What: 5k steady planned for later Why: rebuilding Last hard: Swimming yesterday I guess Last rest: Friday Lyrics: No
Hi Emzap! Hope you're well and Germany is treating you well. just read back to your marathon report, sounds like you had to tough it out! Well done on finishing in a decent time and commiserations on not getting your target but there's always next time. the finish sounds reminiscent of Edinburgh for me in 2011, lots of standing around and then getting cold. You would think they would be more mindful as people have been on their feet for so long previously!!
The little one is great, thanks for asking! He is 2 and a half now...he is currently trying to balance on 2 toy cars. I'm not stopping him as it looks like good core work!!! Hahaha
Having a rugby and Judo background, I've had a few...
Judo-wise 7 stitches in the corner of my lip from somebody landing on my head. A torn hip flexor that I never rehabbed properly and has given me grief for 15 years!
Rugby Snapped Tendon in finger Broken nose that got 're-aligned' by my physio at pitchside...took 3 clicks! Complete tear of mid and lower pectoral muscle. Surgery to reattach to the arm, reinforced by screws, which I thought only happened with bone injuries!
So, mine are mostly soft tissue jobs. One of my rugby colleagues had a double leg fracture with ankle dislocation right next to me. That looked sore...
I've not anything through running or triathon yet...tempts fate...
Alehouse - Well done on your race Don/Mava/Gobi - Hope races went well/are going well RFJ/LMH/Dustin - Some good sessions there!
What: 400m swim (first in over a year) Why: I used to do triathlons and would like to again one day! Last hard: That swim was harder than any of my runs this week Last rest: Friday Lyrics: No
Ugh, that swim was horrendous...more practice needed, which isn't a bad thing.
Dibs - 1) Is it a pool swim? If so, my only pool-based tri had 2 per lane in each wave so there was plenty of room. Depends how they organise it really. Tell them in the morning and see what they say but I expect it will be fine either way. I'm sure organisers are used to people under/overestimating their predictions!! 2) Up to you...In my opinion it's all about comfort. I put a cycle top on in my first but didn't bother in any others. All I will say is that putting dry clothes on a wet body isn't always the easiest!! You will dry quicker than you think on the bike, which helps with the cold. 3) Relax and enjoy it! Don't get hung up on super quick transitions or anything like that. They are things that will improve when you do your next one! The only other thing I can usefully offer (there are people on here with far more experience than me) is lay out your gear in transition in the order you wish to put them on, so you aren't searching for things. I also put my cycle helmet on the seat of my bike to make sure that I didn't unrack before putting helmet on. Oh, and enjoy it (again!)
Hope that helps a bit! Well done if you read this far!