Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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30/12/2014 at 22:28
Swim and a Turbo completed today
31/12/2014 at 09:17


been doing lots of turbo and avoiding ice - I am hoping it is going to warm up enough today that I can get out for a run though this afternoon. If not, then definitely tomorrow

buttercup - that's not an easy ultra to start on!!

31/12/2014 at 09:56

Yeah thought it might be a challenge! Wanna come with MC?

Am at home in bed with the lurgy today - no new years day run for me tomorrow  

31/12/2014 at 10:45

no thanks buttercup too far for me, although we did live in the Brecon Beacons when I was a toddler! Don't think I would make cut offs, and don't know if I have the resolve to travel that far on my feet! 26.2 miles is far enough

31/12/2014 at 10:56

Lurgy has still got its grip on me, been out for urgent food supplies and that was enough. Now waiting for a man to come and hopefully fix the boiler so I have warmth and hot water.

31/12/2014 at 11:27

Cake - Not that close, Swindon, so a lot closer to the Cotswolds Water Park(where planning to make my first OW swim come April). Cotswolds 226 is probably going to be my target for 2016(if I can cope with the OW).  Your race plan for 2015 sounds impressive.

Healing vibes to the lurgified. Rest well and don't rush back. 

Buttercup - Looks a little bit lumpy for my liking, there was a couple of runners on Pen Y Fan yesterday.

Whoa hang on thought this was a short tri thread. Will be good following your journeys and hopefully picking up advice/tips along the way. Have you all completed the half distance before going full? Anyone training for the the shorter stuff?

Down the pool this morning, warm up then 1 x 200, 1 x 400 and 5 x 200, 10:13 for the 400(best ever) and all the 200's around 4:50 so very happy. Did have the lane the myself which make a big difference to me at the mo.

31/12/2014 at 11:27

Day 3 completed. 1h swim and 30m bike. Is anyone else having issues fitting in the fink sessions in an hour or im i just that shit?

31/12/2014 at 11:30

BS, I think everyone says that is impossible to fit in the fink sessions into an hour. Either do as much as possible in the hour or do it all in over an hour. I usually just do  less of each set to make it fit. When it comes to OW I go for getting the distance done.

Cake    pirate
31/12/2014 at 12:50


SuckitupButterCup wrote (see)

Cake would you be up for the Brecon Beacons Ultra in Nov then?  Husband says I can if I want

Is that the one you where asking about on farsebook a bit back? Might be well up for it but get to sort my life out a little before can say yes. I'm waiting to find out what sort of shift pannen I'm going to be working in Birmingham so will know better if able after that. I'd like to take a shot at it through it sounds like my kind of race and the Beacon's are always good clean muddy hellish weather fun.

Barry I find most folks on here train for the shorter stuff and then get talked into doing something longer sooner or later. I blame Buttercup.

31/12/2014 at 13:20


Mallowpuff    pirate
31/12/2014 at 14:48
Due to logistics we did the bike yesterday (on nice, heavy bike hire hybrids no less!) and the half hour run today (24 degrees and sunny). Swimming tomorrow before flying back to winter training on Friday
31/12/2014 at 18:15

Popping in to say hi! And 

Happy New Year 2015!  (Getting it in early).

I haven't had much luck this year and that's why I stopped posting. But I'm still lurking and hoping to get back on the tri horse next year. 

Razor51    pirate
01/01/2015 at 14:33

Another 4.4 mile run this morning all in Z2, avg pace 10:37 min/mile.

Right off to my daughter and son in laws  ( Horse) for my dinner, Have a great New Year everyone.

02/01/2015 at 09:09

Finally got out for a bit of a run. Didn't feel that slow which was nice. Guess that means an end to sitting around the house and eating too much.

Have a good new year. 


02/01/2015 at 18:02

hi all

mikasa!! Hope you are well

got out for a run today - I have been reading Friel's Heart rate training book and decided to try doing a 30 min time trial to work out my lactate threshold hr - it was bloody hard work, I don't normally run hard! Felt good though to do it though (when I had finished) and now I need to re-read that whole section of the book to work out what to do with the number I have

tomorrow is back to the old routine of spinning then swimming club - I haven't swum for a couple of weeks so it isn't going to be pretty!

02/01/2015 at 21:11

Day 4 of fink today. 30 minute run

Mallowpuff    pirate
03/01/2015 at 14:31

Just been out and done a 45 min run, managed 4 miles. Would have been further but one of the hills slowed the pace down somewhat. Feeling good though. Was going to be all for the day but just had a txt saying a few mates are off on bike ride later, so going to fit the lights to the mountain bike and get muddy for an hour

03/01/2015 at 14:59

Day 5 run completed. 45 minutes. Actually starting to enjoy this HR training. 

03/01/2015 at 16:31

I have had another rest day. My body said No and I obeyed and pleased I did as I am sure I  would have set myself back rather than improved.

Tomorrow looks like it will be another rest day as we are off visiting Mr Steady senior in hospital, then Monday back to work and hoping to be feeling OK that I can walk to the office from the station rather than hop on the bus.

03/01/2015 at 17:11

spinning and swimming today - the swim felt tough after no swimming for a couple of weeks!

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