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16/10/2011 at 18:29
That was my plan too...

The flipside of being a bit disappointed with myself is the elation from not spending hundreds of pounds just on entering these things....

Looking forward to winterswim though. Will be a good motivator to get me in the pool.
16/10/2011 at 18:38

Entry costs are a good point JEvans.  Vit entries will be opening before too long and it ain't cheap.  Not even paid for Outlaw yet. (sigh). 

Darkness    pirate
17/10/2011 at 08:47
Soup Dragon  wrote (see)
Welcome to the gang M,oFo. I'm planning Outlaw then the Vit too. 

Me too!
17/10/2011 at 13:07

Another steady training week for me, total 7 1/2 hours with only 2 rest days, legs felt very heavy yesterday towards the end of my 3hr bike ride, my quads were not happy with me. Im not sure if it was the cold weather or the hills,.

I managed a reasonable 16.8mph average speed which i was pleased with, it was certainly more upflat than Outlaw

17/10/2011 at 15:04
Only did 5 hours training last week.....I have a very long way to go before next July!!!
17/10/2011 at 15:14
That's 5 hours more than me, my exercise consisted of walking from the car to the office although I did climb the 205 steps to the top of King Alfred's Tower with my son on Saturday afternoon...
17/10/2011 at 15:16
Log it all M,oFo
bburn plO.dder    pirate
17/10/2011 at 15:51

I managed 7 hours training last week, plus 2hrs weight training. Which sounds OK, until I noticed I had only actually done 1hr on my bike.

Must try harder to get out on my bike. I think buying some lights might help!

17/10/2011 at 16:54

Saffers - 5 hours sounds impressive to me to - I only did 2hrs! (but I am recovering from a marathon on the 9th)

Well done bburn you are an hour ahead of the 1week schedule.

Since it was Sunday yesterday i was going to post them again.... but my internet connection wasn't working. So will repost them later this evening.... must go cook dinner for my family.....

17/10/2011 at 17:37

Thanks Chilibean.....the thought of double sessions is a bit daunting.

First swim session tonight in a few weeks.  I suffer from a reaction to the water which makes me feel awful for about 48 hours so I have been putting off getting back to it.  I have been squirting beconaise spray up my nostrils morning and night for a week to see if it makes a difference.  I really hope so.

OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
17/10/2011 at 17:39

Steady as you go guys.....

just remember  there are 3 key sessions a week - the long bike, long run and long swim. These will increase each week, (3/4)

Try to make sure you hit those....

Everything else is just filler... ......

Edited: 17/10/2011 at 17:42
17/10/2011 at 18:12
Double session done.  30 min run followed by a 45 min swim.  I didn't follow his drills cos I'm not an olympic swimmer and I'm learning TI so did those drills instead.   I actually enjoyed it.  I'm thinking small sessions but regular at the moment.   Oh and I did a 30 mile bike yesterday too.
Edited: 17/10/2011 at 18:12
IronCat5    pirate
17/10/2011 at 18:23

I feel tired reading all this.

8 mi taper run yesterday. Unsure whether to swim tonight or just veg.

Trogs    pirate
17/10/2011 at 18:40

Cor, some of you are doing more than me and my IM is 17wks closer than yours

But then, I am a lazy so and so

IronCat5    pirate
17/10/2011 at 19:06

But I have a pool 200m from my hotel room and I will feel guilty if I don't.

I don't taper well.....

17/10/2011 at 19:14
I read that at first that your hotel has a 200m pool.
Trogs    pirate
17/10/2011 at 19:18
Cake wrote (see)

Trogs don't fall into the trap of thinking because others are doing this I must be doing something wrong.


Don't worry Cake, my problem is that I know exactly how little I can get away with doing in training and still drag myself to the finish line.  I'd just like it to hurt a little less this time around

137days 12hrs 42mins to go!! 

Edited: 17/10/2011 at 19:19
17/10/2011 at 21:10
Tonight's training: cheesecake and ice cream
17/10/2011 at 21:14
How long did it take to demolish.....log it, log it....all minutes count apparently.  Or do I have the wrong idea about this training malarkey.
17/10/2011 at 21:20
Saffers wrote (see)

Thanks Chilibean.....the thought of double sessions is a bit daunting.

First swim session tonight in a few weeks.  I suffer from a reaction to the water which makes me feel awful for about 48 hours so I have been putting off getting back to it.  I have been squirting beconaise spray up my nostrils morning and night for a week to see if it makes a difference.  I really hope so.


I get a similiar problem, I assume you mean from the chlorine? You're not asthmatic are you as one of my friends says she gets the same if she doesnt take her inhaler before swimming? I have started taking an anti-histamine when going to the pool (usually after as I don't remember before!).
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