Training for a shorter Tri

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24/11/2012 at 16:14

Looks like the magnet is OK, but will try resetting it.
I am due to go for a ride tomorrow with Dustboy and some others, but putting off decision as to which bike to take, hybrid or road bike; hybrid will need tyres pumping up and quick check it goes inside the car OK, the road bike is on the turbo and I will have to change the wheel over but has slick tyres.

Dustboy    pirate
24/11/2012 at 16:40

Road bike CJ out of preference. I have just recced part of it and apart from a bit of standing water here and there, it's not too bad. Suggest around 90-100 psi rather than race hard though on the tyres.

I was at the running show too this arvo!

24/11/2012 at 16:49

OK, then I had better get the bike off the turbo and the wheel swapped over.
Running show was alright but prefer the Tri show in the spring, much more to buy then.

24/11/2012 at 18:32

Wheel changed over in less than 10 minutes and pumped up tyres. Well I went for 100psi, but getting the connector bit off always results in air loss, sometimes so much I have to start all over again. I will put the bike in the car in the morning.

Cortina5    pirate
24/11/2012 at 18:40

Enjoy tomorrow. Just shy of 60km today in the pissing rain. Got home and drained my gloves out. The group had a persistant puncture that resulted in 3 stops and alot of cold people.


24/11/2012 at 21:05

urgh, what a horrid time IronCat, hope you have dried out and looking forward to XC in the morning.

25/11/2012 at 08:58

morning all

did my first sufferfest this morning, brilliant

I wondered why it wasn't showing the speed, it was only at the end of the session I realised I hadn't pressed the start button. DOH

oh well, it was a bloody good workout, might ask OH to sort out all the rest of the sufferfest videos for xmas for me, 

25/11/2012 at 15:46

Well done Mathschick, I enjoyed my ride with Dustboy, he talked me up the hills and we all enjoyed the downhill bits. The sun shone whilst we cycled but rained on my way home.  20 miles in less than 2 hours.
Washed the bike and now set back up on the turbo where it will stay for a few months now.

Razor51    pirate
25/11/2012 at 17:54
Ran with Horse this morning, just under 6 miles avg pace 9.31m/mi. Felt really good so pushed on a bit with a couple of sub 9s much to Horse's annoyance as he was struggling a bit. threw a few intervals in to really piss him off all in all a good day for me and now feel I'm not far off from where I was last May.
Cortina5    pirate
25/11/2012 at 20:08

8.5km (5.3mi) XC run today in the league. Horrendous conditions; waterlogged, and deep deep deep puddles.

Nice run Razor - don't go pushing it too much though (even if you do beat H!). A nice ride Steady, and a good turbo MC!

My kit is still damp from yesterday's bike.

25/11/2012 at 20:51

Massage and a couple of days rest did the trick with the shoulder.  Total 1600m in the pool this morning, including a huge (for me) 150m non-stop.  I could only swim 25m 6 weeks ago.  I'm made up with the progress.  Shows what a little coaching can do.  Wish I'd done this years ago.

175m on Tuesday.  Baby steps.  


Edited: 25/11/2012 at 20:53
Cortina5    pirate
25/11/2012 at 20:53


25/11/2012 at 20:55

Don't know how you faced running in that weather today IC.  It was horrible.  Well done on getting stuck in though.

Cortina5    pirate
25/11/2012 at 21:02

It's easy training - you're having so much fun you don't notice the hurt. And the sun was out briefly, and no rain during the race either!

26/11/2012 at 17:21

cake - that is what my OH said, although he pointed out there was nothing wrong with my knees back then I was probably about 10 or 11 in that picture - erm so about 33/34 years ago. Feel old now....

26/11/2012 at 21:03

Hey everyone, shoddy time at work hence been shattered and keeping head down. Had a couple of days just too tired to train, in bed by 9. But today, managed a 35min run/walk.4 min run, 1 min walk. very chuffed. 

Good to hear everyone still getting out there despite the pants weather... must admit I quite like running in shocking weather, makes you feel proper hardcore! 

Cortina5    pirate
26/11/2012 at 21:54

We all have those weeks. Felt quite tired today, and MrsCat was late home from parents' evening (she is a teacher). That meant I wouldn't make the tri swim, so turbo'd instead.

Definitely in the hurtbox after yesterday's XC!

Dustboy    pirate
26/11/2012 at 23:39

Cat am I right in thinking mnext XC is up beyond High Wycombe? Hell of a trek for 5 mile run? Or is it THAT good

Cortina5    pirate
27/11/2012 at 09:00
Dustboy wrote (see)

Cat am I right in thinking mnext XC is up beyond High Wycombe? Hell of a trek for 5 mile run? Or is it THAT good

The Handy Cross XC is a wonder in that it is completely uphill. Even the downhills are uphill. A bit like Escher's triangle.

27/11/2012 at 22:56

Hello? Hello? Is anyone here?

Nice to hear about the good training sessions. I set a 5k PB on Saturday and then didn't do anything due to yucky weather and too much work until my swim this morning. Am hoping the rain stops briefly tomorrow so i can cycle or run.

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