Just made decision....!
AndyB99 wrote (see)
hang on.....whats going on here??? i've been away for just a few weeks and its all gone mental?? woody......Training???? WTF???? good luck with the training everybody for imuk. i've started this week for wales....got a coach this year...its already hurting
hang on.....whats going on here???
i've been away for just a few weeks and its all gone mental??
good luck with the training everybody for imuk. i've started this week for wales....got a coach this year...its already hurting
Ha ha well there's a first time for everyone, I've not read it yet, cheers anyway and all the best with your training.
Gym sess this morning and easy swim, swim coach back back this afternoon...thank goodness! (what a difference he makes, the man is a genius!!)
Cod liver oil, emulgel (thanks for tip WoodY!), icing it up, restingish...(throbbing stabbing pain easing (touch wood)).....
Some slight optimism after today!
Time for optimistic smily face face thing...
I did one circuit of the bike course loop today. I drove to Rivington, parked the car at the barn and cycled the loop starting at Sheep Sh...rs and back. Having never previously cycled any of the course I was pleasantly suprised, although there are plenty of ups, there are also plenty of down hill sections. I plotted the route as a course on my garmin and followed the arrow, I went ever so slightly off course a couple of times which added to the overall completion time and milage, which was a total of 33 miles. I averaged 16mph with an average HR of 132 which is 70% for me.
On the day to achieve a decent time of around 6hrs, I will need to improve a fair bit on todays effort. However, being relatively new to cycling I am pleased with the way things went today.
The next time out I will go from Pennington Flash, do one loop and cycle back to the Flash.
Tyler this one is for you mate keep smiling.
Good luck with the coach Andy, it will be interesting to see how you progress.
Hey Steve, sounds like we both had a good day!
Sounds a good ride (an optimistic ride?...is optimism the word of the day??!!)) any chance of putting a link on for the ride on your garmin? would be a bit of interesting info to have a look at.
If you on garmin connect then could link up with (or anyone else if interested) with me (connections??), funnily enough i'm 'tylertonka' on there too!
One smily for luck!
Tyler - Tried to select the share option with other social network sites and it won't allow me to do it, the share key is inoperable it remains a light shade of grey. Just to put the top hat on it, I have just deleted by accident the data pertaining to todays ride. Not to worry there is always next time.
I am about as good with technology as I am at swimming!!!
TT - I've just been tiddling around on Garmin Connect. Looks a nice route you took on New Year's Day!
If you're planning any sportives in the spring, you've probably looked at the Hammer (goes from Kingsbridge), and they've split it into two routes this year, both with decent amounts of climbing.
Hope the knee keeps on settling.
Sorry Tyler can't help you with wetsuits. I am just going to buy an entry / mid range level suit when I can pick on up in a sale, prererably one that you can inflate. Personally I would prefer to try one on for fit before purchasing. The Endurance store near to where I live stock a good range so I will pop along at some point.
Orca does seem to be a popular brand used by a lot of triathletes, so I have no doubt you will be more than happy with your purchase, especially at that price.
Fink starts tomorrow with a rest day.
Good luck for Fink Day One tomorrow everyone!
Orca are good tri suits but buying one off the shelf (or online) can be a mistake...the fits are very different and sizing charts often inaccurate. It needs to be like a second skin...if you can get it on by yourself its too big!
stood up it shouldnt feel comfortable.....so try it on....and if it doesnt fit send it back and go to a shop to try a few different ones on. 9 out of 10 times it wont fit...but you might get lucky.
Cheers Andy, thought similar myself, went slightly largely (although christmas food may have overcomensated for that!) so yeah if dont fit it go BACK!!
Hope you had good christmas/New Year, didnt realise you were going for Wales...hows training going?
Hi Steve - sounds like you had a good session on the course yesterday, with the crowd support on the day, hopefully no wind and not going off course, 6 hours seems more than possible - good luck.
Cheers Sue, what programme / schedule do you follow for IM prep?
Well I'm off, 1hr swim this morning and 5 mile intervals tonight.
My Tuesday went......
-Sprint Training (done at a sensible gentle jog)
-Swim...8 lengths non-stop FC felt ok
-Than back home to open the Wiggle Box of Wetsuit...tried on...fits lovely..GET IN!
....and touch wood, knee felt ok.
I'm classing Tuesday the 7th Jan as a reasonably good day!
HI Tyler, yeah a week in and i'm feeling it...pain and fatigue are gonna be my best friends for a while till i get a bit fitter....did 30 odd miles on the bike satuday which i really enjoyed...just taking the chance while it was mild!!
running is the toughest for me!!always will be but ill get there
Morning all again
I posted back in September and no one replied until late November so I left it thinking you were all out training all the time.
Time to get back on here and hopefully start talking to you all beofre our big day.
Andy, i'm tother way round and its the looking forward to the run which i'm hoping will get me through the wet stuff and that cycling malarky!
When you say 'while its mild' is there talk of an incoming cold spell because if it didnt show up for christmas then it can bugger off so we can get on our bikes!
Bones, good to have you back on (yeah deffo bit quiet on here over chrimbo...everyone attacking the quality street and possibly alcohol??), hows training going?
Think i know whats done my knee, and real rookie mistake....CLEAT POSITIONS!! really kicking myself on that one as i have aggravated an old injury and it was entirely preventable. Well i would kick myself if it weren't for my bad knee!!
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