Training for a shorter Tri

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MovingAlong    pirate
13/06/2012 at 23:23

Last night I feel asleep in front on the tv early in the evening and slept straight through to this morning. Tonight came home, did some jobs around the house, had dinner and then fell asleep again. Mrs has been in bed most of the night. Both praying we're not coming down with something

Anyway, managed to peel myself off the sofa for a run I really didn't want to do. Think the schedule said 2 hours, I promised myself I'd finish after a 6 mile loop. After 6 miles, talked myself into doing another 3 mile loop, but then really had had enough and decided to call it a day. So just shy of 9 miles will do me.

Sports physio tomorrow.

In more exciting news my Great Swim East swimming cap turned up this morning. 2 mile timed swim on Saturday morning, be really good to get an idea of time for Outlaw (or be a complete confidence destroyer!)

14/06/2012 at 16:13
Ok first OW tonight since last September, gonna just go and splash round a bit. Try out new suit, hope it fits after my holiday
14/06/2012 at 16:59

ma  - i REALLY hope you arent coming down with t'lurgy!!!

st - good luck in the new suit

its properley chucking it down/cats & dogs/weather for ducks here so i am going to do hill reps session on dreadmilll...

Razor51    pirate
14/06/2012 at 17:02 still on a 6 day rest and 1 train programe...

1 hr turbo this morning out in the garden....been pondering weather to fix my cleat onto the bottom of my cast so It stops slipping off the pedal.....

MA......Hope your not coming down with something....


Rafiki    pirate
14/06/2012 at 18:17

Razor - if you do attach the cleat to your cast, just make sure the screws/nail aren't too long!! If ou feel a sharp pain in your foot - stop!!

MA - take it easy and hope you feel better mate!

Well, rumours are my OD tri on Sunday may turn into a Dua - the Thames is flowing to hard to swim in safely!! They will make a final decision on Sat, but with more rain forecast its not looking good. A little relieved as I didn't fancy trying to swim 1.5k upstream if there's a strong flow! A 1km run instead seems a lot easier!


14/06/2012 at 18:47

ma - hope you aren't coming down with anything. If you are, better to have it now and get better before outlaw.

They have started putting up all the advance warning signs for the outlaw on the roads

14/06/2012 at 19:07

Go for it ST!

MA - hope you're feeling better

MC - that s very exciting

Rafiki - hope your race works out.

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
14/06/2012 at 19:30
Razor51 wrote (see) still on a 6 day rest and 1 train programe...

1 hr turbo this morning out in the garden....been pondering weather to fix my cleat onto the bottom of my cast so It stops slipping off the pedal.....

LOL Razor! like the thinking with cleat... I really don't see why you couldn't do the outlaw?!? air cast for the swim, cast with cleat for the bike and a good pair of carbon fibre crutches and a lightweight cast for the run...

MA - hope you're feeling better mate

RAF - sorry about the thames mate, but better safe than sorry!

Razor51    pirate
14/06/2012 at 20:40


MovingAlong    pirate
14/06/2012 at 20:46

ST - How did the splashing around go?

Oii - hills hardwork?

Razor - Way to go on the turbo-ing. I'd stick with that for now and ignored GasTanks mad ideas!

Rafi - hope you get the decision you want with regards to the tri - but then again safety first and all that, annoying as it is. Best of luck with it though!

MC - thats exciting stuff!

Thanks for all the well wishes. I appear to be alright me thinks? Still feeling a bit tired, but training will resume back to normal tomorrow with an OW swim in the morning.

Just had sports physio on my back - still some tight muscles on there, which is hopefully where the pain on the bike is coming from. Got some stretches to do, and she went overtime on the muscles - apparently I might have some bruising tomorrow!


14/06/2012 at 22:18

Collected Tent and stuff from Cat5 today, getting excited and nervous about the Outlaw now. Lists to be written so I don't forget anything, usually forget something. Top of list is Rescue Remedy to calm the nerves.

Hoping to get a short run in tomorrow if bite blister goes down some more, it is at the edge where the shoe will rub it.

MA - think you may have the start of taper madness or hayfever. Look after yourself.

Chilli - how are you recovering from your marathon. At least Outlaw is a flat run, really flat compared to what you did.

14/06/2012 at 22:53
Steady - really excited for you!!!!!!

Ma - like steady says, may just be taper madness? I forgot about that (0; Hills were self inflicted intense. Did 16x1min with 1 min easy intervals on hard setting on the cross trainer then 14x1min with 1 min easy on the highest hills the treadmill would go to. Fellow gym goers lOoking at me like I is a loony. Me trying to keep my heart in my chest (0: then did stretching and foam rollering.
MovingAlong    pirate
15/06/2012 at 11:30

Think it could be taper madness and/or hayfever. Also think I need a few early nights!

Sports physio was fairly intense last night, so much so I decided not to go swimming this morning due to aches. Feeling better now, so all should be ok for tomorrow. Looks like a fairly poor week of training for me this week  Ah well, just have to hit all the sessions next week 

Good to anybody racing this weekend - hope the weather improves - tipping it down here at the moment 

Rafiki    pirate
15/06/2012 at 11:45

Just been informed my Tri on Sunday is going to be a Dua!! Too dangerous to swim in the Thames...... doh!!

15/06/2012 at 11:46

Shame about it being a Dua but better safe than sorry.

Rafiki    pirate
15/06/2012 at 11:53

It is, but then again I drove through henly this morning and looked at the Thames and thought no way could I, or do I want to, swim in that!! I htink no matter how hard I swam, I'd still go backwards!! Plus they say there is a lot of debris in the river - branches etc, which could cause serious problems!!

MovingAlong    pirate
15/06/2012 at 12:48

My 1st tri was in the sea, and when I arrived they said they'd halved all the swim distances due to the conditions. Then after the super-sprint and oly's had gone, they announced the sprint would be a dua due to the conditions worsening. I was gutted.

About 20 minutes before the start they said the life guards had altered it so the swim could go ahead, but at a very short distance. Once I got done to the waters edge I was gutted they hadn't stuck to the dua idea!  It was all good fun though - it was swimming for survival at times, rather than swimming!

The Great East Swim has just been postponed to Sunday due to the conditions. 

Razor51    pirate
15/06/2012 at 13:49

MA..... Max on the other thread says he feels more tired now the volume has decreased and puts it down to taper madness.... .....think I'll just stick to turboing.

Gas ....  I like your thinking for Outlaw ..even though I would be totally fekking mad to try it...

Lets pray for great weather guys. 

15/06/2012 at 14:46

it is going to be "apocolypse now" here tmrw. am 95% going to turn 3 hour bike ride into 3 b2b gym classes.

15/06/2012 at 14:56

oii - you are training hard

I am going to have to rethink tomorrow's plans too. I was intending to cycle the 14 miles to my nearest parkrun, run it, then cycle back. Heavy rain forecast so may have to go to the gym instead and try to get into the spinning class. What a pain.


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