2old - I'll be there everything crossed, I was 85 male out of 151 and 27 out of 54 for old blokes, goes without saying my position got better from swim to bike to run. Happy enough with first race a that distance. See you're getting some warm weather training in.
AA - Well done on the 20, I know you're doing Maidenhead HM, you've either not said or i've forgotten what autumn mara are you doing. Yeah loved Eton dorney great venue.
Brol - Saw a tv show on the Transvulcania, island near the Canaries? Looks amazing but very tough.
Good training week for me, Tues 5 mile run,, Wed 2.5k pool swim,Thurs 10 miles run, Friday 1 hour indoor bike, this morning 2k ow swim and 20 mile bike, 30 mile bike followed by run planned for tomorrow.
O4S - That is a lot of cycling with a hell of lot of climbing,good news you can carry on with the madness.
chick - keep on with your mega miles and you will OK, when/which is your marathon?
Good day at the tri yesterday, first Olympic distance and nervous over the swim, Eton Dorney great venue:
Swim - Started near the back, had a bit of a scare when my garmin slipped forward off the wetsuit and thought I was going to lose it, and pretty soon was at the back but steadily overtook including one who was slowly pushing me towards the bank,out of water in 35:45(1500M) - very happy.
Bike(40K) - Loved it 8 x 5k loops done in 1 hour 15. Overtook quite a few but saying that I was overtaken by the TT bike aero crew.
Run(10K) - Hard to get going when and pleasantly surprised when first mile came in at 6:59, the rest of the miles were 7:23 to 6:51(last one) so getting some pace back in the legs. 44:07 total.
2old - How's the recovery going? Yeah Sunday is Olympic distance I'm currently praying for a calm lake.
AA - No first time at Eton Dorney but I've heard good things about it. Good mixed training from you.
Good week so far from me: Monday 2.5k pool swim thought it was quicker than before but it was n't no matter all good training. Tuesday 10 miles at 7:47 pace Wednesday 1 hour easy indoor bike, new one was delivered Monday due to so many problems with first, see how long this one lasts. Thursday Hour in the pool including lots of left breathing/bilateral practice Today 6.5 mile run alternate 1 slow 1 quickish, quickish felt hard even though 7:04,7:06,6:54, speed will come.
AA - Nice training with a dodgy calf and quick swimming.
Nell - Good warm weather training.
First OW tri for me yesterday at Bowood house, lovely setting, sprint distance so 750m swim 21k bike and 5k run. Was pretty nervous about the swim, watched the first 2 waves go off lots of mixed abilities so boosted my confidence a little, started in the water near the back and I think my wave had a lot of speedsters in by the first buoy I was the last swimmer being followed by a canoe. Did n't panic and no stops and pretty soon I was overtaking other swimmers Out of the water in 16:41 and very pleased. 500m run uphill to T1 and overtook a few, bit of a mare getting wet suit off and nearly forgot to put my number belt on. Loved the bike 7 x 3k loops bit windy but happy with 44 mins. Run was a struggle , my lack of running really showed and was a tough undulating course giving me a 23 min 5k time. Overall time 1:31:16. Very happy to get first OW tri completed and on to Eton Dorney next Sunday.
2old - yeah always windy in Blackpool, up again Tuesday so look forward to another windy run. Is there ever a time when both me and you are both uninjured, take it easy, get yourself sorted for your autumn mara.
Chick - Well done on the 50 week.
Good weekend for me, yesterday 2k OW swim followed by 20 mile bike and hour swim club in the afternoon. Today 36 mile bike ride followed by just under 5 mile run, struggled a bit on the run, poor fueling methinks.