Nice TOTP Melds!
..........now I need to read back to see whose arse is on the line
Phew s'ok - not my arse then
And er.....thanks Cat and Meldy for your hill "suggestions" - you both know first hand just how crap I am at upflats - whatever you have in mind for me I'll need something gentler!!
PTL - thanks for the link - have stored it for half term reading when I'm the only one in school and nobody pops into my office unexpectedly to catch me on RW !!
Podds isn't it half term for you now then?
Our kids broke up friday but I have 3 days inset. I'm sure the tiredness from 9wks teaching is similar to an IM training plan - I hope so as there have been times when I've thought I can't do this as I'm too tired already.
Question .... given my very slow plod and high HR running *coughs loudly* in z2 just aint gonna happen. So I'm wondering if I hammer the bike training in the next few weeks will this increase my run fitness enough so that when I run I might be able to run *coughs loudly* or do I do loads of running *AKA walking* in z2 or ignore it all?!
My VLM in 2010 which was piss poor (should have been near 5hrs was over 6) saw me average 173 which is the bottom of z4. That's the only time I've followed a plan to the letter - I'm assuming it mainly went tits up due to super six pressure but it's reduced my faith in following plans! Having said that IM is unknown territory to me so I need some sort of plan to go with Rio's words of wisdom!
PTL your "strive for progress not perfection" has been written up and stuck to the wall.
"Believe in yourself and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your abilities, work hard and there is nothing you cannot accomplish"
"Some people dream of success ... while others wake up and work hard at it"
half term next week for us.......going up to teh the snowdon marathon saturday and then walking up snowdon with the kids sunday
I am hearing lots of self belief and decent attitudes on this miserable grey day, dreaming of Summer/tents/and Outlaw.....
Last year, my first year at Outlaw, and whilst I was just a non-pirate civilian, I got to the campsite very early, Friday at about 1000am .
I intend to do the same this year and if it is anything like last year will quickly be surrounded by pirates, I was impressed with the camerarderie (sp) and may be up for a small beer or two on the Friday night.........
very nice , but perhaps you just need to glamp it up a bit , air matress, chardonay, classical music on the radio...
can't book for the tent community! Should be great whichever way you spend the weekend..
editing isn't working at the moment Ali.....I will be in th posh electric hookup..got to keep the beers cold...and will be there by friday lunchtime no doubt
We'll be there Friday too but in a tent, those with the hook-up can look after the chardonay for me
Now to get Sunday's marathon out the way to start the training.
Tired Legs - good luck on sunday. Which marathon are you doing?
I've just done Amsterdam marathon so am now having a well deserved rest
How much training is everyone doing at the moment before proper training begins. Is it a case of just getting out there without too much structure right now?
Will not be in a tent come race day. Was one thing telling my husband that I was doing the outlaw. Another altogether to get him in a tent
Thanks. Will probably much reduce the running and try to up the biking.When thinking of slowing down on sunday I kept saying to myself "pain, it's going to be painful and you want to do an ironman"God knows how I'll do that run after the swim and bike
2m Z2 run today .... well I say run 15mm pace
Followed by 2.5km swim which included massive eye bashing my speedy bloke - 3hrs later and I still have the red mark. Twat
For the next month or so I am just planning on getting out and having a bit of fun doing things I don't do in normal training, like trail runs up Pen-y-fan in the Brecon Beacons, and maybe going out on the mountain bike, and working on my form in the swimming.
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