Training for a shorter Tri

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28/02/2014 at 20:05

Hehheheh MC's got m' back!  Im poorly so no training in the past two days - would like silly cold to go away!

28/02/2014 at 20:20

it went well pixie, I will hear from them probably towards the end of next week, would be less money, but then I think I would have a better quality of life....

01/03/2014 at 14:45

I earn a fraction of what I earnt when self employed but I have so much more free time and a lot less stress, I always think you can adapt to what you earn 


Just got back from my first outing with the local cycle club, well I say local, I had to cycle 10 miles to meet them, we did a 45mile run, I did a 65 mile run, I might drive to them next week 

Day off tomorrow yay

01/03/2014 at 17:25

Nice riding and running folks.

Just under 50km on the Somerset Levels today, regardless of direction of travel - always ended up in a headwind, legs feel pretty battered as no downhill to recover so pushed hard all the way round.  OH has made me recovery lemon drizzle cake though so all is well in the world. 

01/03/2014 at 17:30

the job is working with kids that have been excluded/at risk of exclusion - you know, the ones everyone is happy to see are not at school because they are out on some package called 'SPACE' and other such names. to start with it would be paid like supply - so an hourly rate and no holiday pay. 

PIxie - I also earnt less than I had before when I started teaching - are you just in your second year? I am on the Upper Pay scale now, but to be honest I really don't want to climb the TLR ladder in school any more and am starting to hate being in a classroom. Well, I like being in the classroom with the kids it is all the other crap that goes with the job. Plus, I imagine all the schools in Nottinghamshire are headed for special measures and I really don't want to be working in those kind of conditions. I just don't want to work in a school at the moment!!!

01/03/2014 at 17:37

oh and I ran, span, did some lunges/squats etc and swam this morning

then baked some muffins, made lunch and slept

01/03/2014 at 20:07

Hahahaha MC you sound like me before I quit teaching I enjoyed the teaching bit didn't enjoy the other crap that went along with it.  

01/03/2014 at 22:26

there are also all the bloody young upstarts/ladder climbers that are now getting positions of power and are really rubbish at their jobs that are doing my head in!!

01/03/2014 at 23:20

Hi Everyone

Sorry I have been AWOL for a while. The first week of January started well but then my health went seriously downhill. So I cut out the swimming and cycling and just did a few short plods and walks until my operation on 11th Feb. Then I had to take 2 weeks off. So I have just now started moving again.

Today I ran 5k  in 39 mins  but moving felt good 

I shall stick to 5k for the next week and try to build up my fitness. Shall add cycling and swimming back in when I feel ready.

I've read back a few days and I hope you are all feeling better and injuries are healing!

MC - hope you get the call you want about the job.

Razor51    pirate
02/03/2014 at 13:33

Welcome back Chilli, glad to hear your on the mend 

Set out for a long run this morning but after 1 mile I knew it wasn't going to happen, after 1/2 mile my head started spinning and I  was wandering all over the path so had to jack it in  and plod and walk the mile back home  My legs felt fine and the painkillers were working on my back but they also were making me really drowsey this is why I think I felt light headed and was wandering all over the path.

Iv'e got an appointment with a chiropractor tomorrow evening so hopefully he can sort me out and I can stop the painkillers.


02/03/2014 at 18:42

oh razor, that doesn't sound good, hope the chiropractor can sort it out for you

I managed a 15 mile run/walk this morning, but felt trashed towards the end, don't think it helped that I was doing laps that included a hill, it is just easier to do laps that keep me near the leisure centre so I can pop in and get water/use the loo as necessary. 

managed to spend a couple of hours this afternoon with my feet up though so feel fine to go swimming tonight, just have stiff hips. I have done a bit of rollering

02/03/2014 at 21:18

Hellloooo Chili, we missed you!

Aw Razor, you're not supposed to be fallible crying out loud 

Well done MC, tidy work. I managed a very cold and wet 12miles tonight. Glass of wine is easing the pain 

02/03/2014 at 21:31

Glad to hear you are back Chili.

Did anyone miss me? I went on a very last minute holiday to Majorca and did a bit of cycle training out there. Only back late last night and so much to catch up on including writing a letter to the council objecting to a planning application.

I hope to be able to read back a little bit more tomorrow.

02/03/2014 at 21:54

steady - wondered where you had been! I bet it was lovely in Majorca

MrsD - well done on your run

somehow I managed to swim tonight too

03/03/2014 at 08:07

Hi Chili *waves*

Razor - fingers crossed for you that things start to get better really soon.

Way to grab a break Steady, that sounds great - I hope you brought some of that sunshine back with you. 

Last week I was a little off-colour.  I just forced myself to do an LSR, otherwise the week was a bust.  Last week's Fink will be a do-over to get me back on track. 

Edited: 03/03/2014 at 08:14
03/03/2014 at 08:14

Feeling much better this morning just in time for work - apparently four days of no training (2 of which were on my couch) has helped no end.  Biked to work this morning - only got a little puffy at the end of the ride to the uni and I think that was because it was a little cooler in Nottingham than LB.  So dependent on how my energy levels are at the end of the bike ride home the run might be a go-er after all which makes me happy.

PS all you ladies who are doing big miles - well done - now feeling guilty tho' at having done little last week.

03/03/2014 at 12:44

what I need is a long time without injury that I can build up my stamina.  Is it too much to ask?

Anyway, 5k at lunch 27.19min. 

MC, 15 miles! well done you!

Cake    pirate
03/03/2014 at 12:55

 Well done guys and Razor hope your ok. Maths are you going to be seeing the kids in a centre if you get the job? Might be to far to travel but got some contections with places in the peakdistrict and sheffield you might find useful depending on the kids. Don't really want to go in depth on here but next time see you if you get it might be able to point you to some resources/funding depending on stuff.

03/03/2014 at 13:19

Hey guys,

I see that the Derby Triathlon has posted dates on there Facebook page, well the series of races... Any of you guys thinking of any of them? If so which ones?

03/03/2014 at 15:23

Yes you do Pix the HM is the 23rd too  ah well it will be piratey lot of fun

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