oh bugger, another fat newbie.....

getting started with stupid questions and a goal

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01/11/2012 at 09:41

Not wanting to hijack your thread, but its sounding like I'm just behind your current level. Long term goals, for 2013, are very fuzzy at the moment, half IM(booked), marathon(researching), century bike ride (no progress yet). I set a target time of 6:45 for the half IM, but really have no idea if that is too high or low a target at the moment.

Short term not a whole lot clearer, but the main focus is dropping my training heart rate, i'm sitting consistantly on or just over where i think i should be for Z2 training. As well as this before november is finished I need to have swimming coaching sorted out and hopefully found a local Tri club to join.

Tired Badger    pirate
01/11/2012 at 12:32

Hi Sarge... Not being picky but think you've got you MPH mixed up with mins per mile When I asked about goals, I was told that theres alot of training time to go before setting any realistic goals for the races fitness increases quite dramatically at first the key is to keep to the training regime.

Start of my training this year I wanted to do a 4:15 marathon, I ammended that to 4:00 at the start of the 13 week plan, then at the end of it i was looking at 3:45. (I did 3:40) which is


01/11/2012 at 19:23
Lot of time for training. Still need goals - little steps, little mrkers
All on e road to results!

Ill take 30 mins positive moveent on actuals come race day!
02/11/2012 at 13:31

i get a lot of things mized up

skipped a bike session as Im still recovering. bear with a sore head now. will be running tonight, if only briefly. aiming for 30 mins - might stretch to 45 if my lungs co-operate.

OH just been telling me I need to stick with the exercise as the bro inlaw just lost 2.5st over the last few months and his health issue cleared up a treat. Concerned im a prime candidate for the same issue if i dont drop the lard. ( * does this count as a free pass to train as/when/howlong/wherever/whatever I want ? )

wish she'd just make A decision and stick with it. rather than a DIFFERENT decision and not stick with it.

new trainers at the weekend. garmin 910 as my 'xmas gift' list (just as well I dint buy one for myself - that might have been a tad blue touchpaper moment). race in 2 weeks. youve gotta laugh

and ive ordered my team colours. just have to earn them next summer ( and learn to add up )


hows everyone else?


02/11/2012 at 13:43
Just had a gentle 4 mile run with the OH, gorgeous in the sun ( the OH is quite cute a well)
02/11/2012 at 13:48
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Just had a gentle 4 mile run with the OH, gorgeous in the sun ( the OH is quite cute a well)

sweet mr Spartan

02/11/2012 at 14:02
Old romantic me ! (With the emphasis on old, if you listen to Holgs & Cake)
02/11/2012 at 17:35
Behave or I won't show you a good place for a pint after Helsby
02/11/2012 at 17:50
I'm always up for pint, and I run to the start from home in 15 mins
04/11/2012 at 13:54

just got a long run in, 4.5 miles or so on a very wet field, with the grass cut or indeed not. soaked. cold. filthy. and slowwww (14min milling). not happy bunny

on the other hand, OH approved garmin 910 gubbins for chrimbo, more training, more training gear. i think shes either lost it or is cheating on me.

LOL. Im getting a garmin and I dont have to pay for it. ( and something about the OH getting jiggy )

SWIMMING tonight. yeah!

04/11/2012 at 21:30

Swimming done. thats 1900mtrs tonight! 4 x 400is in around 9.22avg with a wu and wd.

fairly worn out now. 

04/11/2012 at 21:38

Well done Sarge you really are an inspiration and have really got the bit between your teeth...I cant wait to see the physio and get my back fixed I am a very bad tempered sick note and soo frustrated to see my fitness slipping away and the pounds piling on grrrrrr

06/11/2012 at 14:19

ahhhh, rest days are for resting. training days are wha tthe other 6 days in the week are for.

OH has taken delivery of a new silver home appliance and I have 1 brownie point to spend on a 45 minute run tonight.  yah me. lol

need a solid 5k in that run. first race is looking awfully big in the window  ( stealing a line from that fine apollo 13  film ).  OH is freaking out about me racing after spending all of 3 months training....I could die or anything.  my money is on the or anything - but I do have life insurance ( a point not well received by the OH ).

need to squeeze a swim in on one of these mornings. another habit I must form along with a lunchtime run - I can see a nice gentle hill/ and a flatish 3 mile loop thereafter from my new corner office.

(must bring wet wipes and deoderant to the office in place of showers)

06/11/2012 at 14:21

aaahhhh Penny drops. The wife was waiting on the home appliance and thus didnt object to the expenditure on training gubbins. shes not as daft as she likes to let me she is.

06/11/2012 at 15:06

Good training Sgt... Off line this week as away in the Lake District so limited internet..

06/11/2012 at 15:35

Sarge you should have learnet that we women are always one step ahead of the men. My hubby is much happier now I've done a few races and not hurt myself.

07/11/2012 at 10:49

Ali. all OH are clairvoiant multi taskers.

Still, installed the new appliance, removed the old appliance, washed up and made like a well trained if not wholly house trained obedient dog.

got my run in ( 45mins on the treadmill ~ 3.8 miles avg 11.50 but its a treadmill, so combanting dullsville with moving the pace and the incline between 11 and 12m20 and incline 0-3 but average around 1.5 )

looking forward to my brick session tonight and preping for a swim in the pool in the morning.

onthe lookout for a large fan for the turbo/treadmill setup - i like to run cool ( id like to run fast enough to class it as running and not jogging )

still no word on the waitlist converting for the full outlaw. ( fingers crossed, as Id like to get both distances away next year )

hows everyone else doing. ?

Im only 10 days out from my first event.  and I found a local flatish half marathon I can enter in March which ties nicely into the outlaw prep. on the lookout for a 50m TT around the same timeframe just to put the mind at ease.

07/11/2012 at 12:53

Im signed up for outlaw half., paid and displayed

 I have an aquathon *(400m + 5k ) on the 18th.

Hoping for a place but was reading this PSOF championship thing in another thread and got as far as thinking .....

Half Outlaw June 2nd, Full Outlaw 7th July ( pressuming a waitlist place opens ) and PSOF championship at Challenge Henly on the 8th September.

I say 'thought' but really, i looked at the calendar and it fitted. No idea if Im setting myself up for a fall .... but .... no guts, need a colostomy bag then.

Edited: 07/11/2012 at 12:55
07/11/2012 at 12:58

well, henley is 2 months after outlaw. if you get round outlaw, then it is a case of recovery and maintenance I guess

07/11/2012 at 13:27

have to get into outlaw first...... really like the idea of surviving a half then a full then having another lined up so as to keep the momentum going so to speak.

already thinking outlaw half and ironmoan UK next year. maybe ironmoaning wales to close 2014.

2015 ...... well, has to be a race in the sunshine really, doesnt it. or an ultraironman distance thing. I mean, if im that crazy ill do an ironman then longer has to be crazier.

but back to the hear an now. Im thinking that I should commit the funds to a long distance and not just keep praying (*praying is another sign of how crazy attempting ironman Tri is ) for a spot at outlaw.  besides - its a long time after outlaw to 2014 without a race or two.

I do quite fancy the commando course event - yomp from CTCRM up to the endurance circuit - complete the endurance circuit and run back to camp. all for charity of course.  (* dont like to talk about it )  Just for fun you understand.... in boots and with webbing/load ( 35lbs of gear ). 

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