Training for a shorter Tri

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04/02/2011 at 08:38
I am wondering whether I should forget bike and parkrun and do a few more running miles. Not sure what state I will be in to run on Sunday... Hmm...

Off for a pyramid swim later. Might time my 400m too.
04/02/2011 at 09:57
what have you got coming up? race wise?
04/02/2011 at 11:58

Nothing until March but then it kicks off a bit...

10k 20th March
Half mara 27th March (ST - are you doing Forest Of Dean?)
5k swimathon 16th April
Oly Tri 15th May

... and we don't talk about 10th July!

04/02/2011 at 11:59
I might do a 10 mile race on 20th Feb actually, just to make sure I do the distance if nothing else! And there will probably be a few Parkruns thrown in, but I'll probably be using those for brick sessions rather than to get a time.
04/02/2011 at 12:17
see so we aren't too far off the same training cept my half is well before yours.. so have to get the longer runs in before then.. .. whats on 10th july?
04/02/2011 at 16:36
Bootsie, we don't talk about 10th July

No my half is 5 March in Stratford JEvaNs.

No run so far been far to tired this week

Fingers crossed for tomorrow now, although couple glasses of wine tonight watching England smash the Welsh
04/02/2011 at 16:46

Cor, seems like everyone has a busy schedule!

I didn't skate yesterday - spent a long time walking, and then arrived at Ally Pally Park too late to get a decent sesh in, so looked at the ducks instead. But I reckon I walked about 9 miles, so it's still cross-training.

Today I went swimming. However, my ankle started to ache and I realised it was bruised. I think I did it when I leant my bike against the porch the other day, and it slipped and the chainring rammed into my ankle. I didn't think I'd done any harm, but it's quite sore now. So I just swam my winterswim distance and a couple of cool down lengths of breaststroke and called it a day.

I shall have to see how much it hurts in the morning. It's not dreadful, but I thought I had a better chance of making it out tomorrow if I didn't push it on today's swim. 

04/02/2011 at 16:51


Yes mummy Jevans I have been very good and no training again today. Am feeling a bit better this afternoon and my nose is working again. Wow - impressive weights session!

Shall see how well I sleep and I may do a slow Parkrun with my big girl tomorrow morning. 

5 March is my duathlon. So i really need to do those brick sessions! Am beginning to panic

Off to take more vitamin C and paracetamol.

04/02/2011 at 18:01

Yersinia - sensible attitude just doing the swim after the bike attacking you. Impressed that you managed the winterswim distance, I had signed up for that and done a couple of rounds before my accident so had to pull out, but will do it next year. My swim is still for rehab purposes only until end of March!!! ggrrhh doctors orders.

Today I did one hour on exercise bike, plan stated it should have been one hour fifteen mins yesterday and a 45 min run today, but tired yesterday and did not fancy going out in the strong wind today, so that was my excuse and my exercise.

04/02/2011 at 18:02
Right PMA I'm defiantly going for a LSR tomorrow cause I'm now working Sunday I just can't turn work down not cause of the money I just can't my Tri club swim is safe on Sunday evening though and next week I need to raise my running training cause my half is approaching very quick.

I'm looking at April 17 th as my first Tri in Northamton it's a sprint but using as part of training plan to get round and enjoy and see where I'm at

Any one else near mids or are you all down South?
04/02/2011 at 18:09

I'm in Wales, so will reserve judgement on who smashes who tonight ST!!!

Just off for a little swim. Won't be too taxing I hope as I want to be up in the morning for park run.... am a bit worried by all this wind though. I may get blown home before making it across the start line!

04/02/2011 at 18:34
Lol poor you England by 20
04/02/2011 at 19:28

i'm neutral.. ireland to win by a large margin tomorrow though!

14.05 miles done and dusted. including a lovely fall onto the road! 

04/02/2011 at 19:56
Sorry Jevans - I realise I probably sounded very rude, but didn't mean to. I was going to post a smiley face and forgot. I do appreciate your concern   (just to make up for it!)
04/02/2011 at 22:54
Meant to say (but was on bus and foruming is always a bit iffy from my phone!)....

Yersinia - Ow! Nasty place to get a bruise. I hope it feels better tomorrow

Chilibean - don't be silly, it made me smile! I don't need smiley faces to know when people are having a laugh Glad you are taking it easy. Don't worry about the duathlon. You've got time for plenty of bricks in the next 4 weeks. Think back to what you did 4 weeks ago, and all the training you've done since then. Plenty of time.

Steady - how is the wrist on the exercise bike?

Bootsie - H........ I...........erm.....sorry.... M

Swim done though. I did a pyramid starting at 6, going down, and back up. Never started at 6 before. I'm normally a 5 girl. But I was really pleased. 30secs rest between sets and whilst I did clearly tire towards the end, with a 400m warm up (sub-9 mins - also happy!) and a few cool down lengths, my 'short' swim session is now a mile long!

Just need to work on that long swim session now. I'm going to do it with sets of 200m and 400m with rests in between. I was going to follow Duncan Goodhew for the Swimathon, but I think I would feel more comfortable doing the same thing over and over, because I'll only really be able to do two swims a week.

Off to bed (unless husband wants a lift back from the pub... hmm...) and looking forward to parkrun, but I fear if the wind is still bad in the morning I may chicken out. Must Not. I'm supposed to be doing flippin' triathlons for goodness sake!

Razor51    pirate
04/02/2011 at 23:47

Hi Gang....................This week have done 22 miles on the bike, 3k swim and ran 12 miles so feeling quite pleased with myself considering I'd lost my mojo last week

ST.........................Get out and do that LSR you keep threatening to do

Stay free of injuries Gang and have ogood training weekend

04/02/2011 at 23:51

I've set my alarm for the rather unfathomable time of 7:30 on a Saturday (not a morning girl) and think I will be able to brave the wind, as it's not too far away. It's forecast to be mild and probably dry, and any rain should be no more than drizzle, so hopefully I'm all set.

Just hope the ankle doesn't stiffen overnight. At the moment it feels as though it should hold up OK, but I've just put on some precautionary ibuprofen gel, as there is a bit of inflammation there.

Hopefully I can get out there, and return brandishing my wooden spoon in triumph.

Razor51    pirate
04/02/2011 at 23:56
OH no.................not the wooden spoon   ( dives for cover)
05/02/2011 at 07:52

In weather like this, a wooden spoon is still a finish! Good for you!

Ran Thurs night - hideous - mega windy. Got blown along for the first 5k (under 20mins!), then turned round and got sand blasted for 35 mins home. My own fault for running up Blackpool prom! Still, my skin has never felt smoother.......

Swam last night and took ages to get relaxed and into it - I only had an hour spare and it seemed to take 750m to get warmed up. Horrible - felt really uncomfortable, breathless, almost panicky. Had to stop every 4-6 lengths, and reverted to good old Breaststroke again, just couldn't seem to get settled. Duathlon anyone? No! Must keep trying, have entered Ribby Hall Sprint Tri in Lancs on April 3rd, and Ironman mate has entered me for 2.5k swimathon in April too so got to get and keep my finger out. I've been advised to try bilateral breathing instead of right side breathing so i'm not breathing as fast. Any thoughts, gang?

05/02/2011 at 07:52

Heh. Only the Truly Deserving receive the Wooden Spoon.

Well I've negotiated pt I of the challenge - getting up at an unearthly hour on a Saturday. Can 'feel' my ankle, but it's not too bad just sitting here. I will see if it hurts on the bike. If not, I'm good to go. Still sounds windy out there.

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