Training for a shorter Tri

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10/03/2014 at 11:56

Congrats on the new bike JP, I hope you have many happy miles on it.  I'm sure the neighbours will soon realise what they're missing music wise.

mikasa, fingers crossed the physio is able to offer some reassuring words tomorrow.

I tried to take my cycling forward a little more and did a teeny sportive instead of my scheduled length ride over the weekend, was good apart from my lower back wasn't happy so I need to work out why that is.  On the bright side my saddle seemed reasonably friendly towards me, so a step in the right direction there at least.

Cake    pirate
10/03/2014 at 12:55


Hope your ok chuck there will be other half's.

Did the sportive yesterday as well I got lost a few times after some joker must have removed a few of the sign's for the course but still enjoyed it. DS some of those roads where a little lumpy in places might have had an effect. there was some right pot holes.

JP surely you can't tempt us with bike porn and not give pictures?

10/03/2014 at 13:27

I agree with Cake, pictures are required!

Sending hugs to Mikasa, and Steady, lets hope the physio/rest/strengthening work will sort you out.

Great running MC.  Which sportive did you do Cake & DS?

Saturday was a 40 miler from Warminster to Salisbury and back. . .. wore shorts, the start of the silly tan lines has begun! 

Yesterday bit of a walk, picnic and a tiny recovery ride.

10/03/2014 at 13:31

ooh, what a dilemna...guitar or bike? bike or guitar?  I guess you could go with a bike and an air guitar with the speakers turned up to 11.

I hope you're given a good prognosis tomorrow Mikasa.

DS & Cake - sounds like fun

I ran at the gym today as I left my garmin at home.  I'm even slower in the gym than I am on the road.  Odd.

I was speaking to a crazy ultra runner last week and she said that it wasn't distance that she needed but running every day...I guess I'm going running again tomorrow...


10/03/2014 at 15:22

Seems to be a lot of us are slower in the gym on the treddie. It's just such hard work as you're not moving anywhere. 

10/03/2014 at 16:30

afternoon all

feeling a bit tired today!! Think yesterday took it out of me more than I thought due to the heat. So I think it will be a recovery turbo in a bit then skip swimming and an early night

steady - hope you are sorted now.

amazingly my knees are not grumbling about yesterdays efforts though my hips are, but not too much

10/03/2014 at 17:58

Well done MC!! Hopefully the 23rd won't be too hot I went for a wee run around a lovely park in Bamberg with a friend who will joining us for the Little piglet and she ran the furthest she'd ever run And I had my first ever alcohol free beer  

10/03/2014 at 18:25

Well done MC! 

Oh commiserations Mikasa 

Bike photos please! 

Managed park run on Saturday and was not quite last. Yesterday my daughter and I went for our first proper bike ride since Christmas day. Am thrilled she didn't want to go fast because I could barely get my legs to work! She is only 10 but determined to do a London-to-Cambridge trip in the Summer Hols so we are going to train up together for that.

Am hoping to do my first swim for two months tomorrow.  So, very, very slowly getting back into the swing of things. Of course the beautiful sunshine is rather helpful 

10/03/2014 at 18:36

What a busy weekend on here.

I am seeing the osteopath tomorrow as I had sciatica pains during the night and little sleep. Certain to get more exercises to do which I will stick to doing.

JP bike photos please and why did you go for that particular boardman bike, I quite fancy one when I upgrade.

10/03/2014 at 19:03

chili - great to hear you are getting back to health, just take it steady

CJ - hope the osteopath can fix you

JP - yes, we need photos

Buttercup - sounds like you had a great time, I wondered where you were when we were arranging transport for you

1 hour 15 of fairly easy spin to loosen the legs up, that has woken me up and I wish I was going swimming now, but haven't got time to eat and swim, probably best to leave it anyway, I am good at overdoing things and burning out!!

10/03/2014 at 21:14

I'll post pics when I pic Boardy up at the weekend, I went with the road pro because it works out a bit cheaper than it would be to upgrade the road team (eventually) and it has all internally routed cables.

I cycled to work on my old mountain bike, it's a heavy old thing but was lots of fun

good training everyone, I nowhere near where I should be with my swimming so have decided to join the local club on Wednesday and put all the blame on them 

(Scuttles off to look at crumpled magazine cut out of Boardman)

10/03/2014 at 21:28
SuckitupButterCup wrote (see)

Well done MC!! Hopefully the 23rd won't be too hot I went for a wee run around a lovely park in Bamberg with a friend who will joining us for the Little piglet and she ran the furthest she'd ever run And I had my first ever alcohol free beer  


ive got friends in bamberg too. How weird is that?

11/03/2014 at 06:54
EcoSeal wrote (see)
Which sportive did you do Cake & DS?

Hi Eco, it was the Jodrell Bank Classic Sportive. 

Had a very enjoyable cani-x run with Dawn Dog this morning, the ground has dried out a lot making it less of a slog through the mud.  I don't mind if it stays like this for a bit.

11/03/2014 at 11:44

Well done all over the weekend. We need bike porn please JP! 

Been hit by whopping migraine this week. gonna have a breather till tomorrow. see it as taper b4 the Half on Sun 

11/03/2014 at 14:13

5k at lunch time and now my legs ache.  but in a good way. It's really sunny here and nearly warm.

11/03/2014 at 17:18

Mrs Digger you will be fine by Sunday.

The osteopath has straightened my rotated pelvis and got the piriformis muscle to ease off, which had tightened up and put pressure on sciatic nerve, hence the pain I was in.
Rest and recovery until Thursday evening for a gentle spin session.


11/03/2014 at 19:10

Swam after work maybe 30 lengths (I lost count a couple of times) in around 20 minutes (I forgot my watch and without glasses the clock is just a blur)  still I was pleased with my progress. 

Legs a bit achy now. 

11/03/2014 at 19:13

Steady - great to hear you are on the mend,

I had my 15 min consultation. It is a hip flexor strain as I thought. She does not think I've sufficiently rested it so we're starting the recovery period again with anti inflammatories (sp?). I need to keep walking to a minimum and try not to sit too long as this shortens the hip flexor and when I stand up it stretches from cold and gives me pain. After walking/bath/having hot water bottle on my hip I can start stretching it slowly. I've booked a deep tissue massage with the same lady for next Thursday to work on the hip and loosen it up. She did say I could do some easy cycling if it doesn't affect me but I think I'll just rest this week. She did not think it was good at all  that I can't hop on my injured leg without it causing pain at all. She also suggested I start doing pilates and work on my core. ( I know I know). But all in all happy though she said it might take up to 4 weeks to properly recover but at least I can do cycling in the meanwhile.

11/03/2014 at 19:29

Hip flexor stretches are on my do list Mikasa.

11/03/2014 at 20:58

don't mention the core...I did once but I think I got away with it...

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