PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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IronCat5    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. 

27/03/2013 at 20:03

I'll second that - top work Jamie. 6 hours out on the bike in the current glorious (!) weather is quite an achievement

WhizKid    pirate
27/03/2013 at 20:05
Thanks guys and girls, apart from the cold and talking too myself at about 85 miles it was very fun, can't wait for the season too get into action!
27/03/2013 at 20:56

I hope everyone else here isn't doing the same as Jamie! I'm a little behind that just at the mo! I have got an 80+ miler sportive coming up in a few weeks though.

WhizKid    pirate
28/03/2013 at 14:34
I feel knackered now decided too make the most of the sunshine this morning I assumed it would be warmer then it looked which it wasent! nice 26 mile ride nothing amazing as was taking it a bit easier than yesterday, then in my infinite wisdom I thought a 13 mile brick was a fantastic idea, it was until about mile 7 when I hit a huge headwind on the return journey and went from 7:10 m/m to a 8:10 m/m crawl it felt like... Then went for a beasting in the pool for a couple of km... All in all another fun albeit hard day
WhizKid    pirate
28/03/2013 at 14:34
Oh and badger what sportive? I have a 90 miler in a week or so
28/03/2013 at 17:46

Well Jamie - to make myself feel better I am going to state that you are peaking too early!

I am doing the Wiggle New Forest one. Which one are you doing?

Good week so far for me, haven't missed a sesh. 2:30 bike tomorrow morning, then a 1:15 run/walk on Saturday morning before heading off on family duties for a couple of days. Will take Sunday as my rest day and prob. get another bike in on Monday. Be rude not to.

WhizKid    pirate
28/03/2013 at 17:50
Bugger I would have done it if I had known, I'm doing the joker in Salisbury planes on the 7th 150km route of course! As too peaking I do a lot of long distance races year round and to be honest as my times aren't too bad I'm gonna continue on my crazy training idea however in may I'm doing the oly distance in the new forest!
28/03/2013 at 19:34

Evening. No chance of me peaking too early. But I did have a productive swim today, not distance cos I wasn't counting but in breathing. And as my breathing got more relaxed I could increase my stroke count easier and didn't increase my stroke rate with it either. Breathing is generally a good idea I think. 

I'm doing a 100mile ride from Oxford in July. Itsa bike "event" rather than a sportive, no chip times so it can take me as long as I need. 

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