For those not yet up to IM
you are too quick for me ST - I took nearly 4 hours 30. My target is just to finish, don't care how long, but hopefully in about 6 hours
Well done on the 20 miler ST. Now you know you can do it.
I did my ride. My legs felt tired at the start and did not get any better. At the junction at the top of Ranmore I gave a shout out to a pirate going the other way. It was Gladys who introduced himself, I was taking a quick break after the slog up the hill. Box Hill was done slowly and had a dark moment when I felt that the ride was just not fun and did I want to pull out. No I didnot, decided to carry on a bit more and do the downhill part and reasses then. At the bottom thought well the rest of the route is undulating/little hills so carry on. Enjoyed the fuel stop but at about 17-18 miles stopped to get a drink, more food and got a bad cramp in my quads. "Oh bu**er" and other words came out, thought again about pulling out but really didnot have a clue as to where exactly I was. So after a few minutes got going again but taking it easy( really easy). Got to a junction and knew roughly where I was, so just carry on, if I got cramp bad again then I would call it a day. Slow plod in the sunshine, a little walk up a bit of a little hill. Got back to the finish in one piece. Chris Boardman shook my hand at the finish, got a medal and goody bag. Went and got a cup of tea and more cake. There was no queue for a sports massage so decided to have one to ease the quads. I was seen by a physio and SMT that treats pro athletes and the English National Ballet. He found the sore bits and doing one stretch I went into cramp which he was not suprised at. Afterwards he gave me loads of advice on stretching including what he calls 3d stretches.
Now tired and I have stretched, waiting for Mr Steady to come home from work to have dinner, but he has rung up to say home at 8.30pm
Steady - well done, and the massage sounds good. I am never sure whether you have to pay for the massages when I have seen a massage tent at a tri
ST - doubt whether I will be able to lift my leg high enough to kick your a** by mile 23
ST- I don't really want to wait that long for my dinner, but its sausage casserole and already in the oven. I will probably be asleep infront of the telly as soon as I have eaten it.
Well done Steady
ST - 20 miles! Great run.. yeah you will find the extra 6. It's quite amazing how it all somehow clicks into place when you're out there. With all the other folk and the buzz of the race you will do fine. And you MC. Am very impressed that you did 20 miles and a swim on the same day!
Good work all. Those dark places will help for your IM bike leg Steady. Great effort ST and MC!
4hrs 12 mins for my 20 miles ST so you'll loose the last place race race to me
But that means all three of us are set and ready to race. Lovely taper time now.
just back from the tri club swim - couldn't believe we spent an hour working on our kick! wonder what my legs will feel like in the morning
Ali - yep, I am looking forward to not doing another 20 miles before the real thing
Well done Alibear!
MC - so I take it you are cycling to work in the morning? lol You train so hard, you deffinitely put me to shame.
MC,ST and AliBear - well done on your 20mile runs! You're all set now for the mara! I'll be thinking of you when I'm enjoying my birthday celebrations.
Chili - well done on sticking it out. I have had couple of those when cycling,it can be a total mind game.
Have taken my trainers to work with me so the plan is easy 3miles at lunch time weather permitting.
Maths I work with some folks who do deep tissue massage stuff and as a general rule if it cost's £15 to £20 it's a good deal and if it's above £30 they better be good. That's for about 15 to 30 minutes depending on what you need. I'm assuming steady's sports terrorist is very good with what they do and will probably change accordingly.
When you saw Gladys was there a bit of mincing involved?
ST when's your marafun?
I did it. Went out with the guys from work and their pace was bit faster than mine so it was a good work out but not easy. Might go out with them once a week to get a bit faster workout in.
Ah, wrote out my bit before noticing any new replies.
ST - You're bit like me. I had a look at my training towards the half mara and no wonder I struggles the last 3 miles.May - 10 runsJune - 8 runsJuly - 2 runs!August - 1 run!! (But also the week of cycling)September - 8 runs including half mara.
I've learnt though!
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