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MC, good idea of doing some walk training, I nipped out and did 45 mins of fast walking with 3 little runs in it. Managed just under 3 miles and all Z1 with a bit of Z2 so it was a workout.
think I need to walk a bit quicker though, had the treadmill set at 6kmh, that puts me at nearly 4 hours for a half mara
or need to cycle really quickly...
Nice walking ladies. Only managed a walk myself this eve just because it got so late and if I run at this time I won't sleep! Took my No.3 girl with me though and we had a lovely time together.
Have just been reading the provision race rules for the Outlaw Half and I'm a bit scared.
The race starts in waves from 6.30am - 6.55am. The cut off is 8am (1hr 5 mins after the final wave). Then the cut off for the bike is 12.15pm and for the run is 16.00.
I can do the swim (I think!) and the run. But I'm not sure I can bike that fast Please tell me I will get quicker as the weather gets better and I train more.
Now you have told me that, I am wibbling Chili, I am not sure I can bike fast enough. Hopefully we will all get quicker with practice.
chili - that is about 14mph, it is not a hilly route, you will be able to. I have found when I have done sprint tris last year my speed averaged at about 15mph, and that was off the back of very little cycle training. I know it is further, but you are already up to about 20 miles and we still have a fair few months.
I think the women go last, don't we? so the fast men actually have longer to do it all and meet the cutoffs
anyway, gives me a good 4 hours for the 'run' and I am sure if I am a bit after 4pm they will let me finish - all the tris I did last year were with this company and they are very good, and very nice
I think I need to practice being aero as much as possible, last years full Outlaw was wet and windy. I have turboed again, 1.5 hours at 10.1mph, hope that when I go out in the real world I find its a little bit faster. I did over an hour in the middle chain ring and only slowed down during the last 10 minutes. Finding my wrists and neck aches but with practice that should lessen.
Tomorrow I help out at running club beginners session, so I know I can do that OK, it starts with a run/walk.
I have swum and done another 30 mins on the treadmill, speed at 6.8kph this time! tried a little jog but decided it wasn't a good idea. 3.2 k in 30 mins, so not too bad
Nice training MC & Steady
Hmmm, I do hope so MC. I'm going to pursuade them to let me go in the first wave (don't care which bay) so I have as along as possible on the bike.
This morning I cycled to parkrun and since it was early and there were very few cars I decided to go by the road. I was deffinitely quicker on that surface than through the back streets and on the canal path, so I'm hoping that will help.
Then ran parkrun with my girlies and cycled home again. So have managed 2 runs, 2 bike (one 25 miles), swim (I only ever do one a week) and pilates. Not too bad for the week. Next week is half term so will probably be a bit light although if the weather is as good as today we will do some family bike rides.
Looks like some good training this week all round. Who enjoyed the yellow thing in the sky today?
Reading parkrun has moved due to waterlogging, so it is about 10km from home now. I cycled there and back, managing a 5th place and a PB at parkrun. Then after some lunch and some house viewings I cycled to the in-laws for cake.
V tired now. ZZzzzzz.
Chili, you have done longer than me. Not sure how they work out the wave times, but I would prefer to go in the first one to give me a bit more time on the bike, but the downside to that is the possiblity of being swum over literally by the fast ones in the second wave.
I am v tired now, knees ache a bit and have laid out running kit ready, must remember to take the off road shoes as I am pretty certain the park will be muddy and wet still.
IronCat, we are going house viewing tomorrow, not for us but FiL who now says he wants to move at 91 years old.
I have done 2 hours on the turbo this morning. Nice and gentle. I think I need to get the proper wheel on the bike and start getting outside now the weather is getting better. I am right in thinking if I am doing a long bike session it should be easy? Just like long runs are done easy? I think I might have done it a bit too easy as I only covered 21 miles and burned the same amount of calories as I do when I do a 1 hour sufferfest, but I guess they are different sessions with a different purpose...
MC 21 miles in 2 hours is roughly the same as my 15 miles in 1.5 hours, I think that it should feel easy compared to an hour sufferfest, as that is the equivalent to speed training if running which you do only once a week (or if me not at all).
I ran/walked for 55 mins. Looking forward to a rest day tomorrow.
steady - same sort of bike pace is probably going to put us doing the walk together
rest day for me today,I think I am ready for it!
You're all doing so well with your training! Bit jealous...
But I'm back, after 4 weeks, I've done my first run! Just 2.8mi in 30mins but it's a start. No cycling to work anymore as motorbike is back on the road so need to fit it in somewhere else, but day's are getting longer...
Well done Mikasa
Hope you enjoyed the rest day MC
Half term this week so will be rather busy trying to entertain 4 girlies and stop them from constantly fighting. Took them out on the bikes for 1.5 hours this morning
I have turboed again, this time managed a whole half a mile an hour quicker, 10.6 not 10.1.
Now to dash off to running club committee meeting.
enjoyed another rest day too only it has been really busy - into Nottingham to get something (past papers and model answers for grade 1 theory exam for youngest kid). then off to fetch kids from in-laws, then back, shopping, cooking! Off to running club just to say hi and pay subs, reckon if I do that when I can eventually run I'll have an incentive to get back quickly!
3k swim this morning, been feeling very tired since then though! But, it does mean that I should be able to manage the 5k swimathon in April! Might take the full 2:30 hours that have been allocated!
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