Just how long do you need to know someone before you feel comfortable to discuss your bottom with them? This is a question I am sure many people have asked themselves...it being a sensitive area to chat freely about, not many of us would not suffer a quick nervous pang if having to, for example visit the Dr with a bottom related complaint. But not for us sporty types..oh no straight after breakfast this morning I was swapping sore bottom stories with a guest staying the one night and so with whom I can only really claim a passing acquaintance. But here is the key...and it is a crucial one to unlocking the bottom conversation lack of embarrassment factor...he rides a bike too!! Simple as that, and was full of useful advice and sympathy. This very recent conversation was uppermost in my mind for some reason when I unexpectedly (lack of concentration due to chatting to Liz, no, not about bottoms this time) hit a pot hole on the triathlon route this afternoon..suffice to say I shall be taking up some of his more useful tips. The training continues on despite being stalled partly by missing yesterday due to the Oban Games (don't think that the 40 yard dash really counted). Liz and I managed the cycle and run today in quite warm blustery condition...fighting against the wind in one direction and running in an airless vacuum the other. Swimming tonight whilst Freya and Toby are karate-ing and that will be the day done and dusted!Only a 40 minute cycle and 10 minute run tomorrow. Can feel my bones groaning already.