Latest posts by Ianf

06/11/2008 at 01:00
Hi all,

I've used mapmyrun/ride for quite a while but have just noticed they have a mapmytri.com website which I think has a better layout (for instance, there's a segmented, colour-coded elevation of routes with a percentage incline/decline which is making me try to find the steepest hills I can (or can't [8|]) do) and more routes from other people in my area.

I may be well behind the drag curve here but just though you'd all like to know.


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06/11/2008 at 01:00
Monday: 1hr turbo and 3k brick (thanks Benny!)

Wednesday: 12k run (afternoon) and 1hr turbo (evening)

Treefrog; when you ran your 12k, did you take anything with you energy-wise eg jelly babies? I felt pretty good on the run but over last couple of km legs felt drained. I already carry a good (ahem) "energy pack" around my waist so maybe I'm just looking to justify carrying sweets on a run but water only seems to lack something...


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04/11/2008 at 10:23
Tight hamstring could definately be the problem; I'm not the most flexible person in the world! Thanks see conversation
03/11/2008 at 18:50

Every time I use my bike at the moment, the outside of my right knee aches the next day (the bit that sticks out at the back; tendons perhaps??). I did get measured for my bike and it's not so painful as to stop me but I would like to sort it.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Many thanks,

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23/09/2008 at 21:43
Really useful website with a lot of info wrt sports science and fitness programmes all on one site. They keep the science part simple and easy to understand, explaining the benefits of each routine. It's all plagarised, nothing revolutionary, but good for all sports/fitness not just tri and if you're like me with only a minimal knowledge of how our body works it'll definately up your knowledge level too.


I did the Gerschler Fartlek training today (takes around 50 mins). Good, hard work out! [:)] It has around 6 different fartlek training programmes alone, variety keeps me interested (hence triathlon!).



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14/09/2008 at 06:20
Thanks for your replies guys, I'm still tempted by the 405 (especially as it's only £30 more expensive than the 305) and obviously the aerodynamics of the 305 would just slow me down!! [:D]

Triiad, have you tried uploading the info onto Garmin's website yet? What were the upload rates like from watch to pc and pc to website?

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13/09/2008 at 18:56
My current solution is to use mapmyrun/ride websites and to use a polar HRM on the run/bike. If I just buy a cadence sensor would I be any worse off, accuracy wise? There are a lot of toys out there, but are they worth the expense?

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13/09/2008 at 10:20

I've been looking at the Garmin Forerunner 405 recently, but have heard that when damp the bezel doesn't work, the pace calculation is way off, the download rate is p1ss poor and the Garmin software isn't especially user friendly. (Although Sporttracks website get's good reviews)
All pretty negative stuff, so I'm wondering whether I should buy a 305 for a lot less money or is there a better solution? The 305 also has a bigger screen.


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13/08/2008 at 05:10
You obviously don't read OK magazine! [:D] see conversation
13/08/2008 at 04:53
Ok, plan B.

I went to Sigma Sport in Kingston upon Thames today (I felt like a kid in a sweet shop!) and although they don't currently sell Felt (they have one TT in the shop and are considering more Felt's) the guy I dealt with phoned Felt UK and got a bike from them! Not only that, he then sold it to me for £1600 or £150 cheaper than SBR! By the time I'd bought this, some new shoes, a Specialized Allez 09 for my gf, etc. I'd spent over £2.5k!

Probably a good day for them, but it was a great day for me: the knowledge and helpfulness were second to none and I left feeling I had bought the right bike(s) and am now looking forward to falling over on my first go! [:D]

Stevedavis, I owe you a powerade![;)]

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