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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 15:44

kfc - those races look mental! They would be a very hard sell to my fellow walkers 

O4S - the hamstring sounds nasty - I hope you make a rapid recovery

chick - pretty much on the dark side for the time being. Earliest possible mara is next spring.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 14:26

I am still here! And still sort of running. Still feels odd only running a couple of times a week. I have a 10K next week as well. Hope that isn't too painful. Up to the Lakes this weekend to do some walking but will probably bring my shoes to have a little run around grasmere from ambleside.

You guys doing these 15M+ long runs - i can barely remember doing them! 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:52

Alright all - some good racing going over the heat of summer by the looks of things.

KFC - I presume that's the Orion Epping Forest race you did. Looks a toughie! Well done, shame about the missed turn - better course marking or marshalling required.

Barry - I've found swimming is sometimes like that. One day for no reason nothing seems to go right.

Pink - when is your first tri? You signed up to the dark side yet?

I did my first Oly tri at the weekend it was a blast. It was the national Oly distance championships so was chocka with some very fast types. Lots of disk wheels and very expensive looking bikes. 

Weather was gorgeous and swim started with a run in from the beach start and was one big 1500m loop. My sighting wasn't great so I didn't take the fastest route, but came out with 32 mins nearly on the nose. Transitions were much smoother and headed out on the bike for the 42km ride - single loop undulating with some cheeky climbs. Did that in 1:21. The run was a relatively flat out and back along the lakeside with the heat building - and did that in 46 mins. So all in 2:42. Pretty please with that and my legs are well sore today. Got a pint of alcohol free beer at the end which was lovely!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:48

2old - you doing the Southport tri this weekend? Enjoy!

Nell - you "pick your moments for a swimming race" - it sounds like you are a dark horse in the swimming stakes

I'm doing my fifth race in 12 days this evening. A club 10K (well prob about 5.5 miles). My legs are a bit knackered, so don't expect anything too special. Then after that its rest and easy work until the Dambuster.

Don't think I have ever raced this much. Must be something to do with this multisport stuff. You recover quicker (perhaps) because you're not doing so much running?

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 12:39

Daren - I read somewhere (I think it was Bob Glover) that sometimes a stitch can be solved by doing the opposite of what you did - i.e. putting the hammer down for a short period. 

In fact i just found the info online:

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:26

Barry - wow - that's a lot of miles to get in over 3 runs a week! Looks suspiciously like triathlon training You should try one - the field in most triathlons I have done has been very mixed and you'd be fine on the swim and overtake everyone on the run!

kfc - I forgot to say - my oly tri is the Dambuster in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to it I think! My swim is ok - just a little slow, and thankfully I seem to be able to ride off the swim and run off the bike with not too much problem.

Free - a vibrating hammer! 


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 09:57

LOL 2old, "a sort of aquathlon". Sounds like a normal aquathlon to me . I've got one of those tomorrow night at the lea valley white water center - luckily not down the rapids 

Daren - 1:30 - not bad for a training run in the heat!

kfc - big week of racing!

Kiwi - sounds like things are finally back on track

Did a 1500m open water swim race on Sat, 32:49, which is about what I expected. Be nice to be nearer or even below 30. Got my next 10K league race on Thursday as well after this aquathlon. Legs feeling a little mashed - rest day today

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 16:07

FRC - well done on Comrades - it does sound like a bit of a bitch!

Lots of 10Ks going on again! close again col! You are a racing machine

10K for me in Epping Forest last night, again just 2 days after a tri. Faded a little in the last half a mile. Got 42.02 - but it only measured 6 miles on the Garmin (not accurately measured mixed terrain race)

2old - on OW swimming this year at all yet?! Get yerself down there. 

chick - good to hear running is going smoothly again


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:10

Hi all - not been round here much as marathons are a long way from my mind at the moment. Sounds like top running going on all round

Tri-summer is going well. Did the ITU hyde park tri yesterday, with my first mass start open water swim. 750 in just under 15 mins and total race time of 1:23, pleased with that (750m/22.5k/5k). Got 10K race on Wednesday for the club and then a 1500m swim race on Sat to prepare me for the oly tri in 3 weeks time.



RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 20:50

Nice one Free - it looks like a nice course. I have done the St Neots HM for the past 5 years, so its time for a change.

Cooks - I was watching the race video on Youtube (2012) and there is loads of traffic to negotiate, which I have to say puts me off a little - what was it like when you did it?

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