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BluePeter    pirate
08/11/2012 at 19:34
Sparx, where are you up to with training at the mo? How much are you running per week? I average about 30 miles pw but that increased for the marathon training for a period. Although not sure if I will still be able to fit more than that in a week along with swimming and biking as well
Dustboy    pirate
08/11/2012 at 20:15

We WILL do that bacon butty next time Cake! Blue Peter as well! I am focussing on sprints next year, giving long a miss so will be going for a time. Ha ha!

BluePeter    pirate
09/11/2012 at 10:23
Always up for a bacon butty dustboy!
Does anyone have any recommendations for a turbo trainer? Looking to spend no more than ??150, been checking eBay and there are a few bargains to be had, anything I should be looking for?or avoiding? Cheers
BluePeter    pirate
09/11/2012 at 11:35
Cheers SA, what date is the pirate DIY event?
Also, having just googled boundary park lake Holmes chapel, I have realised its about 5 mins from where I work and about 10 mins from home! Didn't even know it was there.
BluePeter    pirate
09/11/2012 at 11:41
Ignore comment about the date, I have just actually read the subtitle!!! Possibly cheshire sportive might be a good one for me as well, cheers
Iron Muffin    pirate
09/11/2012 at 12:20

Hello from a wirral based pirate.

Must pull my finger and get entered on the Jodrell Bank ride.

 

09/11/2012 at 12:23
Young lad Rosey ! Yeah right.

Hiya from Chester
Iron Muffin    pirate
09/11/2012 at 14:42

How are you piratey neighbour? Did you ever bite the bullet on the Paris marathon?

09/11/2012 at 15:01

Yep.... In a moment of pure madness we are both doing Paris....

 

Iron Muffin    pirate
09/11/2012 at 15:07

How romantic. I wonder what those stylish Parisians will think of the yellow and black kit.

Are you dong the 4 villages as a warm up?

09/11/2012 at 15:17

Yeah, Most folks go to Paris for romantic walks, candle lit dinners and the like....

... We go to get hot and sweaty running a bl**dy marathon

Helena Tipping, 4 Villages, Wrexham Half

Oh and we will be in blue

09/11/2012 at 15:41

Eh ?

I always do running races in blue, and Suzie has never raced in yellow & black

BluePeter    pirate
09/11/2012 at 16:13
Hello Dave/iron muffin, cheers for the welcome.
SA - cheers, I will keep my eye out for potential rides, bike is in need of a winter maintenance check.
Cake - cheers, I will check out the link.
Also, been considering(more like picking the moment to break the news to my OH!) getting a new bike but may wait a bit as employer does bike4work scheme so can save on a bit of tax and prob spend a bit more.
Didn't realise how getting into triathlons is like being a kid in a sweet shop for gear...
09/11/2012 at 16:13
Blue Peter wrote (see)

Didn't realise how getting into triathlons is like being a kid in a sweet shop for gear...


There's another reason ?

09/11/2012 at 18:16
Hi Ironholgs,

I found this site while psyching myself up for my sprint tri next May, thought that would do me, then someone here recommended your book, read it, now aiming for a full ironman in 2014........you have a lot to answer for!!

Great read, cheers.
09/11/2012 at 18:18
Sorry, refreshed page post re submitted.
09/11/2012 at 18:23
Hi Pete,

Only managing 2 mile runs at the moment, 3 times a week. Cycle once a week and increasing the distance every week and done 25 miles last Saturday. Swim 3 times a week. Pleased with everything apart from the running, not showing much improvement but will work on it. Not training since Saturday, chest infection, so probably back to the beginning on the running.
BluePeter    pirate
10/11/2012 at 04:36

Sparx

stick with the running, just start to increase mileage each week, I am no expert but has worked for me. This time last year I had only been running for 2 months and just building up to my first 10k race(having put on weight through drinking too much and not exercising at all,that and packing up smoking) fast forward 1 year and I have completed 3 half marathons this year(PB last sunday of 1:44) and 5 weeks ago completed a marathon in 4:07. However, swimming for me at the mo is almost nonexistent ad not been on the bike for a while - although about to purchase a turbo for the winter miles.

Cheers

Pete


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