Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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22/09/2013 at 18:40

I love my compression tights well done you for keeping on going when it got hard and you kept it up for six hours!! That's a lot of climbing

22/09/2013 at 18:49

wow, well done steady. That is a mega ride and not easy by the sounds of it

I have done all my physio  exercises - when I saw her on Tuesday she added in some squats and hamstring exercises, so it is starting to take a while to do them all

not going to go to swim tonight, think that is enough for one day, and I didn't sleep much last night so need an early night  - and I need to sew loads of cubs and scout badges on uniforms. I hate sewing

23/09/2013 at 07:39

Blinkin' heckers Steady, that's some cycling!  and a great report.  I particularly like the bit "I carried on for a further 24 miles"... like it was just a wee distance!

Hope your legs are feeling better this morning.

Hey MC, good racing, it's nice to get out and race after just doing training all the time.

EP, your joie de vivre will come again, it just goes in cycles, sure outlaw was a bit of a downer, but you know the forum folk are here to listen, encourage and occasionally poke fun.  If you need a kick up the arse, just post, we're here for you.  It's great that you've got  your run mojo back.  I hate painting, especially white on white...

I watched our local Oly triathlon on sunday.  Next year I won't miss out.  I got very excited to see folk struggling out of transition and wobbling off on their bikes and then a bit intimidated to see how fast they were still running at the end of their 10K! If that was me, I'd be crawling in!

23/09/2013 at 09:32

EP you will be able to get back in love with the sport give it time.


I discovered that what I thought was chafing at the bottom of my shorts was in fact mozzy bites. Legs not too bad just seem to ache all over. Pleased to do the distance and it was just chance that the distance was what it was.

23/09/2013 at 17:49

steady - yeah, I have loads of mozzie bites too, I think they have moved inside now the weather is cooler

off to swimming tonight

23/09/2013 at 18:32

Lazy bum today - rode my hybrid to work today - that bike is a beast! Heavier and fewer gears and no feet clipped in - reinforces love for the road bike.  Decided tomorrow is a good day for a run!

23/09/2013 at 19:13

I had this morning off - I was so tired I needed the extra hour in bed, but tomorrow will be run and Weds sufferfest

23/09/2013 at 19:58

Anyone want to do this with me? Tail end of November easy 10k... 

23/09/2013 at 20:49

I know what you mean Buttercup, I went out for 25 miles yesterday on my old mountain bike for a bit of a change, it has killed my legs, it was like cycling through gravy, I did overtake a couple on roadies going up hill, thank god they didn't hear me wheezing or see my face streaming with snot and tears as I bombed it down the otherside of the hill while trying to make out I was fit. Day off today to let the legs recover after the MTB debarkle, got a swim tomorrow then my first club cross country race on Wednesday for the works club, I'm not sure of the distance yet, I think its a little too late to ask, I would rather keep the shock for the day of the race  

Stratford tri at the weekend too,  yay  

I like the sound of the pudding you get the pudding after?

23/09/2013 at 21:58

I might be tempted buttercup

great swim tonight, and one of the other women in the lane told me to go in front of her when we were doing breast stroke cos I was faster knee must defintely be getting better as I haven't been able to do much breaststroke at all without it hurting but was fine tonight. Shoulder held out too, just felt dodgy on back stroke - I am probably doing it wrong, so cut out the back stroke

24/09/2013 at 09:08

Good to hear that the swim was OK MC, my swim this morning was hard work but felt good apart from the neck and top of shoulder aching. Discovered that I have 2 speeds steady and sprint for 25m.

Cake    pirate
24/09/2013 at 12:35

 Ay up sorry been on my travel's for a bit and just come back into w**k today. Have I missed much.

24/09/2013 at 12:57

Hi everyone... couldn't find the thread, so thanks Pete for posting the link

Welcome back Cake

Steady - well done on you sportive

MC - well done on your swim.

Am having a cut back week, sports massage this afternoon . Then I'm goign away for a holiday on my own for the first time. Off to visit my brother who lives in Berlin for five days. Am very excited. Will wave at the marathon runners on Sunday.

Cake    pirate
24/09/2013 at 13:02

 Chilli you will love the marathon only one I've done outside of the uk and a bit of a party. Try not to enjoy the beer to much.

24/09/2013 at 15:25

Just found this thread again, must remember not to close it or ill lose it again.

Lots of great work going on, well done Steady on your ride 

Got my first tri this weekend so went and recee'd the course over the weekend. The bike route is all downhill apart from a monster hill which I have to do twice, other half is gloating as she only has to do it once, but will make up the lost time descending from the top. Then we went for our first ever open water swim, my god it was cold!!! So glad we had a practice and know what to expect. But even though it was a tough ride and cold swim I had a great time and really enjoyed it  Bring on Sunday! 

24/09/2013 at 17:01

chili - ohhh, exciting, have a great time. Don't think about the kids, they will cope fine without you!

Ran this morning, don't know if it was the heat or tiredness but found it tough going

Been on a course all day which was good, but now I have loads of school stuff to catch up on

24/09/2013 at 19:57

12k run tonight - the humidity and general hot sucked the energy out of me - it was tough going too MC.  Did it though

Razor51    pirate
24/09/2013 at 20:14
Well done everyone,
Anyone know how ST got on in the Sandman?
Not done a lot lately, ran 7.5 miles on Sunday morning avg. 9.04 min/m which felt good, been averaging 8.45 min/m on my 5 mile runs , I seem to be getting faster now the season is nearly over. Doing the Local Swinton 10 miler next Sunday with Horse,
24/09/2013 at 22:00

Rocco, now you have found us we will expect a race report after your event.

Happy hols Chili.

Glad to hear you made it back up north Cake, how was the run in the New Forest?

Cake    pirate
25/09/2013 at 12:21

 Painful Steady still not back to anywhere near my best at the moment running wise and it showed. Got a abingdon place for next month and now wondering if I made a mistake. Distance doesn't worry me but the cut of does.

Not heard from ST for a bit if he doesn't come on I'll text him tonight and send him a dirty joke. actually might do that anyway.

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