Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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08/01/2015 at 13:13

Welcome CP31 , try to get out on a bike at the weekend when it is light, get used to riding. For the swim, good start, you need a minimum of 2 preferably 3 swim sessions a week. Try slightly less distance but do 2 lengths then short break, gradually build it up to a continuous swim.

08/01/2015 at 13:43

Thanks steady. That's what I thought really....atleast twice a week in the pool. Would love to do three but do not have the time.

Mallowpuff    pirate
08/01/2015 at 18:33

Juggling sessions about again this week. Supposed to be running tonight, but going to do that tomorrow. Getting the mountain bike out for a nice chilly night ride again

08/01/2015 at 19:21

DB, I swapped sessions about, tonight I did tomorrows run. Well really I did a walk for 42 minutes instead of the 45 minute Z2 run and will spin on the turbo tomorrow.

My HRM decided to have a fit and not record correctly, think it did not like the technical top I was wearing as it told me I had a super elite HR of 55bpm whilst doing my walk and going down to 46 at one point, however when I walked back indoors it shot up to 108. Either that or I should have been resting and not doing any activity at all.


08/01/2015 at 19:39


well, I have done nothing since Monday because I have been feeling crappy fed up with missing my swim tonight which is one of the best sessions of the week, but there was no point going when I feel so bad

08/01/2015 at 19:45

MC get well soon, rest is a form of training.

Razor51    pirate
08/01/2015 at 22:23

Swapped my days about due to having two cortezone injections in my elbows this morning so had a rest day today, going to swim in the morning and get backon track tomorrow.

MC, take it easy.

09/01/2015 at 06:55

Run completed today. Cant do the bike as got a work function tonight but im riding a sportive sunday so will make up for lost time and more

happy training everyone

09/01/2015 at 09:26

I'm starting to get a training schedule worked out.

Garage Gym Routine is - (20 chin ups/40 VKR/ 20 dips/ 20 push ups/50 sit ups)/Exercise bike 10k

So far it's:

Monday - Swim 750m (pm)

Tuesday - Run 5m(am) Garage Gym(pm)

Weds - Garage Gym (am)

Thurs - Run 5m(am) Garage Gym (pm)

Friday - Swim 750m (pm)

Saterday - Rest

Sunday - LSR 8m (am) and probably a go in the garage.

Will stick with that until the end of the month and then probably increase the runs by a couple of miles each time. No Idea how I'll be with the swim and the 'gym' stuff but I think I'll just be aiming to swim 750m pretty much continuously by the end of feb.

Sound like a reasonable plan?

09/01/2015 at 19:24

evening everyone

feeling a bit better today, but being sensible and not doing any activity. Nice healthy but hearty dinner planned and an early night. Hoping to do some kind of exercise tomorrow even if it is just a walk outside...

Razor51    pirate
09/01/2015 at 21:49

1500 mt swim this morning and run done tonight, run felt shit and nearly walked at one point but plugged away and ran all the way.


09/01/2015 at 22:00

Did my 30 minutes of spin according to Fink. Just about managed to average 90rpm and keep in Z1.

Busy weekend, getting FiL's house ready for his return from hospital, so not sure how much if any training will get done.

10/01/2015 at 00:31

Nice to hear about everyone's training. And quick recoveries from lurgies to all who have them.

I have no plans for immediate tri's as I can't predict how long recovery takes. 

Basically, since my hip strain at the end of Feb last year, I haven't run properly. Add to that couple of back problems in August/September and patella tendonitis (both knees) that I'm still recovering from, not much has been done since November. I hoped this year would start with more positive news; like return to volleyball training, but instead I had a mild chest infection to start the year with and physio said no to vb training.

However, I've been to the gym to start recovery with x-trainer and yoga session have started at physio's. Work is also moving slightly further and best option will be cycling (only about 4 miles but better than nothing). So I'm hopeful that this year will be much better than last and should be plenty of time to recover for some summer tri's.

Keep training peeps!

10/01/2015 at 07:57

mikasa - good to hear from you, but sad to hear that things haven't been going your way. Hope this year turns out better for you

well, I am still a bit lurgified but definitely improving so going to go to spin - I can always take it easy. Probably won't swim, the chlorine affect me enough when I am well, might set me back too much!

hoping for some kind of run/walk tomorrow. 


12/01/2015 at 13:34

Grr 1 weeks training completed and then last week out with a bad back and this week still mending. I'm a not supposed to be on the bench this early into the year.
Ah well the weathers utter carp; perhaps I should take it as an opportunity and concentrate on sorting out my diet, sounds complicated but really is as simple as , stop eating all the chocolate and drinking all the alcohol.

12/01/2015 at 19:26

Yeah, how can sitting on the sofa eating sweeties for two months make so unfit?

I got in the pool today. It was heaving. Although at the end the 30 minute session there was just three of us in the lane which was quite nice. I actually did a similar distance to last year before injury which was nice although my fc breathing is as bad as last year.  

12/01/2015 at 21:43

Good to hear folks are doing a bit of training.
I managed to get out for a bike ride, did 24 miles but the last 4 were very tough as I ran out of energy as so unfit but it was a little hilly. Then got home to be told we needed to go down to the hospital to see father in law, so the bike was put in the garage, I showered and changed and off out. I put my helmet and shoes away tonight but the bike is still dirty.


Razor51    pirate
12/01/2015 at 22:51

5 miles ran last night all in Z2, fastest avg mile time to date 10:23 min/m, thats down from 11:12 min/m in 2 weeks for the same effort.  

Swim in the morning.

13/01/2015 at 07:18

Well done guys, great work

Had swim club last night and ran and biked on weekend. I have noticed a good improvement in my Z2 run times also. 

13/01/2015 at 20:31

First cycle commute to new work. Route was much better than I expected. It's only 5 miles but it was nice to be out. Legs are fine but still not getting a full breath after my chest infection. Coming back a bit of wet hail was coming down but I was still enjoying it! And I was so dreading it in the morning...

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