Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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03/02/2014 at 20:55

Great work Steady!

EP - Good stuff with the weight loss!

Just gym for me today. I'm losing weight very very slowly but I've not made a huge effort food wise though I'm trying to eat healthy and no coke or chocolate all of January.

Swim planned for tomorrow morning, bf is coming with to help me get there. Third time lucky! 

Mallowpuff    pirate
03/02/2014 at 22:40

4km on the treadmill for me followed by 1km in the pool. After 200m it looked like I was going to knock about 20 seconds off my 400m time, then my form did one as I ended up trying to chase it, resulting in me hitting my PB bang on. Next time I'm going to ignore the watch until the end of the set and see what difference that makes.

04/02/2014 at 06:02

It's very athletic in here, not sure I'm keeping pace at the moment.

Had a 10mi LSR on Sunday that was okay.  Left arm still not okay, a fall on Sunday that added wrist injury to the same arm didn't help, so swimming still not on the cards this week.

Week 5 of my Fink Program just asked for 30mins run today, so took Dawn Dog over fields for his first 5k can-cross run by headtorch - very enjoyable.

04/02/2014 at 07:00

DS - hope your arm and wrist get better soon.

I did it! Got up and went for a swim. I'm so used thinking I'm a slow swimmer that I always go to the slow lane, but with public swimming it was full of old cronies hardly moving  (but good on them of course) so medium lane it was. Lots of overtaking which is quite tiring. Ended up doing just 627m and 17mins of swimming. I do have time enough to do half an hour so need to work up towards that in the mornings. Now I've done it once it won't be so hard to go again.

I'm really hoping my swimsmooth book will arrive today but probably won't. Bf said my kicking for fc is all wrong, not surprised there but I think I'll need to buy a float and I could work on that in the mornings. there was a guy with M. tattoo on his calf as well.

04/02/2014 at 07:18

mikasa - thanks, it'll get there in the end. I think it'll be workable in another fortnight.

I hope you're pleasantly surprised by the arrival of your book today. I'm mostly in the slow lane at swimming to give me time to think about what I'm doing. I do get forced into the medium lane at times, and I can cope for 25m lengths, but not at a pace I can keep going much longer than that - I still need to sort my technique/breathing out.  I am aching for the day I get past this block and finally start to crack the front crawl.

Edited: 04/02/2014 at 07:19
04/02/2014 at 08:17
Oh, I don't do front crawl yet, I only swim breast stroke atm.
04/02/2014 at 08:58

I succeeded in going swimming this morning but it was hard work. I still ache so took third place in the four of us in our lane. Coach was not too harsh as he knows what hard work running xc is.

04/02/2014 at 10:33

Struggling with the tiredness and CBA.... Did decorate my bedroom though 

04/02/2014 at 10:40

Swum 1500 in 39.59 I will take the 1 second I was trying to do the Jodie Swallow hand position thing - got forced to go in the only lane in the pool this morning as I had fins on and some old biddy doing breaststroke complained loudly that i was hitting her leg as I went past - didnt matter her leg was at right angles to her body and taking up a lot of space.  Luckily there was only one guy (doing very pretty swimming he was awesome to watch!) and he didnt mind going around me whilst doing his speedy as lengths.

04/02/2014 at 10:53

Awesome ButterCup! I take everyone else swims fc... That's good pace isn't it?

I want my book, but don't know if it's come before 2pm.

04/02/2014 at 11:49

I've been the gym both mornings this week, just for 30 minutes to do some spinning.  I'm in the pool tonight, I'll try for a 400m pb and then concentrate on my breathing, and body position, and legs, and arms...er...everything really.

Well done steady!

Mikasa - we need to channel the spirit of buttercup in the pool...she's only about 4x faster than me.

04/02/2014 at 12:13

I am not in any shape or form fast Pete I always feel ultra slow in the pool like Im some numpty and in everyones way (cept for the breaststroking granny brigade).  

Mrs D - lol when I want to procrastinate husband finds he has a clean house!  

My hip is feeling good after last nights decision to do SI muscle strengthening exercises - will do more tonight! Not massive amounts but enough for them to remember what they should be doing - obviously they've been slacking!

Edited: 04/02/2014 at 12:16
Cake    pirate
04/02/2014 at 12:35

 managed to pop to the pool at the weekdn still had the speed but my god my arm's where arching yesterday. Good news through was managed to do a far bit of it crawl. 

Nice one buttercup and Steady you said there was mud? Some top training going on.

04/02/2014 at 12:36

Pete - are you allowed to use the spinning bikes if there is no class? In our gym, you can't, stupid! 

I don't like the fact that our pool is 33m as to do a 400m time trial I need to do 12.12 lengths, how's that gonna work?! Don't know how swim fit I am at the moment but can do 400m of breast stroke in 10-11min. FC - 1 length is enough. 

04/02/2014 at 12:44

Mikasa, It's the office gym so there are two spin bikes hidden away in the corner...oddly there are never more than 4-5 people in whenever I've been in.

Your 400m time is better than mine.  I've done front crawl in both the triathlons I've done and I wasn't the slowest...well..ok, in the first one I was...

04/02/2014 at 12:56

But at least you can do front crawl Pete! 

04/02/2014 at 13:04

Hahaha I was last out of the water at the little piglet last year but not the last home which I took as a win!

04/02/2014 at 15:10

I've got my books! Swimsmooth and half Fink. 2hrs before I can have a look at them properly though...

04/02/2014 at 15:33

Good stuff.

04/02/2014 at 17:30

well done everyone on the training

mikasa - fear not, it your pool says it is 33m then it is actually 33 1/3 so you only do 12 lengths for 400m. I think it was on another thread there was a big discussion about pool lengths and someone seemed to be the world's authority on them

turboed this morning, but have got home too late to do everything I need to (cooking etc) and make it to running club, but going to head out for a run by myself anyway. Can't run tomorrow morning because OH has to be at work at 3am!! can't leave the kids alone in bed in the house on their own. 

well, better go and do some of the stuff I need to!

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