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05/05/2013 at 20:32

Pegg, we live and work in central south Germany. so the one we are doing next Sunday is the Tri Pfalz in Kaiserlautern. It doubles as the State Championship, so fingers crossed for good results!


05/05/2013 at 20:34

Actually, the German Shepherd Association of Germany's endurance exam for dogs  is 20km alongside a bike, Nemo passed that a couple of years ago. He's a strong runner.

06/05/2013 at 14:43

Ooh, best of luck for Sunday then BI!  Looking forward to hearing about how you get on.


I'm still trying to mix up my exercise, so my mileage is still very low just now - I did a bit on the treadmill yesterday as a warm up for some weights and step, and the knees are feeling ok today .  I might do the same again this afternoon, and then I've got a swimming class on Wednesday with my second attempt at tumbleturns

06/05/2013 at 15:10

Thanks - tumbleturns I've never managed very well. Hope you get on better than me.

07/05/2013 at 18:30

hi all

sorry for being absent for a while

good luck on sunday BI

i've never been able to do tumbleturns but i only swim breaststroke when i go swimming these days

07/05/2013 at 19:41

I don't even know what a tumbleturn is

Howdy doodie everyone  I see everyone is well and doing some good training

07/05/2013 at 21:17

Howdy doodie back atchya Cabbey!  

It's not been much each time, but I've managed to do either circuits or a short run or both every day now since Saturday.  The campaign has begun

Great to *see* you Grandad Q   How's life with you?  I see you've been swimming a fair bit lately too?

I'll let you know how I get on after my lesson tomorrow BI

08/05/2013 at 06:07

Hope you're well Cabby and Grandad Q.

08/05/2013 at 06:44

quite well BI at the momment touch wood

i go swimming with mrs Q pegg as it's the only exercise she can manage. good luck with your lesson

08/05/2013 at 07:07

I dreamt about swimming last night 

well done on all the training Pegg. Getting started is the worst part in my opinion. I always worry in the first week I'll have no motivation but it comes!

hi Q and BI

I'm ok... Plodding along (literally... Lol)

08/05/2013 at 16:00

Pegg  - well done on your return...and the tumble turns!

BI- good luck next for the tri

Cabby- good to hear from you...hope your are still enjoyinhg the plodding?

I have been doing a fair bit of exercise, and trying to get the running going again. Been okay but have a sore knee today!


12/05/2013 at 21:09

First triathlon race of the year today. The weather was awful. For once it felt warmer n the water than out! My swim didn't go well but at least I wasn't last out of the lake. The bike course was tough - rain, windy, and twice I got pelted with hailstones, not nice and a bit dodgy with ice all over the road. Luckily when I got to the long downhill section it was dry. It rained on me on the run section too, but I finished. So did hubby. Us Brits are tough aren't we? The marshals told us many people gave up due to the cold - during the bike my legs and feet were so cold I couldn't feel them and my hands kept cramping. Anyway, nice finisher medal and a polo shirt - that's the reward for 1500m swim/40km bike/10km run! Plus some cake and lots of fruit. And we do this for fun!

14/05/2013 at 20:44

Well done on finishing BI, hope you soon warmed up

17/05/2013 at 16:11

Wow that sounds pretty epic for the first one of the year BI!  Well done to you both for getting through it.  I guess they can only get better/warmer from here...

25/05/2013 at 21:39

Well I hope so - 2nd one tomorrow but it doesn't seem to be any warmer! I'm getting really fed up with the cold weather.

26/05/2013 at 09:32

I'm probably too late typing this now, but best of luck BI!

26/05/2013 at 20:32

Thanks - here's my report. Well, our crappy weather continues over here! 2nd triathlon of the season, it was again freezing cold, windy and didn't stop pelting with rain all day - getting really tired of this. I had a 'mare with the swim, almost missed my wave start, had to jump in at the last second, my goggles weren't seated properly and let in water so I had to adjust them at the end of the first lap. Hubby was in the 2nd wave so was watching me and to my surprise he told me later I wasn't last out - I never looked back to see, just climbed out and ran for my bike. On the bike I got going pretty well right from the start and kept waiting for the fast guys from wave 2 to pass me, but I managed to get to the transition to the run with only 10 having caught me up, pleased with that. Then into the transition zone, racked my bike, removed my helmet (it's a DQ if you take it off before hanging  your bike on the rack), pulled my bike shoes off, shoved feet into running shoes and off for the 3-lap run. Part of it was muddy and a bit slippery so caution was needed. Perversely I actually enjoyed the race in spite of the awful weather - and the volunteers at the finish had a plentiful supply of cake and hot tea, very welcome! I made a point of thanking all the volunteer marshals out on the course, I've been in that position and it isn't fun in the cold and rain. Double success today,OH won M60 and I won W60, so we got to stand on the podium together. 100% so far, two races, 2 age group wins. Of course it helps that there are very few over-60 women triathetes competing! Now have to wash all the wet muddy kit - due to the weather I wore a swimsuit, sports bra, top and bike shorts over it, and a zip-up jacket on the bike, plus my bike and run shoes are all muddy and wet.... the down side of tri! But today was fun, in spite of the terrible weather.

Edited: 26/05/2013 at 20:34
26/05/2013 at 20:38

Us triathletes must be a bit weird - the organisers said that over 2/3 of the people who were registered actually turned up to race despite the weather. Well I've always enjoyed muddy cross-country races.

27/05/2013 at 12:04

Well done to both of you BI - and a great report too   Glad you enjoyed it better.  When is your next one?

27/05/2013 at 15:35

Scheduled for 23rd June but I'm not sure about doing it, may just be a step too far for me at my present level. I'll decide later this week. It's my turn as a race marshall next weekend for our club tri - always a busy weekend as we have to help with set-up on Saturday, marshall the course on Sunday and then help tear down after.

We were highly amused that there's a mistake in the results list, it shows John finished over an hour behind me but that's rubbish, he started in the 2nd wave and overtook me on the run so actually he beat me by about 25 mins! I've never beaten him at any distance ever.

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