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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: August 07, 2017, 09:02:02 AM »
I would say about the 2 hour mark. If you need it way before then you probably aren't eating and/ or hydrating enough beforehand...

Was the last few runs around the 14 mile mark I'm starting to flag! But yeah hydrating probably the main problem!

For the longer runs I would get a gel in at each 5km (was doing it that way to coincide with water/food stations) no point getting it in once you are feeling spent.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: August 02, 2017, 12:47:06 PM »
I see the Dublin Marathon has sold out 3 months early!
Anyone doing it?
Not doing it myself this year, not that I could now even if I wanted too now it's sold out!

Am signed up

Signed up too - first Dublin marathon, 2nd marathon, should be a bit cooler than the first (28 degrees) in Paris. Looking forward to it being over!

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I have to say it is depressing reading the comments from what would normally be the more reasonable contributors.

I only took up cycling this year to complete the ring of Kerry cycle, I find it a very enjoyable pastime, I am not a member of a club and generally follow the rules of the road, I say generally because I would ride 2 abreast if not on my own (not as per the highway code), reasons being; I find motorists give greater room to 2 cyclists riding alongside each other than a single cyclist & when driving I find it easier passing 2 cyclists riding alongside each other than 2 cyclists strung out. I also wear lycra, same way I wear trainers when running or boots when playing football.

Would the general consensus be that cyclists should be banned from the road entirely or what is the answer?

I am also a motorist and have seen incorrect behavior form cyclists, no different from that which I have seen from other motorists. I do not consider I have ownership of the road whether on a bike or in a car, I am happy to share the road with all road users and could think of nothing worse than having an injury (or worse) of another individual on my conscience whether a cyclist, walker or motorist.

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General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: July 26, 2017, 02:16:32 PM »
Anybody using Now TV app or box?
Thinking a sky day pass would be an option for the football on sky if it was reliable?

I use the app through PS4 during Game of Thrones season, would have ropey (at best) internet and have no issues.

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General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: July 14, 2017, 04:20:07 PM »
Right so how does one go about getting IPTV in?

I have an android box with Kodi installed although it Exodus and the likes don't seem to be working well at the minute.

You don't need Kodi for IPTV but it can be used with some. Most IPTVs I think run as an Android App, if you want I can PM you who I get my IPTV from.

PM me while you're at it please.

Me too, please & thanks,

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General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: July 11, 2017, 09:20:31 AM »
I went with 250 with pumped insulation. Don't forget the floor as well. It costs more inthe initial build stage but money well spent. Speak to your glazier as well regarding air tightness.

What would be the reason for going 250 cavity? Would a higher uvalue blown insulation have the same effect in a 150 cavity (assuming the benefit of the extra width is to increase the uvalue)

Check the overall cost of the underfloor heating before proceeding, it is expensive.  Most put it just on the ground floor so consider that radiators would probably be used upstairs. Similarly, the ground heat source is expensive compared to a small oil or wood boiler required for a max insulation build. 

A good heat exchange system is essential when you go for max air tightness.  A cheaper system can be inefficient and noisy.  Talk to people who have installed one, the key is the type of piping used and the ability of installers.

Are you going for a block build?

Yes, block build.

Thanks for all the advice lads
If u want to PM me your email address I'll send you through a doc that we got done that might be worth a look. We got a guy in to advise and he gave a report. Nothing extra ordinary in it but few things that helped us.

done, cheers

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Love Ulster Final week

Genuinely hope Down can make a game of it and can stay with us to at least half time. We need a bigger test before 1/4 finals.

MH genuinely has plenty of conundrums with team selection. Sean & Collie both had knocks so he may not take chances with them unless they are really needed (which really should not be the case)

Roll on Sunday evening......  ;D

You are obviously a wind up trying to say down have no chance at every opportunity. They drew with us 2 or 3 years ago and beat us after a replay in 08 when we were all Ireland champions. They beat a very decent Monaghan team the last day out and will take a lot of confidence from it.

Down lads very quiet ahead of the game on here. Thought there'd be more talk from them.

sure we're only going for the spin

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General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: July 10, 2017, 08:55:38 AM »
I went with 250 with pumped insulation. Don't forget the floor as well. It costs more inthe initial build stage but money well spent. Speak to your glazier as well regarding air tightness.

What would be the reason for going 250 cavity? Would a higher uvalue blown insulation have the same effect in a 150 cavity (assuming the benefit of the extra width is to increase the uvalue)

Check the overall cost of the underfloor heating before proceeding, it is expensive.  Most put it just on the ground floor so consider that radiators would probably be used upstairs. Similarly, the ground heat source is expensive compared to a small oil or wood boiler required for a max insulation build. 

