oh bugger, another fat newbie.....

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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 ). 

08/11/2012 at 08:48

Hi Cake.Yes, its around 10k - but in boots, in the autumn with a loaded webbing set. fun fun fun.

Im going to look into any longer distance duathalons. that seems like fun too.

spoke with outlaw management, and perhaps christmas time might see a first block of released places as people suddenly realise how miserable training in winter is after stuffing their necks with turkey and trimmings.

Ill keep the budget intact until then.

got my brick session away - 30+15. enjoyed the run but the bike needs more work. didnt feel taxing enough until I started a couple 1 on 1 off intervals inthe last 10 minutes. im going to have to 'create' a little audio mix to remind me when to up the ante and when to backit down a little. ( as in audio fuel? cant be hard to create a series of sound bites and then edit them into an audio file . might seek out a little 'hollywood' soubbites to give it gravitas - a bit of full metal jacket sargeant enouragement ) . Also, going to try a little sufferfest - mind you, they could use a little dialogue to complement the visuals. ( i do rather like the spinnervals approach )

missed my swim this am as the OH isnt 100%.  will do a reccy at lunchtime and replan for the morning.


hi ho, back to work I go.

09/11/2012 at 21:38

grrrr. feeling lardy.  need to get a bit of running in. just as soon as everyone slopes of to bed, im getting 60 mniutes of self abuse on the treadmill 

may try a few rolling hills or intervals - just to see what the machine can do on these pre-programmed routines.

tomorrow must begin with turbo torture. time for 90minutes of indoctrination. 

Blisters    pirate
11/11/2012 at 21:45

Sarge. A portable DVD player can be picked up for a few scratchings in the high street porn shop or a boot sale. Always presuming that you live in a cash strapped and depressed place like me, ie Britain.

I cobbled together a working one out of the two Christmas presents that my kids destroyed in 12 months.

Hours in the pool plus coaching sessions = technique and endurance. 6 to 9 months, sorted.
Hours pounding the tready or the streets, multiple benefits, weight and endurance. Speed improvements creep in. I don't know how long you'd need to be able to run a full marathon. The second half is a damn sight further than the first half.
Hours on the bike = endurance and saddle arse. The tri people consistently say that its "all about the bike". We've got to be able to cycle 112 miles as though it's a commute to work.


11/11/2012 at 23:29

Unfortunately, sad family news curtailed training plans.

I managed my long run tonight and might get a long bike in tomorrow. sufferfest lined up.  

All depends on events at the hospital.

Blisters    pirate
12/11/2012 at 00:05

oh dear.

Life does have its priorities.

12/11/2012 at 09:15

((((((((sarge))))))))) hope things ok. Don't worry about training, nothing is undone in a few days. Look after you're family. (p.s. We all have lardy days!). 

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