Training for a shorter Tri

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25/02/2013 at 17:42

yeah, home made chicken soup for me tonight, and it is OH's favourite meal, he would have it every night if he could!

Cortina5    pirate
25/02/2013 at 17:51

Chin up MC!

I need to get some more batteries for the scales to see how I've been since Christmas.

Lunchtime brick. R/B/R/B/R. Each run was 2km and the bike about 6.5km.Good tune up for the upcoming duathlon. Rode the road bike rather than the tri bike, but did use my spangly new carbon tri shoes. Much easier to get feet in to whilst moving.

Need to work out when to run tomorrow as off to Germany for work.

25/02/2013 at 18:16

I have a Duathlon to do it seems, I had emailed the organisers to pull out, after my chest infection, but it appears they didnot get it and my neighbours are entered for it have convinced me that I should do it, even if I am not quick at the run bits. So I have a short term target of running 4k non stop, cycle 24k then another 4k by the end of March.

25/02/2013 at 19:31

Sounds excellent training Cat. Well done on the discipline to manage that!

MC - yummy, chicken soup. Sorry you are feeling rotten though.

Steady - apple crumble is one of my favourites too

14 miles on the bike for me today. Was going to do a 5 mile run this eve, but have a mega busy week and am trying not to get stressed and anxious about it so decided not to go.

25/02/2013 at 20:07

well done on the brick cat 

steady - be careful with the running it you aren't up to it, but think of the duathlon as a bit of fun

can't go to bed till my 8 year old is home from cubs and tucked in! then I will getting to sleep nice and early

Cortina5    pirate
25/02/2013 at 20:23

Fankyew! On the second run I almost turned around halfway out but thought I should just man up.

Steady - end of March is plenty of time to get up to 4km twice. Don't go out too fast on the first run and the second always hurts Where is the du (you've probably told me already...)?

A nice bike there Chili.

Maths - you sound like Mrs Cat and I. We both had stag/hen dos at the weekend, then the kids went to a party Sunday afternoon. We both went back to bed.


25/02/2013 at 22:25

IronCat my Du is the Portsmouth Triathletes one held at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit.

Quick question should I wear my pirate cycle jacket to the TRI show at Esher or would that just be too show offy. It needs an outing as I havenot ridden outside yet, plus it is very bright and noticeable.

25/02/2013 at 22:39

Absolutely you should!

26/02/2013 at 12:06

Hey peeps, I feel your pain Maths been laid up for 2 weeks with the lurgy. Not been able to do anything. Take it easy and don't push yourself too hard. 
Bloomin eck Cat, lunchtime Brick - that's some top work.
Steady - sure you'll beast the Duathlon!
Well done with the HM Razor, you must be properly chuffed! 
Nice biking Chilli....

Have managed to gently get back into the swing of things. Hoping nothing puts the mockers on it!

26/02/2013 at 14:12

Hi MrsD *waves*

Just swam 1 mile (64 lengths) in 43 mins. Not particularly fast but will get me within the cutoff no problem.

Razor51    pirate
26/02/2013 at 15:53
Steady.... Me and Horse wore out pirate bike jackets to the Tri and bike show in Manchester, just do it
Britrisky    pirate
26/02/2013 at 17:08
I did too - it made me feel a lot fitter than I am!!!
Razor51    pirate
26/02/2013 at 18:01
Cortina5    pirate
26/02/2013 at 19:46

I may go to the Tri show Sunday after all. In my Pirate jacket, natch!

27/02/2013 at 18:37

Had planned a long bike ride today but work and children just seem to keep getting in the way! *sigh* Managed just 12 miles but I guess something is better than nothing.

27/02/2013 at 21:28

Chili, thats better than me, I decided that after ice,foam rollering, stretching, massage and wearing calf guards, that my sore shin would not appreciate running today, so I didn't.

I will go to the Tri show on Saturday.


Cortina5    pirate
27/02/2013 at 21:35

I know the feeling Chili! You always manage to get out on the bike though, very impressive.

Yesterday I thought I'd run in the evening rather than the morning. I took the kids to work whilst Mrs Cat spruced the house for a viewing before she left for work. The viewer was late and arrived as I was rushing out the door for the airport. Quickly showed her around then dashed to meet the flight to find it delayed. Then we sat on the plane for 40 minutes whilst they decided the plane couldn't take off due to a fault. Hohum, BA found a replacement plane and I made it to my German hotel a couple of hours late. No run.

Tonight I turbo'd for 20 min did a 2km brick. Must roller tonight.

27/02/2013 at 22:19

Such is life!

Cat - I'm only doing a half but apparently it is still all about the bike. And that really is my weakest discipline so I'm trying to cycle 3 times a week and if I have to drop a session will drop a run in order to get my bike miles in. Am hoping to get up to 30 mile ride next week, so they are creeping up slowly. But since I am soooo slow (which is partly cos I'm terrified of roads) the rides require a very long time.

Take care of your legs Steady... they are awful important in the world of tri

28/02/2013 at 09:42

legs are just important, tri or not

I have a date for my mri - Sunday 10th march at 7:15 at night - weird

28/02/2013 at 17:37

Mathschick, sounds like you have an efficient hospital making the most of an expensive to buy and install scanner. The top UK hospitals all use CT and MRI scanners at least 8am to 8pm 5 days a week many with even longer hours and weekends.


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