PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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ChallengeCheggers    pirate
19/03/2013 at 08:56

I had a great week last week! 4 swims, couple of hundred miles on the bike but best of all was a 17.5 mile run on Sunday. Furthest I've ever been and I could've done more but I said I'd be home by 1 and it was 1.15 when I looked at the time.

Blisters, I'm looking forward to meeting you (and you probably beating me!) at my first marathon at Stratford.

19/03/2013 at 09:11

Morning. Long wet bike on the cards for me today. 40 miles planned. 

What happened to you bike Blisters? 

Some massive mileage going on here. I'm still at the other end of the scale. Don't want to peak too early.  I'm following Finks advice of slowly turning a polystyrene cup inside out. I'll get there though in my own way. 

I'm also doing Stratford but just the half. It will be a slow run/walk. My longest run so far is 7 miles. 

Blisters    pirate
20/03/2013 at 22:55

Cheggers, don't count on me trying to muller the marathon. It's a fun run this time around.

Soupy, my bike's free wheel stopped being free. The local bike shop needed a part for it and they haven't been back in touch since. It appears that they may like bikes but dislike telephones. I've not had a chance to chase them anyway.

WhizKid    pirate
21/03/2013 at 18:30
Nice work scuba lots of pb's is always a nice feeling!

Blisters at least it's the freewheel, worst case scenario is new/rebuilt hub or new wheel... Stupid question can't u wack on the wheel from your other bike? That's what I would do... Or race wheels if your minted

I've had a decent week with a mile swim pb of 28:32 I suck massive arse at swimming so this is great for me.... Also I have another race at the weekend Kingston breakfast run 16 miler... Then on the 7th of April the joker sportive in Salisbury 150k of fun in the hills.... Off this week so I plan on getting at least 1-2 century rides in!
21/03/2013 at 19:09

Evening. I don't even know what a freewheel is.  Is it what I call a front wheel?

1200m swim today. Breathing still difficult and swallowed a bit of pool water and spluttered toward the end. But 1200m in the bag. 

WhizKid    pirate
21/03/2013 at 19:43
Soup - the freewheel is part of the hub on the rear wheel, you know that click click sound when your coasting that's the free, if it doesn't work it will lock up and it will either seize the hub up all together or turn it into a fixie... Which doesn't allow you too coast at all. In short it allows you too free wheel oh and well done on the 1200m swim nice work
21/03/2013 at 21:59

Ah, thanks for the explanation jamie. I like to freewheel. I do a lot of that lol. Can't understand why anyone would have a fixie. Devil's invention that if you ask me. 

Blisters    pirate
21/03/2013 at 22:19

Soupy and Jamie. Not such a stupid question. Unfortunately, the Old Hack that I refer to is a bike that looks a bit like a racing bike, but is in fact a touring bike. The wheels are 26" x 1.25" and 5 speed hub. They are a slightly different size in every dimension, and there's no chance of them fitting. To get this bike onto the turbo I had to do a nut and bolt rebuild to the machine to allow for the new diameter.

Anyway, bad news/good news.
Bad news: the freehub was fcked. The one they had in the shop was dodgy. The new one that was sent was bggered. The hub on the wheel was also horrid.

Good news. Specialized gave me a new set of wheels, of a higher specification. Well chuffed.

Cortina5    pirate
22/03/2013 at 08:25

Nice one Blisters!

22/03/2013 at 12:56

Back from Lanza! Had a great time (again) - looking forward to next year already. Managed some OK training on the bike including a 4 hour ride taking in the Haria and Mirador Del Rio climbs. Last 30 mins was tough - hadn't eaten enough. Run training was well down though as it was very hot out there. Unfortunately Lager got in the way towards the end of the week so the last couple of days were a training wash out.

Back in cold Blighty now and will be putting in a reasonable weekend of training to get myself back on track. Still feel a bit hungover/tired so am taking today off and I have my eyes on a take out curry tonight.

Scuba Trooper    pirate
24/03/2013 at 08:27

Blister - Nice result in the end on your bike.

Soup - Good to see your swimming coming on, its hard to judge progress, running and biking seems very gradual but swimming seems to come in steps.

Bagder - Welcome back, still jealous of your warm weather training. Must be a bit of a shock to the system to get back to this weather.

My charity Cambridge to Southend ride was canceled due to bad weather yesterday, so instead of taking this as a good reason to do something else I went out for 2:40 (43miles) in snow and wind with a mate from the tri club. It was horrendous, hard to see where I was going due to snow on my glasses, slush on the road and cold as anything. Not only was it a good few hours and miles banked but also a mental exercise even when its hard going i can keep to the task.

Gentle 1 hour run later should make 11 hours for the week. Still a couple of hours ahead of fink due to extra swim session, longer weekend ride and a bit of extra running. Hope this is enough to build my base but not enough to cause burn out.

WhizKid    pirate
24/03/2013 at 13:44
ST - nice work on the ride mate its bloody freezing out there today! Good too get some winter miles bagged, you know the saying winter miles summer smiles!

I ran the Kingston breakfast run this morning 16 miler excellent event I must say, did it in a reasonable 1:54 wasn't trying to kill myself over the distance as I didn't want too mess with my training too much... But I had a fun time
Blisters    pirate
24/03/2013 at 16:45

3 hours on the old hack bike, bolted to the turdo in the garage. Cold feet, but no wind chill.

When I went to the bike shop to pick up my machine, there was this other bike hanging there. It was used, but said "to be sold" on it. Yes, it needed a service, but it was specced up to the gunnels.

Cannondale synapse, carbon frame and seat post, carbon TT aero bars, with shifters, ultegra equipment, carbon cranks. Adamo saddle. Mavic Ksyrium wheels.
Complete porn. I'm not buying it, but did have a sit down on it.....

WhizKid    pirate
24/03/2013 at 17:10
Blisters buy it BUY IT NOW!
Scuba Trooper    pirate
24/03/2013 at 18:16

Blisters - what frame size and how much? How did you resist?

Rafiki    pirate
24/03/2013 at 19:15

Can't believe no one has asked the key question!

Blisters - what colour was it????

Blisters    pirate
24/03/2013 at 20:59

Rafiki, which colour is faster?

Rafiki    pirate
24/03/2013 at 21:00

Red..... everyone knows that!

WhizKid    pirate
27/03/2013 at 16:22
Seeming as I've had a particularly good day I decided too post my training today started the morning off with a 2.5km swim, which was ok apart from this other triafelete in my lane who was about 10 secs per 100m faster then me and doing tumble turns which I'm too ignorant/lazy too learn too do

Then I went for a little bike ride in the Berkshire/Wiltshire country side in the freezing artic wind but the sun was out..... Even got the TT bike out for a bit of fun! So 105.4 miles 3,500 m of climbing (about flipping 70% was on the back half) in dead on 6 hours which was ok... Decided too bin off the transtion run though was so cold..... Too sum it up awesome day of fun!
27/03/2013 at 19:16

well done jamie. 

I've got a bit behind with bike miles so hoping to get some sessions in over Easter. 

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