Training for a shorter Tri

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07/02/2013 at 19:06

Awww, MC - you are having a rough time of it. Sending hugs to you.

9 miles of bike today and pilates class. Hope my legs recover a bit before my hoping-to-do 10 mile run tomorrow. My family are finding it amusing that I keep nodding off each evening at the dinner table.

I miss ST and I met Shaz at the outlaw last summer and she seemed so very nice. Hope she recovered from all her injuries.

Cortina5    pirate
07/02/2013 at 20:45

I think the hardest part was remembering what I'd done...

MC can you still swim? Give the knee another rest. I'm still failing to get to 10 miles in my runs Chili.

I saw Shaz at the Dorney relays in Sep and she was covered in k-tape but otherwise in good spirits.

Just shy of 10km tonight. Usual Thursday night club route.

Edited: 07/02/2013 at 20:46
07/02/2013 at 20:54

cat - should be able to swim, and I can always use a pull buoy if I need to. Would have gone tonight but just too tired. Hopefully I will get chance tomorrow to go the gym, do some weights and have a swim

07/02/2013 at 22:55

I am going to try having a go at this running lark tomorrow. I think I will just go for a run/walk as I feel rather than being told by the Garmin on when to run.

08/02/2013 at 17:39

ok, so I know it isn't late for most of you, but I am not an evening person (unless the evening involves sleeping), had a really long day at school, knee still hurts, walking up and down stairs is not good, so just came home

now, tomorrow I have a 'trial' for the masters sessions at a fairly local swimming club - does that mean they see whether I am good enough? worried I am too rubbish

08/02/2013 at 18:02

Don't fret Mathschick, I go to the local masters sessions. I spoke to the coach beforehand and he introduced me to the other  swimmers in the slow lane and I just did what I could. Over time I have improved, but not moved out of the slowest lane. I am hoping to go tomorrow, which will be the first time in ages, so I expect to skip some bits, just remember the etiquette of standing close to the wall and not getting in the way if resting, oh and if you find your slower at a different stroke do not hesitate to drop back to the last one to start off. We once had a record of 6 swimmers per lane, six lanes to the pool.

08/02/2013 at 18:03

 I have run/walked. 2 miles in 30 minutes, one up a gentle hill and the other back down.

08/02/2013 at 18:14

well done steady

just realised only 16 weeks till outlaw half - gulp

08/02/2013 at 18:58

Don't panic, train.
 My mentor last year told me just be consistent with your training, even if its not exactly what the plan says. Us tortoises will get there.

08/02/2013 at 19:01

trouble is, damn knee keeps stopping me from training. Got an appointment with a knee specialist on Thursday though. Hopefully if I can join the masters swimming sessions that will mean getting in a few good quality swimming sessions a week if nothing else

Razor51    pirate
08/02/2013 at 19:12
Horse and Me are signed up for Blackpool half marathon on 24Feb, anyone else in?
08/02/2013 at 20:36

Well done Steady!

MC - Have a great time tomorrow. Am rather envious of you training and learning with others.

However I did have a training partner this evenings. One of my 9yr old twins! She was lovely. We had a great time and survived the cold, rain, hail, thunder, lightening and the dark. I ran 10 miles and the cycled beside me chatting the whole way.

So in the past 7 days I have:
swum 94 lengths (1 3/4 miles)
cycled 43 miles
run 15 miles
1 pilates class

Am tired but still alive and so pretty pleased with that. Just 16 weeks until the race is it MC? Hope I can get my bike mileage up.

08/02/2013 at 21:16

Hey alll!!! I'm back. Had a lovely holiday and wedding was lovely too. Unfortunately came back with a cold, again  and have felt rubbish all week. All I've done is 35 miles cycle commuting and half an hour walks at lunch time.

So, with my ill health, I've decided no HIM this year. Will do couple of sprints and an oly later when I learn to swim fc. Maybe try a 100mi ride. But main aim this year is to find a reason to all these colds and get rid of them for good. Never been this sickly in my life and it's getting pretty frustrating.

IronCat - nice Du result!

Everyone else - some good training/learning going on. Keep it up!

MC - sorry your knee still gives you trouble, hope you get it sorted.


Cortina5    pirate
08/02/2013 at 22:16

Hope you find the root cause Mikasa. My tri club is running a sprint tri (4th August) with many pirates attending. Come along!

Nice totals Chili. Amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it. My youngest now has a bigger bike so I hope to run with both kids at some point.

I hope the Masters trial went well MC. I've heard good things about Masters sessions.

I am now in the slowest lane on a Monday tri swim . The previous slowest lane is now used to teach people how to swim. Friday's I move up to the middle lane though tonight I did 1:15 on the turbo with a main set of 2 x 20 minutes. All good practise for my next Du on the 16th.

09/02/2013 at 08:03

chili -- brilliant week training well done dopn't worry about the bike mileage, I haven't really done any this week, and haven't cycled outside since the autumn!

Mikasa - could it be a nutrition thing? not eating as much as you should or eating the wrong things? or not getting enough iron? might be worth doing a food diary for a week and looking at what you eat. or maybe you work with loads of sick people? 

09/02/2013 at 12:47

MC - I'm definitely looking into my nutrition. As I want to lose weight as well I've been keeping a food diary already and making healthier choices. I think part is my early mornings and commute and not enough rest though obviously lots of people do that and have no problems.

Good weekends training to all!!

09/02/2013 at 13:59

ah, not enough rest will do it! start going to bed earlier

09/02/2013 at 16:20
Hey all
Did pop in a while back to say hi but must try & get on more regularly. Normally post on the mums runners thread
Did a novice tri last September & doing the 'wee tri' in Fort Willam n Mach. Need to find a sprint/ Olympic distance for later n the year in scotland. Been swimming today for the first time in a couple of months and did my longest swim ever, 70 lengths in 45 minutes so was pleased with that although I'm guessing that's fairly slow. Normally a runner, well jolly jogger more like & did my third marathon last year! None planned for this year as concentrating more on biking. Still recovering from a 24 hour MTB event two weeks ago, the 'strathpuffer' in case any of you have ever heard of it. Anyway enough about me....................)
Mikasa- not enough rest will defo make your immune system fall apart.
09/02/2013 at 21:21

I'd be very pleased with 70 lengths in 45 mins!

Thanks Cat and MC. Cat - my youngest is 6 next week, but still hasn't got the hang of riding her bike without stabilisers. Bit difficult cos it means I need to use the trailgator for even short family trips.

Mikasa, sorry to hear you are feeling so rough.

MC - well done on your swim training

09/02/2013 at 21:58

Running free, you swim at my speed, no problem with that, not the fastest but also not the slowest.

Mikasa, rest and good quality food required.

Chili by using the trailgator it should in theory mean that without the excess behind you, on your road bike you will be flying along.

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