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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptSolo View Post
    Awesome job! I always hated going from bike to the run, legs were so wobbly...
    I'm told that the trick is to make sure your Bike Fit is done by someone who understands Triathlon. If you have your bike fit done from a purely cycling point of view you'll burn out your running muscles, while if you have a Triathlon Fit you can favour one set of muscles more for the cycling and "save" the rest of your legs for the running.


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    I've just completed my last swim, and just like that the training portion of my triathlon journey is over!

    I think my goal of sub 90 minutes is a little optimistic, I'm certainly not holding myself to it. Close to that I'll be happy.
    But heck, I'll be happy to just make it through the finish line.

    My start time is 08:32, the friend I mentioned earlier who is in training for his first 70.3 starts 26 minutes after me. I've challenged him to catch me, and expect him to at some point. His level of training is off the charts, to give you an idea, he did the Leeds half marathon a short time ago, he lives in Doncaster and the mode of transport he chose to get to the half was his push bike. Mentalist.

    I'll post a bit of a report here once It's all over and done with.

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    Survived!

    I was slow, but really enjoyed it.

    Could have gone harder in the swim.
    Got held up in traffic on the bike
    Run was challenging, fell run without a doubt

    My fast mate was 2 minutes quicker than me in both transitions, he caught me on the run. He came 5th overall, so I'm not too embarrassed by that

    1hr 47m total time. So nowhere near my 90m aim, next time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    really enjoyed it.
    Well done, that's what it's about!

    Now you can sign up to all kinds of sophisticated training strategies to beat 90 mins next year.

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    Good work Timbo!
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    Great effort Tim
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    No way I could do that now in my current state of chubbiness
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    Yeah you won't hide a chubby in those outfits.
    Ermmmmm

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    Last edited by Tim; 23-07-2019 at 11:17 AM.

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    Great write up, but FFS find some time to sit in the garden for an hour will you, you look like a pasty ****ing vampire, Get some sun
    Ermmmmm

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    Well done beefcake. Just don't get hooked or you'll be dragging the family halfway round the planet for 'events' holidays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeman View Post
    pasty ****ing vampire
    Thanks.. I'll file that away with the majority of your other advice Dave

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    My advice is as solid as your legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevem View Post
    Well done beefcake. Just don't get hooked or you'll be dragging the family halfway round the planet for 'events' holidays.
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    Entered another fairly local one, slightly longer swim and this time in open water. Flat part of Yorkshire so less hills which is a relief.

    1st of September, just a few more weeks to get used to swimming in lakes then.

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    That's rolled around quite quickly.

    750m Open Water Swim
    22k Bike
    5k Run

    I've been swimming in open water every weekend since entering this one, and really enjoy it. Helps that I'm in a wet suit meaning I float lots more, but it's nice to find a rhythm to stick in for a decent amount of time rather than walls getting in the way.

    The bike is flat as a pancake in comparison to the last tri I did, but it's in open countryside and the wind sure does make things somewhat challenging. Doesn't help that I'm about as aero as a mainsail.

    The run is a 3 lap affair, I'm used to running laps of my local park to add distance so it shouldn't be too hard to adjust to, but it's a fairly boring route so I'll just have my head down I suspect.

    My swim and run have improved somewhat since July, 5:20 per km rather than 6:00 and 1:55 per 100m rather than 2:20.

    Let's set some goals:

    Swim: < 15 minutes
    T1: < 2 minutes
    Bike: < 45 minutes
    T2: < 1 minute
    Run: < 30 minutes

    Hopefully that will dip me below the 90 minute goal I set myself for the first one, we shall see.

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    Good luck Tim, I can't bring myself to do another tri, all that swim training is too much like hard work.

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    Thanks for the well wishes.

    Decent afternoon out, finished in 1hr 27 so happy with that!

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    Nice one, next goal 1:15 ?

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    Ha, 1hr 20m perhaps?

    I want to move up to Olympic distances for next year with an eye on Lake Annecy triathlon next June. That will mean more time in the pool as it can be quite hot there and the swim is often done without a wet suit. Plenty of time to get there though so I'm confident that if I can get a spot I'll make the most of it.

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    I had a swim in this lake a year or two ago. Achingly beautiful, but cold as a mofo.
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    Some race day data from my watch here: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4012626019/5

    I messed up my laps at both transitions, chip times were as follows:

    Swim: 15:17
    T1: 01:13
    Bike: 43:27
    T2: 00:53
    Run: 26:43

    The only goal I "failed" was the swim, now.. according to my Garmin I managed 14:29. So I'm going to call that a success.

    Swim was quite nice, the group start had me a little worried that I was going to get socked in the head by a kicking foot but I managed to keep out of the way. My swim time was about average across the field which meant once the pack had split I was just swimming alongside people doing the odd bit of over taking here or there. Had a bit of contact, but I'm a big chap so anything I felt I just swam through.

    T1 was a bit of a blur, I was woozy out of the water but that was expected. Managed to lose my fancy pants Roka goggles between the swim and transition (I put them in my wet suit sleeve, they fell out). So that was a bit of a bummer, but apart from struggling to clip into my pedals it felt fast.

    Bike was windy but fairly easy going there is only one "climb" and really, it's not much of a climb. Average speed was decent to say I'm on a normal road bike and as previously stated not very aero. I dunno, the bike is the bike for me, it's something I'm comfortable with and know with some real effort I can get much faster on.

    T2 again a bit of a blur, proper jelly legs as I jumped off the bike. Elastic laces in my shoes helped here, much, much faster than my previous effort in T2.

    Run went OK, my pace was good and had the course been 70m longer I suspect I'd have PB'd the 5k time. Tried to eat some Haribo but failed, I just couldn't chew them enough so spat them out. The gel I'd put in my tri suit during T2 very quickly fell out somewhere so that was a loss. I had hoped to really kick on for the final km, but I got a stitch and was just glad to get across the line.

    25th out of 86 competitors is OK, plenty to improve on, but a good starting point.
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