Part 2: The run vs bike leg at Olympic Distance. How do they compare to solo efforts?

So in part 1 post : run leg vs bike leg at Ironman I explored the difference between a flat-out time trial on the bike vs an Ironman bike using data from 100 mile TT records and Kona Bike times. I then looked at this alongside world record marathon runs vs Kona marathon runs. The final key comparison…

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Part 1: The run vs bike leg at Ironman. How do they compare to solo efforts?
So the question was posed on episode 532 of the popular triathlon podcast IM talk and it went something like this… “The top marathon runner runs about 2hrs 4min/2hrs 5min for his marathon, whilst the Ironman equivalent (ie major event with top Ironman athletes) is Kona where the run... Read more
Garmin 735XT Review

Up until early June 2016 I was using the Garmin 910Xt. It’s a solid watch in many respects. Even with the subsequent release of its natural successor the Garmin 920XT, its a watch that some people will likely stick with for a while longer.

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Pyrenees Cycling & Le Tour De France

Yesterday Chris Froome picked up a third Tour De France title. He’s been impressive and has left some memorable moments on this tour, not least his his run up Mont Ventoux. The internet responded to this magical moment and provided footage of Froome’s run set to the Rocky soundtrack, which…

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Race New Forest Gladiator Triathlon
Last Sunday I did a race called the Gladiator. It’s a full distance triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run) held in the New Forest. As with most long distance triathlons, registration and race brief was held on Saturday, the day before the race. I... Read more
Bristol 10k and a bad stomach
Last weekend I ran Bristol 10k. It was a race I’d been aiming to do well for and I’d had an easy week leading up to it. I knocked out a couple of decent park runs and a couple of 10x1k interval sessions which seemed to show that 5.36... Read more
Taunton Half Marathon
My first Taunton half marathon and a particularly convenient one; I could jog to the start line in 5 minutes. After a short recce of the hills on Saturday, with a friend Tim, we didn’t think they seemed too bad and the course should be reasonably quick. Forecast was... Read more
Cardiff Parkrun and the World Half Marathon Championships
This week I set off to Cardiff for the world half marathon championships. I’d opted not to run in the mass race, rather to spectate it and give Sarah and Mo Farah, among others, a bit of support. The half marathon was on Saturday afternoon, so I thought I’d... Read more
Innov8 Mudclaw 300
I’ve been holding off on writing my review for the Innov8 Mudclaw 300. I wanted to run a 20 mile off-road race called ‘the Grizzly’ to give them a final proper test. Whilst I’ve done plenty of training runs in them, sometimes you need a race to push the... Read more
Grizzly by name…
One week after my slightly lacklustre run at Bideford, I found myself lined up on Seaton seafront for a race. ‘The Grizzly’ consisted of a pebbled beach, followed by hills and some mud, followed by some hills, more hills, definitely more hills and then a pebbled beach before a... Read more