Training for a shorter Tri

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Razor51    pirate
28/11/2014 at 22:36

I've done nowt  

28/11/2014 at 23:14

Me neither! Things not going quite as planned  Gonna lurk for a while longer! 

29/11/2014 at 09:08

haha, not just me then!! 

well, swimming this morning

Razor51    pirate
29/11/2014 at 20:21

The Lurgi has buggerd off (almost) so going to try for a Z2 run tomorrow 

What's wrong Mrs D???  

29/11/2014 at 20:49

Ive been swimming evetyday on holiday and gone for a run but feel i have un done all the good work by free drink

Mallowpuff    pirate
30/11/2014 at 14:56

Got out on the road bike for the first time since having to replace half the drivetrain to make sure it works. Everything seems fine, working as it should, and only got nearly killed by a twat in a van once!

Camlo    pirate
30/11/2014 at 18:52

DB - Why do drivers slow right down on a wide straight, clear stretch of road then pass you at 30mph practically brushing your arm??? 

BS - Free food and drink is my downfall on hols too. Can't manage portion control so had to enforce a total ban on the puddings last time. Hopefully the swimming has cancelled out the extra Calories? 

Hope you got out today Razor - i did a 30 min bike followed by a 4 mile run with my 7 year old. Was pleased to keep up with him.... 

Razor51    pirate
30/11/2014 at 19:02

Camlo, christmas shopping got in the way of my run today,  

30/11/2014 at 20:08

Also had a close shave with a driver today - lovely day for cycling though.

so tomorrow will be 3 months from when I started: just a chance for me to share some numbers.

  • 61 days not smoking
  • 203 lbs current weight  (218lbs starting weight)
  • 8:23 best swim time
  • 54 minutes best bike time
  • 27 minutes best run time

Targets for next 3 months.

  • Eat healthier (december withstanding, i'm only human)
  • Lose more weight (195lbs target)
  • 7 minute swim, 45 minute bike, 25 minute run
Camlo    pirate
01/12/2014 at 08:46

Rp - the 1st goal i totally agree, the 2nd seems reasonable but the 3rd?? Thats a heck of an improvement for the swim and bike, I would set them a little more reasonable? 

razor - darn shopping! 

Cake    pirate
01/12/2014 at 13:18

I've not been on the bike properly for a few day's now and it's sending me slightly more loopy than normal.

Rpitch very well done for the not smoking and nothing wrong with arming high just remember they are target's if you make a inprovement but don't make one of them don't get fed up just re-set the target and keep rocking.

MRs D hope everything is cool.

01/12/2014 at 13:21

Training starts today for me, had a bit of a long break, seem to have forgotten how to swim and both tyres on me bike are flat, I might treat myself to some new trainers for christmas. Got loads of cross country races and a boxing event coming up, so training out of fear

Mallowpuff    pirate
01/12/2014 at 20:16

My near miss with the van was coming up to a roundabout. He decided the best possible place to overtake a cyclist is right on the approach to a roundabout, and then proceeded to turn left immediately. Then slowed down and stuck his head out the window to try and work out why I was implying his sex life revolved around the schedule of his right hand

01/12/2014 at 21:09

Nasty close shave DurhamBiker, glad you indicated your thoughts to him.

I had a lovely weekend away in Brum, but no training done.
Driving home I spotted the sign on the motorway stating 111 miles to London and thinking eek, that is one hell of a long way I am going to have to cycle next summer at the Outlaw. Thank goodness it is laps and not a straight out and back route or my head would struggle to cope.

02/12/2014 at 09:53
Signed up to the clumber duathlon ahead of my first sprint tri in April. The times look fast.
02/12/2014 at 20:00

steady - don't think about it like that!! 

DB - van driver sounds like an idiot. I don't like roundabouts when I am on a bike

well, back at it this week properly, already done 2 runs and a turbo

02/12/2014 at 21:53

Well done MC, wibbling is calming down but now thinking about how far my long rides need to be next year, so I can plan things for the diary.

I did my swim this morning but Pilates was cancelled and I ended up helping a neighbour, then showing to Mr Steady what the tree men had done to the garden, so did no exercise at all this evening.

Tomorrow will be turbo time.

Cake    pirate
03/12/2014 at 17:16

Steady if any good I've used trips to places before for training and it doesn't half focus the mind. If you have a birthday card you need to deliver or what to see friends bepending on the distance and if you ahve time cycling there instead of driveing can be useful. Longest distance I've been is from sheffield to Mold to drop off a birthday card for Souix a good fetch mate of mine.

I'm hopefully going to be planning a few trips to the inlaw in aylsbury this year as training rides soon as I work out how to do it without moterway's. For the distance belief is everything just break it down a little in your head and build it up in the next few month's. It's going to be fun.  

If your still not sure nearer the time I'm going to be doing a sportive on the same roads as outlaw won't be at the same pace as outlaw but good for a bit of confidence, working out how to feed myself on the bike as well as making sure my bike and bum can still cope with everything. Mathschick's done it in the past as well, the WI bake the cakes for the 100 miler. link

Oh and if you want to at any point your more than welcome round ours if you fancy a long bike or just some training. We have beds and a well stocked fridge.  Same goes for anyone really.

03/12/2014 at 17:31

I am thinking of doing that sportive too
have to admit I haven't done the 100miler before but did the 25 miler with a 10 year old child in tow a few years ago on mountain bikes :P Nothing worse than spending a few hours worrying about your child going under a car though....

bit tired today so not done anything, think I am going to do some marking then hibernate for the evening


03/12/2014 at 18:41

Went out for a 2 hour bike ride this morning - but came home after less than an hour cos my hands were so cold! I definitely took the wrong gloves . Defrosted myself, got changed and went out again for a slow 40 minute run.

Planning on a 60 mile sportive in March for training purposes - heck of a lot cheaper than a triathlon!

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