Let's celebrate shorter and faster in triathlon!

(Not a sexual thread, sorry)

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kittenkat    pirate
13/06/2012 at 16:38

Here's an example... One of our best female club runners regularly wins 10ks, she's a female vet over 45. She is a great runner and has proved that at longer distances, but now very wisely has chosen to kick back to 10k and dominate that scene against much younger women.


13/06/2012 at 16:44

Cheers Seren, congrats on your DIM, your cache of awards look well impressive. Going back to shorter distances has actually r<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 10pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;" lang="EN-GB">ejuvenated my training, knowing how important a good swim is I've actually been trying to improve my stroke rather than just getting to a point where I can complete the 3.8k in a semi reasonable shape. So its back to drills in the pool, intervals on the bike and I hope some track work in the near future.

kittenkat    pirate
13/06/2012 at 16:50

Pebble, I'm going to try the dreaded track work... I really want to concentrate on speed. Not that it will ever happen for me in swimming

13/06/2012 at 17:24

Pebble - likewise 

swimming has focused on getting quicker and sustaining more effort, bike rides have been short and reasonably hard with a few eyeballs out sessions (one tonight over 20km), but my running has been zilch to crap due to chronic plantar fasciitis since January.  that's taking longer to clear up than I hoped - it might be cortisone next....

my tris over the next 2 weekends are going to hurt on the run and hurt more in the heel after, but at least I might as well go balls out for the swim and bike and see how well I can hang on in the run - pain or no pain

Doozer.    pirate
14/06/2012 at 07:40

I train the same in the pool if doing a oly or IM.  Most of my masters swim sessions involve lots of short intevals and 4-5 times swimming 3-4k helps any distance.  My 400 pb (5.37) was set last year at the end of IM training.  I think swimming is a different beast than running or cycling, you still need to put the time in for shorter length races.  But more 100's and 50 intervals rather than 3-400s.  And lots of them


kittenkat    pirate
14/06/2012 at 07:48

Sorry to hear about the pf fb, when I had it I remember it was a bugger to get rid of. Was yours caused by a tight achillies?

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