Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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Razor51    pirate
19/03/2013 at 19:26
6 mile run with Horse tonight and felt a lot better still in Z2 but slowed it down a bit. Z2 pace is now sub 9.30 which is nearly 1 minute quicker than 15 weeks ago thanks to Mr Fink.
19/03/2013 at 19:59

Cat, it was lovely and sunny in Bristol yesterday. Not so nice today...

Having this week off from running still but can't wait to get started. Will be terribly slow but hey ho,that's what you get with taking a break.

Cortina5    pirate
19/03/2013 at 21:06

Evening all! I'd planned to turbo at lunch then easy run tonight but my RH quad was still sore and hot. Pushed off turbo to tonight, which is now done. We'll see how the quad is tomorrow.

Good running Razor! You'd have thought you'd have learnt about taking it easy with your ankles... Is your first tri a pool swim? Brrr!

Steady - how did the swim go?

Mikasa - take it easy on your return.

Mrs D - I don't always take the weather with me. I had some really hot weeks last summer, most of them in England.

19/03/2013 at 22:03

Swim is done, just 4 ladies including myself in the lane. Had to do the evil 75m consisting of 25m each of breathing every 5th, 7th and 3rd stroke FC. But we did have a laugh at the end 'cos coach got us to practice tumble turns. 4th effort was a success.

Ended up in Portsmouth for retail therapy, nice walk in the sunshine to the outlet centre. Handbag, purse, shoes and a top purchased, followed by a slower walk back to the car, total of about 4.5 flat miles walked.  Got home in time to go to pilates.

Razor51    pirate
19/03/2013 at 22:08
Cat...its 400m pool swim, 23k bike and 6.4km run, not been on the bike since November so better get my arse on it and get some miles in..
Cortina5    pirate
19/03/2013 at 22:17

Sounds like a nice day Steady, hypoxic breathing aside!

19/03/2013 at 22:21

I can do every 5th and not drown in fact sometimes it feels like I glide more and am smoother, but every 7th does need a lot of control.

Dustboy    pirate
19/03/2013 at 22:28

Hypoxic is fun! Bloody killer in a 50M pool though. Think I have gotten up to every 9 once. But only once. Doubt I could make more than 3 at moment!

19/03/2013 at 22:31

Well, did not swim but 40min run done. Shattered and off to bed. Top running Razor and swimming Steady. Look after that quad Mr Cat. Soon be better Mikasa, patience is a virtue. Night all!

20/03/2013 at 19:56

Hi Everyone

Lovely to hear that some are managing training.

Had an awful few days of migranes. But am feeling better today so joined my cycling group. Didn't get very far cos one guy got a puncture, but it was nice to out.... problem is that I don't have anything to train for now .....

20/03/2013 at 21:08

Aw Chili I feel your pain! Glad you've made it out. Not sure what your time frame is but could you do a smaller event sooner? 
Sufferfest done tonight. Downward spiral, there is soooo a pirate flag waving at one point. Will be honest I took it fairly steady as still pooped out. But I did it! 

Cortina5    pirate
20/03/2013 at 22:04


I'll have to check for that flag tomorrow. You obviously weren't crying enough to see it that well

Brick night tonight at the track. (6m bike/800m) run x 3.

Quad much improved after yesterdays turbo and bath and lots of deepheat.

22/03/2013 at 10:39

Hey guys! What's up, no postings yesterday. Was planning another bike ride yesterday but didn't fancy it in the rain. Had a rest day instead. Looking forward to start running next week.

22/03/2013 at 16:53

hi everyone

had a bad week so haven't been very chatty. OH came home from work on Weds with news that he is being made redundant, so worried about how things are going to work out. He has been working there for 20 years and the news is a massive shock

so, training has not happened much this week - what with that, the loss of sleep and year 10 parents evening last night, going to see eldest son play in a concert tonight. Also feeling that I don't want to be leaving OH alone much - he had to leave straight away (not required to work his notice due to sensitive nature of the role)

anyway, will be back at masters swimming tomorrow so long as it isn't too snowy to get there. And I guess it will be turbo inside given the snow and ice around! 


Cortina5    pirate
22/03/2013 at 17:10

{{{MC}}} Shitty news. I've been there, albeit not with 20 years service. It's going to be a shock so stay positive for him regardless of how stressed you get.

Turbo last night for an hour - Fight Club from Sufferfest, ridden on TrainerRoad to ensure I didnt slack. Then an easyish run at lunch today in the wind and sun. Now it is peeing it down.

I don't like riding in the rain. I put up with it for IM training, but more bang for buck on the turbo this year.

Enjoy that run Mikasa!

22/03/2013 at 18:43

MC - so sorry to hear about your news. It must be quite a schock. 

22/03/2013 at 23:46

Oh MC, that is so rough. Sending big hugs.

Haven't done much training this week due to migranes and doc appointments. But after school I did LSR 10 miles with my gorgeous daughter on her bike. She's decided she wants to do it every week with me. Hail, snow, freezing cold but so lovely to be with her none of it mattered.

23/03/2013 at 08:04


chili - well done on getting out yesterday

heavy snow here today is going to mean I can't get to the masters session - the roads between here and there will just be too bad

going to get dressed and get myself to the gym instead - walking the 2 miles there and back, spinning class (if the instructor gets there) and gym work should make me feel good.

23/03/2013 at 14:26

MC rotten news, been there myself with Mr Steady a few years back, he had done 25 years. It will work out.

I am dithering and driving myself nuts. Do I man up and do the duathlon tomorrow or not?

The weather is rubbish, just sleet and snow, nothing settling just large puddles of water. forecast is no rain/snow at event location, but still very cold and windy.
I have only turboed for the last 3 and a half months, hate getting too cold and wet. I know its a short race but its nearly 2 hours of traveling to get there. I know I can layer up and wear new pirate jacket.
But, is it worth it if I then get a stinking cold and cannot train for a week or so.

The wimp is winning but it means I will have to turbo tomorrow. Training has been down a little this week, pulled hamstring and discovered some more weak muscles by the osteopath.


23/03/2013 at 14:50

steady - your call really on tomorrow - will your pulled hamstring be ok? Is the travelling there and back going to be dangerous? Are the conditions for the duathlon going to be dangerous? A duathlon here was cancelled here today, and rightly so I think, travelling to and from the site would be dangerous and the conditions for racing also dangerous


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