Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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30/09/2013 at 13:53

Ok, so my OH did his first supersprint 2 weeks ago. Came in the top 20... I may have to ban him!  Buttercup, get the good man going! He'll love it!

well done to all over the weekend  Top banana work! Wish could have been there to heckle.

Nice to see you Razor and OiI! 

30/09/2013 at 14:03

all this mention of interesting races what is the avenger? what is the one in May buttercup is thinking of? oh, don't want buttercup to think I am stalking her and entering everything she does ...

Mrs D - great to hear from you hope you are ok. well done to digger

I just started eating the lollipops I bought for the kids after a healthy salad lunch too

oii - hope you are on the mend now - which one have you entered?

best get back to work!


30/09/2013 at 14:15

MC  yes 22nd June, its quite close to us and in nice grounds

Mrs D, he is way too fast, you'll have to get him a heavy bike or divers shoes

Cake, thanks for the swimathon mention, I just signed up for the 5K next year


30/09/2013 at 15:19

Oii - nice to have you back! Hope your foot is all sorted now and good luck for your training for the 70.3. Which one are you doing?

MrsDigger - when I did my first tri I wanted bf to do it as well. He did no training but was fairly active at the time (two years ago now!) and was in the top quarter too. 

Avenger looks good but I don't like the prices of these events...

Plan is starting to form but not booking anything yet as don't know where I'm going to be. So 10k Santa Run on 15th Dec, John Austin half mara in New Forest on 9th March, now just have to sort out tri's for next year. Sprint, olympic and Wild Boar I think. Still need to sort out my swimming though and bike will need work as well.

30/09/2013 at 15:23

Temped JP re the avenger I just noseyed at the website - hmmm 3wks after the Outlaw half and a month before Outlaw - as long as I don't wipe myself out on the OH I should be okay - will check with BH before I make any firmish type commitments.

Bwaahahahah MC lol 

Cake    pirate
30/09/2013 at 17:30

That race look's very useful for training next year if I do the eirman thing planning might be tempted JP depending on what happens with where we are living come next spring.

30/09/2013 at 17:32

Continuing the quality healthy food vibe, fish finger, fried egg and onion sandwich for tea - get in!! 

30/09/2013 at 17:46

MrsD that sounds nice, I am making pasta though with loads of veggies

avernger looks like a beautiful location, but a 2 hour drive for me which makes it difficult, have to think about that one

30/09/2013 at 19:14

Is that the average price for HIM's, round £100?

I'm making Italian broccoli and salmon bake; it also has sundried tomatoes and anchovies in it. 

30/09/2013 at 19:26

Yeah some cheaper some dearer - the Wild Boar was 75, the Outlaw half 125, Ironman 70.3 Wimbleball is 210.  So 100 is not that bad  

I had gf sausages and salad and fresh pineapple for afters nom.

30/09/2013 at 19:46

what is a gf sausage...girl friend sausage?  Is that a euphamism?

I ran the hard 10K route today and did it in a reasonable time, although my arms hurt more than my legs. I might not run again before sundays hill race.  Perhaps just a wee one tomorrow.


Edited: 30/09/2013 at 19:46
30/09/2013 at 19:49

am doing the germany 70.3 in august.

its alllll about GF foods. G is the enemy!!!

30/09/2013 at 19:52

Gluten free Pete  I am a simple food girl when I have to cook for myself and thank you for the image


Is that Berlin Oii?

Edited: 30/09/2013 at 19:53
30/09/2013 at 20:00

haaaaaaaaaaaaa pmsl i didnt even appreciate the girl friend sausage at first lllooooollllllllllllllllllllll

Buttercup - Wiesbaden

01/10/2013 at 06:48

Just popping in to wish Buttercup well on her first day n the new job.

01/10/2013 at 07:36
oii wrote (see)

haaaaaaaaaaaaa pmsl i didnt even appreciate the girl friend sausage at first lllooooollllllllllllllllllllll


pirates who laugh last...think slowest... or perhaps you have an innocent mind, if so, we need to fix that.

Good Luck Buttercup too.


01/10/2013 at 07:52

good luck today buttercup

01/10/2013 at 11:36

Good luck Buttercup!

I'm officially unempoyled today. Annual leave just ran out.

Cake    pirate
01/10/2013 at 12:25

 Good luck buttercup.

Sarah is officially unemployed today as well. I think I might come home one day to find she's made a massive cake out of parsnip's or something. She going to go mad.

Mikasa, The prices for some half IM's are taking the p*ss a little for what you get £100 isn't that bad for the logistic's invovled but some are rediculas. If your thinking of one can't go wrong with the boar.

01/10/2013 at 13:00

Bobbing up and down in the cold, dark water with 60 other Lycra clad athletes waiting for the starter to count down. 5...4...3...2...1...Go! We are off. I hang back as the flailing of arms and legs kicks up the water creating the famous washing machine. This was my first ever Triathlon mass start and only my first ever open water swim, with my first being the week before when we visited the centre to have a trial. 

I have wanted to do a triathlon for a while now, with one of my ultimate goals completing an Iron distance race. I don't know what it is about tri that I am interested in. Whether it is the use of 3 sports I enjoy or the pain and suffering from finishing one and then having to complete another but it is something different and the feeling of success on completion must be huge!   So 2 months ago when I saw an advert for a local tri that had both a novice and a sprint version it seemed like a good excuse to give this new sport ago. After a brief discussion with my girlfriend she declared she would like to do it too. So 5 minutes later I was signed up for the sprint and she had signed up for the novice. We were officially entered..... So no backing out now!   Training went, well it didn't really go too well. A few good sessions but nothing to really write home about. Then before we know it it was the night before. Lying in bed neither of us could sleep as we lay awake listening to the pouring rain and hoping it would end before we had to get up.    To say I was nervous would be a huge under-statement but the way Kylie was feeling was 100 times worse. She look petrified at the thought of the swim and even had a little cry before we left. After a lot of encouragement and reassurance she would be fine we were on our way. Racking was sorted easily and everything went smoothly. Before we knew it we were at the waters edge and I watched Kylie set off 15 mins before me, all I was praying for was she got round the swim safely. I wouldn't know until transition if she got round and out on the bike.   3...2...1...Go! We were off! Hanging back to allow the washing machine to settle before I got going was a good decision as people were everywhere. Trying to get on someone's heel was out of the question as nobody seemed to be able to swim in a straight line. So I just settled into my swim and was extremely impressed, if I do say so myself, with my sighting as I didn't appear to wander too much. Around the first buoy and I was pleased to be mid-pack. Onto the back straight and I began to suffer. Arms began to feel heavy and the wetsuit was chaffing in all sorts of in-declarable places. This second leg dragged and I was having to give myself a stern talking to, telling myself I was over half way and I only had to go to the big yellow buoy, even if every time I looked up if didn't seem to be getting any closer.    After an agonising 22 minutes I was done, the first part of my virgin triathlon journey was complete and it was time for the incredibly steep run, who was I kidding it was a gentle walk, up to transition. A quick change on shoes, helmet on, number belt on and grab my bike. This was now my event. The bike is my strangest discipline and this course had a lot of downhill. There was one hill but it was killer with 2 sections that really ramp up. I had 2 laps to complete but to start with I was struggling to get my heart rate down. This was proving a huge problem, it was causing me to feel sick and i was failing to take on any of the sports drink I had on my bike. This meant I had nothing to drink until after the bike and I was back in transition, luckily this didnt prove to be too much of a problem it, its something I will never do again and I will always have water on the bike. It was until the start of the second lap that I started to feel better and could push it a little.  &nb
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