Training for a shorter Tri

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04/06/2013 at 20:04

let me sleep on it! 

04/06/2013 at 20:41

sounds brill!! Not sure about doing the big sow - I have an oly distance the following weekend - might be a bit much? What do others think? the one the following weekend has cut offs, so don't want to go into it knackered,

EP - just out of interest how long did the boar take you?

04/06/2013 at 20:49

Ep - I remember you doing the Boar and seeing the pics. Think Cake had a big influence on your swim. was pretty inspirational for me! 

04/06/2013 at 21:11

Little piggy might be a better bet but it would completely be up to you MC you know what you are capable of and if you do the Oly then I will definately be cheering you on when I'm done racing!

04/06/2013 at 23:15

What a Sunday.  What a day - we all went to Chester  .  He he - you swim in the water - you get on your bike.  Watch the chavs opening cars in the race car parks.  All the Police and they ignore you.    www.d2ride.co.uk  All in the glorious sunshine.  Some good times.  Some good shots.

05/06/2013 at 07:56

EP - well, that is about the time that I would imagine I would take - around and hour for the swim, 4 for the bike and 3 for the run

going to talk to OH as I had sorted mentioned the going to Rutland on the 16th as a family trip out (don't think they realise I want to drive round the bike course) and he might get sulky, but I am liking the idea of doing piglet, can think of it as a training day rather than a race, and that might set me up nicely for dambuster the week after. If I wasn't doing dambuster would go for the sow

05/06/2013 at 11:05

ok, the peeps from the wild boar say:

We dont apply cut off times as we like to encourage all athletes to complete the race.   Times to use as a guide would be 60 mins swim, 5 hour bike and 3 hour run/walk.   sounds good to me - I reckon I can do that steady - do you fancy it? 5 hours for the bike is well within our reach!
05/06/2013 at 11:16
mathschick wrote (see)

ok, the peeps from the wild boar say:

We dont apply cut off times as we like to encourage all athletes to complete the race.   Times to use as a guide would be 60 mins swim, 5 hour bike and 3 hour run/walk.   sounds good to me - I reckon I can do that steady - do you fancy it? 5 hours for the bike is well within our reach!

I hope you aren't thinking about getting that last place ice cream and piggy bank! They're mine I tell you, all mine mwa ha ha ha 

05/06/2013 at 11:17

EP - it is 2 months after outlaw, I'm sure you will have recovered!

I want the ice cream!!!

05/06/2013 at 11:49

Icecream, a Piggy bank and Beer! Incentive if there ever was some - apart from cake - cake is awesome

05/06/2013 at 13:36

to be honest you can get through a sprint with little training (unless you can't swim at all) so long as you are reasonably fit I think.

getting a good time is another thing, but not one that I have ever worried about!

05/06/2013 at 13:51

*pokes head in sheepishly & waves*

Hi everyone, how are you all (for anyone that remembers me)!?  I am still alive & kicking even though I've been absent for a bit!

The short summary of what I've been up to - managed to do 2 sprint tri's in Sept last year (which, after mauling my shoulder I was quite happy to hit the finish line in one piece!), then had some travel for work, then was home in Aus for nearly a month at Christmas, then got back properly into training early in the year, only to have my good knee poop itself about 6/7 weeks ago.

I've therefore already missed 2 events and am not sure whether I will make it to my main event of the year, the Etape, which is in 4.5 weeks, but I am back on the bike & will give it my best try to be ready!

I'm supposed to be doing Windsor tri on the 16th (although I've dropped from oly to sprint because of my knee & suspect I may end up walking the run as its tolerating cycling a lot more than running), so if anyone else is going to be there let me know!

Anyway will stop waffling; would love to hear how everyone else is (I have to confess I'm not going to go back & read the hundreds of pages since I've been around!) - or drop me a note in my inbox & I'll get back to you!

Cheers, shas

05/06/2013 at 14:00

Shas! great to hear from you, sorry to hear about your knee though

05/06/2013 at 18:13

Well I have decided to leave the actual starting of training proper for the boar til after the little piglet - will just continue doing what I have been doing although a bit dialed down this week - no swim and a small run in Z2 on Thurs.  Husband shared his cold and I'm feeling a bit rundown so I'm trying to save myself for Sunday

In other news just because you are small in 2xu tri shorts doesnt mean you are small tri top no accounting for the girls apparently so back it goes Medium for moi then.

Cortina5    pirate
05/06/2013 at 18:41

Hi Shas,

Good to hear from you. I'm just about to join the injury wagon. Having been stuck in a race/injury/rest/race/injury/rest loop, I have now realised I need to stop running for at least a month, then make a very gradual return to running This means not doing the Bristol tri qualifier

Probably time to concentrate on swimming. Meh.

How are we all?

 

05/06/2013 at 19:01

cat - oh no!! such a shame to miss the qualifier, but more important to recover from your injury

buttercup - quick panic, piglet isn't this sunday is it????

just had a lovely OW swim, did about 1000m  (garmin lost the satellite reception but they told me at the lake the loop I was doing was 200m and I did 5 of them.) There is a big long loop of 800m and a smaller triangle of 200m, somehow mentally it is easier to do lots of laps of the smaller loop. Guess the long loop just looks a long way, I will do at least one long loop next time.

But then I cut my foot on a rock when I went back to the bank...

05/06/2013 at 19:03

oh and I did a nice ssweaty turbo session this morning, think I need to get a fan now the weather is warmer! Did my favourite sufferfest - downward spiral

off to give my foot a good wash...

05/06/2013 at 19:17

Nah not this weekend MC - supertour this weekend little piggy weekend after on the 16th - tired Buttercup the week after that - just in time for training proper to start

Edited: 05/06/2013 at 19:17
05/06/2013 at 19:31

Glad to see you are still around Shaz.

I am not going to do the Boar, sorry folks. I do not want to put too much pressure on myself in such a limited time, given what else is happening in my life.
I have had my post race massage, by the osteopath, so it became an osteopath session when she saw that I had twisted my pelvis again. Now straight and on the road to recovery.

Race report has been done. Warning its long, get a cuppa and something to eat.

05/06/2013 at 19:33

Outlaw Half – My first ever DNF

I arrived lunchtime Saturday and registered, went to the 1pm briefing and met up with Saffers, Southern Snail, Mathschick, Matt and Chris. Nice to put faces to names now, I think we all wibbled together. Went back to campsite and put tent up, met up with Little Sister who was also camping and discovered where she would be marshalling.

Race morning, awake at 4am to lovely dawn chorus until the crows/rooks joined in. Took my tablets and started to faff. Porridge and mug of tea for breakfast with my mates who thoughtfully had boiled water up the night before and put into some flasks, it makes for lots less hassle. Took the bike and bits to transition, back to the tent to get into wetsuit. Here my tall tent came into its own and we managed to get 3 people into wetsuits inside where it was slightly warmer.

Went over to the start, as I went forward to the pontoon I caught my middle toe on the left foot on the leg of a barrier. Ouch, sod it and other words came out. No time to complain as we were herded into the water. Managed a bit of a warm up and went back towards the back of the first bay, up to my neck in water, standing around, so saved a bit of energy. 5 second countdown and then off, bit of biffing and bashing, but no worse than last year in the full Outlaw. Settled down and did my swim.

Swim time 50.37

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