Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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Cake    pirate
01/10/2013 at 13:09

 mmmmmm hill's

Nice one mate and well done Kylie.

01/10/2013 at 13:10

Apologies for the huge block of text, it wasn't meant to be like that, but I'm using my iPad at work and it appears to hatof anything I do 

01/10/2013 at 13:31

Brilliant race report Rocco! And well done to Kylie too!

My friend ended up being second lady in the spint (bit jealous but she's trained a lot).

Can't wait for some tri action next year!

01/10/2013 at 14:05



Well done Rocco and Kylie.

01/10/2013 at 14:17

Thanks guy   I have decided to postpone my IM debut and concentrate on some shorted stuff as, If I'm honest, I did very little training for this and it did show at a number of points, especially during the run. So now I have some things to work on during the winter and let's see what I can really do next year! 

01/10/2013 at 14:38

well done rocco and kylie, great report

01/10/2013 at 15:08

Damn I'm so struggling with my running atm. Plan was to do the parkrun route but the first mile is ever so slightly uphill, you wouldn't notice if you were fit but in my state, I'm really struggling with my breathing. Ended just doing the first loop and a bit, 2.5 miles done. Lot of work to be done.

01/10/2013 at 15:16

well done rocco and kylie.

where is that tri? hills sound lovely!!! i want a go!!! 

01/10/2013 at 15:21

Hills! you maddo oii! I will need to work on hills/inclines/anything that goes up...

01/10/2013 at 16:12

mikasa - I am struggling with hills too, and running... I am sticking to my run/walk regime and increasing the running sections slightly each week though - I must be improving although it still feels hard

went to a new runnning shop in Nottingham today and bought some winter kit - my thermal tights from 2 years ago are too big and fall down now () - got some lovely under armour tights and warm top, bring on winter

decided to have a total rest day as I just feel shattered

01/10/2013 at 16:23

Snap been looking at winter tights too as I only have my compression tights - 

First day was good the walk from Beeston station wasn't too far and it should be around a 15-20min run.  I got the look when I said i would be running/biking to LB station then running from Beeston only took a year for the last workplace to stop commenting on the amount of biking/running I do.


01/10/2013 at 16:48

buttercup - I love the under armour ones, really warm and comfy

just noticed the swimathon is the same weekend as Loughborough half so not sure that it is a good idea! Although by March next year hopefully a 5k swim won't wipe me out as much as it does now. Any thoughts anyone?

As I was rejected for London (not bothered really, rather do something that involves less hassle getting there and back) I have just entered the Great Welsh marathon - planning a week in Wales as it is the middle of the Easter Hols, just hope OH can book the time off work


01/10/2013 at 16:54

oh, I could do the swimathon on the Friday, rest on Saturday and loughborough half on Sunday - just noticed that a different pool has the 5k on the Friday evening - that sounds like a better plan. Wonder if I could get close to 1:30? But you have to put whether you are medium slow or medium fast? No idea what I will be in March, and what is the difference

01/10/2013 at 16:58

Where is the Friday one? As I had the same thoughts MC.

01/10/2013 at 17:15

I'm doing a Friday one at Abbey fields in kenilworth, it starts at 6.30pm, I hop they stay open late

Glad your first day went well Buttercup. Great report Roco and well done to Kylie.

I better go swimming then..............

Cake    pirate
01/10/2013 at 17:21

Guys they should say on the entry for the swimathon what the cut off time will be for each session it will vary from pool to pool.

MC No reason why you can't do both but it might effect your time if you want to pb and your going to get knackered.

01/10/2013 at 17:25

I know last time there was a cut off of 2 and a half hours, I did it in 2:20 or something like that (maybe it was 2:17 something)

buttercup - the Friday one near me is at Bingham. Could look for somewhere near you if you fancy doing it together - or in Nottingham if you fancied doing it after in Nottingham after work. 

01/10/2013 at 17:31

there doesn't seem to be any info about cutoff times, in fact the website is worse than it was last year! Maybe there are different organisers

01/10/2013 at 17:37

oh - buttercup if you take your bike on Friday cycle past Dunkirk Island (near the university) and get some free kit from the police - bag, hi vis vest and bike lights

01/10/2013 at 18:15

Maths- I know you have a problem with your knee atm as well but how did you decide the run/walk portions and how far are you going atm? Just trying to decide if I should think about that as well.

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