IM thoughts

tri novice having IM thoughts

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16/07/2012 at 20:30

Hi Rio, Fink's Just Get Round is aimed at those hoping to finish inside the cut off, hence the hour long swim sets starting at 1600m. What I think it is important to emphasise though is that if you're only going to manage ten hours of training in your peak weeks then you need to be very consistent with your sessions and can't afford to drop any.

17/07/2012 at 08:28
Or your fitter than you think T E P
17/07/2012 at 08:53

That's good going EP

17/07/2012 at 20:20

2.2k in 55 minutes including rests etc is good swimming Pixie.

ST - do you know what the temperature is in MB at the moment?

18/07/2012 at 06:48

I've been before and raced there but I'm not swimming OW as I'm not racing in it this year unless I decide to do their HIM, in which case I may stick a practice swim in first. MVH and Derby Tri OW is closer though - which I guess they would be for you too?

18/07/2012 at 19:12

I did it last year Pixie but the water was freezing - 12C - and I'm hypothyroid so very intolerant of cold. I was fortunate to be racked next to my husband (and to come out of the swim at the same time) as I couldn't grip the collar of my wettie to open it and had to get him to do it! It's earlier this year so I would hope warmer but given the weather we've been having maybe not.

Are you doing Erewash this year?

19/07/2012 at 06:52

It works exactly the same apart from the fact that you're all in the water together. They are a very friendly bunch at MB in my experience, I'm sure you'll be fine.

Not -12C; 12C - LOL

20/07/2012 at 07:30

I think 20C in MB is a dream too Pixie  

If it's any consolation I couldn't swim FC when I decided to do my first full distance and had never swum OW other than as a kid on holiday.

It's not long until the HIM so only you know if it's realistic or not - I'd say that you know now that you can do the swim one way or another (swimming to the start line tends to deal with the tight chest I can't breathe stuff there), need to decide whether you can build up to at least being comfy on the bike for 40 miles and able to run for an hour in time for a short taper - if you can do that I think you can do it.

Shame about Erewash.

20/07/2012 at 14:12
Pixie well stop moaning about me, you stopped answering my im's so thought you had got scared lol so I went shopping instead ( cough for mans stuff of course) get your bike sorted then we can go for a ride we could even do the FB course together? I promise I won't stand you up again ( unless washing my hair ) promise.
20/07/2012 at 15:34

Pixie - entries might not closed but I think there are less than forty places left as it stands. Not sure why swimming without a wettie would help with the face in the water thing?

20/07/2012 at 15:46
Hi LMH are you doing FB again this year? It was weird last year cold swim bit drizzle and cold ish bike then red hot roasting run lol good fun though.
20/07/2012 at 17:16

I think we're going to ST. Had a bit of a strange season as was ill a couple of weeks before VLM, recovered two days before and had a good run and then the virus returned with a vengeance for six weeks so I've only been back training for about five weeks and apart from Erewash (which we support because it's local) I have nothing targeted until Abingdon marathon. Bike miles are a little down to be racing well by FB - my long rides are only around 45 miles at the moment - and unless the weather improves significantly they're not going to improve much so it could be hard to have a good race and I enjoy training more than racing. Will see what my husband wants to do and go along with that I think. Have you entered?

20/07/2012 at 17:35
Have fun
20/07/2012 at 18:48
I'll whip you into shape Pixie
22/07/2012 at 13:39
Pixie do I need to bring my Whip?
22/07/2012 at 14:01
Well you haven't answered mine either no I've not entered yet?
22/07/2012 at 14:03
Er....... Can blow tyres up and at a push can change a flat tyre is that any good?
22/07/2012 at 14:07
Dappy? Is that a good thing? Not sure yet, are you deffinate?
22/07/2012 at 14:13
What's Errrrrrrrrrr mean? Is that a good thing? Lol
22/07/2012 at 20:35

Did the distance ok on the bike yesterday after an 11 mile run including a 10k race Friday evening. Woke up feeling as though I'd been run over by a truck this morning but a dog walk, 2.4k swim set and two more hours on the bike seem to have sorted me out - so I've entered

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