Training for a shorter Tri

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Razor51    pirate
10/04/2013 at 22:12
15 miles on the bike tonight with Horse, nice and easy 14.8 mph avg, not managed to swim yet this week, work got in the way yesterday and today I got to the pool only to find I'd forgotten my trunks (dickhead), :-[ will try again again tomorrow.
IronCat5    pirate
10/04/2013 at 22:47
Razor51 wrote (see)
15 miles on the bike tonight with Horse, nice and easy 14.8 mph avg, not managed to swim yet this week, work got in the way yesterday and today I got to the pool only to find I'd forgotten my trunks (dickhead), :-[ will try again again tomorrow.

You know what happens if you forget your kit....

10/04/2013 at 22:55

Turbo session tonight was a disaster. Got started then realised I had left towel indoors, so got off fetched it and restarted. 10 mins in, over the sounds on the MP3 player heard strange noises from back of bike. earbud out, definitely something odd. Got off, looked prodded, poked fiddled couldnot find anything wrong apart from if I shifted into the far end of the cassette, then either the back dangly bit hit the spokes or it just sounded odd. Had put gloves on and realised smothered in black oil, so took bike outside and gave the chain and rings a quick wash.

Mr Steady came in and fiddled some more, seemed to be OK so long as didn't change gears much. 20 mins of turbo, then decided to call it a day and go and cook dinner. Moral is don't get cocky and think that changing a wheel over is good practice when it seems my mechanical curse can strike at any time. Hope to be able to go back to road wheel for my long ride at the weekend.

Razor, I forgot my towel once, still did the swim and used an item of clothing as a towel instead.

11/04/2013 at 07:12

MrsDigger, I know how you feel.  I'm up at 5 to feed the horses and chickens before work, I get home around 6.30, have some food and back out to check the animals.  I sometimes struggle to get my ass out and run/cycle/swim.  I found that having a buddy helped.  If I was particularly unmotivated, I'd arrange a run with him then I'd have to go.  Also, sometimes I just do a 3 or 5k run or just 20 minutes in the pool.  It makes me feel better.


I've still got my off road tyres on my mountain bike and I was thinking of changing them to road tyres this weekend in preparation for my first tri in a week or so, but after reading SteadyCJ's comment, I wonder if I just leave it alone.  It's working now, it might not be working after my cack-handed attempts to change them...

11/04/2013 at 09:25

I am going to worry now - I still have my bike in the turbo with turbo tyre on. I need to change it because I have my first tri next week haven't been able to use it this week because I am not at home. Going to change it on Saturday when I get back in preparation for an outside bike ride on Sunday. I had planned to get it serviced before any tris, but never mind, I'll have to sort that out when I am back home.

my son forgot to take his towel once, and dried himself using the hairdryer at the pool

11/04/2013 at 13:06

ooh you and me both Mathschick...I did ring to get a bike service last month and the first one they had free was 17th April, 4 days before my race and I didn't want to take the chance...I'll get it all sorted afterwards...I'm not likely to win the event and the tyre type isn't going to effect my times much.

Just back from my lunch time run, 7.14km in 38 minutes, about a minute slower than Monday's run.  I was day dreaming for most of it.

Razor51    pirate
11/04/2013 at 13:15
1500 swim at lunchtime in 36 mins I think I'm getting faster and my stroke seems ok, will run tonight with H
11/04/2013 at 14:21

ooh, I've just taken delivery of my first ever tri-shorts.  I had to hide the changing rooms at the office to try them on.  They are ...figure hugging... I was wondering if it'd be wrong to stick a rolled up pair of socks down the front for some added emphasis...

Edited: 11/04/2013 at 14:21
11/04/2013 at 18:23

Pete, you should be safe changing tyres. I have a lovely husband who is Mr Practical in the extreme. I on the other hand have an ability to make locks stick, wheels go wonky and all other paractical things go wrong. 

I have been invited out to a pre marathon dinner tomorrow, so will need to sort out the bike tonight or leave it until Saturday, but then Mr Steady will be at work and if it all goes wrong I will need to ask a neighbour for help.

11/04/2013 at 18:35

Road to work on my hybrid this morning as I thought it was going to rain - it didn't  definitely slower than my road bike!  No run tonight or this morning.  Husband has abandoned me for a prog convention in Wolverhampton so I'm going to get up early burly and run, run, run!

11/04/2013 at 22:38

Bike issues sorted by Mr Steady, used WD40, allen keys, a few choice words. Back brake was totally dismantled and rebuilt, he fiddled with the rear gear bits and tried to accuse me of wrecking both cassettes. He reckoned payment for fixing the bike was a big cuddle, so happy with the cost.
I will admit that there are a couple of teeth on the 2 smallest cogs that look more shark fin than tooth shape, but if they are both the same at least I am consistent.



12/04/2013 at 07:28
SteadyCJ wrote (see)

 He reckoned payment for fixing the bike was a big cuddle, so happy with the cost.


Is that a euphemism?

I downloaded the ironfit book to my kindle last night.  It was only 4 quid something.  I was reading it on train this morning.  Interesting.

Is there an official injury thread on here?  I think I've done something to the tendons at the back of my left knee as they are really painful.

12/04/2013 at 08:31

pete - take care with your knee - what have you done? rest, ice and if it doesn't get better go to a physio is my advice

Dustboy    pirate
12/04/2013 at 10:35

1st swim (as in not taking teh kids) in 6 months last night. 40 lengths, ow. With lots of breaks. What a mess! LOL.

12/04/2013 at 10:39

I went for a run yesterday and my knee did feel a bit funny at the start.  It felt like I could feel the tendon moving against something, but it went away after a while.

I've got a sports massage on tuesday which I'm hoping will help.  I'm in the pool tonight and I'll do a final 20K bike at the weekend before taping down next week so I will be taking it easy.  My first triathlon is in 9 days.  I'll survive it and see how I feel afterwards.

12/04/2013 at 11:55

I do take food to work, just don't get the chance to eat it! Also, in all honesty being tired at work is not the best of plans for me. But, having realised other people's schedules feel like a bit of a girl. So, given myself a talking to and got up at 6 yesterday and did my first brick of the year. Rest day today and off to work shortly. 
Maths and Pete - what tri you doing?
Glad bike all sorted Steady, seems a top payment method. 
Hope the rain held off for your run Razor! 

12/04/2013 at 15:34

MrsD - I'm doing the David LLoyd Lincoln tri - pool based sprint. Hope you don't feel tired at work after your training, to be honest, I don't find that it effects me for work, and actually sets me up nicely for the day ahead

12/04/2013 at 17:22

Got up at silly o'clock - it was still dark and went for the usual run.  It was very quiet - I only saw three cars and no peeps.  I liked the getting up early and getting it done - got to 2pm today and fridayitis kicked in like there was no tomorrow  Mental note no running on friday mornings!  


Pete: keep an eye on that knee - if it niggles again I would go see someone about it. Good luck with the Tri!!

12/04/2013 at 18:49

MrsD I'm doing a novice triathlon in turriff up here in the far NorthEast of Scotland.

SuckitupButterCup, I live in a very remote glen and three cars are all we see all day on our road!  We see more tractors than cars.

Dustboy    pirate
12/04/2013 at 21:59

Tri in Jockland must take some cojones. Please don't say it's open water?

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