IM 16 - 17 hours club

A place for us slower people to foster some mutual support and self belief

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bburn plO.dder    pirate
18/02/2012 at 11:11
My mileage was well down when I started IM training due to injury, I was doing 40-45 miles per week earlier last year, but it had dropped right down to about 20 when we started in December. At that point I was suffering a bit, high heart rate, slow speed etc, but recently I'm enjoying it again, and although my mileage hasn't increased from about 20 miles per week, I am getting back to the pace/heart rates I was at this time last year. I suspect all the cycling is helping my overall fitness. I didn't cycle at all until may last year, when the running over-use injury kicked in!!!
18/02/2012 at 12:22

Well - found my bike and did 30 very slow bike miles - better than nothing but a bit scary how hard I found it having missed 3 weekends in a row....

Oh well - in the words of that 80s icon Yazz "the only way is up"

Bath now - need to warm up a bit!

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
18/02/2012 at 13:31
Soup Dragon wrote (see)

gastank - your swimming is too good for this thread anyway.  

Soupy, as I am sure many a man has heard before on this thread, I think this statement captures it best.... "it's not about the speed, it's about being able to go the distance..."

MovingAlong    pirate
18/02/2012 at 13:38

Podds - don't know what it was like round your way but it was pretty windy round here. I found it tough going too this morning. Did 35 miles and legs didn't really want to know - partly due to no long rides for the past 2/3 weeks due to the weather, probably not helped further by recovering from my cycle commute yesterday. At least we got out there! And as you say (or as Yazz did!) 'the only way is up'.

On another bright-side, appears I managed to dodge the rain by about 30 minutes too! Tipping it down now.

18/02/2012 at 14:42

Yep MovingAlong - windy here too - but I sometimes think that's the default weather round here!

Rain not reached us yet but it's looking murky....

Roll on those long hot sunny days.........................

18/02/2012 at 14:54

Tipping it down here.  I was going to mention the wind too Podds, makes it much harder work.

gastank - there was a  in my comment you know!

Do we have a club theme tune now?  I love it. 

19/02/2012 at 13:06

Back to training later after a 2 day migraine! I found a hill around the corner, so am stupidly planning to run up and down it for half an hour, either before or after I test out my new turbo trainer set-up (I've put a little table in the basement ready to house my laptop and speakers to keep me going) Nice and sunny here today, but live in a city and nervous about getting lost!
19/02/2012 at 13:08
P.s. That song is going on my playlist later!
Iron Muffin    pirate
20/02/2012 at 14:07

Mixed week for me. Hardly anything done in the week and tried to run and cycle long at the weekend.

Run is getting better. Did 9 miles at an average pace of 10:45 miles with a 9 min walk and 1 min walk from the start.  Last time I did that far (end of Dec I think) the pace was 11:00 min miles.

On the bike yestererday and I did my longest ever ride at 3:30 hours. My pace dropped back from the last couple of weeks and birthday beers the night before certainly didnt help.

Aiming for consistency this week. No excuses, kids are back in school and work looks sensible.

Sea Biscuit, great idea on the turbo table.

bburn plO.dder    pirate
20/02/2012 at 14:35

I've had a good 2 weeks, in terms of fitting all the sessions in, don't think I've missed any

Just cut short this weekends long ride though, as I got a bit scared of too much ice on roads

AndyB99    pirate
21/02/2012 at 17:21
crap two weeks for me really...back playing up as always but saw the chiropractor friday and feeling better has started...but i've not.....will be reet
bburn plO.dder    pirate
21/02/2012 at 19:24
Sorry to hear about your back Andy, rest up and hopefully you'll be training again real soon
21/02/2012 at 19:47

Take care Andy. 

I've not done anything this last 4 days.  Been a bit pre-occupied with a formal grievance that I've had to submit at work.  I've re-done it about 10 times and its finally done at 9 pages. Emailed off so just got to wait for the fall-out now.  A good bit of training is just what I need to take my mind of it I reckon.  Swim lesson tomorrow.  I like my swim lessons.

Slagiatt    pirate
21/02/2012 at 22:01

eesh that doesnt sound so good Soups.. hope it all works out ok... Training is always a welcome diversion from all the crap life has to throw at you.... unless of course as in AndyB's case the crap that life throws actually prevents the training .. (hope your back gets sorted mate).

Have had to come to Prague for a couple of days for work.. just been out for a wander and accross from the hotel.. a TRI shop ... i'm taking it as a sign that i should buy something  

21/02/2012 at 22:10

Prague - lovely! Deffo a sign there Slag.

I've got another job application in just in case this grievance backfires. It would be twice as far to cycle and has a swimming pool on site - sounds perfect!

Doner Kebab    pirate
21/02/2012 at 22:14
My god, I really must get a better job - Prague, swimming pools, people flying around , a change in career is beckoning
IronCat5    pirate
22/02/2012 at 19:47

It's not all glamourous. The posh hotel my colleague booked for last night only had a 9m pool. Good job I was taking it easy!

Then a £2.50 charge to deliver our beer to our table from the bar!

Iron Muffin    pirate
24/02/2012 at 18:33

Hooray its Friday.

I weekend without significant social distraction so noooo excuses not to train. I am contemeplating my first group ride with a local tri club on Sunday. Very scared 

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
24/02/2012 at 20:13
Well, I have another 10 days before the specialists tell me whether I'll ever be able to run again - and I've got my goal for 2013! It's just been announced that Challenge Roth, my very favourite long triathlon, will be the European long course championship next year, so all being well, that's where I'll be next summer. Fingers and toes crossed.
Edited: 24/02/2012 at 20:13
Iron Muffin    pirate
24/02/2012 at 21:17
muffin top wrote (see)

Hooray its Friday.

I weekend without significant social distraction so noooo excuses not to train. I am contemeplating my first group ride with a local tri club on Sunday. Very scared 

Good grief. I have lost the functionality to edit........ my ability to write and spell exposed to all!
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