getting started with stupid questions and a goal
No such thing as "can't"!
we always plan A, B, and C races every season, A of course being the main focus, B events nice to do but less important than A, and C are the training or just-for-fun races. Our trainer puts each season's plan together based on the ABC, so you peak at the right time for the A race.
Lard nice one mate.
supposed to be resting. feeling good so very tempted to grab 30mins of running ( or so )
Rest when you're dead or injured. (30 minutes of running counts as 23hrs 30min of rest)
...i played nice and rested.
...I ran today, and am wasted.
.... Not happy camper - its not like a real injury, just a bit of snot and a tickle of a cough. goddamit
Was told general rule of thumb, if above the neck continue to train gently. Below the neck, chesty cough etc take timeout. Your immune system will take a hit and you'll before susceptible to further bugs. Worth taking a few days rather than weeks.
Spent my lunch break reading through the early days of this thread, great to see you making progress even if you have a bit of a cold right now.
I found the talk over your targets interesting, as I'm trying to set mine for the next year at the moment, and having never tested my self before its hard to judge what is realistic to achieve.
Also I'd love to hear if you have had much luck with getting your heart rate under control and what worked for you as that is another area i am working on/struggling with at the moment.
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.
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
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?
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Just had a gentle 4 mile run with the OH, gorgeous in the sun ( the OH is quite cute a well)
sweet mr Spartan
You up for a pint them wasn't sure if people where interested.
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