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Familiar friendly competion - 2015

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 15:10

Monthly update,  it appears that I have put some effort in for a change.

July Andrews
Long John Silver (89.5) (73.5) (58) (89) (70) (58.5) 14
Blisters (135) (80) (215) (145) (198) (208) 11.2
Goldstone (IM Wales) - (147.1) (156.7) (195.7) (155) (205.1) (237.4) 8
Ironwolf - (98.5) (84) (115) (94) (97) (57.5) 5
Alibear30 - (51) (85)(136) (156) (131) (181) 3

Terry and Junes
Cheggers - (450) (259) (497) (487) (556) 533
Proven Robbie - (179.5) (222) (279) (275) (354) 314
Booo (Outlaw) - (123.5) (108.5) (115) (215) (219.5) 223.5
WildWill - (111.5) (57.2) (159) (254) (237) 220.6
Posh Twat - (191) (144) (223) (197.5) (221) 219.5
Bobs Your Father (IM Austria) - (105) (48) (69) (158) (272) 209
Trogs - (164.5)(125.1)(191.9)(182.5)(213) 177.7
Alex_h - (80) (90) (93) (153) (155) 174.3
BluePeter - (230) (249) (307) (309) (225) 166
Maths - (177) (107) (156 ) (192) (175) 132
Cake - (78) (17) (72) (79) (104) 120
Nursey - (82) (105) (154) (144) (174) 68
In The Blue - (31.5) (31) (22) (30.5) (51.4) 53
Southern Snail - (138) (123.5) (69.5) (70) (110) 40
BamBamTri - (110) (90) (116) (94) (20) 18
Wannabe Iron Alex - (0) (0) (0) (0) (38) 4

May Day Morris Dancers
SaintB (IM Wales) - (215.4) (134.1) (158.15) (65.85) 300.83
Smiff Too - (52.7) (38.9) (75) (53.6) 17.8

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 14:45

Thanks Rocco, you and my coach appear to be of the same mind, hence a speedy 1hr bike this morning, except my garmin went flat so no idea how I did. I seem to have hit one of those challenging patches of training but will persevere.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 09:40

I'm kind of bending the rules being here as I'm doing IM Barcelona in October, eek.

But I've kind of found my home on this thread with you lovely lot and don't want leave it. I have tried to do the full at Outlaw in 2013 and was too slow on the bike so very nervous and my times for all 3 phases are still nip n tuck. I do have a coach and I'm doing the training so hopeful that I will make it this time.

I can hold 15mph up to 80 miles regularly  on the bike currently so as I say close but not quite close enough. I'm not helped that Barcelona is a 16 hour cut off and it's the bike time they shorten. But then they do that as it's an easy flat course so it should be do able.

Anyway I've got our local clubs DIY half on Saturday to look forwards to, my current plan is survive the swim and run and smash the bike (well smash it for me!) Not the most sensible plan I grant you

I got my morning run in today before the heat kicks in and I'm off to the lake tonight

Oh forgot, I survived my first ever sea swim but only did 400 meters so lots more practise required there, it was a lovely calm evening but I arrived 30mins late due to work and in a complete stress over being late so it wasn't quite the ideal prep! Next week I have permission to leave off early so hoping to be a lot better.

Bike is also having another overhaul, discovered that my sit bones are wider than my saddle, the top reach is still a bit long for a good TT position so new stem ordered and had my cleats repositions so I should be able to put more power down?

Does that half sound like a plan? I really have no idea I just keep moving forwards.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 16:20

Rocco 13.4 inc stops 13.7 moving, a lot of work needed. I need to do 112 in 7 or less in October.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 11:15

Must have been the weekend for mechanicals!

Made my swim but on the 20 mins bike my back tyre burst. Since I'm special and run tubeless and had just used my spare on the front wheel 2 days earlier because it had worn out; I now had no spare and no chance of getting one. So lots of rushing around and managed to get old worn out one setup on the rear wheel. But that took so long it scuppered my Saturday run.

Sunday 5 mins into flat out in fens and rear tyre is squirting sealant all over me and bike; but some how tyre seems not too have lost too much pressure so thought rude words and carried on. First aid station both tyres noticeably down so borrowed stirrup pump and pumped them up and then got on with it . Lots more rain and just slugged it out , got to 80 miles holiding 15mph average then turned into the headwind all the way home and got the horrible experience of just watching my time slowly slip away, took me 8hrs 24 mins 12 seconds including stops. Moving time 8hrs 13 so still didn't manage it.
Learned lots and coped fine with the rain, just need to get fitter and quicker I'm pleased with how I coped and the effort I put in, I can't see how I could have done better with my current fitness.
So just the sea swim to go , fingers crossed

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 12:10

Big weekend of training lies ahead,

Tomorrow 2 hrs OW swim, 20min bike, 2hr run
Sunday Flat out in the  Fens, 112 mile sportive and aim is under 8 hours
Monday evening - first ever sea swim

I really hope I manage it all OK and get to see you on the other side.

PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 12:29

I saw a lady getting her jar of Marmite confiscated at Heathrow 3 weeks ago. 100ml or in your hold luggage seem to be the only options.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 14:56

I we're somehow getting same weather Pete as it was 9 degrees at 7am today, again! I toughed it out though in shorts but went for a long sleeved cycle jersey and it's still taken me until now to feel warm again. I obviously need to work harder when I out to warm up!

Training is going well but I've been suffering from acute heartburn for the last week which I never normally get and it will NOT go away despite vast quantities of gaviscon. The upside is I've lost 4lbs.  Off to see the Quack on Thursday and really hope they can sort me out as I'm supposed to be riding Flat out in the Fens on Sunday and I don't fancy 112 miles with heartburn...

My hubby thinks I'm completely binkers but will now bike with me either if I have a short easy bike session or if I have a shortish run session. IT certainly makes me run a bit quicker and it's nice to have company

oh bugger, another fat newbie.....

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 11:02

Hi Srg, you do know that most sprints and olys for us mere mortals are also non drafting so no bunches on the bike?  Not like the ITU races at all. So perhaps worth a thought as a goal for later this year? I'm impressed you showed up and had a crack at it, and now you know what you need to change for next year. If the familly are happy about you losing some timbre , have they got any plans to help with that? Like not having bad foods in the house? Weekly family weigh-ins or something? Just a thought.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 15:46

I'm over in East Anglia, am pleased to say the weather was better for this mornings run and rumour has it that the lake will be 19 degrees tonight! Tropical

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