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Will if you get into trouble it's the sign to the marshells that your about to die matey.
Yersinia wrote (see)
bootsie wrote (see)make one of your 5km runs a cycle off the bike.. that will helpI don't understand what this means.
bootsie wrote (see)
make one of your 5km runs a cycle off the bike.. that will help
I don't understand what this means.
Bike a bit and then run. Think brick sessions already covered reading back but just in case this is what they are. Beware the wobbly legs.
Not sure about replacing one of the 5k sessions in these very early days - I think I need the time on my legs. But I might manage to tack a 1k on the end after a cycle ride or after riding home from swimming.
Hey, that last would be a mini-tri all on itself! Albeit with a nice hot shower in the middle.
I think there might have been a run-through spritz coming out of the dock at London, but I forgot to pack my shampoo and shower gel into my wetsuit.
I was too busy thinking of the nice cup of tea and a biscuit that was waiting for me in transition.
ST - enjoy the swim!
Sounds like everyone is doing great with their training, or at least their plans!
Steve - i have to confess that all my friends think I'm completely nuts doing anything at all! That's why this site is so valuable. I don't know anyone else who runs, swims or cycles. I am trying to pursuade my youth club to do a 5k charity run though. We had the Mayor come and speak to us this evening about his Teens Unite which supports teenagers with cancer. My youngsters are considering it
Today was my long bike ride. Smidge was in nursery and I didn't have to work so managed 2 hours on the bike Went up and down the canal and pretty slow but really nice. Much better than on the roads. And the mars bars were much nice. Might try jelly beans next. What do you guys drink? (other than sherry of course)
Oh, and the other good news is that my daughter's school has started a lunch time athletics club. And the teacher has promised to look out for any opportunities for her to run. She is really excited.
I have to report I did nothing yesterday, but have made up for it today.Did 20 mins cycle then straight to x trainer for 10 mins, repeated twice more for a 1.5 hour workout, although I did keep it at an easy level.
Feeling knackered, so will put feet up and just do some more wrist /arm physio exercises this afternoon.
Gosh, you've all been busy! Had to cancel my runs this week, still feeling yuck and coughing up all sorts of goo. Tried a brief bike ride this morning but not 100% at all. Debating a swim later.
Yersinia - a quick run after a short bike is a great way to get the feel of what it will be like going through T2 at your event. As a few people have said, even a 5k bike then1k run will be of benefit. Almost see the bike bit as a warm up for your run!
Chilibean - I drink either SIS Go or Lucozade Sport powder Orange flavour, unless i'm going to eat something during the ride or run in which case I drink water or half flat Coke half water. Tastes better than it sounds! I tend to eat either Powerbar or SIS Gels, or Powerbar Cookies and Cream bar if I need a whopping hit of 900 calories!
ST - Am waiting patiently for the swimming report...
Chili - great news about the athletics club and other activity plans going on! You are a driver for change!
SF - People generally seem impressed by the idea of triathlon in my social circles - even the friend who's boyfriend is thinking of doing a deca-Ironman....! My husband is disapointingly blase about it - I'd like him to be a bit more impressed when I say that I've booked onto two spin classes and plan on doing a 5k run after each of them. After all, I pretend I am impressed when he says 100kg on the chest press machine is too easy for him
Only training round these parts has been Zumba, and I'm not counting that. Yes I got a bit sweaty, but it wasn't what I would consider exercise. It was weird because it's like dancing, so I got into it a little bit, but then I realised I was in a gym hall in my gym kit and not out on the razz in my sparkly top with a cocktail on the side... Weird!
Oh yes, drink!
I am about to start experimenting. At the moment I don't drink anything on my runs or cycles, but I do drink water on a swim. Quite silly since when it comes to the event, I won't be drinking anything on the swim and lots on the other two!
I've got some asda own brand orange stuff to try and some red powerade stuff too. I'm also going to experiment with homemade stuff (water, juice, salt), and have also heard about eletrolyte tabs that I am going to explore too. I started a thread elsewhere that has a load of ideas for other food to take on during races/training too. I'm going to be eating all sorts of delights over the next six months!
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