Angela I

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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 09:03

Loved reading about Spitfire Scramble Minni- pretty sure I'll do that one next year- TR24 is just too much of a headache from entering (staying up to gone midnight to enter and not knowing if u got in) to actually getting there- bad traffic meant our journey time was about 7 hours not 3.5 which totally  messed with my pre-event fuelling.  I could drive to spitfire on the morning of!!

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 14:09

Here's my report of tr24 blogged

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:32

Well done on first female as well Sk! Must have missed that before- it's time for another bling off then?!?

rr we did have a plan which we mostly stuck to. Our goal was to do 10 laps each, so we alternated for the first 8, then we each did a double, bringing us to 12, then a little rest before starting to alternate again- we had completed 20 laps with 50 minutes left to go, but 4th wasn't gonna catch us and 2nd was too far ahead, and the weather had turned South, so we packed up our camps and waited forever for the awards ceremony at 2pm

the next challenge would be to do it without that break - if we had done that we would have got 2nd... If we (well me) had a bit more pace we could have got 1st.  Sarah was amazing her legs seemed to renew quite well but by 60k mine didn't want to recover- a bit over raced in the past few weeks

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 10:00

Malcs that is an incredible 5k time!! Amazing!! Hope I'm that fast one day 

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 13:14

HMMPH!!!! Well I will just have to try harder to win races then!!  WELL DONE IN DISS!!!  And well done for the PB! I  shall have to do that race next year...

Sooo, race numbers have been published for my triathlon at the weekend.... I got given #1.... Its going to be rather embarassing when I'm last out of the water with that number!

Interesting discussion on the 5k vs 10ks...  10k was my first running race, and I used to really enjoy the distance.  In fact when I stepped up to the half marathon, after a few 10ks I uttered the words, 'I'm never doing that again'.... and the DOMS were not very delayed at all.  I couldn't get myself out of bed after lunch that day!

Now, 10ks are my least favourite.  They seem to only appear on the hottest days, and like you say, they are basically a 5k x 2.  In 2013, I did focus on them through the summer, and managed to knock about 2 minutes off between June and September.  I do think its worth doing the concentrated effort on 10k specific training for a few weeks to get those results.  I was running twice a day some days but not much volume when you compare to marathon training.

Just been out for a 25 mile bike ride- turns out I do rather like cycling in the sun (I don't usually like the bike so much due to traffic, and numb fingers and toes). Glad I'm not going to run in this heat!  There is talk that wetsuits may be banned at the tri on Sunday!!!  





Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 21:44

Ok ok, opened up the 'puter...

1st Lady bling:


Bling for June: Hmmm, can't get a link for that one... Did a lot of races this month including 2 marathons... LOTS OF BLING!!! 

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 21:31

Bling off??! Didnt read anything else when I saw the chance of a competition..... Now how do I post my bling on here from a Phone?

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 22:08

I'm hoping to do 10 laps at tr24 too- can we do some together?

yes very happy! Check out my facebook for my trophy

fairyclogs- not long until you become a 100MC 'wannabe'- which race have you planned that for?

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 19:49

ThanksMr P

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 18:44

 She must have been about 10-15 metres ahead of me throughout the beach section, and I had no hope of catching her.  However, the final km (ish) is back on road.  This is where I could kick, and I kicked like I never kicked before -  I overtook her with about 500m  to go, and she called well done after me.

The road section was really long, and I know sprint finish is a weakness of mine, however, people were cheering and saying first lady - part of me thought they wouldnt be that cruel to say it if she was on my heels, but I daren't look back.

Jeez the road went on a while, but yay!!! I DID IT!!! FIRST LADY!!! In a bloody tough half marathon. 

What's funny is that just a few days ago, after a couple of months of feeling lost since getting my boston qualifier, I wrote down some new running goals; one of them was to be first lady in a race that wasn't a parkrun The power of writing things down!!


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