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seren nos    pirate
14/02/2013 at 13:02

i hope thats right BBT as I'm doing the reliability 100 with teh ajax bike club on sunday..

its half term here.not sure about cardiff schools

i know donar is doing all his winter training on  a turbo........i prefer to get out.......i think that for the long rides you really have to try and get out there epsecially if you haven't done previous long rides before........

but you have to balance that with staying safe on ice and be honest its not a bad thing to get a puncture out especially if wet as you learn just how slow you are changing them with tears running down your face

IronCat5    pirate
14/02/2013 at 13:29

I do all my weekday interval 'hurt' stuff on the turbo. I can barely breathe or see so it wouldn't be safe to do this on the roads. I try to get out at the weekend on the road for a few hours. If it's really crappy out I'll do a longer slightly easeir turbo and extend my run.

BrokeButTri'ng wrote (see)

Looking at the weather forecast it looks like a great weekend to be out on the bike this weekend

Meh! Supposed to be racing Sat (ETU Du qualifier) but it is postponed due to a waterlogged transition. And we're busy on the new date.

14/02/2013 at 18:05

Long ride done. Weather really good it. My sundays seem to have become a bit booked up but hopefully back to long rides at weekends next week.

14/02/2013 at 20:22
EP, don't worry about over doing the turbo. In my first 10 weeks I have got out on the road a grand total of...drum role...ONCE!

A combination of weather (i live in the Peak District so it has been bad) and when i can do the long ride (have to be back on the Saturday to take my eldest to dance class at 09:30am) means the turbo is just more convenient at the moment.

As soon as the road is ok at 6am, i will be on the road like a shot though (fingers crossed this saturday)
The Evil Pixie    pirate
15/02/2013 at 06:54

Phew! I have 2hrs planned this weekend. Hubby at work & son is only 15 so not able to rescue me if needed!

90mins potter this morning and damn it's icy out there and bloody cold. I now have bright red freezing cold legs despite wearing long legs! Now I'm running late for work!!

15/02/2013 at 07:06
2.5k zombie swim completed last night in under 45 minutes. If I can keep that up on the day I will skip out of that lake a happy man
Britrisky    pirate
15/02/2013 at 10:35
You're a torpedo, Stanners!
The Evil Pixie    pirate
15/02/2013 at 11:24

OMG That's awesome!

15/02/2013 at 12:17
Nice one Stanners, do you have a target time for Outlaw?
15/02/2013 at 12:39

Makes a mental note to throw a rope round stanners ankle and get a tow in the swim.
Run done this morning, brick session planned for tonight. Feeling much perkier than I have all week which is great.3HR bike tomorrow, do I turbo it on my road bike that is setup for me, or do I risk it on the cheapy road bike that's a bit small. The turbo is in the loft so not easy to take it out.Also kids are now home so I'm leaning towards turbo, but then they're 14 & 15 and can cope.Decisions decisions.

Is any one else trying to figure out how they'll do the effort sessions that start from next week? My running watch doesn't have a function to setup alerts, well I don't think it does it's a 110 . I guessing my bike one does as it's the 810 but I shall have to have a read up to set them up.

Fun times ahead, I'm not even sure how I'll mangae the efforts physically. The 1 min sprints after just 10mins seem a stretch. I'm still trying to stop resembling bamby on ice at that point, I only hit my stride after about 30 mins.

Ah well no one said this would be boring and it certainly isn't.

Edited: 15/02/2013 at 12:41
The Evil Pixie    pirate
15/02/2013 at 12:47

Ali I'm on the turbo because although my lad is 15 my head says if anything happens to me he can't help whereas if hubby is about I can call home (get moaned at) and he can come and help.

I also train at 5 (alarn at 4:40!) so if it's icy I'm probably not doing run efforts for a bit!!

Britrisky    pirate
15/02/2013 at 14:06
Doing my 3 hour on turbo now - want ankle to be stronger before I venture out onto the road. Got 21 mins left ...

... Next week is less so might carry on the turbo until it goes over 3 hours. Running out of stuff to watch now, though, been watching Utopia on 4Od, but its nearly finished ...might try black mirror next
15/02/2013 at 18:13

Ali I can use my old running watch to do the sprints, I also have used my phone in the past, I just set a timer up on that, that worked well apart from when I dropped the phone 

4k swim today, had to change what I had planned to do because a bloody family decided to take over my lane and the lane next to me, the kids came in my lane and were swimming back bloody stroke going from one side of the lane to the other, I guess its good training for avoiding over people, but do you think it would have looked bad if I had just swum over the kid? 

13 mile time trail this evening knocking 2 minutes off my last pb so pleased with that 

seren nos    pirate
15/02/2013 at 18:38

managed a run this morning and now a rest day before sundays big bike ride

seren nos    pirate
15/02/2013 at 19:02

for those of you that are finding ot hard to get the hours on the bike,.........i just want to say that the feeling of getting off the bike and being  outside the cutoffs is you are standing there with tears in your eyes .. there are people still coming out of transition and going out on the run.....and you have had your chip taken off of the worst feelings i have ever had and my only DNF that i can remember in any race........the feeling from IMW 2011 is still with me and its what gets me out on the bike in the rain and the wind in the winter.........

so if its wet or cold get out there if you can ( ice and snow is different)...

15/02/2013 at 20:08
Oh dear Seren, how long do you get before your bike is confiscated?

BBT, very amusing thinking of you powering over some little kid.

Stanners, your 2.5K effort inspired me to give it a solid effort today, not quite as quick as you but managed 45:31 although was blowing a bit by the end. Not really "comfortable" but could have carried on for a bit longer though not another 1.3K! Anyway, solid PB for me so pleased that the training is paying off.
seren nos    pirate
15/02/2013 at 20:28

not sure about outlaw but ironman is usually quicte strict on the cutoffs.........i know that a few people missed the swim cutoff at outlaw so it seems like they might be just as strict.....

i was praying all the way down the last hill into tenby that they would be generous  but it was not to be..........

IronCat5    pirate
15/02/2013 at 20:35

Outlaw cut off was 2:20 to be out of T2, and something like 4:30pm for the bike.

16/02/2013 at 08:27

Seren - that must have been really tough for you. You sound like you were really close though, maybe that's worse than being further away. I'm sure I've read you're doing wales again so good luck with that. 2 in a couple of months! There are some mad people on these forums

I'm not going to be doing a 3rd swim next week - I find it tough enough to do 2 lots, so I will spend more time on the bike. 

seren nos    pirate
16/02/2013 at 08:31

yes I'm going back this year to crack it.this year is all about triathlon.....2 years ago i was trying to do it all.marathon training for a PB...a couple of ironmen races and a number of took its toll and wales was to hard for my knackered legs to cope with.......

but this year is all about the bike.....and trying to swim every week.......

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