Training for a shorter Tri

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IronCat5    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.

28/11/2012 at 07:23

I am here Chillibean, did pilates yesterday and hope to get out today for a brief run today.
I should imagine that everyone is either busy working or trying to avoid the floods. My garden has got its winter pond now with the excess rain.

IronCat, I am glad I do not do XC if the downhills go up. I do like a bit of off road trail though.

28/11/2012 at 08:11

Hi chili, I am here, but have been really busy at work

getting into the sufferfest - did another this morning

and did a run/walk on the treadmill last night - didn't feel quite right but managed to complete the whole session the physio had set me and I can still walk this morning so that is good

28/11/2012 at 09:46

I have done my run/walk, with no problems. I will do more stretching later. It felt good to be back but unfit. Must only look at what I need to do this week and not about next year or else I feel its too much.

28/11/2012 at 11:20

Hey Maths, I feel your pain. You're doing better than me though, how do you use the sufferfest? On a laptop?
Go Steady, feels lovely when you get that walk/running and it feels ok!
Congrats on the PB Chili... Weather generally causing problems.
Well done getting on the turbo Cat, I need a boot up the arse every now and again! 
Paddy, get those waterproofs on and get out there...

28/11/2012 at 11:25

MrsD -  I got OH to put them on DVD so I can put it on the telly - I probably would get annoyed having to start up the laptop in the mornings, and it is small as well.  The rest of the family seem to find it amusing if they happen to get up early enough to find me suffering in the morning

I was planning on swimming tonight, but my left ear has been weird since Monday so am going to give it a miss incase I am harbourng an ear infection. Can't go and risk making anything worse and being off work again!

Got another walk/run planned for tomorrow after school though

 

28/11/2012 at 14:30

Ah, that crazy ability to use computers and do useful stuff with them... Does cleaning the house count as a training session by the way?  So, walk/running all round and going successfully. Hurrah!

28/11/2012 at 19:37

Well Cake my man, you've cheered me up all round.. Housework done and 30min high cadence turbo, so dual training today. Def up for a play at Wild Boar. I say this with the confidence of a person who's only done a super sprint. What could possibly go wrong 

28/11/2012 at 19:53

yeah, I am definitely up for wild boar - be a great way to finish the summer holidays

IronCat5    pirate
28/11/2012 at 21:13

We're all still here Chili. Well done!

28/11/2012 at 21:14

I just mentioned camping at Wild Boar to the OH, may need a bit of persuading me thinks!

29/11/2012 at 19:21

Hey Mr Cake, did check earlier on the camping and seems a solo night is available. I know when I checked before it was a weekend deal thing. Slightly over excited about the camping thing really. Unfortunately, OH not so much. 

Managed pt and a run/walk today. Most impressed with myself. Things really improving me thinks.  Was mighty chilly for the run tonight, cover those windscreens people gonna be a cold one. 

Does anyone else find swimming a chore? Getting to the pool, getting changed, running into pool so no-one sees you, swim, out, shower, dry hair, get dressed, travel home. So time consuming for limited pool time. Is it just me?

29/11/2012 at 19:55

Can I just say I enjoy the swimming bit!

29/11/2012 at 20:10

the bit of swimming I don't like is the getting dry and dressed afterwards - swimming changing rooms always seem to be too humid to get dry properly

Britrisky    pirate
29/11/2012 at 21:18
I always seem to drop something - locker money, watch, ring ... I'm not normally clumsy or disorganised, but swimming seems to bring it out of me ... At least the changing rooms do, anyway
IronCat5    pirate
29/11/2012 at 21:18

Swimming is always faff. I tend to get changed at home so kit in the locker and go. It;s easier in the summer, as you'll take less to the pool.

29/11/2012 at 21:34

I wimped out of turboing tonight, excuse is the garage is too cold and finished work a bit late.
But I will do my exercises tonight and loads of stretching once my dinner has gone down a bit more.

I agree swimming does involve more faffing but like IronCat I get ready at home especially first thing on a Saturday morning, so less faff before swim, but still the faff after, drying my hair bit is skipped due to its shortness and in the winter I just shove a wolly hat on and style it when I get home. The only time I get waves in my hair is at a tri race where the helmet causes a few ripples but even that disappears within an hour or so. 

29/11/2012 at 21:56

Wish I could do the Wild Boar but the only way i can get another Sunday off is if we book our summer hols for that week. And our half term hols are going to revolve around doing the Outlaw Half, is it really fair of me to monopolise the summer ones too?

Did a bike ride yesterday - went out in a group for the first time. Yes, they were all retired gentlemen in their late 60's/early 70's but I quite enjoyed it. I was with the beginner's group which was a little slow, but apparently the step up to the advanced group is a big one and it may have to wait until Spring before I'm ready to join them.

Pilates today and hopefully will fit in a run tomorrow.

Or does dancing count? I'm taking one of my daughters to a ceildhi and so will be dancing all evening.

Razor51    pirate
29/11/2012 at 22:38
Had a great run with Horse tonight 5.5 miles in 54 mins, all done in Z2 felt really comfy at that pace and could have run a lot further even though it was -1c , eh up its a bit parky oop norf tonight.
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