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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: Today at 16:44

That sounds nasty Razor and a very sensible decision to stop on your part. There will be other races on better days.

Intermediate bike cuts offs are usually set to ensure roads can re-open to traffic again on time. They're usually just a set time of day. I'm doing IM Barcelona and if this picture shows up it will show you what I'm up against at Barcelona. If I can swim faster the times become more reasonable and it is supposed to be a fast bike course.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: Yesterday at 17:05

Sorry to hear about the DNF's DB and BCup, never nice but there are far more important things than triathlon (eek am i banned now I've said that?  )

10 weeks still to go for me and we've had a big wobble as the new intermediate bike cuts offs are ridiculous. 17mph av for the first 66 miles, then 18 mph av for the next 22 miles followed by a leisurely 12mph av spin home.

But there no changing them so I will just have to get on with it.

Due to this news training has ramped up even more than planned and although it's just week 1 of the new plan I'm already knackered.

6hrs swimming last week I swam over distance getting to 2.58 miles in 2 hrs OW If I can swim faster it will give me some more time on the bike.

I have fallen out with my new vista goggles so am reverting back to my kayennes it may feel like my eyeball is rubbing the lens but they don't leak!

Oh I've also swum a mile in the sea last week, including leisurely stops it took 1 hr.

I'm also thinking of doing some training where I pick my bike up, leap over barriers and doge a few bouncers/security guards, after all if they can't catch me they can''t stop me

3hr pre work bike this morning, heart rate is now being ignored and the mantra is if I look at my speed and it's below 17mph (it normally is)  and I'm not on a hill, peddle faster! I'm not sure which hurts more my lungs or my calves.

Finally I think I have the starts of trench foot, seriously it would be nice to do some training in the dry for a change.

Onwards and upwards hey I will tow the line knowing I have done everything I possibly can.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 16:46

Good luck outlaws hope you have a great weekend and a fantastic race.

The Transcontinental no3.

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 16:38

Good luck and have fun. I shall enjoy watching your dot

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 10:53

Good news overall Steady, I have degeneration in my c2 and c3 in my neck and that can pinch a never and leave me with little to no feeling in my arm. I see my very nice physio once a month and she keeps it in check for me. Hopefully its something easily sorted for Mr Steady.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 15:37

3200 meters swum open water in 1 1/2 hrs last night, so the 4k would take me just under 2hrs so currently my swim is at least on target

Going to change the saddle and stem on bike this evening as my fitter chap is away watching Tour De France in France. How very inconsiderate of him . Here's hoping I don't make a hash of it.

Ride London

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 11:55

It's closed roads for RL so without a number they would know you weren't official.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 11:10

Monster day maths well done, 4k swim , ah yes I need to be doing some of those and soon!

Had our clubs annual race last weekend and over the Olympic distance I was 16 mins slower than last year   I know some people do slow down as they train for longer distances but I need to speed up to make the cut offs. Ah well keep faith in the plan and keep doing the sessions.

Is is sad that I'm rather proud that my bike needed a new chain at is service? I have ridden that many miles that I wore the chain out apart fromt hat they said I've kept it in very good condition

I'm doing the work just not quite getting the results... yet

The Transcontinental no3.

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:35

Good Luck OC and remember we do this for fun. I'm sure you'll be fine and with it being such a unique event I really don't think anyone could train for it 100%, there has to be a certain amount of winging it

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 17:30

mikasa as a fellow glass leg sufferer my recommendation would be start with a good 30 min road walk 3 times a week for a month, then start on the good old couch to 5k program on the same route with a 5 min walk warm up and cool down on the route. All the above needs to be done in a good pair of trainers that have been fitted for you as you are now.

I went round the coach to 5k loop getting to about week 6 or 7 for a full 12 months stopping every time due to leg injuries. Then I did the above and haven't looked back too much since

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