Training for a shorter Tri

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28/07/2013 at 10:57

Ok, so panicking about next weekend. Can I produce all the excuses now? It is the triathlon way!!!!

28/07/2013 at 13:29

I did a very gentle, very hilly 4 miles on the bike and my tummy didnt explode or any major pain or internal rubbing...its very weird cycling while concentrating on internal things. I go back to the surgeon in 7 days, hopefully he'll give me the all clear. I might try a gentle run this week, at least if something is not right he'll be able to spot it.

Its good to see everyone doing training and races.

28/07/2013 at 14:12

Hi everyone lots of travelling and no training - I  don't think  messing around in the pool with the kids counts. I have scouted out a route to run though. 

Mrs D you will be great next weekend. Which one is it? 

Pete good to hear you are mending quickly

Razor51    pirate
28/07/2013 at 17:15

Chilli... Nice running

Pete.... Take it easy mate don't overdo it.

ST..... Fancy getting whooped by your 7 yr old (pathetic)  

MrsD.... From now on excuses are not permitted so I don't want to hear any, ok.

Knocking over a minute off my Parkrun in the last 2 runs I think I'm entitled to show off 

Edited: 28/07/2013 at 17:22
28/07/2013 at 19:22

Well done all, great training and recovering going on, Mrs D you'll be great next weekend, which one are you doing ?

 I have felt flat all week, no energy or motivation, I set off late this morning for a long cycle, I planned on doing 70 miles but decided to see how I feel as had achy legs all week, I ended up doing 45 miles and it was a struggle all the way, I had a head wind most of the way round and felt really tired, glad I did it though, I could have easily not gone and come up with some excuse, was going to go to my first swim sesh with Cov Triathletes tonight but there's no chance, I'm horizontal for the night with a nice cuppa and some bikkies  

28/07/2013 at 19:58

Some days you're the bee, some days you're the windscreen JB I've had that before generally has to with my nutrition not being on target or I'm sick.  Mmmm bikkies - Mrs Crimbles gf macaroons are my downfall

28/07/2013 at 20:21

Well dear forumites, no training done this weekend (hell of a lot of stairs climbed up though) as I'm going to be moving down to Southampton in a month's time and we did the first run to get some stuff over there! So training will be on hold as I have no job lined up that way yet. Have checked up Southampton tri club though and will be living stone's throw away from the parkrun. Gotta get your priorities right,eh?! 

Edited: 28/07/2013 at 20:22
28/07/2013 at 21:24

No job = more time to train Mikasa!! Priorities

28/07/2013 at 21:25

Razor he's fast lol

Cake    pirate
29/07/2013 at 12:24

Pete nice one.

Mikasa there is a race nearish southampton well nowhere near attcually but have to go through southampton to get to it on a train. If you fancy some running you might be interested in something called the grizzy in Dorset. It's hilly and muddy you will love it.

ST get training or I will have to throw chocolate at you!

29/07/2013 at 12:42

is there actually muhc point in training for a short tri if you plan on racing longer in the same year?

i ahve done a sprint, a oly and in a few weeks a HIM and i havent really prepared in a different way - just longer runs and bike sessions.

is it all going to come crashing down around me?

Cake    pirate
29/07/2013 at 12:46

Bud worth coming on the thread anyway there are some cool kids about here.

29/07/2013 at 12:58

everyone is cool on this forum - thought that was a given

Razor51    pirate
29/07/2013 at 13:04

He's right you know 

29/07/2013 at 13:15

Well done all there is a lot of positives to draw as always!

ST- he is only going to get faster

MrsD- I'm always on the look out for some more excuses.

I managed to complete the my first Olympic distance triathlon in London yesterday.

Is it normal for the swim to resemble a scrum? I've played rugby all my life so was used to the being struck from every direction possible. I found myself trying to steer clear from the scrum but that was easier said than done. The buoys weren't the biggest so I just followed the crowd and mass of splash in front of me knowing that at least I was going in the right direction. When I eventually finished I was helped out and then rushing to get my wetsuit off and stuff it in to a plastic bag. As I’m jogging along with the Santa sack in tow I was then greeted by a set of stairs which was the start of what seemed like the longest transition known to man! Up the stairs, the longest possible route to T1 and the swim was done.

Bike at my side running to the mount line I quickly hopped on and began to make up the places I knew I had to as the swim is by far my weakest section. As I just about got myself set in the saddle down a sharp hill and round a corner in the what seemed like darkness thanks to my shades I was greet by "slow down, water" from a marshal. I didn't take too much notice and raced through the wet corners with the best racing line possible. "I'm not slowing down for water I need all the speed I can get". A few cheeky slopes rather than hills on the bike, I was straight out the saddle thinking these tree trunk legs need to make up for all that extra weight they bring! Didn't crash didn’t get a big DQ so the bike was drawing to an end and I was feeling tired but ok. Rookie error of trying to dismount too quickly to be met with a massive bit of cramp down the right hamstring. "OK I’ll try that a little slower" I thought, this time my leg was more compliant. Jogged in to T2, bike ditched, shoes on ready to see what my legs would give me.

School boy error number 1 when I ran the wrong way for about 10m down transition to then have to turn around looking like a right pleb! Started steady and waited for my body to realise that I'm wanting it to run. I tried to gradually pick the pace up but my legs weren't having any of it. Cramp and twitches were a regular occurrence from the 2nd lap onwards. Entering the final lap I took advantage of the Maxifuel stands free gels, not sure if it was the offering of free editable products (something that I rarely turn my snout up at) or the beaming smile of the eye candy handing them out . ***Warning*** Viper gels are designed to be lime flavour, these products however will turn your face inside out. Wow that made sure I was awake! Trying to pick the pace up on the final lap grinning like an idiot as I got closer to the finish, feet bleeding, legs feeling the deep burn and I even managed a sprint(ish) finish. 2:43:39 splits 38:03, 1:10:24 and 48:41.

Chuffed to bits and can't wait to get under 2:30. One day. One day

29/07/2013 at 13:49

Well done Kritter on your race! Great times, great report!

Cake - will have a look at that though not sure when I'll be 'racing' next. Did have a quick look and Gosport half mara is end of November. Wondering if I can get my fitness up by then as only £16.

And on that note, went for my first run since end of May. Just 1.8miles, could have gone further but went with a new work colleague; we'll be soon up to at least 3.

Cake    pirate
29/07/2013 at 14:11

Mikasa it's not till Jan. Special race so throught best to mention.

Kritter Well done mate. For athe scum it's a common thing for open water if there are a lot of people setting off at the same time. London from what I've heard is always packed so you probably won't get many that bad again. I used to play leugue so quite enjoy it and lucky for me my swimming is cr*p so never in it to long.

29/07/2013 at 15:23

Well done kritter, hope you aren't too sore today. Would you recommend London for novices, thinking of it for next year as my sister lives close by 

29/07/2013 at 16:21

Well done kritter enjoyed reading  your report. 

Had my first holiday run today and kept it short because all paths were steep up and down- beautiful place to run though.

Sea swim too but forgot to  take my Goggles so just did breaststroke

29/07/2013 at 17:05

Thanks Emsi and Mathschick, not too sore but I certainly feel like I did something yesterday - enough to have a couple of days off anyway!

I have great intensions for holiday running but rarely make it past the bar .

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