Training for a shorter Tri

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30/09/2014 at 18:32

Sorry that was supposed to say Camlo....

30/09/2014 at 19:27

evening all

well, drops are working, eye is feeling much better, and I am feeling generally better, so I made the stupid decision to go for a run this evening - got covered in biting insects! It was nice to be out though

01/10/2014 at 10:03

So, after stupidly signing up to a 10k in November to help with my preparation i've decided to do Stoptober and Sober October in an effort to increase the chance of me dragging myself across the finish line.

I need to quit smoking but my addict brain can't cope with any longer term thinking than a month.

I don't drink much anyway, got a 16 month old, who has the time? but i don't want a hangover on a sunday disrupting my training in October for the 10k.

wish me luck.

Cake    pirate
01/10/2014 at 12:41

Rpitchfo I'm a ex smoker myself well mostly it's really hard  The good news is that if you can't do it I've discovered that bento box's are the perfect size for 10 fag's and if you have one on a IM course it makes some folks luagh while other's you can see there head's explode on the inside.  Only had one relapse in Sept which happy about just got to innore the voices and not spark up.

Mallowpuff    pirate
01/10/2014 at 20:16

Penglais Hill? Nice easy way to ease you into the bike leg!

02/10/2014 at 23:30

Evening all - long time no see!

ive taken the plunge and got a wetsuit and did my first standard distance at the weekend. LOVED IT!

Thank you so much to all of you that encouraged me in my very first stumbling steps into multi event racing just over a year ago- you are fab!

03/10/2014 at 06:15

well done Emma, glad to hear you are still doing it. Plus you are probably still quicker than me.

03/10/2014 at 07:31

Well done steady - so long as we are out there.

I've just got my VLM rejection so can focus on winter tri training - hopefully a middle distance sometime 

03/10/2014 at 08:23
Think I'm going to get for some new running shoes today. Started week 4 of couch 2 5k and it's a killer. Back is stiff this morning.

Day three - no smoking/ no alcohol
Cake    pirate
03/10/2014 at 12:35

Nice one Emma

Rpitch have you tried patch's or anything?

03/10/2014 at 12:41

It's not the nicotine I tend to have a problem with - i find the first few days hard don't get me wrong but it's the habit/mental thing that always get's me....i've quit a few times before from 2-9 months. I just really enjoy bloody smoking and hopefully the day comes when I've had enough of it.

Cake    pirate
03/10/2014 at 12:47

 Sounds very familar mate. tea help's.

03/10/2014 at 12:49

I'm dying 

03/10/2014 at 13:30

Well done rpitchfo the first 5k are the worst.

well done on the no smoking - I don't think about it at all at  now. Apart from to think 'that stinks' when I run past people and  'I can't believe I used to smoke' - the running will really help!

try to break the habits by not recreating he environments where you used to smoke and give yourself a prize for every week/ month you don 't smoke. A nice foodie treat for a week and a piece of kit for a month. If I get a pb I give myself a prize!

Mrs D - what's wrong?!

03/10/2014 at 18:05

Just popping in to report that the snotty grotty has been replaced by bit bunged up and a cough. This recovery week has been taken very gentle although I have been good and walked each day to/from station to the office, so 2 miles a day. This first week has been tough.

03/10/2014 at 19:03

Emma - well done 

rp - like Emma says, avoid the situations where you would normally smoke. So if your smoking routine is to smoke with a coffee for example, don't sit down with a coffee! After 3 days you have probably broken the physical addiction, the mental one is far stronger


MrsD - are you ill? get better soon

03/10/2014 at 19:44
Thanks for the advice everyone!

Went and got some new running shoes from "up and running" in notts who were very helpful. Gait analysis, treadmill video my run etc. ended up with some brooks adrenaline gts things for a shiny penny. Feel comfy though. I'll be trying them out Sunday.
Camlo    pirate
04/10/2014 at 08:24

fab efforts Emma, rpitch and steady (2 miles is still 2 miles).

Glad I never started smoking, dont need addictions in my life, nope, none, not like coming on forums, over eating and entering races! 

I like noo shoes, well jealous. 

On hols now for a week so that will break my internet addiction as not taking the ipad!

04/10/2014 at 10:14

Hurrah Emma!  Let the addiction begin! 

Good luck Rpitchfo - smoking is a tough one to quit. Use whatever resources are out there.... I'm 9 years now. Still fancy one every now and again 

Glad eye is sorted Maths 

I have the lurgy. But it is destroying me. Favourite doctor statement yesterday,

"I won't give you antibiotics, but keep an eye on your chest symptoms. Without the abx the chance of this developing to pneumonia is higher." Feeling reassured.

Mallowpuff    pirate
05/10/2014 at 12:40

A week to go until my last race of the year (unless I find an off-road duathlon I fancy for the winter). Taking it easy and just going to see how I get on, no point trying to push too hard over the next week.

Picked up my cycle to work bike yesterday (even though I can't cycle to work) bringing my number of bikes up to 3 (or 4 if I count the other mountain bike that's currently in bits). Not a bike I'll ever use for racing on, but the bike that I hope will result in me doing more miles on 2 wheels rather than 4 as it's a hybrid with a rack and panniers. Plan to use it for doing the shopping, going to the gym etc as well as mini cycle tours as it'll be much more comfortable for that task than the mountain bike.

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