16/10/2008 at 06:40
You definintely shouldn't store your wetsuit on a hanger for months on end as it will stretch and distort out of shape because it is made of rubber. Instead fold it and put it in a drawer.
19/09/2008 at 05:30
Jordans Frusli bars are dead nice - no rubbish in them, only good stuff like nuts, berries and crispy things. I always have one an hour before going for a run / bike - v easy to digest and get you round nicely - about 150cals per bar i think. V low fat.
16/09/2008 at 05:50
Yeah, that would be a brilliant triathlon to do - all you have to do is become one of the top 2,000 best triathletes in the world and compete in a bunch of qualifying events first!
27/08/2008 at 23:36
As far as I can tell having done triathlon for a year or so, the majority of people conform to the following profile, or at the very least, there are a lot of them:
- Mid to late thirties, starting to "spread", bored with gyms, too old for team sports, bit of spare cash, looking for a challenge they can fit around other commitments such as family.
One thing that surprises me is lack of ladies in the sport, based on recent tris I've done, including Londond - I wonder what the percentage is..?
26/08/2008 at 06:13
Like anything new it takes a while to acclimatise - the muscles you're using aren't used to the type of exertion you're putting on them. If you stick at it you'll be fine, but it'll take a few weeks. Sea swimming is renowned for being particularly tough so don't get demoralised. In fact you should feel pleased that you're getting at least double the work out that people in pools or lakes are getting! Final comment is just to make sure you're swimming with someone else - any kind of open water swimming is risky but risks are greatly minimised if there's someone to look out for you, particularly at sea.
26/08/2008 at 02:20
Is it just me or did he seem like he'd had one coffee too many (scarily enthusiastic and perhaps moderately deranged?) and also knew sod all about triathlon? My vote goes to Craig Doyle, at least he knows the sport, is an experienced TV / sport commentator and even competes in triathlons at a fairly high level! (Didn't he represent Ireland as an age-grouper?)
24/08/2008 at 02:00
I have recently been astounded by the impact a really good night's sleep, circa 9 or 10 hours, can have on performance. I think this is at least as important as nutrition and having a well thought out exercise plan. Seems to me most focus nowadays is on what you do during your waking hours (which is understandable) but people perhaps don't yet recognise the significance of good rest and its impact on both physical and mental performance. Spend your next 2 grand on a quality mattress rather than a set of Zipps, I say!!
24/08/2008 at 01:43
I've got Radars and think they're grrrrrreat - v lightweight and secure, well designed bit of gear. Interchangeable lenses too. V popular with a lot of the olympic athletes too!
24/08/2008 at 00:20
Breakfast: White coffee, 2 weetabix with banana skimmed milk and canderel
Mid morning apple and black coffee with canderel
Lunch: large salad with beans and pulses and can of tuna, dash of balsamic and olive oil
Mid afternoon apple and oatcake thing
Dinner: pasta with pesto, or baked potato with baked beans and low fat sausages
20/08/2008 at 06:03
Those who have seen my other comments re breast stroke during tri will not be surprised by my comments on this subject! Alas I am a tri purist and I think team entries (aka relays) should be regarded as a bit of fun aside from the more serious endeavour of one individual performing each of the three disciplines consecutively, which is actually what triathlon is and ought to remain (discuss / rant as you please..!). Sorry for being a party pooper!
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