30/04/2015 at 09:07
Another advocate for kicking hard in the last 100m or so of the swim, to get the blood circulating in the legs.
Same goes with spinning the pedals in an easy gear heading into T2
15/01/2013 at 18:05
Watch this, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcpp4ceJ7NY
, and should be useful.
It's hilly, but only in the second half of the loop, the first half it's aero bars all the way
09/01/2013 at 22:34
Challenge Almere (Amsterdam) had just been released. Lake swim, pan flat bike and run, but it'll be a day fighting the wind. Would appeal to some, but no me, Wimbleball and Tenby for me this year, and Challenge Vitoria.
24/09/2012 at 17:31
Congrats, a title no one can take away from you.
After finishing in 2011, I volunteered on the swim, bike and the run, awesome to watch, and I'll be back to do it in 2013.
30/05/2012 at 22:57
Jellyfish, hundreds of them at the Long Course swim in Tenby last year. Big buggers down below, and lots of little pesky ones on the surface. Got stung across the face, stung a bit, but with another 30 minutes in cold salty water, it didn't sting too much. Not much else you could do though but swim through them
07/02/2012 at 18:11
Try an ISM adamo saddle.
09/01/2012 at 18:18
Another one for the Adamo, good for up to 8 1/2 hours so far, haven't tested it for any longer. They are Marmite though, so get a test drive first.
03/11/2011 at 13:38
You are right, although the Prep period doesn't last 4 weeks, it just gets repeated until you are ready to step up into Base, the idea is it's getting to ready to train, and you can repeat as many times as you need to in the off season.
Each period is generally four weeks long, three weeks following the top half of the page, and then one week rest/test doing the second half of the page.
It does get progressive as time goes on, as as you read the introduction to each period you'll see that the intensity and focus of each period changes as well.
Being an older athlete, I worked on a three week cycle, two weeks training, and then one week rest/test, which meant I had to repeat certain periods, but it all worked out fine in the end, and came away from Tenby with a two hour PB.
30/10/2011 at 10:17
Yep, really can recommend this book. It assumes you have some experience beforehand, so not really intend for first timers, but has plans for all four distances, sprint, olympic, half and full ironman. Nothing too technical, everything broken down into structured periods, and lots of background info on what you need to be thinking about and doing around training. Works well when read with the Training Bible for even more info
17/10/2011 at 11:08
There's normally dedicated male and female only change areas away from the general area, nudity is allowed within these areas only
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