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15/02/2018 at 20:14

Go and do Cross country skiing instead - just like a run in the snow!


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30/11/2017 at 12:43

i go cross country skiing in Norway - not tri training but really sets my fitness up for the rest of the year


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02/11/2017 at 12:59

I think that if you get the triathlon bug the mountain bike will go in less than "a couple of years", in favour of a road bike, so the Shimano pedals will be a great compromise to start with. And if you decide you don't like Triathlons then you will still be able to use the mountain bike with the kids.

Go for it!


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28/10/2017 at 07:58

Take a look at Born2tri


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27/10/2017 at 15:16

Sure you can do a spin class a one of you cycles- I know a lot of triathletes who do this in the winter evenings. Or get a turbo trainer for home

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26/10/2017 at 06:54

Hi Barrie,

It depends on what size triathlon you want to do. If you are looking at Ironman level then Im sorry but you need to do loads of training. If you're looking at a Super Sprint or Sprint then lower levels of training will be fine. It also depends on how competitive you want to be - some finishers do no training (they regret it afterwards!) but if you want to win the more training the better.

For a Sprint, I'd try for 2 x 30 min swim (1 technique, 1 distance), 2 runs (1 speed work, 1 distance) and 2 bike (1 shorter speed work, 1 longer distance) - this is what I'm aiming at but I don't always get the sessions in. To be honest I'm lucky if I get half the sessions in but I'm a finisher. 

By the way I'm not a coach - this is just what I plan to try to do.

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29/08/2017 at 07:23

Bacteria and microscopic nasties will only survive if your suit is wet - if rinsed in fresh water after each use, allowed to air dry properly and then stored correctly this is all your suit will need.


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19/06/2017 at 09:39

So the panic stuff is the adrenaline kicking in - the fight or flight response your body is programmed to generate in an "emergency" situation - all you need to do is teach your body that triathlon isn't that kind of situation OR learn to use the adrenaline hit. I get a similar reaction but on a smaller scale.

So that's the easy bit - the why - now to work on the how. You say you arrive early, set-up relaxed and it hits as the hooter goes off - have you tried getting there late? If you turn up late your adrenaline will already be pumping so your body will be used to the effect before you get in the water so the "hit" should be less noticeable when the hooter goes off. Alternatively find a way to wind yourself up before the hooter goes off.

The adrenaline will help you compete if you learn to use it, but you need to get it started a few minutes before the hooter so that your body can adapt to it and the panic subsides and the fight mode kicks in. 


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30/05/2017 at 19:55

I've worn mine under my wetsuit on a couple of occasions. Only 2 things I worry about  - that he number is firmly attached to my huub belt and that it is tucked in properly when I get into my wetsuit. If it's tucked in properly it won't get caught when you pull your suit down and so won't get pulled off.

So far I've had no problems......


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30/05/2017 at 19:42

Try "Entry Central" too - lots of different events on there


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