oh bugger, another fat newbie.....

getting started with stupid questions and a goal

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22/01/2013 at 23:59

kaizen. better, 1 session at a time 

nice bike session, getting into the swing of things. Looking forward to a run tomorrow...

23/01/2013 at 08:55
Managed a great 6 mile run last night, and just done 10 miles this morning.....bracing I think you call it at 6 am !
23/01/2013 at 09:37

bracing. an understatement perchance ?

ie.  The bits you can feel are wide awake, and the bits you cant will have thawed out by lunchtime.  Good effort, allthe same - running tonight for me. aiming for 5miles. No, not aiming, WILL be 5 miles min.

thinking of skipping bricks for a few weeks, and getting solid bike work in. got plenty of ground to make up in that space and (as has been pointed out elsewhere by smarter folk) its the biggest part of the event. no bike, no finish.

Hows everyone else ?

24/01/2013 at 16:15

a brief trubo session this morning, cut short by complaints - seems its making too much f..ing noise at 6am.....still 40 mins, some good solid parts quality wise, a couple of weak fart ass moments ( focus onthe task not the entertainment )

swimming in the morning - havnet done any for a while as my shoulders been cacked up. but time to try it out.

And a run. as I didnt manage it yesterday and got onto the bike instead.  road running at lunchtime.  - will be after some wet-wipes, towel and deodrant as we have no showers in the office. picked out a nice flatish route of around 4 miles - so a solid 45minutes loop. who could ask for more on a friday ?

25/01/2013 at 07:24
Took head oftheweather forecast today ( awfull with spurs ) andgot my run in last night!

Almost a rest day today and now rain is due just in time to clear the footpaths ready for a long run weekend!

Hows your day workin out ?
25/01/2013 at 07:51

Well you did ask...

Have had a good week training so far, despite the weather! Planning to take the kids to their grandparents for a long weekend so they can help me out a bit and I can finish off with a run today, bike Saturday and final run on Sunday.

Looking at the forecast going to be the mountain bike and head for Forest of Dean... Anyone over that way know if the trails are ok???

Oopps - can hear my youngest waking up so time to go and start the chaos...

25/01/2013 at 14:30
MustTriHarder wrote (see)

Well you did ask...

Have had a good week training so far, despite the weather! Planning to take the kids to their grandparents for a long weekend so they can help me out a bit and I can finish off with a run today, bike Saturday and final run on Sunday.

Looking at the forecast going to be the mountain bike and head for Forest of Dean... Anyone over that way know if the trails are ok???

Oopps - can hear my youngest waking up so time to go and start the chaos...

Trails are in pretty good shape Forestry Commission do a top job.Dont have a mtb but have been running the addidas trail and others around mallards pike with no issues and the scenery is stunning enjoy


 

Blisters    pirate
25/01/2013 at 21:54

If you're coming to Glos, bring waterproofs and a flask. It's 2 degrees and pissing down, blowing a hoolie too. I'm putting the road bike on the turbo, but then again I don't have a MTB.

Training: As promised, a swim. 100 lengths. 1h15m. A key marker point was hitting 76 in 59m50s. It's important because that's exactly my halfway point, and gives me an idea of what time I could achieve after 152, ie the full ironman swim. Sure I was beginning to get a bit ragged at the 80 length point, but it came back together for 90-100. Once it goes ragged there's no point pushing through to the point of injury. I'm trying to build muscle, not rip it. Steady as she goes, and I'll be there at the end. "I aim to Complete, not Compete".

26/01/2013 at 23:58

Thanks karma and Blisers - brought the MTB down with me, but opted for run as the rain you hinted at () was enough to change my plans. Long run done and will replace mtb with dreaded turbo tomorrow evening when I get back home...

Still going to be a good week though, just a shame to miss out on nice frozen hard mtb trails, a clear blue sky and a fine layer of snow dusting on the trees... Will keep dreaming!

27/01/2013 at 09:54

good morning everyone!

 

the rain has washed all the snow/ice away ( almost - some of the snowmens remains still remain... )  so, todays the day.  just had an almost ok from the OH and  Im about to venture onto a outside long run.

Outside, not on a treadmill, running, in daylight, where I can be seen.

( truth be told, we banned whale hunting and I'm not paparatzi material, so Ill just have to get on with it. )

what are your plans post snow enforced turbo sessions ?

Mr StOat    pirate
27/01/2013 at 10:05

MTB is supposed to be out later today for a ride round the towppaths and cycle lanes of Stoke with some friends. Just got back from a 7 miler z1-z2 which was quite nice, except the 5 minute hail storm and howling wind, brightened up after that though.

May give a weight sesion a go with a mate later

27/01/2013 at 22:24
7755matt wrote (see)

 

May give a weight sesion a go with a mate later

Hope he is not too heavy.

28/01/2013 at 10:09

So, my ankle is still complaining, so off to the doctors jsut to see what needs to be done - hopefully strapping, and im not hiding a cracked thingy.

on another note, my runnin gis suffering from terrible stride patterns. shuffling is not running. somethign to work on methinks.

finally, despite traffic nonsense, got my first swin since november in.  now to look a tthe data as the session was short due to the parent / baby lesson at 930.

back in the pool tomorrow.

how you all doing with the floods and what not ?

28/01/2013 at 10:42
18 miles run yesterday a howling gale, 43 miles for the week, and over 120 now for the year
IronCat5    pirate
28/01/2013 at 10:48
90km on the bike yesterday, with a 1.25 km brick. Very windy, cycling sideways at one point.
28/01/2013 at 14:16

18miles. sounds like race retirement is keeping you busy Dave Ex S?

90km ~ 55miles or so IC5 ? 

both numbers Id be very happy to be delivering in/around 3months+ time

so 1080m in 27.20, avg 2.09 for 100m. looks like 8.30ish per 400 when adjusting for errors in capture. ( aquathon race time was 8.09 so not too shabby - more push offs per 400 of course as its 20m pool rather than 25m but first pool session since nov 18th. no backstroke/breast stroke )

SWOLF avg 34, Efficiency Avg 42 ? not sure what that means, I think Ill need more/longer sessions to make sense of it ?

so, up a little earlier tomorrow and a longer session to start the day....what do you have planned ?

 

28/01/2013 at 15:57
Only retired from IM races....
IronCat5    pirate
28/01/2013 at 17:55

90km is HIM territory Sgt. Furthest I've ridden in a single stint since Outlaw.

Tomorrow may be a race-prep brick or a club tempo run. Can't decide...

28/01/2013 at 18:03
Hill reps tomorrow.
30/01/2013 at 00:00

another core run on plan, if still a little slow. . 60 mins 5 miles. same on the bike for tomorrow. bedtime now

zzzzzzzzz

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