Fantastic running peeps and also some fantastic work on the bikes.
Teknik sorry to hear of the family upset hope everything settles down soon for you.
AGF congrats nice to see you still got out today for a run.
I need to get my act together most of last week I was working in the garden again still not finished but don't want to hurt my back again so the running has suffered. As a result I missed the Tri yesterday and only went for a short run with Buddy. So just a total of 8 miles this weekend, need to put some miles together before the half marathon in September so the plan is up on the wall .
Fiona wow 70 miles that's some distance on a bike and some climb, 12 miles where enough for me.
SM6 well done on the 10 miles yesterday and the 18 today, it was very warm here so you did a great job getting the 18 done.
SC well done on the cricket win hope you enjoyed the swim.
AGF the 5km was a good course compared to the many turn on the local Parkrun course but still a little shocked myself with the time
NN That's a fantastic time for a UK Iron man you must be so proud of your son, please pass on my congratulations to him, I think if I said I wanted to do one Anita would run away Just too much training................ Or is it Well done on your run and if you do fancy doing a tri do a sprint tri in the pool first And they are something different in the summer.well done on the running yesterday and today.
Well rest day today next Tri is on Saturday and in a river for the swim So this mornings swim was only 1km in the pool and tonight Anita, Buddy and I walked down to Belfast lough and I went for a short swim in my tri wetsuit and apart from it feeling a little tight the water felt warm. Will try to get out in to the sea again tomorrow.
HM4 well done should get loads of miles in before then
Well did the Lisburn Triathlon this morning, no pressure due to lack of run/bike training. Was up at 6 am and walked the pup then had to drive up to Lisburn to register between 7 and 8 am. After setting off early and registering I set up my bike and run gear in the transition area. The race was delayed by 45 minutes due to no ambulance...... The swim was in the pool and I was in wave 3, after watching the first wave I changed and was ready for the off. The swim went very well and I was second out of the pool 14:44 for the 30 lengths and I managed to pass the guy who was first out of the pool on the short run to the transition area. T1 went well 01:44 and out on the bike. I was passed by a couple of flying machines but settled in to a good cadence. At about mile 9 or 10 my front tyre burst giving me a little scare and a bit of a wobble until I could stop the bike, changing the tyre as everyone rides past is not much fun but thankfully I got the tyre changed and set off again. The bike leg was done in 47:52 and cost me a top three in my age group in and out of T2 in 01:24 and now for the run. After the cycle and swim and even the Parkrun yesterday I was not expecting a fast time but the run felt easy even though I was pushing hard so I was a little gob smacked when the chip time showed 17:25 for the 5 km run. So I'm very happy if not a little tired with todays results and just shows that all the walking and swimming has helped maintain a good level of fitness
Some great training by everyone this week well done guys and dolls, spent a little time on Fetch posting. AFG that was some long run on the treadmill, Fiona three hard days training in a row. NN big miles last week, MG1 safe home and great holiday running. Teknik plenty of miles and building well, SC great mixture of training. Jason is also back into the big miles. HM4 when is your next race?
Well having done two days of swimming, bike and running Friday was a rest day and I only swam. Today was a Parkrun, using this for speed and training the pup. Buddy was in first place on the first lap pulling into the pits for a water stop and coming out in 3rd place. Took first place back within 400m pulled into the pits for a water stop after the second lap and back out in 1st place. However Buddy stopped on the 3rd lap for number 2's and once bagged we where in 7th place, pushing hard Buddy ran through to take 3rd place in 20:15 He also finished Puppy School this afternoon.
Sprint Tri tomorrow and for the first time ever its not the swimming thats worrying me its the bike