Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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15/10/2014 at 14:47

Well that's done it. I have entered IM Barcelona, conflicting emotions right now but I would have been very sad if it had sold out before I managed to enter so I think I've made the right choice. My Tri-club have picked it as their IM outing for next year so I get to go as part of the gang and should hopefully have a few training buddies.

I have a lot of work to do now!

15/10/2014 at 17:58

Well done Alibear, at least you now have a target goal. I have had the gym induction and even done a little workout consisting of 5 minutes on the bike and 20 minutes on the treadmill which was broken down into 2 minutes walk and 1 minute run, finished off with 5 minutes cool down walk.



15/10/2014 at 20:39

yay Alibear you will love it!

well done in the gym steady

I managed a short raining run this evening

15/10/2014 at 20:45

Woohoo Ali bear you need to stick the turbo in the utility room and turn on the dryer and ride baby ride

15/10/2014 at 20:54

swimming sessions being interrupted by my eternal search for non-leaky goggles! Driving me crazy. Any recommendations?  

15/10/2014 at 22:17

RP, from a female point I know that I can't use moisturiser on my face 12 hours before I swim or I get goggle leak, not sure if that is any use for you.

When searching for goggles I check that they stick to me without the straps for a few seconds as that proves the shape suits, Zoggs fit, speedo do not. Unfortunately after about a year I find they are worn and leak so just get new ones.

I am now cursing my over enthusiasm at the gym, the top of my inner thigh hurts. Must remember that I am a total beginner at running again.

An early morning swim is planned for tomorrow if I can get a decent nights sleep.

16/10/2014 at 10:18
SuckitupButterCup wrote (see)

Woohoo Ali bear you need to stick the turbo in the utility room and turn on the dryer and ride baby ride

 Genius idea, thankfully I turbo in the garage over winter and guess where the tumble dryer is

I've got a girly cycling weekend away this weekend then the trek gets turned into my turbo machine and the faithfull old raleigh comes out to play for the winter.

The only issue is that although my bike could do with improving, my swim and run need even more work.


16/10/2014 at 17:54

hi all

rp - I use sable goggles but they are expensive. As steady says, best to find out which brand fit your head though - go to a decent tri or swimming shop and if they stay on your face without the straps momentarily they fit

got a short run in last night and swimming tonight

Camlo    pirate
16/10/2014 at 22:06

whoop AliBear, sounds like the perfect motivation. 

No advice on goggles, i constantly spring leaks although the bigger style which i got as a freebie for subscribing to the mag seem good so far. 

Had a week hols so no running or biking but did swim (play with kids and splash a lot) every day! 


Cake    pirate
17/10/2014 at 13:03

Nice one Ali.

finally fineshed faffing about moving house so might actually have some time for training and writing up a few race report's.

Rp I use Aqua sphere goggles but can't remember which type and they are brilliant. Will check them out and post when they are when able if any good.

Mallowpuff    pirate
17/10/2014 at 19:06

You really won't need the dryer on in the garage. If you're using the turbo right, you'll feel like you're out for a ride on the Sun anyway!

Trying to decide if I'm going to make it to my first Park Run tomorrow or if it's going to be next week. Looking like next week at the moment. On the plus side, my new bike has seen me cycle to the shops a good few times, with the only exceptions over the last fortnight being on the way back from Last of the Summer Tri last weekend, and picking up some beer and steak on my way home from work tonight.

17/10/2014 at 20:11

apparently although I feel fine I am not fully recovered as swimming was a bit hard last night, so just took it steady and enjoyed the time out of a busy week!

17/10/2014 at 21:20

I used the spin bike in the work gym, did CW's Ride Harder 1 so 40 minute interval session dripped loads of sweat as there are no fans just the air conditioning, then after a quick shower ended up doing a power walk to the train station to avoid missing the train.

The weekend is just going to be a ride on Sunday.

MC, sounds like you did the right thing enjoying time out after a busy week.

Mallowpuff    pirate
18/10/2014 at 13:24

My A race for the year might just have changed from A Day In The Lakes (half) to Outlaw (full), providing Cancer Research still have places available, after a chat with the wife.

Razor51    pirate
18/10/2014 at 17:28

Db, hope you get in ,I'll see you there if you do.  

18/10/2014 at 17:30

Got round to putting my new bike together - never been on a road bike before and shit my pants for the 5 minutes I was out on it. Going to take a while to get used to it - a little bit worried there won't be the time over the winter for me to get confident.

Mallowpuff    pirate
18/10/2014 at 18:22

Road bikes take a bit of getting used to, but once you get there you'll love it.

18/10/2014 at 18:30

DB - that's great news loads of us will be there

rp - you could always get a turbo too and use it on the turbo over winter, although it isn't the same as being outside on it, it will help you get used to the position

had a great swim today and even managed to keep up with the others in my lane - I was expecting another slow steady slog like on Thursday

19/10/2014 at 10:50

So, Mr Digger has been doing bits of racing but no training whilst I have been doing nothing due to 'The Plague'! Much has been going on;

It appears that Ali is a legend, Go Girl  DB will be playing at Outlaw . Marathon completed by Maths, HM's by Buttercup and Bookie. Good luck to all racing this weekend

Mallowpuff    pirate
19/10/2014 at 12:45

Hopefully I will be, yeah. Hopefully hear back from Cancer Research tomorrow to find out if they've got any slots left. I had told myself I was going to stick to getting a half done next year, but I'm sick of hearing the wife talk about wanting to do a full whilst I'm not, so I've given in and accepted the harder route!

If I've looked at the calendar right, if I go with one of the Fink plans I'll be starting my proper training on December 30th (well, 29th, but Monday is a rest day), which coincides with being in Spain for New Year. In the mean time, I better get out running and cycling regularly, and get back into the habit of swimming. We did try to get out for a 3 mile run yesterday, but the wife lost her footing when we got into the woods and now she's resting on the sofa with a swollen ankle and various cuts and bruises...

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