PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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12/03/2013 at 18:31

Best ideas are always the ones that tend to end up hurting ST.  Well done on working through it. 

I had a great swim session yesterday. I biked 12 miles there and up a hill that goes on forever as a warm up too so feeling virtuous. Turns out my stroke isn't at all bad now but what tires me out swimming is I'm not getting the breathing right. I hold my breath for a couple of seconds before breathing out under water so after a few strokes I'm almost hyperventilating. I had no idea I was doing that and only found out cos I'm filmed and she watched for when the bubbles started. I love it when I get a breakthrough.  Breathing drills and quickening stroke rate with a temp trainer on the cards for the next 2 weeks. 

12/03/2013 at 19:13

Good stuff Soup - you can practice exhaling into the water without even swimming just by bobbing up and down and getting the timing right.

Did 30/15 brick today but my knee is not great at the moment. I am going to not run for a few days and let it heal up a bit. I've had ITBS and now what feels like anterior knee pain which I'm currently getting physio for. I think I'm overdoing the running a bit (I only ever used to do a couple of runs a week!)

Sacking off swimming tonight and the run tomorrow as I'm packing for Lanza and I'll be doing tons of training during that week!

WhizKid    pirate
12/03/2013 at 19:41
ST too many times have I done weekends like that and the. Realise I can't get out if bed the next day lol!

Soup that's great I love a good breakthrough especially when swimming, getting the breathing right is key (apart from a couple of other bits )... I'm working hard on swimming too mainly my catch as its a bit off..

Badger I'm not at all jealous your going too lovely warm Lanza and I'm going too stay here in the freezing cold!

Off topic I ended up 7th in final results for last weekends race which I'm happy with!

Oh and my mate at work (who's mrs basically runs human race) got me into Kingston breakfast run which is 16 miles on the 24th of march... By chance anyone going?
M...eldy    pirate
12/03/2013 at 19:42

*ignore this post, I am just checking something

As you were 

Blisters    pirate
13/03/2013 at 15:03

Uh oh

She who must be obeyed is keeping an eye on us.

iron fraggle    pirate
13/03/2013 at 15:06



thought I'd put a link for F3 events on here as they do quite a few tri's/swims in the area, many of which are in the Thames if anyone wants to practice



13/03/2013 at 19:13

Thanks for the link fraggle. I'm tempted with one of their swims and perhaps the Little Dipper or longest day sportive. 

iron fraggle    pirate
13/03/2013 at 19:18

I'll be doing some of their events Soupy, just not decided which one(s) yet. The Little Dipper does involve *that* hill though!

13/03/2013 at 19:20

And more besides I think. All the more reason for doing it.  Won't be doing the Big Dipper though thats for sure. 

IronCat5    pirate
13/03/2013 at 21:52

I did the 90k longest day sportive. Some nutters (Meldy & Barlos) did the 180k option. Waaay to early in the season for that!

VoTwo do similar events at Dorney and around the coast for swimming.

Edited: 13/03/2013 at 21:52
meface    pirate
13/03/2013 at 22:40

No-one can ride 180k in one go. FACT!

IronCat5    pirate
13/03/2013 at 22:48
m..eface wrote (see)

No-one can ride 180k in one go. FACT!

I heard the world would implode.

14/03/2013 at 06:58


IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)
m..eface wrote (see)

No-one can ride 180k in one go. FACT!

I heard the world would implode.





Isn't there a comet in the sky this month to warn against riding that far? 


Scuba Trooper    pirate
14/03/2013 at 18:13

I'm not local enough to do many of the F3 events but I have signed up for the Marlow HIM, has anyone else?

I did 64km today and noticed that the world wobbled a bit, if I'd kept going I'm sure it would have imploded. Thankfully this is the last hard day this week until a 10km race on Sunday, just a 1hr swim, 1hr 100rpm turbo and 1:15 run to fit in.

14/03/2013 at 20:46

World still her ST so you obviously didn't overdo it. 

I had an interesting swim session today. I'd been set some tempo pyramids so using a tempo trainer I went up and down various stroke rates for each length and noting my stroke count for each.  Really need to sort my breathing out because as the stroke got faster I didn't have time to exhale and spluttered.  

I saw the Marlow HIM and was tempted but I'm already entered Enduroman half and SA's DIY event.  

meface    pirate
14/03/2013 at 22:26

I have worked out that riding outside is just like on the turbo but with a really big fly wheel!

Scuba Trooper    pirate
18/03/2013 at 19:27

Gone a bit quite in here hasn't it. Hope very had a good week last week.

Not a bad week for me last week. I shifted a few sessions round and did my long bike and long run early in the week so I had a chance at a good 10km on Sunday. My long ride was the longest I've done again and was 40miles in 2:30 over a reasonable undulating route. With 3 good swim session my total for the week is 10:30 so well please with that and I topped it off with a 41:36 10km on Sunday which was a 2min PB.

For some reason I've managed to get talked into doing a charity bike ride, Cambridge to Southend, on Saturday. Its a 75mile route and not flat and I expect it will take me about 5 hours or slightly more. I should be able to make it but need to take it easy at the beginning and not get carried away. I hope the weather improves a bit too.

Blisters    pirate
18/03/2013 at 23:38

Nice one that Scuba.

I've got a decent 3.8 km swim done. That was an achievement all on its own.
My bike is bugered with two g's. The old hack is on the turbo.
The run could do with another 22 miler before April, or the Stratty mara will be lame.

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. 

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