Training for a shorter Tri

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08/02/2014 at 13:37

hi all

had a bit of a lie in this morning so missed spinning but still went to swimming and will have a turbo this afternoon, it is so windy out there and the clouds are moving back in now!

Mallowpuff    pirate
08/02/2014 at 14:10

Well with the weather being the way it is we've scrapped the idea of getting out on the bikes today. Tomorrow looks much better so we're going out in the morning instead, followed by a trip to the pool in the afternoon (and I will remember my Garmin). The wife has just been out for a run, and I'll get out for one later after popping into town.

Before then I'm also actually going to sit down and work out a proper session to do in the pool, rather than making it up as I go along which is what I have been doing. Hopefully will achieve more and push myself a bit more that way rather than floating down at the end of the pool thinking what to do next.

Started writing a blog update which has now turned into a bit of a rant about how PE was a bit of a waste of time back when I was at school. Not blaming it in anyway for the years of me being unfit and overweight (well I still am, but at least now I'm doing something about it), but I have come to realise how if they had actually included the education in Physical Education, I could have got a lot more from it. It was always a case of simply being expected to get on and do things, rather than being taught how to do them and learning how to train.

08/02/2014 at 15:30

5 mile run and home before rugby. 2 minutes quicker than last time! I'm finding it quite hard to start off slowly atm as legs seem to be getting stronger and the start of my easy and lsr pace seems like I'm not moving at all.

Unfortunately, my garmin has had a fit and is not working and I don't know what to do. I connected it to the computer and first it was 'saving activity' then suddenly it's gone blank and is not charging either... I love my garmin, any ideas?

EDIT: Garmin sorted thank goodness, I like my data too much.

And oh my gosh, my average for this run was 11:37 which is 20sec per mile quicker than last time on this route and that was the first time under the hour. Training works. 

Edited: 08/02/2014 at 15:56
08/02/2014 at 20:49

Well done mikasa! 

08/02/2014 at 20:49

Well done mikasa! 

08/02/2014 at 20:49

Well done mikasa

08/02/2014 at 21:05

Thanks Emma.

08/02/2014 at 23:40

ooo sorry 3 posts there!

09/02/2014 at 09:04

mikasa - well done on your progress and resurrecting your Garmin.

Just an early 3 mile cross country run this morning, then a recovery day tomorrow in preparation for week 6 of my Fink program - that's cool, as things start to get a bit more interesting as brick sessions are introduced and weekend sessions start to lengthen.

09/02/2014 at 09:36


well done mikasa

erm, looks like the morning long run isn't going to happen, so swapping days roound, long run tomorrow (possibly split into two so I don't have to get up at 3 to do it!) and a turbo today if I can fit it in after we pick the kids up/supermarket shopping etc

swimming tonight

still windy and off to survey flooding later....

09/02/2014 at 12:15

I have been in the garden to survey the flooding in my wellies, squelchy and muddy, plants surrounded by water. But spring must be on the way as there were a few primroses out in flower.

The wind is still gusty so pleased that I am not on my bike but not sure if I will do a turbo session or not. 

Mallowpuff    pirate
09/02/2014 at 14:28

Went out on the road bike for the first time in windy conditions. "Interesting" is probably a suitable word to describe how it was! Only did just over 6 miles (2 laps of 3.odd mile loop from the house), but included a short but sharp climb. Can tell all I've done bike-wise recently is a couple of turbo sessions, feeling the lack of bike fitness. Time to up the ante

09/02/2014 at 15:53

Just had a 45 minutes blast on the turbo using trainer road. Have a quick cup of tea then hit the pool for an hour and do some drills.


DB - you will be fine once the weather is better. just keep pluggin away at trainer road and build up a base

09/02/2014 at 16:33

Well done Mikasa, DB, it's horrible in the wind if your not used to it but you soon get to grips with it, I've been cycling to work most days and it's been the hardest week on the bike I've had for ages.

Bristolsparks, the cup of tea is very important, I feel it's an essential part of my training routine

done a ride in the wind this morning, I never understand how I always seem to be cycling into the wind while cycling a complete circuit,  struggled through a very slow 30 miles but it felt like 100, legs like lead and a bottomless appetite, looking forward to a rest day tomorrow

09/02/2014 at 16:40

well I haven't done anythng yet! Went to get the kids, did supermarket shopping, some bits and pieces and then felt so tired I had a snooze! Will be off to swimming tonight though!

well done on the bike/turbo those that have done it!

09/02/2014 at 16:45

MC, supermarket on a Sunday is tougher than any windy bike ride, I wouldn't swap 

09/02/2014 at 18:10

Swimming done. Only managed 500m as i was getting annoyed with all the kids and parents being nobs and taking up the lanes. Life guards are a joke. Sometimes i wonder if its worth joining virgin but its twice the price. 

09/02/2014 at 18:54

I decided next weekend needs some hills so will essentially be four loops of the Mt St Bernard Abbey hill and Beacon Hill then home again - my leggies will love me on Monday!  Husband is going to London on Sunday so have swapped my rest day from Sunday to Saturday!  

09/02/2014 at 20:23

Well done to all the bikers.

It was a lovely weather here but I was tired in the morning so no swim. (I'm very good at the resting bit) Then had to help bf pack cos' he's going to France for work for 3 weeks (I'll be all on my lonesome ) Though I do get a weekend in Toulouse for that.

But I'm impressed how I'm slowly getting more self motivated getting runs done even if not at perfect times. When I'd driven bf to the station at 4, I went for my 10 mile run. Still 9:1 run/walk. I also studiously kept closer to my slow run pace and it felt good. Had to stop couple of times cos got lost and some roads didn't have pavements on the side, so hard to find new routes in a small town.

09/02/2014 at 20:25

ButterCup - you're already doing 60mile hilly rides? Jeez I'm so far behind on the bike...I really need to get out on it, today would've been perfect but will def go next weekend.

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