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  Topic: Cycling in the Pyrenees
Spen

Replies: 11
Views: 4129

PostForum: Training   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:14 am   Subject: Cycling in the Pyrenees
Just ride mate..who cares where you end up, being a cyclist in france and spain is great as people will welcome you, rather than here where they hoot at you even though they have a space to go around ...
  Topic: Salford Quays
Spen

Replies: 16
Views: 6885

PostForum: Events   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 9:52 am   Subject: Salford Quays
Salford is one of the qualifying races for next years world champs, being held in Madeira..the other, also this weekend, is Milton Keynes. And then Bala is another one in September...
  Topic: Run Training Methods
Spen

Replies: 20
Views: 7707

PostForum: Training   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 9:40 am   Subject: Run Training Methods
Sorry I didnt put in a typical session..

I currently do 5-6 x 1000m at 3:10 with 45-60sec rest..
I try and aim to keep the pace the same for all reps as we generally try keep the same pace during ...
  Topic: Run Training Methods
Spen

Replies: 20
Views: 7707

PostForum: Training   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 8:00 am   Subject: Run Training Methods
Coming from a running backgound and having a pretty speedy 10k time I found that if you are looking for speed for a sustained distance it is best to stick with intervals of 1000m up to 1mile. In all ...
  Topic: Wick Sprint.
Spen

Replies: 2
Views: 1811

PostForum: Events   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 7:47 am   Subject: Wick Sprint.
WOW Shocked that is a bit of a distance to travel...
I am sure it will be worth it in the long run though..
Are there no Tris closer to home then?
  Topic: Your favourite brand of tri clothing?
Spen

Replies: 11
Views: 4267

PostForum: General   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 7:32 am   Subject: Your favourite brand of tri clothing?
Newline...they make good quality stuff and dont charge outrageous prices.
  Topic: Salford Quays
Spen

Replies: 16
Views: 6885

PostForum: Events   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 7:20 am   Subject: Salford Quays
I am also at Salford on Sunday but am in the qualifier for Madeira wave so will be setting off at 7am...yuck..very early.
So to whomever you are on the day, as I doubt I will recognise you, good luck ...
  Topic: Tri season to short
Spen

Replies: 7
Views: 2816

PostForum: General   Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 2:32 pm   Subject: Tri season to short
I generally select a few tri's during the year that I aim to do..generally one near the beginning to remind myself how hard they are and then aim to do one or 2 mid season and then do more towards the ...
  Topic: When do you call yourself a Triathlete?
Spen

Replies: 16
Views: 6571

PostForum: General   Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:17 am   Subject: When do you call yourself a Triathlete?
As the word Triathlete suggests, "anyone taking part in an event with 3 different disciplines"....if you have done this you have earned the right to be a triathlete..
Personally I am more impressed w ...
  Topic: Tubs or clinchers?
Spen

Replies: 27
Views: 6134

PostForum: General   Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 7:41 am   Subject: Tubs or clinchers?
I did an 18mile timt trial last night and one of the hills I went down I hit 46mph but the quickest I have been down a hill here was Sutton Valence hill near Maidstone where I was out with a bunch and ...
  Topic: Drinking on the move
Spen

Replies: 11
Views: 3853

PostForum: General   Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 7:17 am   Subject: Drinking on the move
When I went on the 220 Training camp to Lanzarote technique was one of the things we did practise lots. We rode along a flat stretch of road spinning quite fast and were made to reach for our bottles ...
  Topic: London Triathlon
Spen

Replies: 36
Views: 11673

PostForum: Events   Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:00 am   Subject: London Triathlon
The 30 -34 age group is probably the hardest of the lot, there are always more people going for the GB team in that age group than any other.

I will leave it till I have done salford and see how th ...
  Topic: London Triathlon
Spen

Replies: 36
Views: 11673

PostForum: Events   Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 10:43 am   Subject: London Triathlon
Thanks for that I will take a look..I am doing Salford the week before, Twisted Evil , but it would be nice to take part I suppose..
  Topic: Tubs or clinchers?
Spen

Replies: 27
Views: 6134

PostForum: General   Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 10:24 am   Subject: Tubs or clinchers?
I think that whether you use tubs or clinchers you are still at risk of having a blowout if you are racing in the temps that the tdf was yesterday..also the effect of constantly sitting on the brakes ...
  Topic: London Triathlon
Spen

Replies: 36
Views: 11673

PostForum: Events   Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:24 am   Subject: London Triathlon
I think I will probably just go watch...
However...does anyone know if there are still places available in the sub 2:30 one which they are putting on??
If not then I wll go watch Lessing win his um ...
 
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