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Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 11:53

Had to ditch the 10k race yesterday following my fall last week. Still getting pain in my ribs but mainly when I stretch or lie down. Hoping to be able to get back to running (and swimming) this week.

I probably should have noticed this earlier since I have just followed the 10k plan from the P&L book but it seems very light on tempo/LT runs. I'm just about to start a 5k plan and have noticed the same thing. Is anyone else bothered by this or should I just 'trust in the plan'....?!

HADD Training Method

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 17:00

Dan - well done on entering the Olympic distance triathlon. I aim to progress to a sprint distance next year as I think a 1500m open water swim would still be a bit beyond me. I have this crazy idea of trying to qualify for the GB age group team in 2021 when I will be in the 50 yr age group!! I think I have enough time to prepare...! 

I took a nasty fall on a training run on Monday which may stop me from racing the 10k this weekend. Badly grazed hand, bruised ribs, knee and hip and a smashed Garmin screen! It hurts to breathe deeply which doesn't bode well for racing....!

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 12:27

After feeling very pleased with a PB on a regular training route yesterday I then proved that pride comes before a fall this morning. Took a spectacular stumble and am now nursing a badly grazed hand and bruised ribs amongst other things! Also managed to badly crack the screen on my new Garmin!!

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 11:23

Tricia - nice comment!

Enjoy your holiday Chicksta - sounds like the kind of holiday I would enjoy.

Went down to the track last night to do my interval session. The last time I did this kind of session on a proper track was about 2 years ago (ever since they mended the hole in the fence I used to go through to get onto the track at 5am!). 

4 x 800m with 90sec recovery, 2 x 600m with 60 sec recovery - went OK but it was very warm. I'm just not used to running at that time of day!

HADD Training Method

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 10:39

Good to hear you're over the injury Dr Dan.

I'm still HAADing albeit with a little bit of speedwork thrown in ready for my 10k race next weekend. I also entered a supersprint triathlon that was earlier this month so was doing lots of cross training. I decided against doing the marathon as trying to fit all the training miles in was making me feel exceptionally tired.

The last few runs I've done have been coming out at just under 10m/m for 72% max HR. Really chuffed to now have an easy running pace under 10 m/m pace.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 13:34

Thanks Ferg! The 5k is first....

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 13:06

A 15 second course PB at parkrun which included an uphill sprint finish to hold off a fast approaching male runner! Just need to find another 15 seconds before the end of the year!

Just over a mile of swimming last night meant my legs were a bit tired this morning but I still enjoyed my weekly run up the local landmark hill. Might be treadmill running for the rest of week as Mr acp's working hours go mental!

Question - if you have both a 5k and a 10k race that you want to do well at within 4 weeks of each other would you use a 5k training plan or a 10k training plan?

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 21:50

Thanks for all the congratulations!

Westy - that workout would confuse the hell out of me!

parkrun for me tomorrow. They've recently changed the course so I shall be going for a new course PB. Hope to make it 8 miles with warm up and cool down.


Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:00

Good luck Millsy.


Chicksta & Westy - super sprint is the baby of triathlon! 200m open water swim, 10k bike ride, 2.5k run. I think that is standard but it can vary. I chose it because it was the shortest swim and as it was my first event and first open water swim I was a bit scared about attempting a longer distance swim. I have a couple of aquathlons later in the year which are 400m pool swim and a 5k run but I really need to work on my swimming (and running!) to stand a chance of getting a decent time!

Nice to see you're back off the bench Chicksta. Long may it continue.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 21:55

Slowkoala - I'm not sure you're supposed to do intervals in flip flops!

The super sprint triathlon went surprisingly well - managed to come first female!Thinking about upgrading to the sprint event next year when I've had more time to work on the swim and bike.

Madbee - I'm running the Ellesmere 10k but although I will be aiming for a PB I'm not sure how realistic it is given that I will have only done 8 weeks specific training and that has been interspersed with plenty of cross training. I've done all the miles but I've had to reduce the number of intervals on a couple of the speed sessions. If nothing else it will at least give me an idea of where I am. My 'A' 10k race isn't until December so plenty of time to improve whatever happens at Ellesmere.

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