Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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19/10/2014 at 16:49

Went to where my 10k will be this morning and did 5k on the same route. Glad I did - found it useful - hillier than I was expecting, so will take away the shock factor.

I'm also deviating away from couch 2 5k in an effort to get close to the distance before november - taking up the times. I've done the runs so far without much issue and with all the cross training i'm doing i don't think it will be too much of a problem.

Off for 10 minutes on my new bike - trying not to fall off.

19/10/2014 at 17:20

ooh have fun on your bike! Falling off is necessary and inevitable

19/10/2014 at 20:58

how was the ride RP? 

19/10/2014 at 21:18

It was fine - only went out for 10 minutes and stuck to cycle paths. Like learning to ride a bike again though. Going to take me a few weeks to get the confidence to hit the roads - it's very reactive to any little movement - i'm half way across the road before I know it.

Looking behind me - changing gears - braking - switching hand positions - toe clips: all pose varying challenges for me lol.

19/10/2014 at 21:33

haha, you'll get used to it quickly

ad a good swim this evening, didn't do any running or biking - gosh Sundays are long when you don't spend half the morning running! And it is annoying having to be around arguing kids! But nice to spend some time with them really

19/10/2014 at 21:57

Took me a while to get used to the handlebars and gears, coming from a purely mountain biking background, but it's second nature now. Had the benefit of having used SPD pedals in the past so although a different mechanism, road SPDs don't bother me. The main issue I had was changing from holding the drops to getting up onto the hoods at speed coming downhill when I had to come to a stop, but practice practice practice and it's no problem now

19/10/2014 at 21:57

Took me a while to get used to the handlebars and gears, coming from a purely mountain biking background, but it's second nature now. Had the benefit of having used SPD pedals in the past so although a different mechanism, road SPDs don't bother me. The main issue I had was changing from holding the drops to getting up onto the hoods at speed coming downhill when I had to come to a stop, but practice practice practice and it's no problem now

20/10/2014 at 12:30

ooh, first run since Inverness...and it wasn't fun.  How can I loose fitness after only 3 weeks of eating donuts and playing skyrim?

Still, I'm back on it now.  Swim wednesday...donuts are good for swimming, surely?

Cake    pirate
20/10/2014 at 12:43
Durhambiker wrote (see)

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.

 Cool.

Pete I can confirm donut's are good in all circumstances. Just as long is it's not 20 unless you want to share.

20/10/2014 at 18:26

Donuts taste the best after long runs.

 

20/10/2014 at 18:43

My legs feel like jelly and my knee feels like its going to collapse as I walk. I only did 3 miles. Still, what doesn't cause permanent damage makes us stronger. 

20/10/2014 at 18:54

Eek - not good to have jelly legs after 3 miles. Hope donuts make the swim easier.... 

DB - glad to hear it is possible to stop on a downhill. I usually hold on for grim death and hope i dont come to a junction or hazard. 

Maths - i find dark evenings loooooong too, wishing now i hadnt got rid of my turbo and treadie. 

 

20/10/2014 at 19:33

Well I spoke to the people at Cancer Research UK, and they do indeed still have places left for Outlaw. All hinges now on the wife making a decision about work by Friday which will pretty much dictate how the next 12 months will pan out. Fingers crossed!

Cake    pirate
21/10/2014 at 12:43

Durham just remember training for a IM is a bit selfish on a relationship. Hope it's all system's go because that way I can talk rubbish to you on the bike route through.

WildWill    pirate
21/10/2014 at 12:54

Cake ... you're not admitting that you talk rubbish ... are you 

Cake    pirate
21/10/2014 at 13:00

 Do I ever say anything else?

21/10/2014 at 14:27

Cake is the master in distraction techniques, as proved by the assistance in getting me around the run on Outlaw Half.  Dustboy is good for talking to you on the bike, he gets me up the hills.

21/10/2014 at 19:03

Well we'll both be training for it, some of which we'll be able to do together. I imagine I'll be talking plenty of rubbish by the time I'm on the bike anyway!

21/10/2014 at 20:26

evening all

I have had a few lazy and piggy days of eating loads doing no exercise

that needs to stop before it becomes a habit though!

21/10/2014 at 20:43

As you know, I’ve ditched Couch 2 5k in a desperate attempt to get closer to the 10k distance before the 8th of November. I ran for 30 minutes straight tonight in Hurricane Gonzalo.

First time I've used nike plus app and apparently I did 3.18 miles in 30 minutes at a pace of 9.26 mpm. Very proud of myself.

things are coming together this week...swam 16 lengths consecutively on Monday and ran 5k tonight . Just got to sort the bike now.

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