Or snort a piece of jelly up your nose whilst running slowly.
Thank fuck it's Friday.
I need to get my act together, less training means less weight. I stood on the scales this morning for the first time in months. Last time I was *stone 10lb, now I'm *stone 4lb.
I need to be nearer the first figure really, not that I'm that bothered as there's too much going on.
I will run with fur face when I get home from work today. We both need it.
Love my turbo and it gave me a winter base to get round Outlaw on last year.
When possible, dont use it to replace getting on the road. By bike handling is pants and the turbo doesn't do cornering
Good grief, post landed on the wrong thread.. Sorry for the malfuntion KK, was following your post on turbos and here it is instead.
Quite fancy trying to snort jelly babies, sounds like fun and may double as a nose hair waxing.
ha ha, no worries.
I found the turbo hard work mentally, but I can see the value, especially when base building.
Hey KK, hope it goes really well on Sunday. At some point I will get my act together and actually do one of the races
Thanks, I need to get some time tomorrow to wrap my head round it. And yes, you must come and do one of the races!
So, I'm completing a venue booking for for one of our aquathlons, and it's just asked me if there's going to be fireworks or a bouncy castle. No, there's not going to be fucking fireworks!
I'm finding this quite funny, but then I am really tired.
The races all went really well today, new course record for both men and women in the 10k, a few sub 90s for the men in the half but no women. And the mara was won in 2.40ish
I offered Anne Widdecombe free race entry for next year
I'll leave you to guess her answer!
My favourite part of the day was cycling with the last marathon runners. Basically the start and finish are on private land and traffic free, I took my bike to quickly move between the marathon, half and 10k starts. (The half is about half a mile away from the mara and 10k). So the last couple of miles can be hard going as there is no traffic or spectators on most of it.
I just cycled that last mile with the last 3 runners, and they were just fantastic company. The very last guy is very old and one of the 100 marathon club. His wife was getting really worried about him so I got an update for her.
Good to see lots of local (and not so local... Ethiopia!) runners and forumites, ex-forumites more particularly.
We also got the heads up nod from UK Athletics who come out and check on events now.
I can't take any of the credit as I didn't organise it, but a fantastic job from the Rotary club. It was a pleasure to step in as RD for them.
The chip timing people were good too, they backed up their chips with a camera and we also manually timed the winners, pretty foolproof. Chip timing is the way to go if your event can afford it. I will consider it for the aquathlon series if it keeps growing as it is.
There's something really shit with the formatting of this forum; when I click on threads it doesn't take me to the last page of the thread, or even the first...
D told me this morning to put on some weight, it's not deliberate I had that constant shitting experience a couple of weeks ago; followed by the whole new job thing. When I'm stressed (good stress or bad stress) my appetite just goes.
Right, I need some races to enter.
I will have a look around this week as I get paid on Friday. Had a chat with one of my running gurus last week and he told me in no uncertain terms why my racing is so inconsistant. Well I knew the answer myself, its because there's no structure to my training or racing year.
But I like it that way I guess otherwise I'd do something about it.
I think I'm a lazy hyperactive.
Second cup of tea, I've got to drop the kids off at breakfast club this morning and then straight into work.
My arse hurts, it's not designed to be sat on all day. Whoever thought that the natural state for a human being should be sat on a chair for hours on end? They're a twat whoever it was.
I'm taking the Swiss ball back in, at least I can bounce and fidget on that.
I'm so tired.
Anyway, looking forward to the weekend, my parents are coming up. I think I've decided that we're going to go here for lunch on Saturday.
Everyone wanted to know that right?
Ok, I'm going to have one of my rants, always controlled behind the scenes by a sardonic smile and a (confused) sense of bemusement.
There are some 'virtual' people, from here who feel the need to get so involved in their online personas over their actual life, that it's fucking up some of the FB groups.
If you WANT to do secret santa, don't block people because you're fucking the game up.
It's been a long time coming this week.
Kittenkat - I'm glad I found you on here.
I see you have made the transition for '07' newbie into a 5 year later tri/fitness fiend who loves a rant and a laugh. Well me too and I was lured by your first post about signing up for a full ironman. I didn't quite catch the some 50,000 posts, so guessing you made it. How did you go? Anyways, my brief story is I've been sporting growing up, played a few sports did alright at them and then mid 20's hit with beer boobs and travelling taking a front seat. I have my own Cat (Catja) afgter meeting her working in the French alps and that was back in 2009. Lived in Holland then Nz, then London and now Holland again, however I will be returning to London in a week for a months work and to watch the All Blacks take on the Scots and the English. Anyway focus Ollie, as I need your advice on the next steps.
in late 2009 I had a very bad break, dislocation, tendons, ligaments all ripping off the bone etc. I hadn't done anything since July 2012 and it dawned on me i cant drink 3 nights in a row and June 2013 is creeping up when I turn 30. I was like fuck (I notice you swear alot of, so please forgive me) I need to tick off the marathon goal of before I'm 30 idea. So I signed up to the amsterdam Marathon which gave me just under 3 months (seems like your 6 month training plan was it?). Got a mate involved to create the banter and waway we went. little did i know that my leg didnt like running once a week let along 3-5 times. I got my sub 50 min 10k time done, the sub 1:46min 21km done and had 2x runs of 26kms done before leg started to shit out. This is when 1 month out my mental side of things took over freaking out but also thinking ill be fine to get over the line. We signed up our GF's to do the 8kms and it was all fun and games. I crossed the line in 4hrs 35mins after looking good for a sub 4hr until I hit the 30km mark. Wy does it tell u in training not to run the full distance ever and then as i hit unchartered territory my legs started to feel heavy. the 10km bike at hte gym the wednesday prior wouldnt of helped as the quads frooze but i felt bad for the lack of running due to the pains in my left achillis...oh well, it was bloody great to have achieved it in such short time and blow me away my mate, also a 1st timer got 3hr 13mins. (he's already signed up for Paris and Berlin where i was always going to shift my focus to tri's, half ironman and then the full one.
The crisis i find myself in is that i can swim, bike and run but much like you have absolutely no cash to buy what is needed (bike, wetsuit, shoes, gimp shorts/tops) but super keen to get involved!!! If i had the equipment yeah sign me up to a full ironman and a years training, boom!! but sadly, I think I will have to do a couple of olympic distance tri's in 2013, a marathon, few half's and then hopefully in 2014 complete a half iron man and then give the iron man ago before my 35th dday - sounds all rather desressing doesnt it?
Well I will be keen to hear what you (or others) have up their sleeve for advice (gumtree maybe for gear?). I currently unemployed after working the rugby world cup and the London Olympics so would love to be sponsorsed to become a full time novice, regular joe ironman trainee - wouldn't that be the life! (well finding work in sports marketing is tough here in Holland, whilst the GF works in a knitting shop and building her own label).
take it easy and i best catch up to speed on the some 50,000 other posts
till next next
Don't bother to read back through all the crap. Yes I did make it and then some.
Ok, there are ways to do tri on the cheap, all the gear and no idea has never been a good look anyhow in my book.
Have you got a bike at all?
I can probably reply with a bit more vavavroom, when this hangover pisses off. There was much celebration of my new job yesterday and I'm feeling a bit erm... delicate this morning.
Oh and in GOOD news, Lego Wii Lord of the Rings is coming out soon.
So was the curry I had. I'm going to live and die by 'I thought it was a good idea at the time'.
I think I'm going to have to have a run.
I mean an actual run not a toilet run.
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