PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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WhizKid    pirate
29/03/2013 at 20:39
Last year I went for the time trodden route of flapjack rammed down with a gel every hour and munching a bit of flap jack every 30 mins with sports drink... Worked alright and easy on the tummy, thinking of maybe trying to get a bagel in there, to be honest if I get any more food in my jersey/bento box il need a trailer haha!
IronCat5    pirate
29/03/2013 at 20:42

Training-wise I had a gel every 45 minutes and drank High5 2:1 mixed 2 scoops per 750ml. On the day I had some 200kcal cereal bars cut in to 4 and had a bit every 20 mins, then a gel every 20 mins afterwards. Loads of High5 from the feedstation too.

No way was I undercarbed!

29/03/2013 at 20:49

I'm just wanting a savoury option if possible as well as the gels/flapjack etc. Marmite butties are next on the list. Most of my calories will be gel/flapjack/maltloaf I expect.  I'm possibly going to be 8 hours on that bike so that could be a lot of gel. 

Rafiki    pirate
29/03/2013 at 21:01

Have you seen the photo in 220 Tri this month - with the bagels hanging off the aero bars!!

29/03/2013 at 21:04

I knew there was a use for aero bars. Genius 

Edited: 29/03/2013 at 21:05
WhizKid    pirate
29/03/2013 at 21:58
I was sick of gels by the end of iron distance I just couldn't stomach any more on the last lap of the marathon.... And 99% of gels taste properly nasty
30/03/2013 at 19:07

40 miles on the bike done. Felt I could have gone further which is reassuring, but then I was going a slow pace. Av speed 12.5mph but with quite a bit of  traffic in places.  My shoulders were getting stiff towards the end and my feet were freezing. I nearly headed the quick way home when the weather started to blow hail stones in my face but pleased to say I dug deep and carried on. 

IronCat5    pirate
30/03/2013 at 21:49

Nice one Soupy. Good mental effort too.

I think I had 3 gels on the run, then moved to jaffa cake, crisps and flat coke.

Rafiki    pirate
31/03/2013 at 11:12

mmmmmm..... jaffa cakes .... mmmmmmm.....

WhizKid    pirate
31/03/2013 at 11:45
Happy Easter everyone! I might manage a run later today, so busy with family and stuff, I'm stressing a bit as I haven't done anything today! Another big day yesterday hopefully a run tonight..... Enjoy chocolate and roast!
01/04/2013 at 21:01

Good weekend training for me. 1x3hr bike ride, 1x1h15 run/walk, 1x1h40 run/walk, 1xrest day

Still playing with run/walk ratios. Was playing with run 1 mile, walk 1 min. but that wasn't helping my knee much at all. Now at 5:5 and it's working great. No knee pain. Did 10 miles today in 1h40m - seems I can hold 10min/mi doing this ratio fairly comfortably. I'd be dead chuffed if my marathon time during the event started with a 4! I'm thinking of building this up to 2h00m then maybe switching to 6:4 to see if I can hold that. Seems, for me, that run/walk is definitely the way to go, I can manage my knee injury (whilst getting physio for it) and still spend the necessary time on my feet. I'm a definite convert!

Blisters    pirate
03/04/2013 at 13:11

Grumps. I'm jealous of the good work you guys are putting in. I'm currently suffering from a nasty ear infection. PARDON?

03/04/2013 at 17:37

Unlucky mate. Hopefully it will clear up soon?

I'm feeling a smidge under the weather myself at the moment though it's not enough to stop me training.

Frikkin' pool last night was busy. Think it's due to the clocks going forward. I'm no swim snob but there were people in the 'fast' lane that really should not of been there!

It's pretty quiet in here so hopefully you're all getting some good training in!

03/04/2013 at 17:50

Hiya. Sorry about the ear Blisters. I said SORRY ABOUT THE EARS!  Hopefully you will be back in training soon.

A windy bike session for me today on commute home the long way round up 3 hills. Twas hard work. Swimming tomorrow. Missed a run yesterday. A bad case of cba. 

WhizKid    pirate
03/04/2013 at 19:27
Rest day for me, spent the entire day ravenous, I think I put on about 3 stone in weight by the time I sat on the sofa after work.... Was a decent end of the (training) week for me this week with a switch from bike to run focus with a few speed sessions in for good mix, did my first park run on sat, was very windy and had a hill in it which sucked... It's amazing how much 5k can hurt! 19:25 so relatively happy with that as coming off of a monster week last week...

More importantly bloody wind is doing my head in, 2 hours too get the 20 miles home from work on Monday all into a headwind with a massive bag..moan moan ... Oh well sportive this weekend so should be fun hope training is going well for you all!

Badger - I call them the jellyfish, they float about in the fast lane oblivious to the people doing laps :/

Soup - good work on the bike afterwork, I know the pain of the wind all too well....
03/04/2013 at 21:15

Just realised I've got 4 weeks to up my swimming from 1000m in a pool to 1900m and to get my biking up to 56 miles. Never mind running 13 miles, I can walk that. Anyone else doing The Silent Assassin's Half IM next month?

04/04/2013 at 09:16

You'll be fine Soup. Isn't the race up North? Badgers don't go North of London, we don't travel well.

04/04/2013 at 21:12

2800m in the pool done as 7x400M. Did it in an hour without much bother even with decent rest intervals. No pool rage tonight. Happy times.

Blisters    pirate
04/04/2013 at 22:36

No swimming for a couple of weeks, but I'm pleased to report that I managed the full 3800m in the pool a couple of weeks ago. That was a huge motivator for someone who could barely do 25m of crawl this time last year. It can be done. The setback is temporary.

Give me a few days and I'll be getting ready for a marathon.

05/04/2013 at 07:37

Is anyone doing the HIM event? Or are you all doing the full distance?

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