18/10/2017 at 17:27
Fastest i've done i've done is the Cotswold113. The lake is calm and warm water, there is one hill of note on the bike (total elevation is less than 1000ft) and the run elevation is less than 20ft IIRC.
Sadly it's in June not May... but could still fit. As above, it would fit with maybe doing Weymouth in September - that's got a sea swim (which was vicious this year), a hilly bike and another pancake flat run.
28/09/2017 at 15:00
Always a challenge to select the shoes in the test too... but nothing from Skechers, Ironman's own shoe sponsor!?
20/06/2017 at 14:48
One thing that helped me was changing my approach to training significantly - by getting a coach. I found it a bit dull and repetitive to go through the motions, following a purchased training plan or just going out for the sake of it.
Having a coach gave me a sense of purpose, someone to talk to about why you're doing it. What you're training for. When things have gone well, or not well... it's a sounding board and ultimately a friend.
It might not be for everyone and there is obviously a cost involved, but for me it's really changed things. I've also got a lot faster and fitter too!
I did write a blog post about it a while ago - http://tritriagain.uk/lost-mojo-saved-coach/ - it sort of echoes your views in many ways!
05/01/2017 at 14:38
The smaller version isn'y just for female athletes... it's also for people who don't wish to look like they're carrying a grandfather clock around on their wrist!!!
29/06/2016 at 11:32
I'd imagine distance/event is relevant too.... low body fat is fine for shorter distances but at Iron distance events many top coaches suggest too low body fat is a bad thing - Brett Sutton is very critical. You need some fat to fuel you over those distances.
I wouldn't obsess on a weight, BMI, BodyFat etc... just be healthy. I've noticed a few folks obsessed with losing weight who then aren't fuelling themselves correctly and thus are causing a lot more harm.
Eating sensibly and training 14 hours a week, my weight has stabilised around 73Kg, at 5ft 11 that gives me a reasonably high BMI of around 23, body fat is
29/06/2016 at 11:26
Equally, look at Smith Optics too... they have all the fancy things that Oakley do but are also substantially cheaper and you won't look the same as everyone else!
That said from a Triathlon POV, Radar or M2 are the best bet for working between the disciplines - see what fits best.
24/06/2016 at 09:34
How much involvement do you think Ironman managed to push over the ITU in the months since they purchased them?! Yes it was poorly executed but it was a first time event....
Agreed on their being plenty of others, I think generally the appeal of the larger events is the closed roads - it was for me!
23/06/2016 at 16:58
As I said on your other ranty thread, it states it clearly in the T's and C's when you register and pay. So it's a bit rich to criticise it afterwards.
As I also mentioned (apologies to the OP for this going a bit off topic, but I feel it's slightly relevant..) you can transfer your entry to another race:
Transfer/Withdrawal - Ironman
23/06/2016 at 16:52
Fair enough then, even my local club event told me to do one when I enquired for the very same reason.
23/06/2016 at 16:49
I did swimming and cycling when I had something similar... to be honest though, without knowing the full extent of the injury i'd go on the recommendation of a physio (not a GP!)
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No mention of the arguably most hyped (and delivered!) SwissSide Hadron wheels??
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