Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Today at 13:02

Freemers -  Taking a week off will do you no harm after you have been running so well.  An enforced week due to lack to time to run is ideal as I don't normally have the patience/will power not to run if I'm not injured.

2old - Yup normally very sweaty, our conservatory is  quite could but I still manage to produce some big pools on the floor.  Can't find you on Garmin connect my user name is barry888, anyone else on Garmin want to "share". For Treadmill runs, if you don't know already, if you turn the GPS off and use the Garmin to record time the distance can be manually edited once uploaded obviously does n't give splits but will show avg pace.

Nell - Good news on your run.

AA - That's quick for your toenails to come off, my big toenail took 3 months to come after going black at Barcelona.

Not a great swim session yesterday, I turned up  after nights and my coach was there teaching someone else, he asked me if I wanted to try a 400m TT to see where I was.  After warm up it was all going OK til the 6 length when I started to stop for a couple of breaths at some of the turns, which I have n't done for ages, and my push offs were shocking.  Anyway 10:43 which is equal to one I did 3 or so weeks ago, he agrees due to me breathing every 2 that I'm not getting the "bad" air out so need to work on bilateral or breath every 4.

Better this morning back to running, just over 7.5 slow and all good.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 15:47

2old -  are you using Garmin Express to upload the data, I had to install Express a few weeks ago as I was having problems uploading data from my Garmin, what's your user name?  Impressive swimming.

50 sweaty minutes on the bike this morning.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 15:09

AA - Your speed will return.

Nell - Good news on your foot, are you planning to  make more frequent visits to the physio for a regular foot massage.

Freemers - DOMS are good, means you raced hard.

Minni - That's one of the main problems with swimming, always room for improvement with technique. Not being able to see yourself swim does n't help as you think you are doing OK.  Try and get yourself some one to one lessons, helps me a lot especially if I start picking up bad habits.  My coach does say that once a certain level is reached then new focus is added, ie arm position/body roll etc to improve the stroke.  No problem with me losing count of the lengths done as  I am nowhere near swimming the distances that Pink is.

5 and a bit miles this morning, was meant to be slow but ended up steadyish as it was so cold.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 14:32

Freemers - Funny, I was thinking yesterday when I was out running in the rain this would be a crap day for racing, but very well done to you.

2old - 50 mile weeks, steady.

Hour in the pool this morning. lots and lots of lengths with pull buoy trying to get arms and left breathing sorted and a  good way to give the legs a rest.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 16:56

2old - Current daily training avg is 80 mins which will increase as my running/cycling distance increases.  I'm going to stick with the 3 runs a week plus cycling/swimming for VLM as it served me well for Abingdon especially with the 5 weeks running missed. I've heard of Lizzie Hawker, sounds like your son is having a great experience.

o4s -  Good distance even if you are struggling a little.  Did BA get lost in transition.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 12:02

2old - Excellent mileage from you and ramping the distance up well. Have you planned any races before VLM.  Eldest said my swimming was a getting better, which would not be too hard.

Nell - Good news on the foot.

Nell Blue wrote (see)

Hi Pink, What you will lose in the bike to your OH I am sure you will make up on the swim

Yeah hoping to not lose too much time on the swim, we already have a side bet sorted.

Swimming training at the club session went well on Friday evening but knew it was too good to be true as yesterday afternoon's session was a bit crap.  Brick session this morning, 50 minutes on the bike followed by a 7.5 mile slow run. 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 20:47

2old - You are getting in some good mileage.

AA - Newbury the quickest course then.

Nell - Take care with your foot, PF can be a nightmare.  Hoping to see some return for my perseverance.

Minni - Very good swimming,  I think you 're a bit ahead of me. I do think my main problem when I swim is exhaling all the bad air out so might give your approach a try.

Managed to get out on the bike yesterday for a 14 mile blast before the sun went .down. An hour in the pool today, went to a different pool,  which is 33m,  a bit strange at first getting used to the extra distance per length.  Our eldest was life guarding which is a bit ironic the amount of time I watched her swim training when she was younger in the same pool and now she was watching me. After warm up managed 2 x 400's which went OK. Then came home and did 40 mins slow on the tready.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 18:57

o4s - Not sure about cutting back, the amount of training/races you complete puts most of us to shame on here.

2old - Not quite loving the swimming yet, but loving the challenge. Busy couple of days for you, would make sense to do some exercise while wearing the ECG.

AA - Pink reckons 13 weeks til Wokingham, a few weeks base then get on to the quicker stuff.

Minni - I'll be at VLM next year but will be slumming it on the Blue Start.

Freemers - Sounds a similar plan to me regarding long runs.

An hour in the pool this afternoon, trying to get bilateral breathing mastered and stopping my arms crossing as currently I am not swimming straight. Then 5 miles slow as the sun went down.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 14:08

Brol - How was the xc, soggy?

nell - Good pace on your run.  I'm back running now see below.

O4S - Retirement sounds good, plenty of training time.

2old - Glad you enjoyed the rugby. I turned on for the second half and thought we were going to turn it around.  Bad news about another dizzy spell, hope the tests are conclusive.

Minni - Your surgery sounds serious, hope it sorts out the issue.

Lots of mixed training or me this week, and feeling pretty tired.

Mon - Hour in the pool
Tues - 40 mins bike 30 min s & c.
Wed - 40 mins swim then 40 mins slow run.
Thurs - 1 hour bike 30 mins s & c
Fri -  Swim Club
Sat - Swim Club
Today - Brick session, yeah i got the lingo, 10 miles bike and 40mins run.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 06:06

AA - Very well done, that's a great result such a short time after abo and the way you were feeling this week. Enjoy the rest.

Kiwi - Never had orthotics but have you tried getting used to them by wearing them during the day when not running.


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