Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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28/05/2013 at 20:01

MC - you'll be fine. It'll be hard but you can do it! PMA as others say, concentrate on all the things you have done and can do! Good luck!

28/05/2013 at 21:11

ooh, I'm supposed to be taking it easy this week, but the stupid global corporate challenge has had me out every evening on the bike...still, it's good training as there aren't any flat bits round here and saturdays race is supposed to be considered hilly even for a Scottish route...I'm just thankful it's a run then bike and no swimming as I haven't been in the pool for a month....

Hope everyone has a good weekend, just remember...we do this for fun....

29/05/2013 at 15:29

Went for a run yesterday though I didn't feel like it... Went for a spin today at lunch time though I didn't feel like it... Now looking forward to getting off work and going home.

29/05/2013 at 15:32

Btw, haven't had a chance to sort out any fc lessons yet but do you think it would be still useful to go to the pool and do some breast stroke?

29/05/2013 at 16:13

mikasa - why not? nothing wrong with a bit of breast stroke, and it willl strengthen and use muscles you don't use running or biking. A good breast stroke can be faster than a rubbish front crawl - just not as efficient, and tires your legs out more than fc

29/05/2013 at 16:16

so - I am not going ow swimming today as it is blinking cold out there, the roads are all flooded which will make getting there a pain. Is it worth having a last ow swim on Sat morning? That is the only other time between now and Sunday that there is an ow venue open. I am going to the club pool swim session tomorrow.

29/05/2013 at 16:37

buttercup - I printed that training plan off then realised the print is so small I can't read it!! Have bookmarked it instead so I just zoom in on the screen. Going to get a calendar and plan out all the long runs and bikes. Swimming is pretty much taken care of with the 3 coached sessions I do a week plus ow when I can fit it in. 

been back to the physio this afternoon who reckons that the exercises he has given me are starting to work and he has given me another to add in. 

29/05/2013 at 17:43

Yeah I just have it as pdf and zoom in to the bit I wanted to read.  Wow three times a week you are just going to be blistering fast I need to get into the pool more methinks!

29/05/2013 at 17:47

I have been doing 3 sessions a week since feb, not sure I am much faster but I think I have greater endurance in the water - so can keep the pace up evenly for a longer time. When I did the 5k I kept the pace pretty even throughout which I was pleased with. I have also noticed that when a new person joined the swim club, she is faster than me, but only for the first 20ish minutes of the session, then she tires and can't keep the pace up. Also, sessions I do happen to be sat, sun, mon - to begin with my arms were killing me by the monday, but not anymore

29/05/2013 at 17:59

yayayay for upping the endurance sore arms are no fun!

29/05/2013 at 18:37

Maths, did you start fc from scratch and did you start lessons straightaway?


29/05/2013 at 19:16

yes, started from scratch, there was a good coach at the club who kind of specialised in teaching people from scratch. He doesn't really come to our sessions any more, and the coach we now have isn't quite so good at the technical stuff, which I think is why I am not improving in speed - endurance sessions are good, and we do do drills, but no-one really looks at my stroke and points out what I am doing wrong anymore

29/05/2013 at 22:44

I am planning on now going to the pool early Friday morning, as I have not swum for over a week.

One person at work has asked for the name of the race so they can track my progress, eek a little bit more pressure to succeed.

30/05/2013 at 08:02

steady - I know what you mean, someone from the masters swimming I go to is going to track me online and pop up on the bike course as she lives somewhere near the southern loop. She has done quite a few ironman races, so nothing to live up to there! She is lovely and very supportive

30/05/2013 at 10:06

Well, have had no Internet for a while. Seems like the half Outlaw pressure/excitement is building though. So excited for you guys, you'll all be amazing! How do I track you guys then? On the Internet? Will be at work so will be nice to know how it's going.

Mikasa - I'm gonna have group lessons. Can't afford 1-2-1. Been trying to get there for ages but shifts get in the way. 

Did a gym and swim session. Off to swim shortly. Legs are a bit achy after the gym. The plan I'm using is very basic but keeps me focused.

30/05/2013 at 10:07

Amateur endurance: Half Ironman 16wks.

30/05/2013 at 10:57

MrsDigger - are you a beginner fc'er as well?

30/05/2013 at 11:13

I can swim front crawl but not very effectively. There's some improver classes locally so gonna give that a go. Can you not swim front crawl at all Mikasa? 

Cortina5    pirate
30/05/2013 at 12:07

Good luck for the weekend all! 

30/05/2013 at 12:26

MrsD - lost track of what you have entered - have you entered the Wild Boar? You can track us online on the outlaw website I think. I'll PM you my number, I seem to have a weird stalker still on the forums so I don't want to put my number up on here

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