Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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Camlo    pirate
20/10/2014 at 18:54

Eek - not good to have jelly legs after 3 miles. Hope donuts make the swim easier.... 

DB - glad to hear it is possible to stop on a downhill. I usually hold on for grim death and hope i dont come to a junction or hazard. 

Maths - i find dark evenings loooooong too, wishing now i hadnt got rid of my turbo and treadie. 


Mallowpuff    pirate
20/10/2014 at 19:33

Well I spoke to the people at Cancer Research UK, and they do indeed still have places left for Outlaw. All hinges now on the wife making a decision about work by Friday which will pretty much dictate how the next 12 months will pan out. Fingers crossed!

Cake    pirate
21/10/2014 at 12:43

Durham just remember training for a IM is a bit selfish on a relationship. Hope it's all system's go because that way I can talk rubbish to you on the bike route through.

WildWill    pirate
21/10/2014 at 12:54

Cake ... you're not admitting that you talk rubbish ... are you 

Cake    pirate
21/10/2014 at 13:00

 Do I ever say anything else?

21/10/2014 at 14:27

Cake is the master in distraction techniques, as proved by the assistance in getting me around the run on Outlaw Half.  Dustboy is good for talking to you on the bike, he gets me up the hills.

Mallowpuff    pirate
21/10/2014 at 19:03

Well we'll both be training for it, some of which we'll be able to do together. I imagine I'll be talking plenty of rubbish by the time I'm on the bike anyway!

21/10/2014 at 20:26

evening all

I have had a few lazy and piggy days of eating loads doing no exercise

that needs to stop before it becomes a habit though!

21/10/2014 at 20:43

As you know, I’ve ditched Couch 2 5k in a desperate attempt to get closer to the 10k distance before the 8th of November. I ran for 30 minutes straight tonight in Hurricane Gonzalo.

First time I've used nike plus app and apparently I did 3.18 miles in 30 minutes at a pace of 9.26 mpm. Very proud of myself.

things are coming together this week...swam 16 lengths consecutively on Monday and ran 5k tonight . Just got to sort the bike now.

Mallowpuff    pirate
21/10/2014 at 21:21

I've been a bit bad on the food front recently. It's my job that's at fault. Spend all day trying to sell people nice biscuits and have to try to resist eating them myself

Cake    pirate
22/10/2014 at 12:38

mmmmm biscuit's. Finally got back on the bike last night it was a bit windy.

22/10/2014 at 18:01

I have done my little run /walk again stayed at 1 minute run and 2 minutes walk, but it felt much better.

22/10/2014 at 19:18

well done rp and steady

I have done nothing again (well, apart from work and I had parents evenings on Monday and Tuesday so I am pretty tired)

cake - you must have been mad going out on the bike yesterday!!

Mallowpuff    pirate
22/10/2014 at 20:50

Didn't fancy going out on the bike yesterday, was nearly blown over a couple of times at work just standing on people's doorsteps so didn't like the idea of going out on two wheels!

22/10/2014 at 21:03

Sensible decision Durhambiker.

MC, are parents evenings any better at the new school or much the same?


22/10/2014 at 21:24

Its good to see folk doing stuff. I went to the pool at lunch. I forgot my goggles so did 30 mins of lazybreast stroke. I think I'm going to increase the swimming and drop the running as clearly the marathon has damaged something in my legs. After mondays run, I hobbled around like an invalid on tuesday. Swim and turbo for me over the winter. 

Cake    pirate
23/10/2014 at 12:27

 Math's I was going slowly mad with not being out on the bike for a few day's.

23/10/2014 at 14:24

So some of you may have seen the thread I started here:

Will try to update thread and post here as I start on this journey!

I just wondered what events people would recommend for next year? Looking to start with some Sprint Tri's and then move up to full Tri later in summer...

I am also running the London marathon so have to factor that in too. What events would people suggest? I am based in West Midlands but happy to travel... 

Cake    pirate
23/10/2014 at 16:11

Matt there are a few tri's near you depending roughly where in the west midlands are you? First thing that springs to mind is east leake and Straitford if any good?

23/10/2014 at 16:21

Hmm both of those look good. I live in Stourbridge so both are within reach. The east leake looks like a good one right at start of the season although I get back from Australia 3 days before. That should sort the Jetlag out!

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