Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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04/10/2013 at 07:33

"I ain't doin' nuffin'" as the young people would say.  I think its called tapering for a race.  Although I will have a gentle swim on saturday and an extended steam room session to clear the nasal passages in readiness for Sundays run.

We've had thick fog recently.  I've never done a hill race in the fog, it might be interesting....

04/10/2013 at 19:13

Buttercup, well done on the hybrid, some moments are there to be enjoyed.

My legs are now reminding me that they did a hard work out last night, not helped by sitting in meetings all day.

Good luck for your race Pete.

04/10/2013 at 20:01

well done buttercup - did you manage to get some free goodies from the police?

Steady - I love spinning, think I need to get back to classes

had a rest day today, mainly because I was sneezing all night after the swimming

going to run and swim tomorrow, bike on Sunday

04/10/2013 at 20:15

I was planning a run today and possibly parkrun tomorrow but my back had other ideas today so nothing done at all as walking was painful. Thankfully it usually only lasts a day or two so hopefully back in action soon. 

04/10/2013 at 20:29

Ouch Mikasa - hope it does get better soon.

Well done everyone on the swimming, cycling and spinning.

Sounds like quite a few have events this weekend Hope they all go really well, and we look forward to some good reports.

It's Friday which means my long run with my daughter cycling. 3 1/2hrs. Doing a 22miler next week and then taper. Am really hoping I've done enough for the Ultra.

05/10/2013 at 08:10

mikasa - hope it gets better soon

woke up and didn't feel like I could move, so breaki first then I am going to try to get into the spinning class before swimming. I could probably just walk in no-one would mind

hair cut later but hopefully I'll get chance for a run even if it is just a little one. I promised to make roast dinner so there should be time while the chicken is in the oven!

05/10/2013 at 08:56

Aarrgh. I feel rough, so rough I am going to go back to bed having just got up a few minutes ago.

All training today and probably tomorrow is cancelled.


05/10/2013 at 11:06

Oh Steady - feel for you, hope you get better soon.

Chili - I'm sure you've done enough for the ultra. Can't even imagine running 3.5hrs atm. Good cycling for your daughter too.

I though we had a problem with our mattress but it might now be the divan underneath instead. Also, been sitting on the sofa quite a lot this week and that seems to be a problem too. Woke up with a better back but half an hour on the sofa and it's getting stiff again. Bit frustrating...

Good luck for peeps having events this weekend!

05/10/2013 at 18:41

I hope all the poorlies start to feel better  Lots of bugs about! 

Hope the haircut is rocking Maths... Not got the OH thinking more babies though 

Blimey Chili, that's come round quick. Enjoy the taper!

Pete - think racing in fog is both funky and scary!

Ay up Buttercup, putting the boys to shame! I'm still pottering trying to keep up with 6 day training. Thats my winter plan, build continuity. Big year next year 

05/10/2013 at 19:25

steady take care - this is a bad time for bugs

EP - hope you are feeling better. Work isn't going to change so you need to figure our if and how you can fit training in. Start with half hour runs in the mornings before work, then add in some turbos. Little and often is better than nothing

Had a great day, spinning was hard as I haven't been for a while, but really enjoyed it, swimming was good - I think I am now quicker than one of the other women in my lane - there were only the 2 of us there today in our lane. The swim smooth sessions are paying off already then  hair cut, shopping, shoved a chicken in the oven and went for a run. Knowing that OH would be a bit sulky that I had gone out again meant I ran faster than normal - still run walk, but the run bit were quicker than normal and I did the 4 miles in 49 mins, very happy with that

need to bike tomorrow but as we are off to visit the inlaws it will be an early morning turbo session or I won't get chance. Think it might be a bit warm and sweaty!

05/10/2013 at 20:11

Woop woop, top work Maths! Good luck with the inlaws! 

05/10/2013 at 22:01

Good luck with the in laws MC.

Good luck to all the racers.

