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10/02/2013 at 09:07

70 lengths in 45 mins is fab

chili - agree with steady - use the trailgator to build up strength in your legs!

I remember with my eldest teaching him to ride without stabilisers, I had to run along hanging onto him - now that was a good workout! 

10/02/2013 at 18:16
Do you think? Oh well that's ok then must try & get to pool once a week and maybe try some drills from the book! Just downloaded Finks book onto iPad but so far have only read snippets.
Did 12 MTB miles this morning and 4 mile run this afternoon. Would do more if got the chance but its difficult fitting it in a round hubby & kids without getting moaned at too much!
My 3 girls are driving me totally demented today...................arghhhhhhhhh.
Chilli-they will eventually get it & just start riding but in the meantime yeah it's good for building leg strength!!!! I take my 2 year old in a trailer on the bike sometimes, hard work!!!
Started snowing here tonight , yech & kids on hols now for a week, I may go insane
Razor51    pirate
10/02/2013 at 18:22
Did my LSR today in the rain and wind,, not so slow ran 10 miles in 1hr 35mins avg 9.33 min/m. It surprised me when I looked at my pace avg hr was 170 which is bang on my upper Z2 limit but it didn't feel that hard. Definately like running with music I tend to just plod along and not think about pace or the distance, it seems to suit me ok. A bit annoyed with myself for not keeping the pace under 9.30 in the last 2 miles but still happy with my run
Edited: 10/02/2013 at 18:39
10/02/2013 at 20:33

Wow Razor - that is a really good time.

Well done Runnin free - sounds like a good training day.

Horrible slushy stuff on roads and falling from sky at the moment. Hope it doesn't last over night.

11/02/2013 at 10:32

I'm turning into a real grump, but I DONT LIKE SNOW!!!!!!!!

Cycling is impossible, but I have just run 5 miles in the white stuff. Was very hard work. Guess that's going to be it today. Hope everyone else has a good day.

11/02/2013 at 19:03

I hate the snow

and the kids that throw snowballs

off to another masters swim session tonight

Razor51    pirate
11/02/2013 at 20:28
Ran 5.6 miles tonight with Horse, 53 min avg pace 9.34 and felt really good after yesterday's run

Swim tomorrow lunchtime and run in the evening.
12/02/2013 at 16:38


12/02/2013 at 21:25

Pancakes, yummy.  I did a Delia Smith recipe and used gluten free flour for Mr Steady, they tasted the same as normal ones.

I had a short turbo session, followed by a quick change and dash up to the village hall for an hour of pilates. The journey home from work was frustrating, the bus driver decided to stop and wait because he was running early, then got held up with some roadworks, so I missed the train and had to wait 30 mins for the next one. Grrr. But at least I did some cycling, I am finding my wrists are aching, so will need to practise using the aerobars more, even though they feel a bit uncomfortable for the back.
Hope to be able to get to early morning swim, but will see what the weather is in the morning.

13/02/2013 at 13:50

Well I am up to 25 miles on the road bike. Was freezing. This week my snickers bar, water bottle and toes froze. Very slightly quicker on the road bike, but not noticably. Still took me 2 1/2hrs very disappointing. But I am getting stronger, and definitely feel fitter.

Dustboy    pirate
13/02/2013 at 15:09

Chili, stick Snickers in back pocket next to skin, use a thermos in your bottle cage if you can fit one and buy some Sealskinz socks/neoprene overshoes. Or other brand etc etc etc.

Cycling in winter is never fast, or very nice.

13/02/2013 at 17:23

chili - well done, that is a brilliant ride on a freezing day

I turboed this morning. had to cancel my physio appointment as the roads were just too bad, and looks like I won't be able to get to the pool this evening.

hope this is the last of the snow now, I am fed up with it!

13/02/2013 at 18:33

Nice biking Chili!

No snow here. And glad about that. Still just cycling to work but going to vb training tonight.

Cortina5    pirate
13/02/2013 at 21:41


Razor51    pirate
13/02/2013 at 22:22
Ran just under 4 miles tonight in the snow, pace was bit slower due to the slippery conditions but it was an enjoyable run, finished off with a long soak in the bath to thaw out
14/02/2013 at 09:48

Where do you guys live who have snow?

When I started cycling back from training last night, I felt something wasn't quite right. A flat tyre! 4 mile walk back home with my cleats, feet were sore when I finally got home. Couldn't be asked to change it so took my mtb out today. Tyres on that are so noisy on the road!

Razor51    pirate
14/02/2013 at 10:46
Mikasa .....I live in Manchester, we had snow yesterday but its all gone this morning.
Bad luck on the puncture
Cortina5    pirate
14/02/2013 at 12:41

We had some snow in Germany, but back home now. I'm back out Snday night and was entered in to Althorp Du this Sat. It has been postponed due to weather - not such a bad decision plus I could do with the extra week or two. BUT.... we have a wedding at 1230 on the same day, and it is a European qualifier. Not sure I can do it now

Razor51    pirate
14/02/2013 at 15:03
Cat .... If you don't go to the wedding you will get loads of ear ache off her indoors.

2K swim done at lunchtime in 41 minutes .
Cortina5    pirate
14/02/2013 at 16:51
Razor51 wrote (see)
Cat .... If you don't go to the wedding you will get loads of ear ache off her indoors.

2K swim done at lunchtime in 41 minutes .

I could make the reception...?

2kmin 41 minutes?? Were you drafting Meldy? have you been secretly training?

Edited: 14/02/2013 at 16:54
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