07/08/2009 at 11:09
the thought of doing one gives me the creeps let alone two in one season within such a short time frame ... i'm getting leg cramps just thinking about it!!!!
03/08/2009 at 00:09
1 hr 48mins 06 - disappointing ... was hoping for under 1:45 ... my bike leg is my weak spot so as expected that wasn't pleasant. got caught and squeezed against the rope on the return 'leg' of the swim so my swim was slower than expected ... but blooming heck that transition area was huge?!!!! i really wasn't expecting that ...
well done flava ... fantastically impressive run time ... and well done all who participated ...
the size and chaos of the event was a bit offputting but I think I'll go back just to nail it next time around ... whether an OD or a sprint, will be a decision to be taken later, but I reckon I will return
03/08/2009 at 00:00
i have a similar gripe about someone ... I got past this particular person on an MTB who then just settled in behind me from just past Galleon's reach roundabout (where I passed him) all the way until the hill just after passing under the bridge (a hundred yards or so before entering transition). The bugger was basically a bike length behind me, drafting so obviously it was unbelievable. The guy also had the gall to then motor past me on the last bit of that little hill. I was quite miffed ... I was on lap 1, he was on lap 2 but still ... well out of order ... i really doubt anything was done about it despite us having gone past a number of marshalls
30/07/2009 at 12:06
amen to that juniacode ... sporteve you're one of many in that position ... I rode a bike for the first time in 20 years 3 months ago (still a bit wobbly and tense in the saddle but at least I'm still on there). If you weren't getting nervous then you wouldn't be taking it seriously ... this is no joke for beginners like us, its a challenge, but its one you've trained for and prepared for so don't worry about it. One thing that helps me when I close my eyes (and start to panic) is to visualise the race (in snippets).
Start off with yourself swimming (visualise technique and breathing) smoothly and relaxed, then visualise getting out of the wter and going through your transition steps ... and keep that going throughout the different phases of the race ... a positive visualisation and deep breathing will really help. I'm not saying it'll stop you bricking it (I still am) but it does help if you can see yourelf being successful at the things you have to do, and having a good time of it.
Anyone in the 3:30 sprint on Saturday make sure you wave when blasting past me on the bike course ... I'll be bringing up the tail end of the 3:00pm wave
21/07/2009 at 11:56
IronABS, the beckton Premier Inn is a half hour walk away from Excel or a short 10-15 min DLR ride (bear in mind, no bikes on the DLR). The walk would include (for the most part) the sprint/supersprint cycle route to the Gallion's Reach roundabout.
17/07/2009 at 13:10
Afternoon all ... race times and race numbers for the London Triathlon are out and on the website ... I'm off on the 3pm Sprint wave on Saturday ... when are the rest of you off? would be nice to meet some forum members at the event
15/07/2009 at 00:06
I use the Lucozade recovery powder (mixed with water) ... the 'Tropical Fruit' flavour is nothing to write home about ... I must be honest ... no idea whether its having a particular effect or not ... how can you tell?
13/07/2009 at 00:34
cheers for the advice guys ... was considering not doing a sprint tri on saturday coz I wanted to keep training for London but I figure I'll give it more under rain conditions than I would on my own in training ... bring on race day i guess
12/07/2009 at 13:55
I agree with huwd ... its about the fit and its also about the cushioning and support ... i'm mega flat footed and overpronate like there is no tomorrow so usually £30 trainers don't offer the level of support that I need to avoid injury and the such ... then again, I really hate paying £100 for trainers so I try and find a happy medium ... New Balance are doing the job at the moment and they're at the £75 mark
11/07/2009 at 23:46
signing up to BCTTT and happy to help whoever will be in charge of the southeast down kent way
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