IMUK 2013 Bonkers!

Just made decision....!

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05/01/2013 at 11:17
They sound good Steve, it was up that way then the 'hobble' sounds right up my street at mo!
Changed my programme from 'competitive' to just finish now, swam this morning and gym, little bit sore but I am reducing all training right back...hard to ease up but must be done!
05/01/2013 at 17:29

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...

05/01/2013 at 19:26

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 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. 



05/01/2013 at 20:15

Hey Steve, sounds like we both had a good day!

Sounds a good ride (an optimistic ride? 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!

05/01/2013 at 20:49

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!!!

05/01/2013 at 21:08
No probs, just a thought....if you having trouble sharing then it might be the padlock symbol next to the 'share', try unlocking the 'padlock' symbol then it should share.

To share date on garmin itself you have to search for people on 'connections'..

I think I had another 'click' moment swimming today and thankfully it wasn't the knee!
I had planned a 3 hr ride tomorrow but sensible head is saying 1 hr on turbo and stop if knee sore, sensible head bit boring but must listen!
05/01/2013 at 21:26

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.

06/01/2013 at 16:57
Whilst resting knee ( ok I had a little 30 mins on turbo, and dip in the pool this morning...knee ok with that!), been searching and searching for a good wetsuit deal and landed at the website doorstep of the always reliable Wiggle...
I have ordered the Orca trn wetsuit for ??51.40 down from ??129,. Seems like good deal and good value ( did think about hiring but plumped for this with the price), anyone got any thoughts, or got one of these?

Thanks for heads up on hammer joddly, now all entered in the smaller 'Clawhammer' 104km, my first bike race/sportive!! Looking forward to it already ( my knee may not be!)
06/01/2013 at 20:25

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. 

06/01/2013 at 20:52
Yeh definitely taking a bit of a chance not trying on first but what the hey, we'll see!

Back to work tomorrow so that sucks, could have done with another couple weeks relaxing!

Roll on fink day! I'm doing tentative start, reduced right back, mainly gym and swimming to begin then gonna have to try and play catch up....plan!

A rest day to start sounds good!
06/01/2013 at 22:26

Good luck for Fink Day One tomorrow everyone!

AndyB99    pirate
07/01/2013 at 12:14

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 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.

07/01/2013 at 12:34

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?


07/01/2013 at 12:47

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.

08/01/2013 at 21:31

Cheers Sue, what programme / schedule do you follow for IM prep?   

Well I'm off, 1hr swim this morning and 5 mile intervals tonight.   

09/01/2013 at 13:04

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!


AndyB99    pirate
09/01/2013 at 17:17

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

10/01/2013 at 08:47

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.


Back soon

10/01/2013 at 10:44

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!!

10/01/2013 at 11:15

Morning Bones and everyone

I'm just cycling once a week with the odd run here and there, and no swimming yet.

Waiting for Fink to drop on my door mat then I can start training proper. Can't believe how long it's taking to arrive!.... I ordered a toilet off ebay that was delivered in 2 working days, Don Fink off Amazon estimated delivery 2-3 weeks rubbish.......

Can any one give me a clue what I should be doing?

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