Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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01/08/2013 at 07:42

lol...I'm laughing at all your southerners complaining about the heat...I sit here in Aberdeen looking out at the gray sky with gray drizzle coating the gray buildings and wonder what it would be like to be too hot to train...

Everyone seems to be really doing well and getting some great times and results.

Steady - your inner tube change training just reminds me of the cliched scenes in films where the hero strips down a gun and rebuilds in super fast time...while blindfolded...and loud rock music plays in the back ground...while the sargent (Mr Steady?) looks on

01/08/2013 at 08:33

Buttercup no we don't come back till the 11th. Just a warning that Nottingham station is closed for the summer so if you are going you might want to cycle or take the car. I have got everything set up for the Thursday swim smooth squad sessions though

Cake    pirate
01/08/2013 at 12:07

Pixie whenever I've been with the mother-in-law I've found pushing her wheel chair quite good cross training if any help. You will be fine for the boar kid. Just don't t*ss if off when you get back from your well deserved holiday.

I've got my first ultra in about 17 years tomorrow because sarah fanced doing one. This could ever be fun or painful? Will let you know Monday.

01/08/2013 at 13:34

Anyone swimming at MB tonight? I will be there since armaggedon hasn't arrived

01/08/2013 at 17:34

Cake - good luck for you and Sarah tomorrow which one are you doing?

Went in the sea again but didn't swim.....

01/08/2013 at 21:36

Biked to Bossie swam in the lake biked home.  Met Piratey person in lake - assumed it was JB sorry if it wasn't my goggles were a bit foggy .  Did not swallow the lake too much tonight. 1.7 km in 52 mins would explain why I felt like I could do another small lap.  

Came home icecream and melon for tea (medicinal).  Bike to Bossie was hard - head wind and stinking hot! Garmin says it was 30 but it felt hotter!!  

Wow Cake what a supportive hubby you are!! Let us know how it goes - if you move your hands across the keyboard

Razor51    pirate
01/08/2013 at 22:02

Sarah, Cake good luck on your Ultra.

01/08/2013 at 22:06

Wow Razor - Great results!

Cake - enjoy your Ultra

Well done to those training

Pete it was low 30's in London today. Took my youth group in for a day trip tot he museums. We spent the morning in the Science museum and then spent the afternoon in a quiet park sitting under a tree playing card games. Was simply too hot to do anything else. Was a lovely day though.

01/08/2013 at 22:18

Good luck Sarah and Cake on the ultra.

Chili, sounds like a good idea with your group, it was so hot this afternoon. The open window at work just blew in hot air.

Road bike tested and ready for Sunday, hybrid saddle sorted. It needed Mr Steady's strength to get the bolt undone and now feels OK.

My voice has returned which is very handy as trying to do one to one training with a husky voice is not much fun.

02/08/2013 at 10:02

All the best for tomorrow Steady. Hope you have a great day.

Just back from 10 mile run. I'm having a cut back week so that's the longest run this week and it felt so easy.

Happy Friday every one!

02/08/2013 at 13:18

Happy Friday indeed! Can't wait to finish work at 2.

Was too tired to go to training yesterday lunch time and was out of a lift anyway.Weekend will probably be busy again with packing and stuff so won't get any extra exercise in.

Cake - was your ultra today or at the weekend? Good luck and hope it goes well for both of you!

Steady - have a good race tomorrow!

02/08/2013 at 13:27

No luck wished for you Mrs D, Steady and Cake - you wont need it!! JFDI  

Am dragging husband to Bossie tomorrow morning for a swim and so he can enjoy the wilds and charms of the shire's early morning.  I am the bestest wife. Ever.


Edited: 02/08/2013 at 13:29
02/08/2013 at 20:01

Of course you are Buttercup 

ok, so I'm nervous as hell. Non wettie swim and a very quick race. Hey it's my birthday... What could go wrong?

have managed to kind of taper Mr Razor. Find it difficult though. Hark at you by the way, speedy! 

Hope the hols good Maths. 

enjoy the race Cake and Bookie, the things we do for love eh!

02/08/2013 at 20:23

Happy Bday Mrs D!! Just breathe and you'll be all good! Eyes on the prize mrs! I may have been rumbled tho' on the husband front he's just realised that it will be a five oclock alarm - now not as keen

02/08/2013 at 20:28

I have been in the hell that is man flu for the last few days

But happily am feeling much better today

Off to the big smoke tomorrow for the London 100 bike fight, looking forward to a mini holiday.

Happy birthday Mrs D

Have a great swim Buttercup, just tell the hubby there's free bacon sarnies after the swim, I tell myself that to get me up on a Sat morn

Hope everyone has an ace weekend racing, training, tapering or resting

Edited: 02/08/2013 at 20:32
02/08/2013 at 20:45

JP go hard! Those hills are your friends

02/08/2013 at 20:46


Edited: 02/08/2013 at 21:07
02/08/2013 at 20:47

Either way Buttercup that is just wrong!

02/08/2013 at 20:50

Apparently JP you must go hard! The hills are your friends 

enjoy the 100miler! Sorry to hear about the man flu - desperate times! 

02/08/2013 at 21:08


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