Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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Mallowpuff    pirate
22/12/2014 at 17:07

Even if I'm not, I'm going to power on through with the assistance of rioja and San Miguel

22/12/2014 at 22:01

I am fighting off manful, pesky germs are trying to get me. Sore throat and wheezing today, but hope to get to swimming in the morning.

22/12/2014 at 23:23
We've all been fighting a virus in our house for over a week now, i haven't done anything for nearly two weeks, running, or swimming. Maybe a couple of half hour sessions on the turbo but that's it. Gonna find it a git getting back into it.
23/12/2014 at 10:31

I am feeling the pressure as I will have to start the IM cycle training seriously on the 29th and had hoped to have got a decent month of base training in beforehand to make it less hard work to start with.

I managed the swim but found it harder than usual.

Mallowpuff    pirate
23/12/2014 at 12:59

The wife went swimming yesterday and did a full 3.8k just to see if she could, took her about 1hr30. No way I'm up to swimming at the moment. Might see if I can manage a leisurely cycle tomorrow

23/12/2014 at 13:30

steady - there is plenty of time, more important to be fully well

DB - your wife's swim time is good. 

going to turbo in a bit as youngest son has a friend round so I need to keep an eye on them!

23/12/2014 at 15:00

Right I am taking a rest, the cough is really bugging me now and feel so tired, must not burn the candle at both ends so much.


23/12/2014 at 18:08

steady rest up and get better soon

I have done a 2 hour turbo, boring even with a box set of the West Wing! 

Mallowpuff    pirate
25/12/2014 at 11:29

Merry christmas everyone! Currently in shock, as one of my presents was a tri suit, in XL, that actually fits me. Seems More Mile have decided to use real sizes this year. My last More Mile tri suit was XXXL, couldn't get an XL anywhere near on!

25/12/2014 at 13:21

Merry Christmas.

Life's been a bit shit. Injury, illness, family in hospital. I got a nice coffee table triathlon book with great pictures of fit people swimming-cycling-running. And pithy comments like "winners never quit, quitters never win"  inspirational stuff I'm sure you can imagine!

But it did make me want to get back at it, so once I've digested tonight eating marathon (in a couple of days)I'll set up the turbo and get rid of the extra 5kg I seem to have put on since inverness. 

Have a good one

Razor51    pirate
25/12/2014 at 13:51

Merry Christmas everyone... Have great time.

25/12/2014 at 20:35

Hi all and merry xmas, mind if  join the fun/turmoil.

I'm a  runner, fed up with breaking down on 5/6 runs a week and looking for new challenge.  I have been running "seriously" since 2008, could n't swim a length and was bought 1 to 1 lessons which I started last April and can now swim 400m but is still a frustrating  work in progress and have wobbles, I bought a road bike last June and managed a couple of 50 milers during the summer whilst "running " injured.  First Sprint tri is booked  for good friday 2015 .  Enjoying the challenge while still trying to focus on VLM.  Currently 3 runs a week with 2 club swim sessions and 2 solo swim session a week and fitting in some indoor bike sessions. Big picture is IM before I'm 50 (Aug 2016)depending on the swimming/OW progress.

26/12/2014 at 09:09

Welcome BarryB sounds like you have made good start to the training. I got into tri for the same reasons.

26/12/2014 at 09:29

morning all

welcome Barry

Pete  - sorry to hear life hasn't been good, hopefully things will take a turn for the better

ok, survived yesterday and I am off out for a run shortly to get back to normality. I have some more sufferfests for xmas so hoping to have time to get back on the turbo

26/12/2014 at 21:58

Evening all 

Popped out for a run this morning (slowest 5K ever @ 40 minutes) and actually stayed in Zone 2. Its hard to keep it low during up hill climbs but you have to leave pride at the door and follow the plan as its a tried and tested method.

Today was the first time the OH was infront of me for the whole run and had to drop my time down to 13 minute miles to stay in Zone 2, will keep it up and i also got my training mojo back and loved every minute of todays run in the soaking rain 

Razor51    pirate
26/12/2014 at 23:49

BS, Your heart rate will spike if your running uphill but dont worry about as long as your avg HR is in Z2, my top end Z2 is 169 but mine spiked up to 177 running uphill but my avg was well in the zone.

My min/mile pace at the moment is around 11to11:15 in Z2 but by the end of my base weeks it will be down to 9:45 ish, so dont worry about pace at the moment that will come.

Welcome BarryB.

Edited: 26/12/2014 at 23:52
27/12/2014 at 09:58

Still following the rest and recovery training plan. Last night saw the best night of sleep and least coughing. All my asthma meds are increased and doing steam inhaling as well. I may attempt to walk down the garden, so that shouldn't spoil the recovery plan.

27/12/2014 at 11:33

Hey All! Will be back into it come New Years Day - I left runners at work back at work on Monday!

Magna Carter    pirate
27/12/2014 at 11:34

Sounds like we are a right bunch of sick notes! 

Just been out for a couple of miles running, at what, for me, was a very steady pace, and upon looking at my Garmin data afterwards, maxed my heart rate at 183..... would normally expect it to be around 160...

I guess that my chest infection still hasn't left me entirely! 

Magna Carter    pirate
27/12/2014 at 11:40

Barry, sounds pretty much like my path.... its fun.... you'll end up doing less and less pure running events though... and replacing them with tri's..... you've been warned! 

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