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27/05/2013 at 19:54

Lee the pea...I always fancied the look of busseltontool....mainly as my lovely little sister lives in Perth ansort seemed like a good excuse to go and see her.


Maybe I'll just go and have a holiday instead!! Mind you. - they do have a half IM there in about may I think. Maybe that's moremay style!!

I think I've overcooked the training actually - done too much, all quantity and absolutely no quality, got slower and slower, and as a result I feel less fit instead of more.

I have no speed, and have done no events or races as I'm too worried to taper or try and go fast.


Lee the Pea    pirate
27/05/2013 at 20:01

K9, it sounds like you might be a bit overtrained, and need to rest a bit! don't overdo it in the taper period either, you'll not lose fitness, but you could pick up an injury which could totally scupper your race,

yeah Busselton is lovely. I lived in Perth for a year in 2003, loved it, so it would be great to go back. Actually when i was there, a friend was training for the City to Surf race which i think is about 12K? Anyway, i remember thinking 'OMG i could never run that far' so it would be funny to go back for an IM, hahahaha

27/05/2013 at 20:09

Lee - I think I must be overtrained! Yet I don't really feel unwell or overly fatigued - at least, not out of proportion anyway.

Ive just got slower and slower which I can't get my head around!

I want to taper now!!

Anyway - I actually think I will 'taper' my cycling as I have 6 days in the alps in mid June cycling which will be tough I think - so will rest up until then, try not to overdothat in the alps, and then return into the proper taper...

Running I'll press on with for another 2-3 weeks as I need some miles in my legs and I've only been able to do 20-25 miles at best per week.



27/05/2013 at 20:11

Actually, looking through my fetch log...I seem to have done 23 rides of 90 miles or more over the last 12 months.

seren nos    pirate
27/05/2013 at 20:14

K9.i haven't managed 25 miles running on any of my weeks............and i think you have done a hell of a lot of cycling...and we all know your swimming is strong as you love that......

take a long taper.....the hard work has been done..............arrrive at the start line fresh and ready to go....if you arrive at the start line without injury you will have a brilliant day

27/05/2013 at 20:32

25 miles per week isn't an average, it's a peak, and I've only managed 2 or 3 runs in any one week. A longer run easily bumps the weekly total up.

Ive also only cycled 2-3 times a week, but have done a fair few time consuming long Saturday runs.

I know we all have busy jobs andtether commitments, but I feel as though there isnt much time left over these days!

And I'm SO into my cooking, baking (and eating) and don't have time to experiment!!!

Lee the Pea    pirate
27/05/2013 at 20:35

Jesus christ K9!!!! I think it is safe to say your cycling training is fine! Defo cut it back if you're overtrained. It always seems great to do so much, but if you overdo it, you'll jeopardise your race. also, don't judge your own efforts against anyone elses - no point. It is your race, no-one elses, so don't overdo it to try and keep up with anyone etc., as only you will suffer.  I'm not saying you you're doing that, but saying it mire. A way to say it is okay to ease off if you've done enough and are in danger of overtraining

27/05/2013 at 20:37

Ah next year I turn 40 and have a ranch holiday in the states planned, that will do for me  Hence the rush to get this IM madness done and dusted this year.

27/05/2013 at 20:39

K9 sounds like you have the endurance in the bank cut back on the volume and start to up the tempo for the next few weeks but make sure you recover from the previous before you do another fast session, then get a nice 2 to 3 week taper in , job done 

Lee IM Australia nice! Roth for me, Bruv and the Cornish gang next year if Aussie don't happen you are welcome to join our happy gang

27/05/2013 at 20:44

Thanks all...I think you are right.

The girls I'm off cycling with in the alps are all faster but don't do the distance - that will serve as tempo sessions!

Hey - when I say I've done all those long rides, that's partly because I did a big cycling trip in NZ in November - and I built up endurance for that. I never really thought of any of that as 'training' was just cycling!!

Razor51    pirate
27/05/2013 at 20:53

Missed all the good weather due to family matters so decided to go for a ride with Horse, 15 mins in it started raining and didn't stop all through the ride, feet and hands were wet through and freezing cold (14c) managed 30 miles  with avg speed 15.1 mph so happy with that and things are going well training wise 

K9, my brother lives in Bussleton and has just competed in the Busso HIM, only problem is it fills up really quick.

Lee, my brother set up the running club in Busso and has now just organized The Bussleton Marathon  for September if your interested. 

Edited: 27/05/2013 at 20:58
Lee the Pea    pirate
27/05/2013 at 20:53

Sounds good K9!

what time of year is Roth Ridgeback? Part of the draw of IM oz, is a) it is flat! and b) in December, so plenty of time to train, hehehehe. I bet it sells out quick too?

Lee the Pea    pirate
27/05/2013 at 20:54

X-post Razor. That's good going! Pity about the bloody weather though, lol

27/05/2013 at 20:58

ROTH is the end of June and is flat and fast, sells out quick the only drawback is I think the cut off is 15 hours?

Lee the Pea    pirate
27/05/2013 at 21:01

Is it? Bugger. Might be too quick for me, hahaha.

Britrisky    pirate
27/05/2013 at 21:15

Lee - IM Oz - the race report is going to be great ... What I'd give to join you ...!!

Lee the Pea    pirate
27/05/2013 at 21:36

  Do it do it do it do it do it do it do it do it

hee hee hee 

Oh god i've actually got to do this now i've said it don't I?  It'll be awesome! 

28/05/2013 at 06:38

IMWA is brilliant - did it in 2009 - the hottest December day they'd had for years!

K9 - chill girl - you've the miles in the bank. Don't worry about feeling slow, it's like the first time you marathon train, as you build the distance the speed goes but it will come back when you taper.

Iron Pingu    pirate
28/05/2013 at 09:30

Little Happy, did I meet you at Buskinson half in Weymouth in 2011?

I marshalled at IMWA in 2010 and it was brilliant, it's one I really REALLY want to do .. I do keep suggesting it on the 'what to do next threads'


Lee the Pea    pirate
28/05/2013 at 10:51

Just saw the rest of your post Razor!  It certainly is a lovely part of the world to live in; has he been out there long?  Sadly i'm too skint to head to Oz this year, hehehe.  Sounds like lots of folk are interested in IMWA.....GROUP OUTING!!!!!! hehehehe

How did you get involved in the marshalling Pingu?

Yeah the heat will be the main concern for that LMH (well, apart from the having to do the actual event) - may have to take up cycling whilst wearing 40 layers of clothes to represent the heat, hehehe

Edited: 28/05/2013 at 10:52
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