Latest posts by grant1974

07/11/2013 at 16:09
Is there going to be digital version available? see conversation
07/11/2013 at 12:47
Is there going to be digital version available? see conversation
21/10/2013 at 15:07


I have done Long Course weekend a few times and IM wales once. First time around I used my TT bike, every other time I used my road bike. I think this boils down to how good a cyclist you are and your preference.

Although I enjoyed the course on both bikes, you spend so much time going up hill, I just found it easyier to play with gears on the road bike. For me there was no speed advantage being on a TT bike, plus you spend so much time sat up because of the hills, you may as well be as comfortable as possible. Although my TT is very comfortable, it still isn't as comforatble as my road bike.

see conversation
13/10/2013 at 11:05
Paul Amey beat Dan Halksworth.

GBR 00:54:10 04:45:43 02:55:17 08:39:20 17 18 see conversation
07/05/2013 at 11:30
Mojito with a cadbury creme egg whizzed into it? That sounds lush! see conversation
07/05/2013 at 09:54
Thanks for the reply, but I think abstaining from alcohol completely is probably the goal here, with the result being a few pounds of weight loss without even trying. see conversation
06/05/2013 at 22:27

I guess I should firstly say I am by no means an alcoholic But I do like my beer especially after some kick ass training has taken place.

Now, I'm not a good enough triathlete to win anything, I enter races for personal achievement, but that doesn't mean I don't want to achieve the best result I can.

So I train well, and as probably most people I could do with loosing a few pounds. I eat well and hence beer is probably my worst habit.

Unfortunately beer tastes so good! So I was wondering what people drink instead of, you know, when you fancy a beer? I've tried alcohol free, but apparently it is as calorific as normal beer.

Anyway, this isn't a serious issue, I was just wondering see conversation
24/02/2013 at 15:22
Sorry Fay, the watch has sold. see conversation
13/02/2013 at 00:03
For sale is my Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS watch. This is a great bit of equipment and I'm quite sad to part with it as it's been a faithful companion on many running, cycling, swimming and hiking sessions. The watch gives access to so much information about your exercise activities especially when paired with an ANT+ speed/cadence sensor for your bike or footpod if running or walking. The screens on the watch are fully customisable to show the data that you're interested in and you can analyse to your heats content once you've wirelessly uploaded the data to the Garmin connect website.

The only reason for selling is that I've upgraded to the next model up in the range leaving this one surplus to requirement.

As the paragraph above describes, the item has been used, it has been well looked after, but does have some signed of cosmetic damage, this is a hairline mark to the top left, and the sticker underneath the watch is rubbing off slightly. This does not effect the view of the screen and is in otherwise perfect condition.

Watch comes with box, ant+ stick, plugs and manuals.

I'm open to all sensible offers. see conversation
03/11/2011 at 00:41
TRIumphant wrote:
Yep, really can recommend this book. It assumes you have some experience beforehand, so not really intend for first timers, but has plans for all four distances, sprint, olympic, half and full ironman. Nothing too technical, everything broken down into structured periods, and lots of background info on what you need to be thinking about and doing around training. Works well when read with the Training Bible for even more info

Hi TRIumphant,

Well I received the book today and I am about 60 pages in already. Its a great read but I wondered if you wouldn't mind answering, well more confirm whether I am understanding this correctly?

Training is basically 28 weeks (assuming I do the full suggested program) made up of Prep 4wks, Base 12wks, Build 9wks, Peak 2wks and finally race 1wk. Correct or not?

Secondly, each training block has two fleshed out weeks, a training week and a rest & test week. So say I am doing Prep, I repeat the training week for three weeks and then do the rest & test week. Again, as far as you are aware, am I understanding that correctly?

I guess am questioning because this year I followed the Be Iron Fit program which is very progressive over time. This plan, on the face of it, doesn't look very progressive. Or am I way off the mark? I should probably reserve judgement until I read the whole book... see conversation

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