Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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05/03/2014 at 09:40

Hey all,

Swim last night, lots of resistance work to try and make me stronger, can see improvements but I did manage to almost swim backwards when using a pull bouy, my legs just swayed alarmingly from side to side and I didn't seem to go anywhere!

Going to attempt a run at lunch time. . . . . . . 

 

05/03/2014 at 10:47

Well done swimming peeps. 

I'm not back in the pool yet, my left arm is still a tad pins and needly with ulnar nerve/golfers elbow woes causing grief.  It took me a year to get rid of the golfers elbow last time, really hoping I can beat that record.

On the bright side, as long as I don't need to squeeze the back brake with any speed and conviction then cycling is still do-able, as is running - and as it was a bit frosty out, I did today's programmed 30mins on the turbo..

Edited: 05/03/2014 at 10:47
05/03/2014 at 11:13

EcoSeal, perfect timing for your comment as I tried 500m pull yesterday for the first time and that is exactly what happened to me. I presume I need to stop my legs swaying alarmingly? Legs go left when right arm is coming up and over and legs go right when left arm comes up and over.

Still out of comfort zone today, 6 mile run with 3 miles at short tempo pace in the middle of it, ouch!

Edited: 05/03/2014 at 11:13
05/03/2014 at 12:02

Ali - according to my swim teacher it was hilarious. . . . anyway its because you tense your legs to grip the pull bouy they then just sway about, you have to learn how to maintain the grip on the PB without losing your body rotation, apparently its all about making sure your head position is good and using your trunk to fully rotate rather than relying on shoulders/hips. Stay strong from trunk to feet.

If you can't keep good body rotation PB work isn't useful because it can mean you stop the rotation when you are swimming without a PB. 

This is only what I was told last night I haven't done any extensive research so I could be talking rubbish!

05/03/2014 at 17:48

the thing with kicking in the swim is that you won't get much propulsion from it, but your kick should help you maintain a good position in the water and stop your legs from causing drag which just slows you down. I know that, but my legs won't always do what my mind is telling them to do!!

I did a turbo session today but I am shattered. And I ate too many pre-parents evening snacks and am feeling a bit fat now!!

05/03/2014 at 19:12

Alibear - when I did a 50 mile ride last year I laminated my map, hole punched a hole at each corner and then tied it onto my bike with string. Would that work for you?

Another 5k run/walk this morning.

06/03/2014 at 11:39

You're all making me feel very guilty about the lack of swimming! Taking a couple of days rest, feel very tired and flu like. Determined to stop it before it starts 

06/03/2014 at 12:32

Seriously 2 days on the couch when I had the manflu and I was like a woman reborn Mrs D

I biked home 30 km last night - took me freaking ages on my beastie bike - was averaging 18-19 km an hour when I wasn't in the traffic between the uni and long eaton or going up hills very slowly - it took me 1:50.  My legs had a hangover from tuesday so they weren't really interested in biking either  

06/03/2014 at 13:23

Rest up Mrs D.

Pixie - I attended something similar down here and found it really useful - it was aimed around riding in a group so lots of drills to get you confident on the bike, track stands, picking up bike bottles off the floor whilst you ride past, hands on shoulders of the rider next to you, all really useful stuff and good fun.

Just got back from my 2nd swim of the week () hoping to turbo tonight, just found out my OH has organised a track taster session for me, the weekend after next, excited and a tiny bit scared, those bankings are steep.

06/03/2014 at 15:45

Thanks for the tip EcoSeal, must loosen grip on pull buoy
Swim this morning would have gone better if I'd nto left my water bottle with the set written on it, in the car, only realised once I was in the pool and no way was I getting out and changed and back again to get it. Guessed pretty close in the end though.

I've managed to load tonight's run set as a workout onto my 910 so will see how that goes later. How I do that for tomorrows multi-brick session remains to be seen.

06/03/2014 at 17:07

hi

I seem to have got the lurgy - sore throat, headachy etc, so no run, and even worse skipping my swimsmooth session I am going to be in a sulk about that

I have a half marathon on Sunday so just hoping I am up to it, and if I am not that I am sensible enough to stay in bed and not make myself worse by doing it!

06/03/2014 at 17:08

EP - that ride thing looks good, it is on a bad date for me though as that is when we will be driving back from Easter hols in wales

06/03/2014 at 18:43

Lol it's the day before my bday so probably not Pixie MC take it easy chook and if you aren't up for it just let that one go and think of the bigger picture aye

06/03/2014 at 19:49

buttercup, I know it is just so annoying. Bloody virus could have waited till Monday to strike! Mind you, yesterday when I was on the turbo I did suspect something was wrong as my hr was a bit high

06/03/2014 at 20:10

I'm struggling, Boo the dog is taking me for a run 

06/03/2014 at 22:18

Ouch, spin class tonight, where I made the discovery that my sit bones are still tender from all the cycling last week. I was so glad when we got to the climbing sections and could get out of the saddle.

 

07/03/2014 at 07:22

as per usual work has gotten in the way...I managed a run and a swim this week and that's it.  Although, I did quit my job on tuesday so that probably explains why I haven't had a moments peace.

07/03/2014 at 08:03

MC - fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.

JP  sorry you're struggling, but yay for a dog named Boo to encourage you to get out on the road (or trail) again.

Just fairly small run and cycle sessions this week so far.  Weekend schedule is going off Fink though so I can do a little sportive instead of the scheduled bike session.  Weather's looking good, so should be a nice ride.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

07/03/2014 at 08:04
Hope you're OK Pete.

Speedy recovery vibes for you MC.

I've never been spinning before, but I get the impression its benefits are heavily determined by the instructor you get?
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07/03/2014 at 12:57

seal pritty much althrough if your not happy you can always rank it up when they arn't watching and make it harder for yourself.

DS this weekend should be fun.

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