For those not yet up to IM
ST - no, not doing Outlaw. My current plan is as follows...
May 6th - Cardiff SupersprintMay 20th - Llanelli SprintJune 17th - Cosmeston SprintJuly 21st - Gower Sprint (possible)September 2nd - Llanelli Olympic
MA - Did you find a window? Did you get wet?Mikasa - the constant rain is really irritating! It doesn't usually bother me, but because I'm not following a dedicated plan I don't have the guilt of missed sessions. Must plan harder! Steady - well toughed out!!!Oii - 2 spin classes...madness I tell you!! Oh, and good shopping btw! DK - If I bought one of those from Toys R Us I wouldn't end up using it as a foam roller...I would use it as a battering stick!!!! The temptation is just too great!!
1.2k swim at 6:30am done and dusted for today. Was hard work today and couldn't find the rhythm, but got there in the end. Maybe a run later. 5 days to go...
st - plans are (so far)
may 6th - triferris supersprint cirencester end may - local 10k (have yet to find it)june 24th - birmingham sprint trijuly (entries not open yet but it was 3rd sunday last year) newent half maraaugust - ??? any suggestions??? maybe a sportive? september - sat 2nd sept brat oly tri & sun 9th sept cheltenham supersprint triathlon & sun 16th newent sprint trioctober- stroud half mara
am taking myself and wetsuit to the sandford lido tmrw at 6:30am. its the local outdoor 50m pool. see if i can get all the way across without needing to be fished out by a canoe.
Didn't find window - went out in the rain. Think it stopped at some point, but I was soaked through regardless.
82 miles done. Only downside was backpain came back again after about 60 miles... Back to the drawing board it seems with that...
Sorry ST was honeymoon and also mischief todays been first day back at w**k in front of a pc. Just read back.
Silver Trucker wrote (see)
Ok probably asking the wrong people here but will ask any way any advice would be good I'm now seriously thinking about doing the south downs Marafun but there's only bout 8 weeks till race have I left it to late to train?
Yes but you could do it anyway.
mathschick wrote (see)
just in the process of joining a tri club. maybe I should hold off and go and visit Evans - there is one in Nottingham - not too far from me.
Which one? there are three that I know off in nottingham TNT is very much a bisiness not that that's there's anything wrong with that. Just in case I have been a member of absolute tri so I can use prierrepoint for open water training in the past and they are a good club and very friendly but also in part a business. Also nottingham tri club I think but not had any dealings with them. If you ever see a cycleist on the A61 or A63 by the way in pirate kit changes are it's going to be my so please throw a jaffa cake at my head and say hello.
Oii nice one
MA I did the manchester race at the weekend and the weather was hellish there. They shouldn't have done the race. People where coming down with hypathemia so a good call on the tri being cancelled.
If it's any use there isn't that much difference between a olly and a half IM think if it as being the difference between a 10k and a half marathon running wise.
Congratulations Cake Hope you had a great day and lovely honeymoon. Any pics to show us?
Well done everyone who is persevering despite this awful rain. we haven't had any family cycling days yet cos it's just too wet and miz to be out.
Steady - great report, great race. Well done
Doing lots of running, pilates, bit of swim and no bike at all. Am planning to run for a few hours along the Ridgeway from Tring on Sat 12th May if anyone wants to join me.
Hi everyone *wave* One nasty bike crash later & 10 night stay in hospital & my season is now down the drain (made a separate thread about it so won't repear detail here!) but am on the recovery road & just have to remain patient & make sure I take the time to recover properly & start back slowly so I don't have to go backwards (a lesson I've learnt the hard way far too many times now to ignore!).
But congrats to all on your training & races of recent times - you've all been very busy!! Shame the weather hasn't been the best though (although I have to confess it is making me feel a *teeny* bit better for not being able to do anything!)
Congrats maths on the new bike; have you tried those clipless pedals yet?? I was terrified of them & spent a week hanging onto door frames practising but actually when you're out on the road it is way easier than you think so just go for it! Oh and you *will* forget / leave it too late & fall over, but it's all part of the experience & something that we *all* do - you generally only do it once though & then you remember
Congrats cake on your wedding!!!
As for gear stuff, I'm old fashioned & carry a spare inner & pump & patch kit but will probably look at some gas when I'm allowed back on a bike again (!). I've used a plastic crate & bag in transition; personel preference is a crate as you can lose things in the dark hidden corners of a bag, but the downside is that they are bigger than a bag so less room to setup gear etc.
Congrats Cake! Hope you've had a wonderful time!Shas - glad to hear you are on the mend! I hadn't seen your other thread, although I knew you'd had a spill! Will go looking now!MA - Cracking riding!Mikasa - Dragon ride next year? Oh, and you've done a better brick than me!Eco - My in-laws have an apartment in S France...makes IM Nice very appealing!
No run for me this pm. Eating Tapas instead and having a cold beer!
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