Harlow Yellow

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26/06/2009 at 01:44
In my former marathon running life I recall advice that one should wait at least 24hrs after an event to obtain the best value & effect from sports massage.

Anyone know if this was the product of one of those pain induced marathon nightmares or sound guidance?

Is there an optimum time to get someone digging into your pain racked body?

Doing first 70.3 at Vitruvian and loking to book up a massage as currently planning to do a sprint tri the following weekend see conversation
18/06/2009 at 21:29
Been off the board for a few weeks so apologies if this has been covered before.

What's the forum's view of using kettlebells in training to improve core strength and general muscular power in gults, hamstrings & shoulders etc.

Used one today and it certainly hit the above as when I started running afterwards I could feel the effect but is this type of training going to benefit me as a triathlete needing endurance rather than a power type athlete?

Thoughts? see conversation
31/05/2009 at 06:26
For the event described I wouldn't consider anything other than runwear.

However, changing the distance a little I'm doing Vitruvian 70.3 (my first middle distance) and was wondering the impact of 55 miles in the saddle in my tri suit. I think they have closed changing areas for IM but not sure about 70.3. I guess if not then it'll have to be a tri suit and lots of lube? see conversation
29/01/2009 at 05:33
Maybe I should add my resting HR is 51BPM. see conversation
29/01/2009 at 05:33
Sorry to keep this thread going but.....

In trying to reach my max heart rate I ran a steady 7km cross country with rapid acceleration towards the end leading to a MHR of 167.

I then did full on sprint hill reps (5) up a muddy hill about of about 200m but the MHR achieved was 164 despite being totally out on my feet at the end of each run.

Can my MHR really be only 167. I think MHR doesn't relate to fitness so I'm not sure what to make of it but I hit 152 yesterday up an incline on what was a steady 6 mile run. Doesn't seem a lot of difference in HR compared to the vast difference in effort.

I'm 42 but pretty fit - 2.25pb last year for Olympic Tri and sub 39 min 10k runner during triathlon.

Any of our resident experts offer a view on whether 167 is likely to be my MHR or is there more in the tank?

Thanks. see conversation
26/01/2009 at 00:03
Thanks all.

Hill reps it is!!! see conversation
24/01/2009 at 23:53
Swimming is my weakest discipline and I'm no expert but I can't expel the air quick enough through my nose so I'm a mouth only FC'er. (I generally breath every stroke on the same side so I've less time to complete the breathing process than others)

I think it's one of those things that you should do what suits you rather than aspiring to a pro swimmer.

I've a great clip of Grant Hackett in full flow but I still swim more like Jim Hackett regardless of the time I spend studying it[:(] see conversation
24/01/2009 at 23:53
Just got myself a Garmin 305 that obviously wants to know my max heart rate to calculate my zones.

Is working out max heart rate as simple as running like a looney and taking my pulse (or the biking equivilent) or should I be doing something far more scientific.

Also Joe Friel recommends calculating lactate threshold rather than MHR but I can't follow his methods for working this out. Anyone explain in laymans terms please. see conversation
23/09/2008 at 06:43
Completed my first Olympic this week and really enjoyed the race & very happy with 2hrs 25.

However, my swim is really letting me down (35mins).

Can anyone recommend a good coach or coached group (small) in the Essex/London (North or East) area. Looking for 1-2-1 or small group at reasonable cost maybe with a bit of video help etc.

Got to get my swim sub 30 next season and need help as doing drills out of books just isn't helping any improvement at the moment. see conversation
23/09/2008 at 06:43
Used my Cycle Ops Fluid 2 turbo for the first time last night and had a great session.

Sadly returned for another bash tonight and found my rear tube had totally split. Don't know when it happened but obviously not when I was using it. Anyone had a similar problem?

Anyone recommend a more robust tube that might be suitable for turbo use? see conversation

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