Posted: 14/09/2015 at 16:41
Sense and Mr P I must add to everyone else's good wishes to help your injuries heal in time for Spring marathon training!
Malcs! I can;t believe you laughing at my distaste of triathlons! An even more bitter taste was left in my mouth when waking up at 4:30 in the morning to get into transition to pump my bike tyres and generally be ready for the 6:15 start, I realised that the money I had spent to do the race could have been spent on a rather luxurious spa day.... By the end of the next day, I'd arranged to do the Norwich half marathon with a friend, followed by a 2 day spa break in Norfolk soooo that will be a little more than the cost of the tri, but hey ho.
Stan, don't let me put you off tri! Tigger's right, you need to have the time, and I mean shit loads of time to train for it - I was doing really well at the start of May when my training plan started, and coping fine with days when I would have 2 or 3 training sessions in a day, but a family bereavement then took up quite a lot of my time in June and July - and perhaps going for 100k at Thunder-run it wasn't the best idea to do a half iron tri a month later- distances were 1.9k swim, 85k mile and 21k run. Strangely, in the race, I did quite like the swim, but I got sick of it on the bike, and then I remembered how sick of ride london 100 I got a few years ago - I just get bored on long bike rides, especially in tri, as its soo bloody lonely!
Hey RR I do remember you did get back into things quite quickly after your surgery,so it is possible that there is a bit of overtraining fatigue in there, or you could just be having a bad couple of weeks!
Chicksta, I reckon we should race to sub 90!!!! I don't see it happening all that soon. I'm hoping I'll get a pb in Oxford half in a few weeks, but I know I'll be cutting it fine!
Sooooooo, I had WAY too much fun yesterday.... Me and my 2 pirate buddies kidnapped Superman and ran a marathon around the Surrey hills plundering wine and cakes and biscuits and sweets all the way around. Was soooo much fun! and I didn't start until 10am, so I didn't have a 4:30 alarm way way way fun