A good heat exchange system is essential when you go for max air tightness.  A cheaper system can be inefficient and noisy.  Talk to people who have installed one, the key is the type of piping used and the ability of installers.

Are you going for a block build?

Yes, block build.

Thanks for all the advice lads

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General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: July 08, 2017, 08:48:43 AM »
Looking at heating options for a new build, have narrowed it down to ground source heat pump or conventional oil heating, has anyone any experience of the former? My inclination would be to install underfloor heating along with this and we are looking at solar for water heating, haven't started talking to any companies yet for pricing either but looking for end user experience to see whether it is worth the outlay (whatever that may be).

This country is not suitable for underfloor heating because of its inability to change quickly in response in changes in the weather. 

As said above put your money into insulation and air tightness to reduce the amount of heat you will need.  Then the heat source is almost irrelevant if you spend enough on insulation, look to Scandinavian countries for standards in this area.

Would the intention not be to maintain a constant temperature which would be achieved with the insulation therefore negating the requirement to change quickly?
Yes this country is fine for underfloor. Especially with a well sealed , insulated house. Plus liquid screeds now can react much quicker than the tradition sand cement (although the sand cement screed is better for heat retention).
As mentioned insulate the balls of it and try and get good air tightness (tape/ foam the windows essential) and the actual heat source is less important. If your going real tight on the air tightness look into a heat recovery ventilation system.

When you talk about insulation would 150mm cavity insulation suffice, obviously with a sufficient u value.

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General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: July 07, 2017, 08:48:31 PM »
Looking at heating options for a new build, have narrowed it down to ground source heat pump or conventional oil heating, has anyone any experience of the former? My inclination would be to install underfloor heating along with this and we are looking at solar for water heating, haven't started talking to any companies yet for pricing either but looking for end user experience to see whether it is worth the outlay (whatever that may be).

This country is not suitable for underfloor heating because of its inability to change quickly in response in changes in the weather. 

As said above put your money into insulation and air tightness to reduce the amount of heat you will need.  Then the heat source is almost irrelevant if you spend enough on insulation, look to Scandinavian countries for standards in this area.

Would the intention not be to maintain a constant temperature which would be achieved with the insulation therefore negating the requirement to change quickly?

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General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: July 07, 2017, 11:17:41 AM »
Looking at heating options for a new build, have narrowed it down to ground source heat pump or conventional oil heating, has anyone any experience of the former? My inclination would be to install underfloor heating along with this and we are looking at solar for water heating, haven't started talking to any companies yet for pricing either but looking for end user experience to see whether it is worth the outlay (whatever that may be).

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: April 20, 2017, 02:16:47 PM »
What did you eat / drink before your long runs?

Do not eat / drink something new different on the day of the marathon I would say.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: March 07, 2017, 09:12:11 PM »
Need nutrition advice. Doing a marathon at end of April. During my long runs after 20km I'm out of energy. What should I eat before and during long runs. Before I have slice of toast and coffee and energy gels after during. It's not working past a certain point.
before doing a long training/marathon run i'd have more to eat beforehand than a slice of toast!! i'd have something along the lines of either porridge, banana and toast or cereal plus bit of chocolate just before i leave. that works so far for me but everybodys different.

What do you have during the run?
usally gels altough some of these have given me an upset stomach during a race so i sometimes try to avoid taking too many. i have also carried marshmallows, jellybabies, jelly beans or skittles anything that will give you a boost. some of the proper runners on here pobably will have different nutrients to eat during race. try different things and if your happy stick with it. is this your 1st marathon? good luck with it.

It is yeah. Done halfs before.

Same boat as yourself mrdeeds, doing Paris on 9th April - I go for 2 slices of toast with peanut butter & banana about an hour before setting off on long run and during I alternate at each 5km with a tracker bar & winegums. Have tried gels got on ok, though stomach didn't feel great 1 week (not sure if that was gel related), but have stuck to the trackers & wingums due to availability.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: January 11, 2017, 05:40:31 PM »
Guys whats the best smart/fit watch to go with? Looking at fitbit and tomtom with a of a budget around 100

Depends what you are looking it for - I have a Nike+ watch, have it since Christmas '13 nothing fancy but it has done the job for me, can grab a heartrate monitor for it if required and a shoe pod for treadmill running, it is powered by TomTom, I would vouch for that at the cost as well but it is GPS running watch only.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: January 06, 2017, 08:53:49 AM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/11/21/high-tech-trainers-likely-cause-injury-new-study-suggests/

As above the likes of this is what has me doubting new fancy trainers - while I'm sure there is a counter study which dispels this I would welcome experience of yourselves.

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