Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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15/09/2013 at 19:06

I would but I will be running in London that day sounds good tho'

15/09/2013 at 21:07

Ok ladies, we're all allowed a lull period you know. Sometimes it takes a while to focus and inspire. You'll get there 

I managed a 25 min run tonight with no problems... Has pepped me up no end! Looking forward to next weekends small jaunt. Then start the winter programme. Determined not to be 'fed up'! 

Pete - very difficult at times to juggle everything. I hope a compromise can be found between tri and family 


15/09/2013 at 21:08

Oo... congrats to LMH 

15/09/2013 at 21:56

is it the Royal Parks buttercup?

MrsD - brill news on your run

Sunday swim sessions are hard. After nearly seeing the spag bol for a second time I decided not to try to keep with the others and go slightly easier!

15/09/2013 at 22:54

Creeping back to the thread after a few no computer days,

Thanks for pointer how to use the float between your legs, I've joined the local tri club. I went for a swim session Thurs - but the pool was closed.  Oh well at least it means another week with some dignity left .

This week has been a training washout - Mon rest day (yay I did that one), Tues Abs at the gym (I was there), Weds 26m bike ride (cancelled too wet), Thurs swim (cancelled pool being cleaned), Fri rest day (yay another session succesfully done), Sat 10k run (I can't get out of this I'm the run leader), Sun watch monster play rugby  visit inlaws 

Just getting ready for tomorrows meetings, so will try to catch up with the news tonight and tomorrow.  But after a quick skim (about 5 pages!) Pete sorry to hear the family problems - I'm in the middle of that one right now, but Miss WS has asked if I can race her in the pool and take her for a bike ride after school one night  - keep plugging away you'll get there.

That reminds me - sorry rambling again - is there such a thing as a swim-bike race?  Miss WS hates running, loves swimming, and wants to borrow my road bike!

16/09/2013 at 07:43

One bad things about seeing the men's final live was that you don't get any updates how things are going. We wathced the swim by the end buoys (sp?) then moved to bike course which was also very close to the run turn point (we could see it). It was awesome being so close to the action. On the last bike lap we saw when Alistair tried to get away the same as last time but obviously this time the tactic didn't work. Will watch it on tv today but they obviously caught him up before T2? Then we saw Alistair strugglig, it was such a shame. We're not far from where he stopped to stretch on the last run lap. An what support he received from the crowd! I wonder how he felt at that  point though? Did he finish the run for himself or also for the crowd? Look forward to seeing the whole thing on tv and also the interviews.

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16/09/2013 at 11:42

I imagine most of you will have seen this, but for the benefit of those who haven't.

16/09/2013 at 17:29
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16/09/2013 at 18:02

I have done exceedingly well resting on my rest day.

Tomorrow is swim, work, pilates day.

16/09/2013 at 18:18

well done steady

I had a good run this morning and off to masters swim this evening

16/09/2013 at 20:00

Bike to work and home, a run done tonight 55 mins 7.78k not too bad for feeling stiff adductors all day - apparently it is a bit like mind over matter!  Yup MC it is the Royal Parks Half - got the tshirt in the mail today too it's red.

16/09/2013 at 20:06

Hi Everyone

WSmurf - I have heard of a swim-bike but can't remember where.. sorry.

Pete - how things? You seemed pretty down the other day.

Yesterday afternoon my No.2 girl can with me and some friends and we did a very slow 'nearly 6 miles' along part of the route of my ultra. Was really lovely and her furthest distance. She ran it with no problem, led for part of the way and I'm so proud of her.

Today is my twins birthday (No.2 & 3) so have been making and eating an awful lot of chocolate fudge cake

16/09/2013 at 20:06

Red t-shirts are the best!

16/09/2013 at 20:11

Nom chocolate fudge cake sounds awesome!  Well done to No.2!

17/09/2013 at 01:41

Hi Chili well done to get no. 2 girl out and running. Miss WS is getting into the bike, so I may be in with a chance soon.....  Do you have any chocolate fudge cake left?

Tonight I got home from work and a friend that's staying with us wanted a short run of 2-3 miles.  I described it to him, but could see he was going to get lost, so went with him.  He set off like it was a sprint, by the time we'd gone 400yds I could hardly breathe, 2 miles later at 7:30 pace we got home - I needed oxygen by now. His comment was "I don't want to run that fast again - can we do it slower next time"

While trying to get enough breath back to say "you were setting the pace" Miss WS comes out and says, "lets go for a bike ride daddy, you said we would at the weekend".  At least her bike is an MTB, so I got my road bike out and took her out on the cyclepaths and had a cool down.

17/09/2013 at 01:45

So much for my plan of getting early nights, so I can reprogramme my body clock and get up early in the morning.

My normal bedtime is around 1am, and out of bed by 7.  Plan a week ago was to gradually go to bed a bit earlier each night, and get up a bit earlier each morning.  Eventually I would be up early enough to go for a run or bike ride . Since I came up with the idea I haven't got to bed before 1, and more often nearer 2.  But at least I'm still getting up by 7


17/09/2013 at 06:46

WS - it's aquabike events you need - not many in the UK yet though possibly more for children - you could start here:

17/09/2013 at 07:22

brilliant, thanks lmh, will go and check that this evening 

17/09/2013 at 07:46

WS- I couldn't function without 7-8hrs sleep. I laughed when I read about your run with your mate, I used to run with my brother when I was younger, he was faster but I could go longer, so we had these constant little battles, I'd try and keep up but then suggest an extra little loop now and again, he is still faster 20 years on and probably better going long too

17/09/2013 at 07:49

I've not done much so far this week.......well nothing, I missed my morning swim yesterday and today due to CBA, I have a track sesh planned for today with Cov Tri, I must force myself to make the effort

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