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27/04/2013 at 16:27


cant wait to get back in the lake again. 

WildWill    pirate
27/04/2013 at 16:49

G'day all

rest day for me today ... But I have been and bought a nice new shiny pair of trainers

yesterday was an easy hours run


Edited: 27/04/2013 at 16:49
28/04/2013 at 01:24

Good evening (or morning for most of you) everyone.  I tackled my second stand alone marathon today on minimal training.  My longest training run was about 4 weeks ago when I did a very hilly half.  I was inspired to do it after Boston and by a couple of friends who were signed up for the half (like me) but decided to give it a go.

My only previous stand alone was one year ago, same marathon, where I had a miserable time on the way to a 5:17.  Still a PR, but felt terrible for days.  So I was a little afraid of today.  However, I had read that bike fitness and such is a good substitute for general run fitness and I had that under my belt.

End result today: 4:47, a PR by 30 minutes.  I went out with a pal who kept a very close eye on our pace and we kept it right at 4:48 pace (his goal) most of the way. I don't feel nearly as crappy but did need a couple shots of bio freeze on my right knee and hip over the last 10 miles.  

Edited: 28/04/2013 at 01:26
Britrisky    pirate
28/04/2013 at 06:04

Great running, IY - well done, a real tribute

Cortina5    pirate
28/04/2013 at 06:15

Nice one IY!

28/04/2013 at 09:15

well done IY

Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/04/2013 at 09:34

Gaunyersel Yank 

28/04/2013 at 13:57
28/04/2013 at 15:15

Well done Doggie! Damn right you're a triathlete!

WhizKid    pirate
28/04/2013 at 16:16

Well done IY on your marathon bloody good effort and result mate and that is a serious pb improvement very well done 

28/04/2013 at 17:58

Great stuff IY!

M...eldy    pirate
28/04/2013 at 18:20

Well done Yankee !!

Last long bike ride for me today and at the quickest pace for a while too so I am more than happy with that ...

Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/04/2013 at 19:44

Dogfish well done

WildWill    pirate
29/04/2013 at 08:55

Good running IY


Ayup all


Week 7 of 20 done and dusted for me.

1min short of 15hours so slightly above target. I felt like I had a solid week but with very little running due to an ankle injury that is troubling me.


2013 Actual – 97hrs 41

2013 Planned – 86hrs 30
2012 Actual – 41hrs 27
2011 Actual – 80hrs 50


This week my aim is for a slightly bigger week again PLUS my first proper bike rides with 45miles planed Tuesday and 60-80miles planed Saturday.


Also ... I need to get in and see the physio about my ankle 


29/04/2013 at 09:19

Great running IY, congrats.

My weekly update - a great week last week.

29/04/2013 at 18:18

Looks like i am totally out of action. Left leg just above the foot is now all swollen up and hurts like a ........

Started hurting a bit last wednesday during my swim, then even more so during the 5k swim.

think i have some kind of tedonites, aggravated in yesterdays swim. Knew my training had been going too well. 

M...eldy    pirate
29/04/2013 at 18:21

Swim with a pull buoy for a while Sossige .. stay positive

29/04/2013 at 18:24

Andy, sorry to hear that mate.  Had it checked out by a physio?  Might just be a case of a couple of day's rest.  You've done a marathon and a 5k swim in a week!

WildWill    pirate
29/04/2013 at 20:09

Evening all 

SD ... Get to a physio and have it looked at ... best to know rather the dwell on what it might be


not a bad day for me


- Swim including timed 2k in 38:33 ... 10 secs better than last weeks


- 2hrs 30min spin .. Including Sufferfest :local hero

- 30mins core and stretch 

M...eldy    pirate
29/04/2013 at 20:13

I did a mile of drills and short intervals today ~

Tomorrow plan is slightly fluid but I am hoping will include a run at some point

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