Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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12/10/2014 at 20:49

well done buttercup and durham!

steady - great bargain shopping!

well, I managed to resist the temptation to stay in bed this morning. Bumped into another runner in the hotel this morning and her husband offered me a lift up to the start area, and they gave me one of those cheapo ponchos to keep warm in while waiting for the start!

The first 18 miles were in thick fog, then the sun came out, and OH was also there at that point, and I switched to walk and eat a banana with him for a little and never actually started running again! My dodgy knee was feeling sore and there was an uphilll bit and I thought actually it would be quicker just to power walk it, and indeed I ended up overtaking loads of people with my power walk. OH was waiting for me again at the 23 mile mark and he walked along with me up to about half mile to go - those were the hardest few miles ever, and I was so pleased to finish. Getting away from York wasn't the most fun, and now I am shattered and have no idea how I am going to get through work tomorrow!

13/10/2014 at 05:59

Woohoo! Well done MC. another marathon finish, thats all you need to know. I'm sure your students will let you teach sitting down if you explain. Just make all you maths questions about marathons...if teacher is running at pace x, for 3 hours and then stops for a banana at point y, then resumes at pace z, calculate the distance at y, the final finishing time and show all your workings. 

13/10/2014 at 09:33

Well done maths. If the weather was anything like it was with us then you must have had a chilly start.

Cake    pirate
13/10/2014 at 12:57

Well done girl's and germ's.

This weekend I've been still moving house but light at the end of the tunnel now and might actually get in some racing at the weekend.

BamBam as they say on Game of Thrones winter is coming.

13/10/2014 at 13:05

Well done maths, another marathon done and dusted.

13/10/2014 at 15:14
Cake wrote (see)


BamBam as they say on Game of Thrones winter is coming.

To continue the link I managed to pull/strain my groin swimming this morning...probably a common injury on Game of Thrones

Cake    pirate
13/10/2014 at 16:33

 Maybe just take it easy for a few day's mate.

13/10/2014 at 18:59

Well done to all the weekend racers.

15/10/2014 at 14:47

Well that's done it. I have entered IM Barcelona, conflicting emotions right now but I would have been very sad if it had sold out before I managed to enter so I think I've made the right choice. My Tri-club have picked it as their IM outing for next year so I get to go as part of the gang and should hopefully have a few training buddies.

I have a lot of work to do now!

15/10/2014 at 17:58

Well done Alibear, at least you now have a target goal. I have had the gym induction and even done a little workout consisting of 5 minutes on the bike and 20 minutes on the treadmill which was broken down into 2 minutes walk and 1 minute run, finished off with 5 minutes cool down walk.



15/10/2014 at 20:39

yay Alibear you will love it!

well done in the gym steady

I managed a short raining run this evening

15/10/2014 at 20:45

Woohoo Ali bear you need to stick the turbo in the utility room and turn on the dryer and ride baby ride

15/10/2014 at 20:54

swimming sessions being interrupted by my eternal search for non-leaky goggles! Driving me crazy. Any recommendations?  

15/10/2014 at 22:17

RP, from a female point I know that I can't use moisturiser on my face 12 hours before I swim or I get goggle leak, not sure if that is any use for you.

When searching for goggles I check that they stick to me without the straps for a few seconds as that proves the shape suits, Zoggs fit, speedo do not. Unfortunately after about a year I find they are worn and leak so just get new ones.

I am now cursing my over enthusiasm at the gym, the top of my inner thigh hurts. Must remember that I am a total beginner at running again.

An early morning swim is planned for tomorrow if I can get a decent nights sleep.

16/10/2014 at 10:18
SuckitupButterCup wrote (see)

Woohoo Ali bear you need to stick the turbo in the utility room and turn on the dryer and ride baby ride

 Genius idea, thankfully I turbo in the garage over winter and guess where the tumble dryer is

I've got a girly cycling weekend away this weekend then the trek gets turned into my turbo machine and the faithfull old raleigh comes out to play for the winter.

The only issue is that although my bike could do with improving, my swim and run need even more work.


16/10/2014 at 17:54

hi all

rp - I use sable goggles but they are expensive. As steady says, best to find out which brand fit your head though - go to a decent tri or swimming shop and if they stay on your face without the straps momentarily they fit

got a short run in last night and swimming tonight

Camlo    pirate
16/10/2014 at 22:06

whoop AliBear, sounds like the perfect motivation. 

No advice on goggles, i constantly spring leaks although the bigger style which i got as a freebie for subscribing to the mag seem good so far. 

Had a week hols so no running or biking but did swim (play with kids and splash a lot) every day! 


Cake    pirate
17/10/2014 at 13:03

Nice one Ali.

finally fineshed faffing about moving house so might actually have some time for training and writing up a few race report's.

Rp I use Aqua sphere goggles but can't remember which type and they are brilliant. Will check them out and post when they are when able if any good.

Mallowpuff    pirate
17/10/2014 at 19:06

You really won't need the dryer on in the garage. If you're using the turbo right, you'll feel like you're out for a ride on the Sun anyway!

Trying to decide if I'm going to make it to my first Park Run tomorrow or if it's going to be next week. Looking like next week at the moment. On the plus side, my new bike has seen me cycle to the shops a good few times, with the only exceptions over the last fortnight being on the way back from Last of the Summer Tri last weekend, and picking up some beer and steak on my way home from work tonight.

17/10/2014 at 20:11

apparently although I feel fine I am not fully recovered as swimming was a bit hard last night, so just took it steady and enjoyed the time out of a busy week!

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