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Tupperware




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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are people's thoughts on an Oly (flat) as warm up 2 weeks before (13th May)?

Seems like plenty of time to recover (at least it sounds like it at the moment). I did a half 3 weeks before a full last year and that seemed to work ok.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a good opportunity to test out equipment, transitions etc, without putting too much stress on the body. Just don't go 'eyeballs out' and risk injury - I'd treat it as a decent tempo training session...

Which one is it, out of interest?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cotswold 51fiver - https://www.dbmax.co.uk/events/blueseventy-51fiver-cotswold-standard-tri-13th-may/

Another bonus is it is very local 😀

Keeping a lid on it will be the tricky part, just got to remember the bigger picture 😉
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good - might do this one myself! It's just up the road for me...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided against racing before hand. Mostly because of the bad experience last year when I hobbled myself on an unimportant race and messed up my whole season.

I have a couple of the Joel Friel "big days" on my plan. First one this Sunday. Good opportunity to test kit and get some race pace in without the pressure of a race. Although this one will have to be a pool swim and 4 hours on the bike in the current weather is not going to be pretty.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally get that approach ,its my usual way of thinking .but this year going to get a few races in before and see if it helps with the mental approach .

finally got a long ride in at weekend without full double winter gear ie double jacket double gloves etc Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would normally factor in a Half IM and a marathon in the lead up to a full IM, but with Lanza in May that's never possible.

Easter is a good opportunity for a "big weekend" and about the right timeframe ahead.

However given my previous post I'm well under prepared for anything this year (would usually have done a few ultras by now).

May pop down to Enduroman a couple of weeks before for a "sharpener"
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bike box hire recommendations anyone?

It's been so long since I've raced abroad
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

curry wrote:
Bike box hire recommendations anyone?

It's been so long since I've raced abroad


Try asking if your local bike shop has one to hire. Or a cycle club in your area may have one. Mine does, which is handy. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

curry wrote:
Bike box hire recommendations anyone?

It's been so long since I've raced abroad


I have one that's pretty battered but will do the job for you if you want it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the weather has taken a turn for the worse here in the UK - lots of snow for the next few days. This means my long ride at the weekend is in jeopardy, which makes me grumpy!

The alternative - 5 hours on the turbo trainer. I'm not sure I'm mentally or physically capable of that - my mental state will be as battered as my ar$e!

My turbo trainer already has a nickname - Vlad - as he is capable of inflicting great torture, and it feels like he impales me on the bike saddle.

Any suggestions for films/box sets/music playlists that will help will be gratefully received. It's gonna be a loooooong Sunday.

Still no confirmation of bike course changes, but they may not announce those until the day.

I hope everyone's training is going well - time is ticking by nicely, as are the miles.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

found breaking it down into 15 min blocks helped pass 4 hrs Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ozzie1973 wrote:
So the weather has taken a turn for the worse here in the UK - lots of snow for the next few days. This means my long ride at the weekend is in jeopardy, which makes me grumpy!

The alternative - 5 hours on the turbo trainer. I'm not sure I'm mentally or physically capable of that - my mental state will be as battered as my ar$e!

My turbo trainer already has a nickname - Vlad - as he is capable of inflicting great torture, and it feels like he impales me on the bike saddle.

Any suggestions for films/box sets/music playlists that will help will be gratefully received. It's gonna be a loooooong Sunday.

Still no confirmation of bike course changes, but they may not announce those until the day.

I hope everyone's training is going well - time is ticking by nicely, as are the miles.


Wont help much but time on the turbo is worth more than outside as its constant, no resting a junctions and freewheeling down hill. So you only need to do about 4 hours and not 5.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find Zwift (or equivalent) is a good distraction. Sign up for a 7 day free trial...snow might have gone by then Wink.

I also like to watch live concerts (via Youtube), mainly rock, but whatever takes your fancy.

Good luck with Vlad!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

new bike course on twitter

no la santa , no famara Exclamation

still looks a tough day
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