SS..well done there.........I have had that with the hand and its not fun..........after my race Schmunkee had to help me undress........
those training rides really do make the difference come race day
and britsky great result 20 miles and still smiling......
Start of week 15 so half way there.
I've been a bit lax lately, don't know why, lack of motivation, overly tired with work and training, a bit down with the time of year as always happens. Found it really hard to find my mojo.
Work *should* be settling down again by the end of the next week or two, so less travel to far flung exotic places. I AM going to be trying hard to get my self out the door every day to hit the training ssssions. It may have to be more of the Get Round plan now, but we'll see.
Half way there. Bugger
Stanners - I think that you'll be fine, but they probably draw the line at full TT bike. I can check with the organisers and see if I can get a definite for you.
They had the same statement in teh Great Manchester Cycle last year, but I saw a fair few TT, tri bars, extensions and so on.
Pretty sure I saw someone riding a kilotogo event with a basket on teh front once, so tri bars can't be too bad
Which distance are you doing? What sort of time are you hoping for? I'm signed up for the middle distance, hoping to get to start in the first wave, then I can get back to help out at HQ, so I may see you even if its just handing over your goody bag at the end
Staners.i always leave mine on but do not use them in the sportives.......
I am ill again and not happy.......last year i was rarely ill just tired........
That's it. Run done in more rain. I've had enough. I'm emigrating to somewhere warm with no rain. Right now
turboes are notoriously out...hence unless it is a very posh machine that has been carefully and expertly calibrated...............then ignore the distance totally.......
wait till you get outside and then see how you are doing....don't bother worrying for now.....
4 days off again with lurgy.......will try for a little run soon
Great to see your swimming improving EP, all that looking at the black line isn't wasted.
I feel your pain Seren, had over a week off training in the last 2 weeks, was back training last night and HR was higher than normal, so not sure if I am coming down with something else or not quite over the last illness, or more likely still a little hungover from the rugby on the weekend
i have nebver had such a bad month as the last month.........coincidentally i gave up diet coke for lent........I am starting to convince myself that over the years the dietcoke has been protecting my body from all these nasty bugs and that by withdrawing from it I have been vunerable............I can see myself going straight back on it a week Sunday
Morning, is it bad of me to say it's nice to see that it's not all plain sailing for everyone? Last week I missed everything but the long bike and long run due to a nasty cold. Back to training this week and I'm so slow, heart rate is all over the place to. I shall take it easy but make sure I complete the time of the sessions. Guess I need a week to get back into things.
Got my first sportive on Sunday, only 60 miles but the furthest I've done so far is 40 miles so bit of a step up! Trying desperately not to worry at my very slow average speed.
aliBear.it will give you a great opportunity for you to assess where your training is at re the cycling ..enjoy it
just under 4 miles ran slowly......sundays 20 miler race is going to be interesting
Stanners, the reason they say no tri bars is bunch riding is no good if your on tribars as reactions to get to the brakes, but that said I've done loads of sportives and have never seen them turn anyone away with tribars
Have been following your efforts... fantastic!
Want to spend Easter 'pinning down' plan for 70.3 in Sept - have LL marathon in July so will have to work out 'cross over'. Love the Fink 'cos I appreciate the hours vs miles... would really appreciate any views about looking at anything else... Friel?? / A specific 70.3 plan rather than adapt an 'IM'?? Would be so greatful for learning from experience... have already got 'reader of the year' I think!
Thinking of entering first 'Sportive' - is it a good thing to throw yourself in or would that not be appreciated by organisers?? Thinking 'Polka-dot' if not full.
Welcome Ges ogt - Someone more knowlegable will be along soon to answer your questions
Slow beginning to the week but a 90min interval run and a 45min blast on the bike today felt good.
EP - Well done on the swimming. It's great when you can see improvements
Hope everyone who's not feeling well gets better soon.
Good luck on the 20miler on sunday Seren. Hope the weather's kinder than last Sunday
Visit the official Triathlete's World page
Follow Triathlete's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
About Triathlete's World