02/08/2011 at 23:03
Depends whether you feel a fraud saying your an Ironman without doing a branded event. For me my first had to be an official Ironman. If you are only going to do one then why limit yourself to the UK? It is a special feeling running up the finishing chute. There are plenty of great European races (just did Ironman Frankfurt as my first) put on by Ironman and Challenge, and you can make a little holiday of it.
15/06/2011 at 22:22
I normally use tcx files, no problems on my 160km route last weekend. You have to look at the map but I don't get any of the annoying rerouting back to missed point issues I had with gpx files.
14/05/2011 at 23:37
Jibby isn't it actually in the BCTT constitution to just turn up and blag it and that training is considered bad form?
Constitution? That would require planning and organistation
There are plenty of us who often just try and blag events.
14/05/2011 at 22:29
Am I even allowed to ask what the other place is? (I'm new!)
The home of a motley collection of triathletes ranging from newbie sprinters to old hats. Often found spending more time on forum.bcttt.com than actually training
11/05/2011 at 08:29
Have tried several times to register 'the other forum'. The last box that has the funny text in does not appear so I can not continue. It ask's me to contact the board Administrator but I get no reply
I've tried a different way of contacting an admin for you. The funny box is one of the necessary evils we use to keep the forum spam free.
09/05/2011 at 08:07
I've been suffering from this, interspersed with doses of the trots. Still haven't narrowed the cause down but some of the suggestions when I asked the BCTTT about this were that I probably don't need to be using gels on a long run, take them out in case you bonk but try not to use them. The main thought is it is diet related, although pinpointing the cause is proving tricky. Hope you find the cause of your nausea, it really isn't pleasant.
08/05/2011 at 08:43
As the veteran of many ankle sprains heeding the Physio's advice is most sensible. Running on a dodgy ankle will only make it worse as I have discovered a few times
What did the physio say about starting range of motion/stability exercises? There is a thread on 'the other' forum that might be of interest to you where I asked for some opinions on strengthening for my ankle a couple of months ago. http://forum.bcttt.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... ilit=ankle
Running is no substitute for cycling, but there is actually some beneficial transference from cycling to running, so by throwing in some extra bike sessions you can minimise the loss of training. There is still time to make the start line, so all is not lost yet.
03/05/2011 at 17:27
Profile design Jammer GT draft legal clip on aerobars. They are virtually new. Complete new set of pads and fixings, only extensions have been used and are in excellent condition. RRP £100. Supplied with original instructions. Only selling as they are obselete having swapped the extensions for a different design, also the reason why the pads/fixings are still brand new.
11/03/2011 at 20:24
cant possibly be any faster than butt naked - just make sure you tape your tackle out of the way (so you look like you have a mangina) so everything remains aero in the pool.
I did this for my first race - and once I'm out of prison I'll be doing it again.
One way to avoid the most disturbing in lycra award
I got an Orca suit in my first season, still going strong now, although it is getting a bit baggy as I change shape a bit. 2XU was too baggy around the mid thigh. Worth trying one on first. Champion systems make good ones, they feel very fast in the water, planning on using mine as a poor man's speedsuit if IMDE is non wetsuit this year. You can even get one with a lovely Hawaiian flower print, and faux carbon fibre leg panels
11/03/2011 at 20:17
I can't impress upon you enough the importance of going to a shop (TFN or similar) and getting fitted.
I've got 'XL' people into 'MT' suits and 'MT' people into XL suits - the size charts are the best of a very bad situation. By that I mean we're are all so different in terms of shape - its extraordinarily difficult for wetsuit companies to accommodate everyone.
If TFN is within striking distance then please go there, ask for Pete or whoever is in the shop. Drop my name and they may call the police or give you a discount. Some shit tri club I know gets 15% off there - name escapes me for now....
In any case, buy on-line at your peril. I can't tell you how many people I've seen on rookie days with incorrect suits - well I can actually, about 50% of people. So 1 in 2 people with the wrong size suit (1 in 7 with wrong size bike...).
Get to a shop.
I disregarded Cone's advice the first time I bought, and got an Orca suit that should have been a perfect according to the size chart. He and Kiddle didn't seem to impressed when I got into it. Somehow Conehead even kept a straight face as I ended up landing on my ar*e in a rather comedy, and very painful, manoeuvre trying to get it off. Needless to say I am now the proud owner of properly fitted B70 suit through BCTTT.com's special discount scheme. Make sure somebody that knows about wetsuits helps you size one in a shop before you buy, not just the spotty young mountain biker in a bike shop that sells tri stuff. If you follow this advice you might get a wetsuit that makes you faster in the water.
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