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10/02/2013 at 16:48
After an interuption with a stag do in Portugal last weekend, i have been avoiding this forum like the plague as i knew peoples updates would make me feel guilty, i was right! Looks like everyone is going great guns!

Back on track for me this weekend. 2:45 on the Turbo yesterday and 17k run in 1:15 today. Both felt good so +1 for HR training, although have no idea if my last 2 sessions were done at the correct pace as the my HRM has packed in. 11 months old so still under warrenty so will be looking for a replacement from them tomorrow
seren nos    pirate
10/02/2013 at 17:45

nearly 70 miles in relentless rain............hard work.......soaked to the skin........but i reminded myself that it can rain all day race day and so it was a good training session..........

10/02/2013 at 18:03

Yay - I have a new shiny PB for a half marathon in p.....g down cold sleety rain. Boo - it doesn't begin with a 1 2.00.52

Maybe next time.Still not warm tho!!

seren nos    pirate
10/02/2013 at 18:05

SS....great news on the PB..........and yes next time you will get it starting with a 1..great result......and a confidence booster that the training is working


Britrisky    pirate
10/02/2013 at 18:26
Awesome mileage, Seren and very well done on your PB, SS
10/02/2013 at 18:35
i rode longish yesterday - thank god. I just rode 30 min to, then another 30 min from the gym with the missus this afternoon - omg that was cold. the sleet made my head ache. Fingers went numb in 7 minutes and I was not riding hard enough to warm up.

well done for those who got out. It takes effort but the reward will be in March/April when you will be riding strong and others will just be starting to get outside for the first time.
Bassy used to quote 'winter miles - summer smiles'
Edited: 10/02/2013 at 18:35
Razor51    pirate
10/02/2013 at 18:51
LSR this morning 10miles in 1hr35mins avg pace 9.33min/m, really surprised myself with the pace as it didn't feel that hard. HR was bang on my upper Z2 level and really felt good.

Matt.... the HR training really does work if you stick with it, I nearly always run with mine.
seren nos    pirate
10/02/2013 at 18:57 mileage is going to be higher early on as I am going off a strong base from last spring......and i'm going for a big improvemnet in my single ironman time.......

those doing their first one don't worry or panic that you are not doing as much mileage......I've been going long for a few years now and so have more idea on what my body can cope with......hopefully 

10/02/2013 at 19:28
Razor, I've done Blackpool a couple of times - good PB potential. Not there this year though Good luck with it!
10/02/2013 at 20:14
Wow everyone's going great guns. Managed the 2hr 45 min turbo yesterday and the 1hr 15 mins run today. That was a shock got so used to my 1hr route wasn't sure I was going to make it. Have decided Audio books are the way to go for the long turbo sessions.
Weather forecast looks like it might be a challenge to get everything done this week but I will do my best.
Britrisky    pirate
10/02/2013 at 20:19
Well done, Alibear - anyone else for the 2:45 turbo club?

(Channel 4's Utopia was my choice today, plus a bit of Classic fm at the end)
Razor51    pirate
10/02/2013 at 20:52
Cheers S/Joe , I don't think I'll PB at Blackpool, my last HM was way back in 84 and that was 1.36 so nearly 30 years on I don't think it's on do you?
sweetfeet...    pirate
10/02/2013 at 21:33
Training seems to be going well across the board. The first few weeks when you don't feel like you are making progress and then you start to feel fitter and stronger. I've had a couple of runs recently when the effort starts to feel less but you are moving well. Nice feeling.

Three hour ride in the pissing rain yesterday and 100 mins running today. In the pissing rain again. Bring on the Spring. I like that Bassy quote though.
10/02/2013 at 21:36
Pah, I know folks who've PBd in their 50s - including a chap from my running club who did a 2:58 marathon aged 59 as a lifetime PB so never say never
Running Postie    pirate
10/02/2013 at 21:43
Cross country half mara today, muddy, hilly, wet but sooo worth it just to be able to the post race spread that the organisers put on. The only session I missed this week was the long cycle, I will make sure I join the 2 3/4 hr club next week..... Promise
The Evil Pixie    pirate
11/02/2013 at 06:07

45mins z2 run. 2 of the 3 miles started with a 14 and average just a 14 so happy! Managed to run through a puddle with 5mins to go so got home with ice block feet.

Snow was slush when I left the house but when I got home it had settled and you couldn't see where I had run 40-45mins earlier.

11/02/2013 at 11:35

still out of action with my calf.  gonna book a physio session this week as i still can't run on it  despite my 8 day lay off.  still feels no better

using the 'spare' time to get some bike miles in as it seems ok on the pedals.

11/02/2013 at 13:30

Well back to the turbo today and 50 easy mins after yesterday. Could have gone outside but I've had enough for 1 week of being wet and cold

11/02/2013 at 16:18

First swim in 2 weeks planned for tonight...gulp (literally)

sweetfeet...    pirate
12/02/2013 at 08:30

Week 11 started for me today (Finking for IMA so one week ahead of Outlaw). So 'Build' phase starts and Pick Ups are introduced into the 60 minute morning run. Initial observations would be:

  • It takes some of the monotony of zombie running away
  • You run further, in my case about half a mile over the hour
  • If you only do one set of PU your out and back route doesn't work right (I did another set on the way back to even things up)
  • Slowing down to normal steady pace is difficult to judge
  • A bit of 'speedwork' will help VLM I was worried all i was doing was slow running

Swim sets get longer too I think they rise to 3k so tonight will be the first of those.

Happy training everyone!

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