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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Yesterday at 22:19

O4S-looking forward to hearing all about the 100. Hope BA is ok. Up there with the best as usual.Dorset next year? Hmm?

Barry- another very good swim by you . Are you in a group or solo?OW is fun once you're in the water .Any further thoughts about the tri? Which one is it ?

Free- that was a very respectable YKW in  the circumstances and a well deserved first place . I need to do one soon as I found they are a great way of speed training as part of a distance schedule .i just can't get a free Saturday morning!Do them regularly and you'll notice the difference .Hope the calf is ok -wise to back off a bit . That 15 was pretty good too 

Nell- good sharpening runs for Sunday. I suppose you're  pretty much done for it now. Are you going to pace each other?

back to it today - very slow 3.5k swim lunchtime and 11.5 m about 7.53mm av run tonight. Very cool and windy for mid May.....not bad for running though the local cyclists were toiling in the wind .






RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:02


Barry- great to see the progress continue. I managed a sprint TRI as I recovered from AT a year ago and  calf probs last year- go for it just  don't push the run too hard. I've got the Windermere Great North Swim 2miles booked for 12th June and Liverpool HM or marathon on 14th June 

Chick -that was a nice break. You have a full 7 days to go 50 plus this week- easy .Generally niggle free except big toe  bruised after wearing my new running shoes and finding out the hard way I need a half size bigger. Pain is good. 

O4S- hope the 100 was a breeze and the cake was plentiful 

Nell- looks like you're ready for Edinburgh. That was an easy schedule this time 

4 days enforced no training for me- Friday flat hunting in London with Miss2O (shocking),Saturday school speech day in the midlands ,yesterday Monaco grand prix, today on the Mersey watching the 3Queens cruise ships sail in and out to celebrate 175 years ofCunard. Normal service resumes tomorrow. 

By coincidence youngest Miss20 's best friend's dad is doing the Lisbon marathon too (he's a serial marathoner approx 90 around 4hours)so it looks like I'm now part of a group doing it ...and she will do the5k fun run the day before. Looking forward to it. 



RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 10:28

O4S-enjoy the 100,if enjoy is the right word. Good news /bad news- if it's not one thing it's another. At least they didn't tell you to stay at home. Looking forward to hearing all about your big run/trecki

Nell- you havent list any of your speed I see. Now to keep it up for 26 as you say. 

Bit of a Chick week for me...not likely to do much until Tuesday so have to squeeze in a lot -not by Chicks standards-yesterday swam 2k and later ran 16 miles 7.43 mm av and today ground out 4miles easy. Total 40 miles run about 6 miles swam and and an hour spinning plus my TRI on Sunday last. Need a rest. 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:05

Nell-Cant be bad tapering and carb loading on German beer. Hot choc and peanut butter on toast usually gets me back to sleep

Chick -congrats on the 50 mile challenge success-you have earnt that pain.I enjoyed my free Erdinger after the Berlin marathon and didnt even notice the absence of alcohol.Now wheat beer you can keep...

2.1k swim last night and now off for another swim.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 15:04

Barry-hope that run is the start of your return to running proper-you're fast sessions have been missed. Looks like you're swimming has gone to another level too.Good idea not to sign up for that HM just yet.

Nell-sorry ,yes I'm feeling pretty good since London .Trained a lot but not run very much -doubt if its over a 100 miles so far but have been doing a lot up and down the pool and a bit on the bike and spinner so I'm hoping that Im not far off marathon /HM shape with 3 and a bit weeks to go.I woke up hungry -so much for a good sleep. No twinges for you is very positive and a good pace too.Are you tapering now?

Bro-Looking good for Comrades. Do you have a target in mind?-I've seen others talking about 8-9 hours but I really have no idea.You dont need to rely on the gods-you have it all sorted!

Chick-my only child of school age is not at home and Mrs 2O was playing golf so what else was there to do?Comrades is not on my bucket list and any way Ive missed my 50th as a target for it

An hours spinning this lunchtime and planning on a swim tonight -thinking its too cold /windy for OW so will probably go to swim club

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 21:43

AA- must be great being a naturally strong swimmer and being able to bang out 70 lengths after 8 months. 3600 will be easy for you after a few more swims and a bit of OW fun. Fast session too...what's the plan...some fast 5 and 10ks before the half? I won't decide on Liverpool until the  day before when I collect my number . I need to see how I feel after the 2 mile swim on the Friday. Last year I did the HM in 90xx the day after doing the mile swim. so this time. Get a rest day after swimming twice as far. 

Nell-wondered where you were ...we even sent the dogs out to look for you. good sense listening to your body. I think you ll be lining up at the start of Edinburgh .I hate confronting angry dogs on a run...sends my heart through the roof. 

3.6k swim yesterday ,2.1k swim this lunch time and 20.5 m run in a strong wind (7.53mm av) tonight. Deep sleep tonight. 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 10:23

Free-A very good pb at that ykw in the circumstances.You must have your eyes on sub 20 now...maybe select a flat and fast 5k race?

O4S-7.30mm is fast for what you did! You are right my spinning has been at 100 rpms plus without fail and generally over 110. As you say I am going to have to turn up the resistance. Can you recommend any plans to introduce this ?I cant see me geeting to any classes.Jogging is not going to happen as far as you are concerned.

Chick-50m in so few days? Crazy but not a surprise...enjoy your sleep on the desk.If I didnt like the comfort of wearing socks my transitions would have been faster still.

Might do a long swim later

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 00:31

Results out- 4 th in age group -no where any where else 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 23:02

O4S- hardly worth getting out of bed for that. Bet you'll tell us those hills were proper hills too! Nice days cycling. I learnt today that I do not have cyclists legs. 

Chick- caution...think you put a lot into that 20 

Wilmslow TRI went well. 7 mins faster than last year - faster in each element including the transitions . I'm not sure if I came anywhere but there were a lot of fit people with funny i.m tattoos on their legs and bikes that looked more in place in a Star Wars film.Don't think marathon training and spinning is the best prep for a mainly cycling event but it's not everyday you get to ride underneath a  manchester airport runway . Judging by my heart rate it felt like a cross between a 5k and a 10k at times. No rain so I think I enjoyed myself .Question?:who other than a sadist planning a run route puts two over road pedestrian bridges in? Pleased to do a sub 8m 400m swim too though the run to transition took it over 8 mins.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 10:06

O4S-probably wise just to tick over this weekend ...shame about the bronze. 

My swim doesn't start until 1.20. Bored !

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