Training for a shorter Tri

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25/05/2013 at 13:19

Lovely morning this morning for a ride small 50kms this morning - garmin died and I thought I had a slow leak so stayed close to home - heard the superbikes going at Castle Donnington as I rode past - kinda cool.  Found some hills - swim tomorrow, possibly running to the pool (maybe ).

Hope everyone who is competing next weekend is just chilling out and not stressing and enjoying the sun!  

25/05/2013 at 16:07

MC , not sure if allowed, usually not allowed in BTF races.

Buttercup I am chilling, 'cos I feel like someone has nicked all my energy. Pottering is the order of the day.

25/05/2013 at 16:46

I have printed out map of where to go, printed out the all important details for the fish and chip shop for Saturday pre race meal.

Race kit checklist is at hand. Yellow and black bag down from the loft (does not look big enough for all my stuff).


25/05/2013 at 16:58

I got my marshalling email and directions etc - so I will be biking up on Sunday and  supporting the run down by the carpark Nom Fish and Chups best meal ever!

25/05/2013 at 17:56

Look forward to meeting you Buttercup.

25/05/2013 at 18:05

I am looking forward to meeting people more than the race

26/05/2013 at 09:20

well did 90 mins out on the bike. DIdn't get up that bloody hill here's hoping adrenaline kicks in next week for it. Going for a lake swim later

26/05/2013 at 09:25

oh, and I had to stop because my handlebars weren't turning the front wheel - realised I had done the velco on the bento bag thing up tightly and it was preventing the handlebars from turning. Good job I worked that one out before race day!

26/05/2013 at 14:05

MC - Better to know now than on the day! Granny gears are your friend - I find positive self talk works as well and if all else fails stand up  

Ran 10km today - took me longer this time decided to go off road a bit which forced the hr up :/ gorgeous day out - quite warm even at 9am - need to get a running hat to mop my sweaty brow

IronCat5    pirate
26/05/2013 at 20:32

Enjoy the last week of wibling Half-Outlawers!

Sounds like a good run SuckItUp.

Grendon sprint tri today. Report to follow...

26/05/2013 at 20:44

cat - I am getting good at wibbling

IronCat5    pirate
26/05/2013 at 21:49


Race report here

Please all keep a positive mental attitude at all times!

26/05/2013 at 22:19

I am full of PMA, I have decided its too late to wibble.

IronCat, good report and shows you're made of strong stuff, even if the day did not provide you with what you wanted.

Did a run this morning, what was that yellow thing in the sky, managed 3.8 miles and did one whole mile non stop in 11.25 minutes, so that boosted me, although the average was 12.30.

spent the morning over at my Dad's mixing concrete by hand( does that count as cross training or madness) followed by late lunch.

Then this afternoon Mr Steady asks if I want to go for a short bike ride, yes of course, once I put the chicken in the oven to roast. I found out that he can not drink on the move, so you are not the only one to struggle with that MC. Then half way home, realised he had dropped his mini pump so we went back 2 miles looking for it. No sign of it, got home and eventually had a lovely chicken dinner.

The faffing is on the agenda for tomorrow, I had to play around with my Garmin as for some reason it had gone into metric for the measurements, I prefer good old miles.

Hands and shoulders ache along with the legs, so going to get a good nights sleep hopefully.



IronCat5    pirate
26/05/2013 at 22:28

Cheers Steady. A great day out for you though - shame about the mini pump (have done that myself).

We bbq'd tonight, homemade burgers. Gas ran out at the end though.

Yellow thing is aliens invading.

Rest up.

27/05/2013 at 08:53

cat - well done at Grendon even though you didn't get the result you wanted, it is stilll something to learn from and certainly reflects the balance that there is between work and tri. 

Found out last night that the ow swimming place is open again today. Trouble is, I just don't feel like it. Had a bit of a lie in (till 8!) enjoying the fact that there were no kids arguing, but they are going to back around lunchtime and I think I just want to chilll out a bit

27/05/2013 at 09:31

MC chill - how often do you get the chance to do that?! Magic time ... Enjoy? I'm off to break up the fight I can hear in the living room! 

27/05/2013 at 09:58

yes, decided to go for the chill and no training today. As soon as they get back I will have loads of washing to do no doubt. 

Going to head out and have a coffee and scone or something at my favourite cafe though and enjoy a bit of me time out of the house before they come back

27/05/2013 at 10:52

Liking the sound of chillin today, did my first 50miler on the bike yesterday and have a few sore bits to contend with... (thankfully not racing next week but have a bike course next sat and Berlin trip in 2 weeks eeekkkkk!!!)

hope to see some of you next weekend at outlaw half... Anyone else camping?

IronCat5    pirate
27/05/2013 at 11:01

Were chilling too. Family bike ride to pub at lunch  

Your bike ride sounded eventful Mrs Matt. Flown to Berlin lots but never been round it. It's high on my visiting list though. 

27/05/2013 at 12:07

I will be camping Mrs Matt, at the moment I have no camping stove or kettle, hoping to borrow the use of one.

My 48 miler only made me slightly sore, a 30 miler the other week was naughty and made me vow not to wear that particular pair of shorts for anything other than less than 20 miles.

I have heard a tale that the temp at HPP lake can rise from 14 to 19 degrees in a week, so my fingers are crossed.

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