attacked by that buzzard it would definately trump my run through middle earth battle ground last weekend As you were not pecked or clawed though I'm afraid my experience is still winning
My goggle straps must be due to snap, may have to get a spare set just in case.
Good time Budgie!
Calves are a nightmare. A tight RH calf has now ended up with a sore Achilles here . Bike week then.
Andy, Middle Earth definitely wins. My Precious.
Aaaaah, gotta love a rest day
Fri, Sat & Sun were my longest swim, bike & run so far (ever!). Happy nursie.
I did a few different stretches yesterday and don't have my usual post long run tight legs today - result. Although I may have raised an eyebrow or two if anyone had come into the office last night and seen me, in my uniform, rollering my IT band with a rugby ball.
OK. It's April 1st. I'm in the South. It's snowing. That sounds like an April 1st gag although it's true enough.
Thank goodness I've not been training for a Spring marathon as given the weather over the past 3 month or so I very much doubt if I would have been able to get the miles under the belt. Kudos to all that have!
Week 1 of my 24 week plan done and dusted with 11 hours completed. Sadly I ran today without gloves and large parts of the skin on my right thumb and forefinger have cracked and gone oozy.
IY, thanks! Glad you liked it.
ID ... nasty. I get split skin on my thumb sometimes, have started moisturising. Real men moisturise.
Where in Scotland are you?
Donkey, try this. Seems expensive but a little goes a long way and it's the best handcream on the planet.
"In the highlands, about 50 mins north of Inverness."
And you're going swimming in the sea?
Yer aff yer heid