I know I didn't change for my HIM and got blisters from wet socks (never get blisters) which was what made me think!
I'm also seriously worried about the fact I keep on having thoughts such as .... Next time I will do X different in training. Which kind of makes my think my head is already assuming I will do this again!
I am still thinking bike shorts on the bike, change into running shorts - just because in my last race (oly) the pad (trisuit) gave me wicked chaffing on the run. Socks and bra will just have to stay wet - at least that way if skin is taken off by the bra - you won't really know about it till the end of the day
I am the queen of transition though - super quick.
anyway it isn't going to rain so all clothes will be lovely and dry ...no problems
It def won't be raining where I am
how is everyone going with training.........
Monday I did 3hr bike ride ........ which hurt like hell I covered 51 miles avg17mph ....... not sur where I should be with my training shi88ing it at the moment
I swam in a rash vest & trunks + wetsuit. Got changed into monaco tri shorts and long socks for the bike. Then for the run changed socks and shorts (to runners' short shorts).
Waaay to much time in T1 and T2.
Today's plan ... mark 1 more piece of *yawn* coursework (1hr+) then 1hr bike on scary slippy roads (normally avoid rain/wet roads but if it rains on the day I can't!) then a short break before hopefully doing my LSR as I'll be home alone.
Been fab having 2wks off school but have done more training and chilling that teacher stuff and behind
Half way through week 13 folks - meaning we're half way through training with just the taper extra. Nearly there! Woo Hoo we are stars!
SJ I am ignoring your comment but ..... no I'm ignoring that comment. Next year I will hammer the HIM and then maybe ....
This is my plan i think
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)
I swam in a rash vest & trunks + wetsuit. Got changed into monaco tri shorts and long socks for the bike. Then for the run changed socks and shorts (to runners' short shorts). Waaay to much time in T1 and T2.
Would you do anything differant Cat?
bike was crap so I went out and did my run sulking. mile 1 OK mile 2-3 CRAP but then I did also chose the biggest hill in the village which meant I almost came home and withdraw from Outlaw but then logic crept in and put me in my place. Ended up with a good run and very pleased now.
two light days of just a swim to come then long bike on sunday
Good mental workout then EP!
Tired Badger wrote (see)
This is my plan i think IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see) I swam in a rash vest & trunks + wetsuit. Got changed into monaco tri shorts and long socks for the bike. Then for the run changed socks and shorts (to runners' short shorts). Waaay to much time in T1 and T2. Would you do anything differant Cat?
I wouldn't spend so long in T1 or T2
I'd probably stick to the same shorts, but throw a pair of running shorts in T2 bag just incase. Same with socks. The rash vest meant my neck didn't chafe, so if that could be sorted I'd swim in the monaco too.
Great effort, RP - trying to build back up the running miles for my mara in Apr, so up at 5 for 8.75 miles this morning, and a full 3k swim set after work.
Dead sleepy now, mind!
3.5hrs on the turbo?? OMG that must have been hell.
I was really upset on my bike today as the legs just were dead and everything seemed so hard. On my run I could have wept but when I realised that I was A) running up a chuffing great hill and Outlaw is flat and B) fighting the wind I then concluded that the bike was probably hampered by the wind too!
At home I checked the garmin and saw that my weeeeeeeeeee I'm going fast hill which is normally close to 30mph was 23mph
So having overcome the demons and realised the bike wasn't all that bad I feel better. Normally my brick is just 1m post ride as I'm slow at Z2 so doing just over 5m today was good as it gave me the full leg experience and better confidence for Outlaw.
I'm not actually due to race until Outlaw - my HIM will be a DIY affair doing the same course I did for my HIM last year as it was held at the pond where I do OW.
Need to see if I can find something I think as going solo won't help - Silver Trucker probably won't be around now
TB I may take you up on that!
I'm doing the Full Boar Sportive next month too (again from Market Bosworth)
The long rides scare me more than the runs because you cover so much distact and what if somethig happens?! I don't mind the cycling alone it's just the what if that worries me. I'll be alone on the day swearing at myself and how crap I am at hills and wanting to cry and wanting to walk up Oxton bank!
I think that's where my in-laws have their canal boat!
I don't really know the area so if you are about or can recommend some nice rides do shout!
hmmm weekend weather looks very cold (snow possible), windy and if not snowing wet. Fab. Just what we want.
Just driven to Tamworth and the fog was so thick visability was hugely reduced - I wouldn't have gone out in that. Worryingly the turbo may have to come back out
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