getting started with stupid questions and a goal
It's gone quiet in here. Either he's been sacked or he's in the sack.
Sgt Lard, might I make a recommendation? Buy a copy of Andy Holgate's book. Can't swim, can't ride, can't run. He's also called Iron Holgs, and is a Pirate. I am trying very hard not to read it before I go on holiday, but it keeps jumping into my hand.
Holgs book shouldbe required pirate reading. i may have read it 4 times now and I've only had it 4 months!
Been busy doing stuff...garden, builders rubble removal, electrical wiring, home decorating.
Brownie points restored!
long run delivered tonight, missed a bike session ( Tomorrow is another day! ). crackin!
OH, yes Ive read Holgs book. I thought I said very early on in the thread....
My son wanted to get me a book and didnt want to buy Lance as 'he's been on the news for being a cheat, dad' and he picked Holgs tomb. This was late august. read it, signed up here and their, spend some money. dug lots of 'stuff' out of the garage from when I was young and still waiting to meet a woman foolish enough to become a wife. ( mine at any rate )
Now, 8 weeks later Im swimming up to a mile ( in chunks ), Im running 1hr+ and 37min 5k's. Bike work isnt progressing as it should - something I must fix my christmas. Got my first event ( aquathon ) on the 18th nov. Ill be entering outlaw half this week and im on the wait list for outlaw full. and as soon as I can get into a wetsuit/tri suit without splitting it in three, ill own those two !
Ive lost 6lbs officially, but i feel like its more.
Time to re-read Holgs. ( Be nice if the famous author stopped by the thread and provided some wisdom from cumbria ! )
Thanks everyone for your support to date.
OK. .how does one obtain the pirate flag next to the user id ?
Will I be able to order pirate one-piece in the spring ( when it might fit ?)
wifes worried im over doing it. buggeration. i was close to 22stone. I was already overdone ! Time to shred back to a normal shaped human instead of the couch Ive become.
well, felt a little rough after yesterdays exertions, so a quick 20 min spin on the turbo at z1 to flush out the gremlins.
45 min run z2 tomorrow night. Hoping to get a swim in the morning......
4*400 with 30secs
18m pool so more maths to do to work it out....
hows everyone doing ?
SgtL. Personally, and not having met you, I would also be worried. My worry, which may be unfounded, is that it could be a flash in the pan. However, you do come to the party with a motivation. This is good news, and having set a silly goal, like Outlaw, you are likely to be sufficiently motivated to achieve it. An unsustainable goal would be "do some exercise to lose some weight". Why? Because there's no final target, no time frame, and no way that it can be broken down into a definitive programme.
Now then, back on board the Pirate Ship. Those hour length runs have got to be doing good, and it sounds like it. General cardiovascular exercise. If you turn red in the face and wheezy, you're on the edge of doing too much. You know when you have actually done too much if you get a lift home in a vehicle with blue lights.
By the way, I'm beginning to appreciate your commitment now that the improvement can be measured. Well done. Oh, I hope that you're not one of those soft centred and sensitive people that can't take a ribbing. I've never been accused of being subtle.
Monday appears to have been a day off for me. A couple of whinjury niggles have appeared that annoy me. It's just soft tissue, so will be fine in a few days time.
Wisdom from Cumbria............... Eat pies and watch out for sheep !
My next race is in Cumbria...
After 5 years of nonstop Tri, I have rediscovered my first love of running, managed a 40 mile week last week, and shuffled an easy 6 miles last night.
Have to agree with the others Sgt, Build it up steady, you are in danger of overdoing things, tranquilo tranquilo
Dude when you get on the really long miles on a bike next year your going to find that you can't actually get enough food down you so I wouldn't worry to much about the weight. It's going to come fellar.
For myself training wise been a bit mixed for a bit. Lots of road works near our end at the moment and putting me off the bike. Interestingly through I've been mucking about with my wifes stepper for a week of so and I'm inpressed by how hard I can make it and the running is getting back on track after a year or so of neglect in favour of the bike.
Dave don't tell her in case it goes to her head but didn't realise she was 54 now she doesn't like it.
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