Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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10/10/2014 at 15:53

Well I seem to slowly be regaining some idea of training, managed a turbo a swim and run this week so all bases covered.

Currently on tenterhooks waiting for funds to arrive so I can enter IM Barcelona, hoping that it stays open long enough. It's not sold out before but this is the first year it's an IM from the word go so anything could happen.

I also think it would be nice to do our local half marathon in November and entrie places are getting fewer each day but  I daren't do that until I've managed to sort out Barcelona.

Park run beckons tomorrow morning, urggh I'm not a fan of early starts on Saturdays. Also my HRM seems to not work well on runs,  it's fine on bikes but on runs I'm apparently either uber fit or in some sort of stasis...

Edited: 10/10/2014 at 15:56
10/10/2014 at 17:52

I did my first triathlon at Warwick on 28th September, 1.38.39, which I was delighted with. Not fast, but steady. I was aiming for sub two hours, so to knock 20 mins off that felt fab. I much prefer training for tris, due to the variety, so it won't be my last one. Also gives me an excuse to take my boy swimming!!


10/10/2014 at 18:25

Well done ST1969.

I have survived the week at work and will look at restarting the training next week.

Heard about a warehouse clearance sale on at the weekend for bike and some tri kit, no prices lists online, purely a first come first served everything reduced. So I may just find myself going shopping.

Mallowpuff    pirate
10/10/2014 at 18:38

Last of the Summer Tri this weekend, and really not done much to prepare for it, other than to ride the new bike to the shops a couple of times to pick up milk and beer. Makes me feel better about drinking the beer though.

10/10/2014 at 19:07

Well done Steve

10/10/2014 at 19:23
Steve that's excellent! Well done.
Good motivation for keeping the training up over winter to do even better next season.
11/10/2014 at 09:04

Steve well done

JP - you did make me giggle reading that!

Durham - have fun this weekend

I have been busy busy, lost sleep over being observed at school but all was good and my new head of dept said she was proud to have me in the dept which I think is the best thing any boss has ever said to me - I got a little bit emotional which broke the tension!!

off to York for the marathon, have been having dreams about not remembering to take the number and all sorts of crazy things. There was a message yesterday that fog is forecast and they might delay the start, with the advice to wear something you don't mind discarding! Now, I don't know about anyone else but I just don't have clothes that I can just throw away!! Well, I will take a variety of stuff with me and see how things pan out. I think this one is going to take me longer than the one in April because I just don't feel as fit as before and haven't been quite as consistent with my training

11/10/2014 at 17:37

MC, if all else fails wear a bin liner as a disposable layer to make sure you keep warm before the start. Oh and good luck I couldn't run 2.6 miles let alone 26 at the moment.

I have been spending money again, 4 spinerval DVDS for £5 each, a short sleeved jersey and a gilet marked down to £15, bargains.

12/10/2014 at 10:43

well done maths, really nice to hear that kind of validation at work especially when its something as important as teaching.

hope the marathon goes ok!

I've just done week 5 run 3 of c2k which is the 20 minute straight running. I did it and it was bearable - looks like im getting fitter with each passing week. I couldn't run 2 minutes 5 weeks ago! Im really starting to see the benefits of the cross training now.

into week 8 of training - still not smoking.

12/10/2014 at 13:38

MC, I went to a second hand shop for a cheap fleece that I could discard at the start of the loch ness marathon. 

I got on my bike for the first time in ages but it was nice to get out. 

Well done for everyone getting off the sofa. Ive been stuck to mine for 2 weeks. 

Mallowpuff    pirate
12/10/2014 at 14:55
There was frost on the ground at the start of the Last of the Summer Tri this morning. Feet were freezing on the bike. Can't tell you my time at the moment because some numpty (possibly me) kept trying to use the pause button instead of the lap button on my Garmin to toggle through the disciplines. Wasn't fast, in fact was slower than last time but I've done bugger all training recently. Kick up the arse time.
12/10/2014 at 19:41

Oxford Half done and dusted not a PB but given the lack of training I had a great day out with an old friend who did amazingly well given he has stage 4 bowel cancer and had his last round of radio therapy two weeks ago - lol the last three km he was dragging my sorry bum around the course my bad leg was not behaving well by that point and it was only mental toughness that got me round and knowing he was doing it much harder than I was that keep me from walking the last three km  

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.

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