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31/01/2019 at 11:42

Anyone got any recommendations for transition bags? Have been looking at Kitbrix, but the reviews are mixed. Is it better to get a normal 'bag' i.e. a 2XU or Orca?

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01/01/2019 at 16:58

Thanks Martin, will do! And a Happy New Year to you too!

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31/12/2018 at 17:24

Thanks MartinH2 for your very helpful response. Very much appreciated!

Having recently had a chat with another (L3) coach, who I have been using for some swim analysis, she has said the same thing as you. As a result, I have called time with my current coach. This weekend, required a 3 hour ride on Saturday and then a 1h 50m run yesterday. Needless to say, this was simply too much (after a full schedule last week anyway) and I decided to limit it to 1h 20m. Which was still hard work.

I sent him a very nice e-mail which fully detailed my issues (the middle of last week) and haven’t had a response. Which to me speaks volumes. I appreciate that it is Christmas and a time for families etc, but even a holding e-mail would have been better than radio silence!

Anyway, time to move on. And a useful lesson in being more aware of what’s important to me from a coaching perspective. And what my ‘buck’ is getting me. 

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18/12/2018 at 10:59

Thanks for the response HarryD.

Being new to this, I wanted to understand from experienced triathletes whether this was realistic in terms of training (at this stage) before I had the conversation with my Coach. I do provide regular feedback via Training Peaks, which receives little or no response from the aforementioned. I have called out fatigue (once) which has not been commented upon, nor has the schedule changed.

When I did ask to move my long run to the weekend, because of timing constraints and the ability to be able to eat properly afterwards and get enough sleep (i.e. think about the bigger picture), I got a comment back saying 'no point doing the session, if you don't have the time'.  

Might be time to change....

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17/12/2018 at 11:17

I have entered Weymouth (70.3) next September and have also entered a couple of preliminary events in May and July (Standard and Olympic distance respectively). I have engaged the services of a coach - I am pretty fit anyway (main strength is cycling), but wanted to make sure that I was using my time effectively, given that I work full time etc.

I have been training with the coach for a month now and I'm already running 90 minute sessions as part of my long run, as well as a recovery run after my long ride on Saturday's and also mid-week as part of a brick session (cycle/run).

Is this too much, too soon? I'm also swimming twice a week with a triathlon club and have had to drop my weekly PT session as there just seems to be too much going on. A couple of people have commented on the amount of training I'm doing already....

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