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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 11:19

AA-I wondered about your taper and thought that it was time for some madness from you.Only 12 days? Keep on rolling

Strange week last week,hit 50 miles by Thursday then nothing for the rest due to a family party/reunion over the weekend in Ross on Wye. Nice trip to Symonds Yat and walking on the hills which got my legs twitching for a run or two but it was not to be.

Likely to be similar disjointed one this week-yesterday: 18k on the TM at mp and 10k in the dark later.Much cooler-Autumn has arrived. Do 2 runs in a day count together as a LR?

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 18:51
AA-don't blame you cycling instead of a LR. They are a pain. Your run today went well
Barry-what's up with you and injuries? That's normally my problem. I bet the calf issue will be related to your hip somehow. My calf tends to trouble me after long drives or flights and I find squats and lunges provide some relief. Hope it fixes soon . Yep I'm slacking - actually I'm cramming a bit in whilst I can which is risky
6 miles today including a few fastish intervals in the park. Too hot really . Thought about a swim tonight but CNBA'd .

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 10:47

AA-cant say for sure how accurate the Garmin is in the pool but as a rule, apart from when in my swim club, I always swim slower in the pool than OW probably due to not having the wet suit to compensate for my poor technique.More often or not it counts the laps ok though unless mixing in breast stroke and /or back stroke or using a float.I always lose count but I do that running and cycling laps anyway . Are you going to try and get another LR in -say 17/18 miles-too?Why not do Bournemouth as a training run and then do Leicester for your gfa. Best not to let the gfa target stress you out though. Still not 100% on doing Leicester as I have other demands on my time from this weekend on. It would be a shame not to put my recent training to good use though.

Turns out my ykw time was 20.05 and I was 1st in my age group. Pity I didnt push a bit harder on the sand. 9 miles Sunday, 10 on the TM Monday and 14 yesterday in the rain and lightning.A shorter run planned for today


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 18:15
AA-the IM should be no problem as you have all disciplines in the bag and you just need to put them together. Hope all is going well for Bournmouth
Barry- I looked at Lakesman and it doesn't look very hilly for that part of the world. You'll breeze it . Any runs planned?
Only 46 miles last week ( had 2 days rest)including a 20 mile LR and a 20xx min YKW at a different venue which was 1m on grass,1m on a path and 1m on soft sand on a beach.Came 5th though it was a bit short of 5k . Did an open water swim too in the marine lake. First there for a few years and very pleasant -pity I miss set my Garmin to pool swim.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 11:37

AA-very well done yesterday.All your hard work paid off nicely and you deserve your age group win.Looks like the call to the dark side will get even stronger! Part of the fun of tri swims is the scrum at the start...I guess its a bit of a leveller for the slow ones like me. So its going to be a very short taper for you for Bournemouth?

Completed my first 50 mile week for a while yesterday plus 6k of swimming. Finished the week off with The Lancaster Golden Ball 20 mile Race.My first at that distance since 2009.It seemed a good way of doing a LR.(22 miles overall after a 2 mile warm up) Low key race in beautiful setting along the Lune Estuary along paths tracks and a bit of road.A nasty hilly area found me out from miles 14-17 so I struggled badly  from then on. I ran the first 10 miles in 71 mins and that included a 42 min 10k and also a 1.33 at Hm distance. Finished in 2.27.30 ,a pb by 90 seconds ,9th overall and 2nd in age group. Had I paced it a bit more conservatively in the first half I think I could have knocked another minute or so off.A good run out and learnt a few lessons.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:05
Good racing tomorrow AA

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 10:31

AA-you were obviously better swimming in that pool than I was swimming in the smelly  farm pond we had then. Respect for targeting IM next year....maybe Half IM for me. Rest is best at this stage. Maybe do a short brick session 2k on the turbo/spinning bike followed immediately by 1k on the TM at race pace x2/3?I did a ykw the day before my Oly....maybe not a good idea

12.4 miles yesterday-felt the day before in my legs.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 10:50

Barry-bet the Lakesman will have some interesting hills to do.You're pretty good at hills though so no probs and you get to swim in crystal clear lake water too.Fingers crossed for your first run.Happy Birthday btw...if its any consolation I finally broke 3.15 and did it twice that year.Pity it was so long ago.

AA-you make swimming look so easy-did you spend many hours swimming at stupid o'clock as a junior? I need to convince Mrs 2O that a night in Leicester is a holiday.Get tapering now! Like the 80% LR stat.

Nell-Looked at my log and so far this year LRs-including marathons run- are 33% of my total mileage and I've done a bit of swimming and cycling as well.Maybe still a bit on the high side but not disproportionate realy.

Managed a 10.5 mile run last night, 7.33mm average..still warm at 22c.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 15:14

AA-Looking good for both the tri and marathon.Make sure you have a decent taper for the Oly (it is an Oly isnt it?)as you deserve giving it your best shot after all that hard work. After 2 more LRs and the tri training you could well surprise yourself with your time at Bournemouth.Cant beat returning home to cooler runs after roasting abroad.

Nell-Yes, I'm concious of my LR being out of proportion to the total of all runs but I'm reluctant to reduce them when they don't seem to cause me any issues when I'm doing them.I find most of my problems come after long spells of sitting-office,car or plane journeys..and there have been a few of them recently. I'm thinking that in December I will start my London training and cut back on my LRs then and build up again to April. I will probably base my training losly around the P&D up to 70m pw plan.The track start will be fine for you if you can start near the front.Do you know which pen you are in yet?

I'm tempted by Leicester Marathon in October but am struggling to see how to fit it in...watch this space. Attended a wedding on Sunday and chilled on Monday so nothing to report apart from gaining more weight. 2500m swim today,longest for a while.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 15:02
Nell- London is too far off to worry about at the moment. Any target time for Amsterdam? Like you I'm looking to do more off road to protect my delicate joints and hopefully build a bit of power. I'm doing some s&c- mainly squats lunges press ups dips etc. My glutes are my weak spot
Busy week , 47 miles including 20LR yesterday , YKW today -20.45-2ndin age group and a fell/hill race on Weds of 5.4 miles. Lots of club runners at the latter and came 83rd in a field of nearly 200. Found it tough but fun with some steep climbs on rocky or muddy and slippy paths, climbing stiles , crossing cattle grids cow fields etc. Looking forward to doing another.Rest tomorrow
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