Enduroman 1st - 10th June 2012

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Daylight Baby    pirate
26/04/2012 at 22:26
There's a bunch of activities but I'm not sure whether they are available to individuals rather than groups, last year Enduroman listed on their site the times that those activities were running, may be worth dropping Steve an email to see or failing that AT themselves.

That's not much help is it really?
26/04/2012 at 22:41

Thanks, SyM.es. More just wondering if with my missus and brothers could possibly set themselves away in the grounds on an adventure/nature walk/anything like that to use a bit of time rather than " when will we see dad again at the turning circle?"

I'm sure if the weather is fine there will be no problems, the kids are great and will be happy with suporting dad and maybe walking around watching others. I just don't want it to become a chore for the little ones. Anyway, I think it is a life lesson for them that exercise is good for you and look at all the others here doing just that and succeeding at what they set out to do.

I'm off to bed.

Happy birthday Seren!!

Barley, take it easy fella hope this week goes well for you.

Daylight Baby    pirate
27/04/2012 at 08:52
There are a few nature trails that seemed well signposted, pretty big grounds there so should occupy them while you're out and about.
seren nos    pirate
27/04/2012 at 17:44
missed the swim today for an oesteopath appointment........ny neck, and back are grateful and he confirmed that the knee problems in the medial ligaments....so i will carry on cycling and swimming and bin the running for now
purpletrilady    pirate
28/04/2012 at 10:32
Looks like we are all suffering a little.

I spoke too soon on Monday. Since then I have suffered from tiredness that has just got worse each day. On Thursday I tried a swim but abandoned it after 1500m. Today I abandoned my bike because of the weather, but I was also still feeling really tired. My muscles feel fine, I was bombing up the hills, but its like my head can't be bothered.

I fell asleep when I got back. I keep having days off in the hope that I will feel better but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

I had a bit of cry this morning because its so frustrating. I think I need to man up and put the whole thing in perspective i think!

I'm meeting up with a friend later, hopefully it will take my mind of the whole thing.

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Sorry for moaning

seren nos    pirate
28/04/2012 at 13:55
Purple....i keep on ahving weeks off......todays bike ride only turned out to be about 30 miles so have planned a long bike ride for Tuesday....going a long way away and then will have to make it back home again.thinking of making it over 150 miles as i seem to want to get one of those in......i'm hoping a change of roads will do me good.......as i seem to be fed up with cycling the same roads......i need something new at the moment....

todays early river swim was binned and i had a lie in instead.......but I am going across to bristol early tomoorow for a lake swim as i was suppossed to be going to the sea.but we have deemed thst the sea and probably the river might be a bit dangerous at the moment
OrangeCannon kona-4    pirate
28/04/2012 at 13:59
creak....creak

my 5 hr bike this morning went really well.
The only problem is that I am only just about to get out of bed!

Its hard to keep motivated / going after months of training, when you get tired and the niggles start

Do I feel guilty about missing it? Sort of, but this is supposed to be fun, and when it isn't then a break to get the mojo back is essential

hope the knee gets better Seren
28/04/2012 at 19:37
Keep at it Girls.  I can only imagine what you are putting your bodies through at the moment and they will need time to recover.  Take it steady, look after yourselves, and listen to your body and mind
purpletrilady    pirate
29/04/2012 at 09:48
well this is what my coach says

"Rest today and rest tomorrow. Completely. You are tipping over to over training and you need to stop the spiral.
In fact. I would almost say this next week off and then a good session Saturday and one Monday if you feel okay?"

In a way it was a relief, I had been stressing out about it far too much and I have been constantly tired for the last three weeks.

OC - you are right sometimes your perspective gets all scewed. (how do you spell that ??).

The balance between fun and pushing yourself is a hard one to find sometimes.

Schmuks - thanks

Today I had a lie-in and a long bath, it was heaven.

And on the positive side I picked the best weekend weather wise to be overtrained.

Thanks for all the support
seren nos    pirate
29/04/2012 at 12:05
thanks schmunkee.....

Purple as you know i have already had a couple of weeks off training during the last few months.......i think its helped...

swimming was cancelled again this morning.3rd in a row.and so went to the pool.........5.6k swam........ and faster than tuesday so getting closer to those cutoff times
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
29/04/2012 at 20:03
Come on team,

I know its getting tough for us all injuried are training fatigue are showing themselves we just need to push through for 4 more weeks.

That said, with 4 weeks training left there we're not going to massively adapt or get a lot better, getting some quality sessions in and ticking over is probably the main goal.  Most importantly is getting to the start line fit and ready to rumble.

If you are suffering its probably a good time to take a bit of a step back for a few days so good advice from your coach Purple, clense your mind and forget about training for a few days and plan some rebuilt sessions for next weekend, then get back to the grindstone for 3 weeks.

Its about the long haul so look back at your training diaries and see what youve achieved, reflect on the long runs and bikes which youve done.
purpletrilady    pirate
29/04/2012 at 20:16
I thinking about my bike strategy, I've decided I'm going to break it into loops like I have been doing with my run.

Seren - How long did it take you on average to complete each loop? I was thinking about 1hr 45, does that seem about right?

I was thinking of allowing myself 1:55 for each loop.

Wise words Barley

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
29/04/2012 at 20:37
Purple, each loop is about 11 miles I think.
purpletrilady    pirate
29/04/2012 at 20:40
stupid me - I was thinking it was 22 miles !
seren nos    pirate
30/04/2012 at 08:00
11.6 miles each loop..........last year i was averaging about 52/3 mins and 3 mins more when i stopped for food......would like to be able to do about the same.....

right trying to prepare for my mammoth bike ride
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
30/04/2012 at 11:49
Seren, Purple,

Schmunkee is making enquiries to see if a lake near her will let us swim on the 12th.  We thought this would be a viable option as its about equidistant from all of us (1.5 hours?), the lake is near Swindon.
seren nos    pirate
30/04/2012 at 13:33
sounds good barley...
30/04/2012 at 18:32

Hang in there everyone!!!!

Purple, you seem to have done loads particularly with that 40 mile run the other week. It is in your body now and maybe catching up with you. Hopefully a bit of rest will get you there.

Seren hats off to you for the attitude of I'll just get a train to miles away and cycle home. I couldn't do that. For longer rides I do loops from my house. Loops can vary from 7 miles upto 35 or 40. Just add as necessary. In saying that I am hopefully going out by about 35 miles to come back a slightly different route. From where I live up towards the Cheviots. It is quite barren, hostile area if the weather is bad but tomorrow looks OK.

8 mile run today. Was going to do 12 but left knee and right calf giving me a little tweek so I cut it short. I did the 16 miler 5 days ago so thought that would be enough.

Hows the weight loss Barley??

Cortina5    pirate
30/04/2012 at 19:51

I've done the train thing before with long runs. I'll probably do a few train rides for the bike too. I get bored with the same countryside, and a point to point would be a nice change.

seren nos    pirate
01/05/2012 at 08:05
after a couple of weeks of very little training.i did a mammoth swim on sunday of 5.6k and now a mammoth bike...158.4 miles through the night.....i started 6 pm last night and made my way to cravens arms past ludlow.........and then turned around and came home.......the weather on the second half was atrocious....the surface water and flooding was everywhere and i was soaked to the skin.......

apart from the stops i seemed to average about 13 mph so pleased with that......

as i normally go to bed by 9pm i was pleased that i stayed awake all night.........

ready for bed now........and a good few days rest
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