PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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WhizKid    pirate
08/03/2013 at 20:08
Pringles on the top tube brilliant I love it! I reckon you could pack in about 3/4 sausage rolls, small pack of crisps and maybe a chocolate bar real ironman food!

Nice badger I just had a similar swim session myself with 2k done in 200 metre sets focusing on technique... And attempting to keep up with the lady in my lane....

Off topic another race this Sunday newbury duathlon...yay! Came 6th last year ... Sod's law some decent people will turn up this week... Better start working on some excuses
Blisters    pirate
08/03/2013 at 21:52

Newbury? Ah, I hear that Gobi has been cycling like a nutter, and he's not averse to donning his trainers now and again, just to see if he can still win races.

As for fodder, I'm going to try out that old staple of fig rolls. I might need to pack a few wet wipes for emergency purposes. I got bored of paying a fortune for breakfast bars, so made my own creation flapjacks, with all the lovely goodness I could scrounge out of the cupboards. Hazelnuts were yum, pumpkin seeds OK, sultanas and currants were vile: they bloated up during cooking, then carbonised. The worst bit was that I wrapped the bars neatly in aluminium foil. When I opened them up with my teeth the pain was agonising as it reacted with my fillings.

09/03/2013 at 00:36

jamie tardi wrote (see)

Pringles on the top tube brilliant I love it! I reckon you could pack in about 3/4 sausage rolls, small pack of crisps and maybe a chocolate bar real ironman food!
lol - I think you need to check out Candy's experience of aero pringles holder before you embark on any further plans. And it is of course now etched in legend. 
http://www.pirateshipoffools.co.uk/?page_id=2

 

Scuba Trooper    pirate
09/03/2013 at 14:54

Jamie - Good Luck on Sunday, hopefully a podium this year.

Blisters - I'm thinking of trying out a flapjack recipe too, thanks for the tips.

I've enjoyed my rest week. 2hours and 30 miles (need to get exacts of garmin) and a 15min brick run today and just a 30min run and 30min swim + gym session tomorrow. Will have been a total of about 7:30 hours, going back to 9+ hours next week will be hard.

WhizKid    pirate
09/03/2013 at 16:38
Thanks ST I hoping soo too however done a lot of training this week so not sure how its gonna go! It's also gonna be bastard cold

You will be fine mate you missed it really
Blisters    pirate
09/03/2013 at 23:29

We're supposed to be doing 9 hours a week at the moment, are we?

WhizKid    pirate
10/03/2013 at 07:35
Apparently so I'm not following fink though so mine is very different :/
WhizKid    pirate
10/03/2013 at 12:12
Raced today 8th overall cat pos 1st 300+ racing so happy with that!
iron fraggle    pirate
10/03/2013 at 12:37

doing lots of recovery today - ie sleeping and trying to fend this virus off before it gets too bad

managed 10 hours last night (and that was after a power nap of the sofa yesterday )

 

zzzzzzzz

IronCat5    pirate
10/03/2013 at 14:38
jamie tardi wrote (see)
Raced today 8th overall cat pos 1st 300+ racing so happy with that!

Well done. I was due to race it, but I raced last weekend and will be racing next weekend, so it fell off my plan.

What was the course like?

Rafiki    pirate
10/03/2013 at 15:00

Did two laps of the bike course today - Howe Hill hurts second time round

WhizKid    pirate
10/03/2013 at 15:03
Run course was really sketchy due too rain should have bought the xc trainers! Also the run course was shortened a small bit or i ran a 5k in 15 mins.... Bike course was windy and hilly and was locked into battle the whole time with some other nutter who was hellbent on going for it(he blew too pieces on the run haha!) but yeah was decent! I got beaten by the same dude from last year again he needs too stop turning up haha! I also raced last weekend too but i live in newbury so i really fancied it!
IronCat5    pirate
10/03/2013 at 15:19

Are you doing Marlow next weekend?

10/03/2013 at 15:31

Lazy weekend for me, been away for a hotel break. But it had  a pool so I did some swim drills. Swimming coaching tomorrow, then long bike on Tuesday. I'm concentrating mostly on the bike, then swim and jut keeping running ticking over for now at about 6 miles.

JT - congrats on 8th place. 

Hope the weather pick up for Marlow next week. 

Raf - you are not helping! But well done. 

WhizKid    pirate
10/03/2013 at 15:46
No not racing marlow im assuming thats a half mara? Ive got a couple os smaller races until may when my tri season cracks off with a oly distance... I would be tempted too do marlow if it was the week after i would definetly do it...

Thanks Soup i really enjoyed the whole race to be honest the sprint finish with 9th place was brilliant!
Scuba Trooper    pirate
10/03/2013 at 16:22

Blisters - Fink doesn't call for 9hour but I'm doing an extra swim a week and about an hour extra bike mostly on the long ride.

Jamie - Good result in tough conditions, sounds like you enjoyed it.

Raf - Your going to be a expert on the course by the autumn, aren't you going to get bored of it?

Fraggle - Hope you get over the virus soon and don't lose to much training.

Soup - some top quality recovery there. I'm taking a similar approach, concentrating on swimming and bike and letting the runs just tick over.

Hard session this morning, 30min run (3.75miles) then 30min in the gym (legs then core) then 30mins swim (slow and easy). I'm going to have to mix up my training days again next week as I have a local 10k race on Sunday, after last week I'm in the mood for another PB.

10/03/2013 at 16:30

2 hour bike yesterday followed by 1:05 run today, unfortunately with some knee pain. Got physio again tomorrow though.

Rounds off Fink Wk4 for me @ 7.5 hours. We're due 8 hours next week and 9 hours the week after - though I'm in Lanza so my plan will be all over the shop.

IronCat5    pirate
10/03/2013 at 16:33

Good efforts all round.

JT - Marlow is another du.

WhizKid    pirate
10/03/2013 at 17:06
I better not race next week as i have loads comming up however whos up for comming to my end of the woods for a diy duathlon good pub grub locally use my gaf as transtion

Thanks ST i really did enjoy it, i truly love racing ive come to the conclusion im the saddest 26 year old on the planet as all i want too do is race all the time!

I wouldnt need much persuading too do marlow but i dont know if i want too drag the mrs out of bed 3 weekends in a row!
Scuba Trooper    pirate
12/03/2013 at 18:17

Hope everyone had a nice weekend and enjoyed the rest week last week.

I may a bit of an error Sunday, I did my long ride Saturday, so Sunday was a 30min run and swim. I decided to run then straight into the gym for 30mins then only 30min swim, sounded like a good plan and it worked quite well. I took it easy in the gym just gentle leg work then felt tired in the pool so just went gently with longer rest intervals. The error only came apparent the following morning when I was so sore particularly my thighs, no gym work for 4months really showed. I took all of Monday to get movement back to normal and even this morning on the turbo it was not pretty. Thankfully it didn't stop me training and I managed 45mins mostly Z2 on the turbo and a 20min brick run tri club coached swim later.

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