Thanks for the advice, I've been experimenting with it all.
At the slowest tempos it seems like counting measure 2 as four triplets get the job done but falls apart as speed increases.
At a higher tempo, counting it 1, 2, 3 la la (instead of threeandfour) seemed ok
At a still higher tempo something like 1, 2, da, da, da, | duh, 2 3 4 helps to make sure the faster triplets don't speed me up
It's still kind of early to tell what will really work.
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