Training for a shorter Tri

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16/12/2013 at 20:12

Don't talk about exams... I've got about 10 when I go back! 

Swim this morning of 700m.

Tried a brick session this afternoon too, 10 min warm up followed by a 45 min turbo and a nice 4-5k run.

17/12/2013 at 00:05

Well done on the brick session Beanpole.

MC- good to hear you are feeling better.

Razor - well done on the Santa Run

Steady - ouch, hope you get your tooth sorted.

Mikasa, last week was pretty naff training wise for me too.

So today I ran 5 miles... then went out for a Christmas dinner and ate too much

17/12/2013 at 10:09

Hey guys... I will return but work is crazy town at the moment. Get better those that need to and a BIG well done to the successes 

17/12/2013 at 10:14

Getting bit antsy already about the half mara in March. It's off road and I really liked to do it in 2:30. My road one in 2012 was 2:20 and I was bit fitter then but I'm training more consistently for this one. However,I'm so bloody slow. My easy runs atm are 12:30-13m/m  and I haven't even started on long runs yet!

I'm not following a plan atm, just trying to keep it consistent. I'm not planning to do any speed or interval work, just easy/steady/long runs and maybe some parkruns. I was planning to start running 4 times a week next week (this week's been hectic because the upcoming move and weekend will probably be write-off), do 2x3mile runs and then slightly longer on one and long run at the weekend getting up to 2x 10miles. Any ideas, suggestions anyone? Or just keep plugging away?

Edited: 17/12/2013 at 10:36
17/12/2013 at 11:30

Hello one and all,

I have been a super lurker recently so pats on the back go to you all for your training efforts.

I haven't done anything over the last two weeks as work is very hectic and I've been in the midsts of applying for a new job, I've had two interviews for the post and so now its a case of wait and see.  This has however been really stressful and now the interviews are over my head has finally cleared.

In other news - I'm having my first swimming lesson this evening.  I am not going to commit to doing any races/events either tri/cycling/adventure as I want to start by just enjoying myself and see what happens.  I don't thrive on the knowledge that I've got a race booked in and have to perform.


Cake    pirate
17/12/2013 at 12:16

Seal well done for the lessions.

Mikasa Speed comes with distance don't panic don't freat and just keep calm and carry on. If you do the training you will meet your target's. From what you've put to me 2xmiles a week sounds right although it if was me I would tempted to make it s short runs and one long one eseally at first so you gradually build up and don't run the risk of injury. I would stick some cross training in bike/swim as well if you can on other nights.

Oh and in tother news that equinox race thing E-mailed the organiser's about increasing the team but not heard anything back as of last week going to look in the event when I get a chance just been to lazy and count up with work to do it.

17/12/2013 at 12:45

Nice to see you pop in Seal. I will start taking lessons next year too, if I find a spot of free time...

Cake - thanks! So would you suggest 2 or 3 runs a week? 2 short say 3 miles and then one long run? I'm gonna go for 5 miles this week. I know I can do it, it'll just take time... If I did 4 runs I meant the one longer one (not long run) would be 4 miles to start of and then build up (like on RW's plans) or should I not worry about 'mid week long run' at all? Confusing.

Re: Equinox - my fault, I was late to the party/commitment but if you can get me in, that would be great!

Edited: 17/12/2013 at 12:46
Cake    pirate
17/12/2013 at 13:09

If it was me I’d do a long run at the weekend and a shorter one in the week with some interval’s in the week as well. But the training plan you have might be a lot better than what I would do. That’s as in line with assuming it’s starting from scratch so if you have to time go for it just don’t overdo it at first. Build it up gradually.

17/12/2013 at 13:18

In my next life, I'm marrying a sport massage lady, either that or choosing to be a fat bar-steward.  I've just spent a painful hour having muscles and tendons rubbed, twisted, squeezed, poked and I feel quite nice now.  Some how my body had become twisted out of shape and she spent a good 40 minutes working on my back and hips.  I have some twists and stretches to do each evening.

I'm still not doing any more running this year, but I'm not as grumpy as I was last time I posted.

Aren't sports massage people ace?

Cake    pirate
17/12/2013 at 13:41

 Yes they are they are brilliant.

17/12/2013 at 14:08

Yes worth their weight in gold. Which reminds me I need to do the exercises I was given.

17/12/2013 at 14:29

Lol you are all good peeps - I have just been doing the commute after having drawn up mahoosive training schedule for next year - I told husband that from now until the start of the plan I will be doing no intentional forethunk exercise and will just hang out with him and maybe a wee walk or two whilst we are in the wyldes of Scotland over christmas.  Which made him happy

17/12/2013 at 17:51

ooh buttercup where in Scotland are you off to? 

hardly any sleep last night and my still dodgy tummy did not like me eating a 3 course meal so am tired grumpy and fed up today. Did manage to get through the last day of lessons though so a healthy meal and an early night today should see me feeling human tomorrow - and off to see the Hobbit with 200 kids 

17/12/2013 at 18:06

Glasgow then Pitlochry for Christmas  200 kids eeek! 

17/12/2013 at 18:30

My tooth is fixed, the wallet is empty but I could smile if the anaesthetic was not so good. The centre of my top lip is solid and numb but nose is tingling so face should be back to normal some time soon.

17/12/2013 at 19:08

Haven't been to glasgow for years, Pitlochry is nice, fairly touristy for Scotland!

I won't be alone with the 200 - that is only half of the year group! I just hope the don't talk through the film this year! 

steady - good to hear you are fixed


17/12/2013 at 19:27

I got the job *dances*

Now I'm going to go and learn to swim properly rather than making it up.

Hope you feel better soon Maths and enjoy the Hobbit. . . . glad they managed to fit you in Steady and your tooth is sorted.

17/12/2013 at 19:29

High five EcoSeal! Well done

17/12/2013 at 19:33

Thanks ButterCup.  Stressful couple of weeks but so unbelievably happy

17/12/2013 at 19:39

well done ecoseal

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