I think my body doesnot like the bugs and the stress at work has worn me out, so definitely a weekend off.

MC you are right little and often for consistency will be far better than do nothing.

05/10/2013 at 22:28

Sorry to hear about those who are feeling a bit down

MC - sounds like some great training.

Parkrun this morning with two of my girlies

06/10/2013 at 12:04

Good luck to all racing this weekend. 

Sounds like a plan Steady. Get yourself better! 

Run done this am. Off to rugby, corporate tickets means free booze and food  Luckily have tomorrow off! 

06/10/2013 at 15:50

Nice one MrsDigger, free booze and food, oh yeah and rugby

EP - You'll find away! You know you will.

Chili - how was your parkrun yesterday?

Back bit better today so went for a walk on the common. Just realised I only have a month until I start running as a veteran . Why do women start at 35 and men at 39? So unfair! Better get some (1 or 2) parkruns before I turn older... 

06/10/2013 at 18:44

Back from London ran a good race - very warm  literally drenched myself at each water stop.  Will do race report soon.  Love my compression tights!

06/10/2013 at 18:49

well done buttercup

off swimming soon

06/10/2013 at 19:56

How have all the racers got on? Buttercup  - good to hear it was a good race. Am looking forward to all the reports.

Just a little bike ride today with my No.3 girl to get a hot choc and some time alone together.

06/10/2013 at 19:58

ok, here's my bennachie hill race report.  Why am I putting a hill race in the triathlon were three peaks in this race, it's nearly triathlon.

So, this time I didn't bother with running top, I put my most sweary t-shirt on.  I wanted folk to know I wasn't a hill runner.  As per usual, I get there and everyone is in club colours, doing all sorts of exotic stretches and warm up.  I get my number and stand around in my hooded top watcing with amusement.

Eventually, the mannie calls us all together and we set off.  In my usual deferential way I start near the back...this turns out to be a mistake.  The first section is a gentle climb up a wide forest road and then we turn on to a tiny steep track with no over taking space and all the slow coaches are now walking...and I'm stuck behind them.  D'oh! (note to self, I'm not that slow, start in the middle of the pack).  It takes me nearly to the top of the first peak to find space and start over taking.  I think walking the first section actually helped as I had lots of energy once the tracks opened up.  There is slight down before going back up again, but the tracks are wide and I can pick folk off although it is a bit annoying to get stuck behind two folk chatting and plodding along.  Once the second peak is done I decide to try out the down hill technique I've been reading about, I just go for it.  Woo-hooo!  I'm really flying and over taking loads of folk and then I see the final peak.  Ooops, this is steep and short and running is out of the question...I clamber up it and I start to feel sick.  This is exactly the feeling I get with the bike to run transition so I know to ignore it.  As I reach the top of the third peak, someone has fallen badly and his ankle is already swollen and black...we mill around not sure what to do, me and another guy decide to run for a marshall further on the track.  The marshall is already on his way and tells us to keep going and he'll deal with it.  Now I'm on the long down hill and I just go for it, it's ace, I'm really flying.  As I near the base, everything is hurting and I've run out of puff...10K is my usual distance and this is 3k longer and I'm struggling.  I slow down and then trip on a tree root and dive to the floor. quite spectacular...luckily other than cut knees I'm fine but my confidence is shot and I potter down the rest of the way.  Once on the wide forest tracks, I'm happy to stretch my legs except there is nothing there.  I'm on empty.  Folk are starting to over take me.  Just when I think that I'll have to stop and walk, the final turn appears and I jog down to the finish.  13.11km, 550m ascent, 1 hour 28 minutes.  I'd hoped for under 1hr 30 so I'm pleased.

Now at home and my legs really hurt and knees really really

06/10/2013 at 20:11

Mikasa - you don't feel any different honest! 

Hurrah Buttercup & Pete  Top report Pete. Hope the kegs recover quickly!

Food & booze tops, rugby pants! Ah well, can't have it all.

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