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purpletrilady    pirate
10/03/2013 at 12:35

well done EP - its cold out there !

It will be good mental training 

The Evil Pixie    pirate
10/03/2013 at 12:55

I had 3 layers on and when I got home and was down to just my shorts lad said "mum did you have an err accident as your shorts are ummm..." Nope that was just the wet spray mud through 3 layers!

1st 15m were OK the last 10 just hell at 10mph I was using the granny ring a lot because of the wind and even peddled down hill at one point

Got home to find the wind had blown the bedroom window fully open and the extractor fan in the bathroom was going without being turned on!

With the wind and snow and slush yes it was a good mental ride.

On the + side my butt was OK! my legs weren't too bad brilliant given the wind and my polar buff was amazing

seren nos    pirate
10/03/2013 at 13:28 TT was amazing....the wind was so strong...........first 5 miles i blew down the dual carriageway..turned around for the uphill stretch back and was straight into a headwind..

everyone....was a few minutes slower 3 or 4 in most cases for the i was really pleased with my 32:38 

 but then changed my mind about cycling would have been into that headwind most of my way....

 i will start training properely again from tomorrow

The Evil Pixie    pirate
10/03/2013 at 13:31


well done

10/03/2013 at 13:40
Well done EP and Seren tough sessions for the mental bank
10/03/2013 at 13:48
Wellndone EP and Seren.

Just back from my 1:15 run and think i am back on the wagon. 17k rattled out and it felt reletively easy.

Now taking the family and inlaws out for a meal. Give me an outlaw over an inlaw any day of the week!
Running Postie    pirate
10/03/2013 at 15:29
Well done EP and Seren!
Stanners I feel you pain, I haven't swum at all this week, as the OH said, don't worry, losing 2 mins on the swim ( from missed sessions) is easy to gain on the bike, keep concentrating on the cycling bit and you'll be fine.
A new 1/2 mara PB today, ironman training rocks!
10/03/2013 at 15:35
Had a cracking 10 mile race today at the Hillish and Hellish 10 at Looe havent run that well for a while
10/03/2013 at 17:21

Well done Seren and Ridgeback on your races. EP Well done. I think anything that tests the mental side has to be good preparation.

50 miles bike and 2mile run/brick session done. I'm a wimp - I had 5 layers 

10/03/2013 at 17:48

We've had settling snow since yesterday morning. So 3Hr turbo done yesterday and woke up this morning full of cold so missed my long long run for the 2nd time in two weeks. Must not get into the habit of skipping it.
Hope I feel better by Tuesday to start a new weeks training.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
11/03/2013 at 06:45


Despite being really tired from yesterday's session I hardly slept last night. Combination of 1st day back at school and the wind. Letterbox was rattling all yesterday and all night.

So when the alarm went off this morning I ignored it

Calves are very tired today - not tight as such but used

Already missing this weeks long ride as going south for the weekend so can't afford to miss any more sessions - so will double up on both swim days.

purpletrilady    pirate
11/03/2013 at 07:45

EP - Sometimes you need the rest.

I was inspired by everyone's talk of early mornings, so I got up at 6 and did my morning run. I can't imagine how you get up earlier !



11/03/2013 at 12:14
Purple I have Owl/Batlike qualities
11/03/2013 at 13:01

Swam early this morning.  Bloody freezing here.  Don't fancy my bike this afernoon.  Trainer again....

11/03/2013 at 13:10

wow that was tough. 8 mile run done. Snowing hard and according to garmin, -1 but felt like -7 with 16mph winds. 

seren nos    pirate
11/03/2013 at 21:48

56 miles done in freezing cold windy and wintry warwickshire......that was so mentally tough...nearly bailed out a few times.........but got there in the was slow but combines with over 5 hours of driving......a long day

11/03/2013 at 22:16
40 miles on the turbo for me watching Rambo first blood part 1 and 2. Love it!
OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
11/03/2013 at 23:13
Swam 2k in the sea today. absolutley lovely
127 k ride in 22 degree heat.

I can feel the hatred from 1000 miles away
OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
11/03/2013 at 23:18
Seren - just read back about your tt....
Thats not bad you know.

I did 26 here for a 10 mile TT in perect conditoons with an tri bike and deep section wheel ( and won).
The average time was about 29 mins and thats from a bunch of solid multi IM guys on a bonkers training camp.
I think you should be really happy.
The major thing i learnt is how much a 30 min effort is supposed to hurt....
The Evil Pixie    pirate
12/03/2013 at 06:12


after 2 weeks of not being used my head torch decided to sulk and not work today. Wasted time faffing about looking for new batteries and nope still wouldn't work. Almost canned today's run in a sulk myself but luckily for my it snowed last night so the path was "lit" for me

5min effort was har work today and my new shoes have given me hot spots/blisters

Swim tonight - will do 1m focusing on trying to get faster, unless I am dead in which case it will be a zombie swim!

have a great day folks

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