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Iron Min v Soup Dragon

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19/12/2011 at 09:25

Thanks Spence!

I have to say that I look longingly at the folk who work part time as for example finishing even at 2 or 3pm would make it possible to start putting in long runs / bikes straight from work a possibility whilst still getting home for tea at a reasonable hour.....

However unless the lottery fairy comes visiting that's not going to happen - especially with Mr P just doing casual hours currently

Soupy - like the idea of turbo + commute - that hadn't occured to me

Do you just do a steady 30 minutes on the turbo? I get so sweaty on mine (but then it is in the lounge!!) but if I did 30 mins steady, a very quick wash and then hop onto the road bike to get to work that would be a step forward...

<wanders off to ponder>

Oh and morning BTW    pirate
19/12/2011 at 09:50

Podds - everything wha Soupy said!

I just read back having had a mental weekend with no time to call in - Soupy, yo are doing fantastic and I am loving your positivity. Mixing up the turbo and the hybrid is a grand idea. I think swimming is always the hardest to fit in cos you have to go somewhere at a prescribed time. Our local pool opens at 5.30am a couple of mornings  a week,s o I guess I'll be having some early starts...

I ran my 1 hour Z1 yesterday and pretty much bonked!!! Note to self, even if busy, eat more! I should deffo know better

21/12/2011 at 21:15

Quick mid week update:  Did a good swim on Monday, concentrating on TI drills and keeping my head streamlined to breathe without lifting it up.  Easier said than done and I could do it sometimes and sometimes not.  A lot of bad habits for me to get out of I think. Did a 200m timed session for winterswim which came in at 5mins 2secs.  I'm happy with that cos I tried to keep relaxed and concentrate on my stroke which came out at only 2 secs slower than my last week effort of splishing, splashing, gasping and drowning. 

Biked to work yesterday than ran 5 miles home.

Today meant to run back this morning but got the bus cos got up too late. And a planned swim got binned on account of one of the girls sneaking in some home made sloe gin to work.   Biked home the long way round afterwards.  Swim will have to be tomorrow.

Edited: 21/12/2011 at 21:16
24/12/2011 at 13:41

An hour on the turbo today and off for a swim soon.  Tomorrow I have a 45 min run planned before the turkey goes in.   I actually enjoy a run Christmas morning. Builds up a nice appetite.

So all that's left is to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.


24/12/2011 at 20:42

well done Soupy

I've had the in-laws here for a meal and my family coming Boxing day so tomorrow will be pizza  friend is running to me 5 miles & then I'm running back to hers & she'll give me a lift home only did 3 miles in the last 2 weeks

Happy Christmas all

25/12/2011 at 12:40

Happy Christmas all

4:7 miles in 49 minutes, very pleased considering how little I've done over the last couple of weeks

25/12/2011 at 19:32

Evening.   Just winding down from a lovely day.  5k run at Bushy Park to start with, then cooked full Christmas Dinner (the capital D is deliberate) with cousins over to share.  Just finished eating  and all guests gone home so time to relax.  Washing up can wait till tomorrow.  I've got aero bars for my bike, a Clangers mug that talks, and Nigela's How to be a Domestic Goddess!!!!!  I think Mr SD is having a laugh.

Well run Spence.  My 5k took me 39mins so I'm not getting any faster but I loved it.  Bushy Park was just lovely.

Min - I know you've been poorly so hope you are better.

Festive greetings to everyone. Enjoy the rest of the holiday.

27/12/2011 at 12:19
This Billy Bloater has run 5 miles this morning
27/12/2011 at 14:56

I'm sure you are nowhere near Billy Bloater stage Spence!  Your running is getting very consistent.  Is this the same Spence that moaned at every run last year?

I've been good - 25 miles on the bike yesterday in 1hr 50 which wasn't bad considering the head wind, the hills and a heavy head.  30mins on the turbo today followed by a swim.  When I say swim, I mean more TI drills with a few lengths of full stroke here and there.  Still trying to keep a relaxed head and just turning it to breathe.  Feels great when I do it right.

I think all that activity allows me to open this other box of chocs. 

27/12/2011 at 19:26

oh dear, did I really moan a lot?

well done, any chocs left?

27/12/2011 at 21:39

hahahaha - I'm sure you didn't really Spence - I've probably mistaken you for that DL!

<passes over mini toblerones and All Gold Dark>

27/12/2011 at 22:32

Evening All

TAken advantage of a change of scene and some time off at Mummy Podds to do a little training in preparation for "that event"

Did the full length swim for the first time in my life ever quite pleased overall and did learn a few things to mull over

Also done 3 short (and I really do mean short!) runs although 2 of the 3 were supposed to be longer ones!! - final "away run" tomorrow and hoping to make it a little longer than we've done so far...

Turkey Soup Dragon wrote (see)

I've been good - 25 miles on the bike yesterday in 1hr 50 which wasn't bad considering the head wind, the hills and a heavy head.  30mins on the turbo today followed by a swim. 

Great going Soupy

Are you setting yourself any targets timewise for the individual parts? I haven't been on the bike for nearly 2 weeks now which is potentially a major mistake but situation just won't permit it so need to get myself organised soon

Spence wrote (see)

oh dear, did I really moan a lot?

27/12/2011 at 22:51

Wow Podds - the full length swim, all 3.8k?? <bows down>  Well done. Most I've ever done is 2k and I could only do that in a wettie, not in a pool. I think 1k is as much as I've ever done in a pool but I somehow thing thats going to have to change, although concentrating on technique for the next month so as not to imprint more bad form. I get bored in the pool and its too easy to stop.  Can't do that in the middle of a lake. Specially with Dustboy nagging me (bless, he nags as much in the water as he does on the bike).

No real targets for time, just to get round.  I don't want to get too stressed about time or speed. I sort of think 8 hours for the bike, 1:45 swim and 6+ for the run but its no more than a guess. I'm  doing the training to heart rate and seeing what happens.

28/12/2011 at 07:22
Oh dear, sorry if I moaned a lot......still got me results didn't it    
02/01/2012 at 11:06

Happy New Year to one and all.  Here's hoping for a great year of racing and pbs.

Got back for the Yorkshire Dales last night where it rained non stop.  Glorious sunshine today in London so I'm off for a run round Richmond Park.

02/01/2012 at 21:12
Hope you had a good run Soupy  I did 10 on Saturday, they were slow and very sluggish  Can't think why!!
02/01/2012 at 21:23
I did a great run today Spence.  Kept to a low heart rate, enjoyed the run and didn't need a snooze afterwards. Going to run home from work tomorrow.  Back to part time so 2.30 finish yippee!!  I'm planning on 15 to 20mins on the turbo before biking in too. I think some brisk hiking in the hills has helped my running a bit.  Might do some LDWA events this year.    pirate
03/01/2012 at 09:24
Wow Soupy - you are a veritable training machine! I'm so impressed with your training so far and your positive outlook. I shall be reminding you of this when you are having doubtful moments - not that you will, of course!! I seem to struggle to get in here, so do feel free to email/text/FB me if you think I'm being tardy!
03/01/2012 at 18:21

well done Soupy

4 miles for me today in the pouring rain and wind!!

Gotta count as double surely !!?

03/01/2012 at 18:36

Well done Spence.  

I wimped out - not much of a machine hahahaha.   I drove to work and did a long swim afterwards.  Didn't fancy biking in that wind so swapped my days round - swimming should have been yesterday rather than a run anyway.  Bike and run tomorrow instead.  Could have still done a run I suppose. Or a turbo session come to that.  Oh dear, machine seems to have malfunctioned.

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