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24/04/2012 at 16:44

Seren, hope the knee is ok today. Was the Mudchute (?) stop put in as prep for eating on the go for the double? Having never ran that far 5.25 with a 20 min stop and run/walk still seems good to me.

Out on bike today. Did 63.7 miles in 4hr 3mins ave 15.7mph. Not a lot of wind out but got caught in a few monster downpours that got you freezing straight away. Quite happy with that. I'm just hoping that my perception that it is hillier here than at AT comes true otherwise I'm knackered!!

Long run tomorrow. Think I'll have to grin and bear it, the forecast from yesterday wasn't good.

seren nos    pirate
24/04/2012 at 19:26
good cycling there chilli

I have been swimming........the positive is that i went further than ever before....4.2k before they chucked me out..........the negative is I was so slow that even if i maintain that pace i will be well out side the cutoffs........

must think about fitting in more sessions.......

and the forecast for tomorrow looks horrendous for my planned bike ride
24/04/2012 at 20:01

Why did they chuck you out? I'm with you on fitting more swimming in. I'm still sadly lacking in that dept but the swims I have done I was quite positive about. Longest so far was 2800m in around 1hr 10 mins. I'm looking for that sort of pace on the day giving a swim time of around 1hr 30 mins. Didn't someone ( yourself? ) make comment once over that if you are moving and getting there the enduroman team may extend the cut off time slightly?

As I said run tomorrow morning and I'll get 30 mins in at the pool from 4 - 4.30 when the kids have their lessons. 30 mins that should be about a mile and a half!!!! I've seen other peoples maths on here 2012 + 2 is definately 2013 in my book.

Hop the rain isn't so bad for us but if it is just think of it as character building

seren nos    pirate
24/04/2012 at 20:12
the enduroman team are great about cutoffs..the only problem is I'm doing the double which has now been IUTA sanctioned so I think they might have to be stricter with us...

the pool was closed for public swimming at 11 am......
seren nos    pirate
25/04/2012 at 11:30
good news for the run course.......the slight changes has made it easier with the big slope that became a slide taken out.slightly more climbing each lap but the whole thing is more runable apparantley.....

the best news is that they have accurately measure it and so it will only be 24 laps per ironman and sio we will have 4 less laps to do for the double.......

now i just need to sort out the swim....for the single the swim cutoff is 2.5 hours.......for the double its only 3.5 hours........

saying yesterday my first mile took me 48 mins and the second took me 47 mins.......the maths aint looking good...will try and go for a shorter session friday and try and up the pace.....
25/04/2012 at 14:20

What time did you do on the day last year for the single swim?

Sounds like you think the run course will be a bit better than last year, I've got nothing to go on other than the google map link thing!!

Well I did a 16 mile run this morning. 2 hr 43 mins. Had 2 very short stops back at my house at 8 and 12 miles to have a little to eat and refill water bottle. Experimenting a bit. Had porridge for the first time for breakfast about 1hr 30 before my run. Seemed to be ok and I didn't feel the need to burp any of it!! Had malt loaf on my 2 stops, again stayed down fine. Had rice pudding yesterday on the bike, again no repercussions. A few other things to try in the next few weeks.

Got away with the weather but its meant to be coming this afternoon. Looking at the forecast I'm guessing you didn't get out on the bike Seren. It looked shocking down the South of Wales.

seren nos    pirate
26/04/2012 at 13:56
that is a good run session you did theere chilli......

i didn't go out on the bike yesterday as it was my birthday and wasn't going to get wet and miserable.......went out this morning and managed 41 miles....it didn;t rain all the time but was still a bit miserable....

i did 1:27 last year...i always go faster in races....but i seem to have lost a lot of speed....so will work on my swimming this weekend......

general opinion is that the run lap is much better this year
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
26/04/2012 at 14:26
Update;

Ive been suffering with a bit of backpain since last Saturday, its not serious but uncomfortable and means ive hardly been ticking over.  Had to abondon my swim yesterday morning after 30 minutes and last nights run became an hour walk.

Seeing a physio at 4pm today so hopefully ill get a diagnosis and hope it will clear up soon.  Need to really monster the training for the next 2 weeks before I start cutting back slightly so fingers crossed.


Good to hear the run lap is better, ive been using a 2 mile off road route near my house which hopefully simulates the course, only trouble is ive not run for much more than 2.5 hours.  When I get to the run at AT I know its just going to be a mental battle vs fatigue and soreness, not much more I can do at this late stage.  

5K swimathon on Saturday & Milton Keynes Marathon Sunday should be a bit more in the way of fatigue aclimitisation (back permitting)




 
seren nos    pirate
26/04/2012 at 14:28
I am abandoning all running from now to try and get my knee to heal....but i will u the swimming and try and get some bike miles in..i need to motivate myself.....i think i might just go out one night and try and cycle somewhere i have never cycled and then cycle back in the morning..
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
26/04/2012 at 14:42
Are you still on for a bit of OW swimming followed by cycling 12th May?
seren nos    pirate
26/04/2012 at 16:49
I am at the moment.....
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
26/04/2012 at 17:25
Ive been poked and prodded, seems I have a muscle strain, nothing serious.  Rest for a couple of days and streches. 

Depending on how I feel im cleared for swimathon and MK marathon.
Symes    pirate
26/04/2012 at 17:47
Just make sure you get to the start line in reasonable shape Barley
26/04/2012 at 21:28

Dead quick question, quick answers much appreciated;

Is there much for a 5 and 7 year old girl to do around AT grounds whilst I am doing the event? I guess anything really is weather dependant.

Any answers much appreciated

Symes    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.

Symes    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
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