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01/05/2019 at 14:45

in 220 Triathlon this month is an open water plan.  but I have no idea what the initials.  RI, PD, PB mean.  can anyone help please? It seems to be assumed that a numpty like me can guess.   Thanks

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30/04/2019 at 15:38

I've been thinking this one through as a soon-to-be triathlete. I have road shoes Specialized with wire and dial fastening.

As far as I can see and I've been practicing, if you get on the bike and start moving without shoes on, (we all had flats once on our BMX or Chopper right?) then, as the big boys do, put the shoe on, I can't see more than a couple of seconds difference. we can all get up to speed without shoes on.    As far as entering T2 is concerned, surely the reverse is true, whilst stretching those legs, loosten the straps.  I don't know if there are any safety rules in relation to loose flapping about straps.  I've noticed that there are a lot of rules!


From one newbie to another, Good luck

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30/04/2019 at 15:27

I'm not sure if i'm too late Ross but the Giant Propel is a good bike. Two friends have them and it is very stiff. they have them not for racing but it's a good option if you want one frame and two sets of wheels, training and racing may be the option. 

I raced all the time on 50mm full carbon clinchers and they are HARSH  as a training wheel. I'd recommend against a carbon rim that mine were as the braking is not good at all. I can't attest to disks but my Ultegra rim brakes with steel hoops stop almost immediately rom 20+mph.


Good luck

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30/04/2019 at 15:08

Hi there, in the end I went for an Orca S7.  it's great I've done one ow swim and it even makes me look slim!..... ish  Thanks for your advice

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21/04/2019 at 21:59

My wetsuit arrived on Friday, tried it on for size on Saturday night and was in the water with a friend and a group this morning.  Apparently I chose the right day, calm, mild 10 degrees. It felt good. I didn't swim much but 30 mins of light swimming and trying it out. I felt it was a success. 

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18/04/2019 at 22:31

Hi there,  

I have used Training Peaks for several years now for cycling.  Recently I have used it for running metrics and TSS.   

I'm struggling to quantify my swims.  Does anyone have a way of doing it or should i just swim and do drills and base it all on RPE?



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09/04/2019 at 09:00

Does anyone use the Zone 3 Advance and have any advice on it please?

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03/04/2019 at 22:44
Thanks, that???s great food for thought. It???s like cycling. If it???s Italian, add two sizes see conversation
02/04/2019 at 22:31

My background is in time trialling from 10miles to 12hr.  It's about the terrain, TT bikes are best for flat or rolling courses.  Road bikes are more compliant, TT bikes are designed to go quickly in a straight line. If they are technical courses then you may loose more time than you gain from the aero frame if you're not confident or the weather isn't good.

It also depends on the distance. The benefit will be greater the longer the bike leg.  Typically a carbon TT bike will be marginally heavier than a road bike and are not the best climbers. 

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30/03/2019 at 08:15

Condor Fratello


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