Latest posts by katieloua29

26/08/2008 at 23:10
Yes - I think that would have been much better if Craig Doyle had been presenting -

One for the girls!
mmmmmmmmm :) see conversation
26/08/2008 at 22:53
Suppose I had better 'fess up after the weekend and then I can draw a line and start over.

Saturday was 30th birthday parties (not mine) and as such consisted of lots of buffet food and white wine.
Sunday was hangover recovery so I am ashamed to say I had to have a Big Mac to cure it.
Monday was OK - I had a cooked breakfast, lean bacon, half fat sausage, beans toms, brown toast no butter and an egg fried in olive oil. For tea I had a chicken sag and boiled rice (and a little bit of peshwari nan - sorry)

So, to today:
Breakfast - Porridge with raisins
Lunch - Jacket spud, tuna, salad, coleslaw, live yogurt
Dinner (will be) - Ostrich Steak, organic fresh veg and potatoes (looking forward to that - never has ostrich before)
Drinks - hot water and 2 cups of tea

There are no snacks in the house so not in a position to binge this evening at least.

Seriously back on the plan now with less than 3 weeks to go til my 1st sprint distance event. Hopefully my entries will show a vast improvement going forward. see conversation
22/08/2008 at 21:23
Oh dear, fell off the wagon again yesterday! Started off with good intentions but the team meeting biccies got the better of me!

Breakfast - Porridge and Raisins
Lunch - Jacket spud, no butter, beans and brown sauce, Longley Farm live yogurt
Afternoon snack - Large bakery cookie (double choccie chip)
Dinner - grilled salmon, small jacket spud with cheese, veggie rice and a splodge of parsley sauce, fab ice lolly to finish
Evening snack - Huge red delicious apple - yum!
Drinks - Hot water through day, 1 x costa black coffee

Think thats everything!

see conversation
22/08/2008 at 21:23
I think it must be part of the initiation - if you are going to go clipless - you are going to fall off! I am quite new to them as well.

I went for Shimano SPD and Shimano TR50's as they were the best fit (as well as being lovely carbon to match my lovely shiney new carbon bike!!!)

The bike shop said the pedals were nice and easy to use for someone new to clipless as they would be easy to locate etc.

Nevertheless, within 2 weeks I had a bit of an issue trying to unclip my left foot when coming to a stop at a junction on my way to work and keeled over in a big heap on the pavement! Thankfully it was early in the morning so not much traffic and not too many peple to point and laugh at me! But I did scratch my bike and was gutted - boo hiss! see conversation
21/08/2008 at 21:30
Hi All

I have decided I am going to join in this thread as since starting tri training about 3 months ago I have proceeded to put about 1/2 stone on!!! Have a vague idea what I am doing wrong (training more now than I ever have but using it as an excuse to eat too much chocolate!), but keeping a food diary will help me keep a check of myself.

Yesterday I was mostly eating:
Breakfast - Porridge with raisins
Lunch - Egg mayonnaise sandwich on brown bread, packet of worcester sauce french fries and a Longley Farm live yogurt (raspberry)
Afternoon snack - maltesers and a few boiled sweets
Dinner - Home made corned beef hash with 2 small yorkshire puds, some jelly beans and 1/2 a pack of after eight sweets.
Drinks - hot water throughout day, 1 cup black coffee, 2 cups tea with skimmed milk, no sugar.

Just read that back and it doesn't sound great does it! Thats it, I'm cutting the chocolate - no more maltesers.

Back tomorrow with a much more respectable food diary :-D see conversation
19/08/2008 at 23:56

The womens has already been posted on BBC iplayer - the link is below:


I reckon the mens one should be on later today/tomorrow, just type triathlon in the search field at the top of the page.

:-) see conversation
19/08/2008 at 23:23

Hi halfanironman

I have attached a link to an article that I found useful in Runners World for working out heart rate zones:


Hope it is of some use to you too. :-) see conversation
18/08/2008 at 22:06
I believe I spotted on BBC Sport this morning that it would be starting at the ungodly hour of 03:00 through til 05:10 for the mens race. I think I will get the highlights later!!! see conversation
07/08/2008 at 19:26
I probably do need to practice sighting a bit more - just tend to have a peek when I turn my head to breathe rather than actively sight. Thanks for the advice - I will try, try and try again when I get to swim practice this weekend! see conversation
07/08/2008 at 04:10
Hi Everyone - another daft newbie question unfortunately. I need to purchase a box for transition to put all my stuff in. Don't know what to get!!!

How big does it need to be, what colour and any tips on where to get one from?

Thanks see conversation

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