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Message posted by bessie500 on 04/10/2017 at 11:41am
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i know a few guys on here are into cycling so can anyone recomend a decent cycling app for the iphone ?

i've already got a garmin watch that i use when running & i may upgrade and get a better one in future, but for now i'm looking for something on my phone.

For the last 2 years i've been running and done 2 Tough Mudders but next years challenge is a Triathlon so i need to get on my bike and get started..... starting at clumber park when i go in the half term.

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Not sure if it is the kind of thing you are after, but I use Map My Ride.

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Strava is the one that seems favoured by most!
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cheers thanks guys, i've downloaded strava to start with i'll try that one

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I use Strava. You can use it for running too.

Good luck with your triathlon efforts. I'm trying to make myself sign up for one next year as well - I've done the running, cycling and swimming elements individually but not together and never against the clock!

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Cheers thanks samandrose, I can already do 2 elements it's just the bike I've not really done I did 25 k the other week and that was ok, like you say it's tying it all together that's the hard bit.
Hopefully in the half term I'll go out on my bike for a long ride then Go for a run when I get back.

What triathalon are you looking at ?
I'll hoping to do a Olympic one

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Olympic! For your first attempt? Blimey Bessie you don't do things by halves do you

I think the best I can hope for is a sprint version (running no more than 5k) and never mind a time, if I finish and am still breathing that will be a result!

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Good grief....apps for this and apps for that...imho you dont need any damn apps for getting fit (or anything else for that matter). Just buy a decent bike and ride the thing. Pick some routes and look at your watch. If you are getting fitter you will reduce the time taken.

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You're right Graham - you don't NEED an app to get fitter (I have just started to run a little, having spent my whole life doing nothing more active than running a bath - loving it!). But it's great to see progress actually measured - to have something that shows you that you ran that stretch faster this week than last, that you did more distance today than yesterday. For many people (me included), being able to look back at previous times/distances is very motivating. And Strava lets you share your information with friends (if you want to) .... nothing wrong with a bit of friendly competition!!

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Quote: Originally posted by Graham on 11/10/2017
Good grief....apps for this and apps for that...imho you dont need any damn apps for getting fit (or anything else for that matter). Just buy a decent bike and ride the thing. Pick some routes and look at your watch. If you are getting fitter you will reduce the time taken.



your right graham it wont make me fit, I already am

I can swim 2k run 10k but i'm just starting out on the bike so have the app to measure the distance i'm going to travel & the time i do it in, I can then use this going forward to increase distances and improve my times. as i need to do 45k, then i have to do all 3 together

i did put on my post i want to start in sherwood forest next week, i'm not well up on routes in that area thats the whole point of the app.

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I can swim 2k, run 10k and ride 45k no worries........I just need a week to do it! 😀😀

I am cycling the Kennet and Avon canal in a few weeks time, Bristol, Bath to Reading. I hope it is flatter than the Devon coast to coast! 😳😳

Good luck Bessie500. 👍👍

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Quote: Originally posted by Mike3003 on 11/10/2017
I can swim 2k, run 10k and ride 45k no worries........I just need a week to do it! 😀😀

I am cycling the Kennet and Avon canal in a few weeks time, Bristol, Bath to Reading. I hope it is flatter than the Devon coast to coast! 😳😳

Good luck Bessie500. 👍👍



Ha ha cheers thanks Mike I've got loads of time to train so I'm not to worried yet, I can ride a bike I've just not ridden that distance yet and all my riding has been on mountain bikes rather than road bikes with bloody thin wheels

Good luck on your bike ride just remember we're there's a canal there's a pub 👍

Bessie

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Quote: Originally posted by Scampi on 11/10/2017
You're right Graham - you don't NEED an app to get fitter (I have just started to run a little, having spent my whole life doing nothing more active than running a bath - loving it!). But it's great to see progress actually measured - to have something that shows you that you ran that stretch faster this week than last, that you did more distance today than yesterday. For many people (me included), being able to look back at previous times/distances is very motivating. And Strava lets you share your information with friends (if you want to) .... nothing wrong with a bit of friendly competition!!



Scampi if your just getting into running why not look into doing park runs, these are held all over the country on a Saturday morning at 9am everyoneís welcome,
you get people turn up that can do a park run in 18 mins to people taking 1 hour, no matter how long it takes there are supporters cheering you on, the beauty is no matter who you are or how fast you run everyone chats and no one looks down on anyone else's ability, Itís timed so you can see your progress each week and were you finish in your age category, at my park run everyone goes for a brew at the end in the warders hut were they also have cake and biscuits.

The best of it is itís free and Friendly

http://www.parkrun.com/


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Hi Bessie - I know about park runs, but I'm away most weekends and there isn't one near our caravan.

I have joined our local running club - they are totally inclusive, have up to 5 groups go out with qualified leaders twice a week (the groups cover all abilities from the 2.5k walking group up to 10K+ and marathon training), and the fast ones always loop back so no-one is left behind ... the mantra is 'we start as a group and finish as a group' - it's a fantastic, friendly, no pressure atmosphere. At the moment, I'm happily in the walking group, doing a little jogging when it suits me, but next time they start a C25K group I'll be joining in (the current C25K group started the day I joined, and I wasn't comfortable jumping straight in to that commitment). I was 49 in August - I have 2 goals before I'm 50 .... to reach my Target Weight (I'm doing Slimming World - I've lost 4.5 stone and have 3.5 to go) and to be able to run 5K. I WILL do it

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Hi Scampi having a goal is a great way to push forward, I had surgery on my back in 2012 and now have a metal cage screwed in restricting some movement, this was followed with more surgery in 2014 to remove a section of my spine to allow my nerves to fall into a different place,

My goal was always to do a tough mudder which i did in 2016 then did it again this year for good measure.

My next goal is a olympic triathalon which i'm planning on next may/June, after that who know's the next step up is a half iron man     

well done with the weight loss & that 5k will be smashed before you know it

Bessie

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