Training for a shorter Tri

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Cortina5    pirate
01/01/2013 at 21:33

Hi Oii, welcome back. What Steady said. Get thee to the Surrey Hills!

01/01/2013 at 21:56
Surreyyy!!! Hoorrrayyyy!!!
Dustboy    pirate
01/01/2013 at 23:42

Into my lair shall they come, and be feasted upon at summers height. Welcome, ye who seek posh velocipede lumps, for I can provide and make thee thin again.

02/01/2013 at 08:24

Happy New Year everyone! And welcome back Oii! (Not that I've been much here either...)

But I want to get back in! Last year I was planning to join you guys to do Wild Boar but I just don't think I'm quite ready so planning to train for OD instead. Still that pesky business of learning to fc to deal with.

My New Year resolutions are

  • eat more healthily
  • lose at least 21lbs but really would like to lose 28lbs
  • complete OD tri
  • do a 100mi ride
02/01/2013 at 09:10

mikasa - great to have you back too

you will probably be fine for wild boar - it isn't until September and you have a good base to start with. Why not make a decision about it nearer the time?

02/01/2013 at 09:57

Hi MC - my base is actually horrendously bad atm. I just got demotivated after the HM and didn't do much, plus was demotivated about volleyball as well and put more weight on. I know I could do the HIM if I trained, I'm just not sure if my head is in the right place to do that much consistent training...and I'm still pretty worried about picking up fc. I'm gonna start taking some lessons in February. However, I'm planning to follow fink plan just in case the fitness comes back with training, so I'm not totally ruling it out yet.

02/01/2013 at 10:25

that's good

I have booked a swim smooth day - it is on 27 feb, I am a bit excited about it, but will be very fed up if my swimming doesn't actually improve! Although I know I am not going to suddenly be amazing overnight, but I don't want to finish the swim feeling fresh enoug to do the bike and run

02/01/2013 at 21:47

Cheers Mr Cake, can't think of a better incentive! 
Maths, did my first swim for ages tonight. Just getting in my cossie was struggle. Managed 30mins in increments of 100m with a 20sec breather. Was put to shame by the swim club in the 2 lanes next to me. Can only get better. Turbo in the morning.

Hellooo Oii & Mikasa... You was missed! 

Cortina5    pirate
02/01/2013 at 21:50

Welcome back Mikasa.

First run of the year, back at the local track .

02/01/2013 at 22:05

 I did my first run of the year, 2 miles of run 2 mins, walk 1 min.

Must remember to stretch afterwards though.

Welcome back Mikasa.

03/01/2013 at 07:17
Maths chick - what is a swim smooth day?
03/01/2013 at 08:22

Went for a little 2.8mi jog at lunch time yesterday with a work mate. We went really slow but my legs are bit achy today. It's only two weeks from last run!!


03/01/2013 at 09:49

oii - if you look on the swim smooth website there is a page for the 'certified coaches' and links to their websites. I am doing this  not cheap but hopefully I will notice a difference! It includes underwater videoing (that is going to be embarrassing!)

03/01/2013 at 10:24

I had a look at that MC, quite steep price wise, hopefully you get a lot out of it!

03/01/2013 at 10:37

thanks mc!!! i will check that out!!!

03/01/2013 at 10:41

thinking i might be uber brave pre work tmrw and get all lit up like a christmas tree and go for a 6:30am training ride on the scary london roads. havent done it yet and my bike is getting depressd being stuck indoors.

really fancy one of those flashing led light vest thingies. anyone have one?

03/01/2013 at 10:57

mikasa - I had originally thought about a total immersion course - that would have been a whole weekend and £350!! The coach at the tri club said the swim smooth ones were good. It is a lot of money 

oii - I am being a bit pathetic about cycling in the dark, and the flooded roads, and haven't cycled outside for ages

03/01/2013 at 11:34

just went and and spoke to the people in the local bike shop re my lights set up. they looked at me like i am a mentalist and said "urm, you'll be fine with that lot"

03/01/2013 at 12:00

lol! Oii, the roads terrify me and like you I do lots of lights including a head torch on my helmet and a longsleeved hi-vis jacket.

Does ice skating class as cross training? Had a great 50 mins skating with my girlies but should be doing a bike ride and am feeling very can't-be-bothered about getting my bike out.

I don't have a heart rate monitor nor have I ever measure my heart rate. For marathon training I went by 'feel' and learnt that if I could breath through my nose then I was going slow enough for the LSR's. But I'm still learning how to cycle and haven't figured out yet the 'feel' of going at the right speed. Can anyone give me any tips?

03/01/2013 at 16:21

Aha my heart rate question was caused by garmin readings towards the end of a parkrun so I'm taking it , thanks.

Managed my first exercise of the year today, just a short run my lunch hour.

Edited: 03/01/2013 at 16:22
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