Barry B

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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: Today at 10:36

Alex - Did you brave the bike, too icy for me yesterday so indoor bike instead.

Minni - waves back, I think a lot on here are going long, but hopefully that will be us next year.

BS- Have you any experience of the Bristol Tri Shop, me and OH need wetsuits and are planning to book a session in their endless pool in Feb to get sorted.

Good run for me on Thursday - 10 miles including 3 x 2 mile repeats with 1 mile rec.  Swim club on Friday night, coach tried to move me up lanes but after previous "meltdown" I declined. 20k on the indoor bike yesterday, a lot quicker than before - chose a higher gear and tried to keep the cadence around 90, followed by 30 mins S&C and swim club in the afternoon.  15 miles run this morning.

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Posted: Today at 10:24

2old - Good mileage after a long drive and excellent weekly mileage, hope the skiing trip is better than the last one.

O4S - Hope the 30 went well.

Oompa - Keep on it, hopefully it will get easier for you.

Swim club on Friday evening and coach tried to move me up lanes but I declined.  20k on the indoor bike yesterday morning, a lot quicker than previous I used a higher gear and tried to keep cadence at 90, followed by 30mins S&C and swim club in the afternoon.  15 miles this morning done at 7:39 avg.


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Posted: 22/01/2015 at 16:23

Minni -  Well done for going to the clubs, always the biggest step,definately a mental/comfort zone issue, as runners we are used to being in control.  I think you missed my nightmare swimming session in december.  Coach put in in  lane completely out of my comfort zone and I hated it, ranted for about an hour when we got home, eventually went to bed then woke up an hour later and started ranting again.  Don't worry about the drills they do become easier with practice.

2old - I hope the repeats were n't meant to be at 15mph.  Are you feeling fully fit now.

DD - well done on the run in naff conditions.

Nell - Nice speedy stuff, I have been in running tights for a few weeks now(I've been down south too long).

Swim yesterday and 2000m in just over the hour including 2 x 400 at 10:16 and 10:17, schoolboy error though could n't understand why Garmin was n't uploading then realised I had n't stopped it , so an extra 50 odd minutes recorded.

Good run this afternoon 10 miles including 3 x 2 mile repeats with 1 mile recovery splits 7:46,6:35,6:23:7:29,6:29,6:21,7:39,6:26,6:23,7:43

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 17:26

CP- Sounds like you're the same as me and  find the swimming a challenge. Keep at it and it will become easier.

Razor - Yeah I'm running London, nice extended run by you.

A quick 30 mins in the pool monday followed by hour with my physio, mainly concentrating on my legs but swimming coach and others have commented my shoulders look stiff when I'm swimming, my shoulder blades, especially left one, were tight and freeing them off hurt.

5 miles run yesterday breaking in new shoes followed by 30 mins s&c.  And in the pool again this afternoon, 2000m in just over the hour including 2 x 400m 10:16 and 10:17, so happy but made schoolboy error as I forgot to stop Garmin so recorded an extra 50 mins or so.

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Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:52

DD -  Great weekly mileage.

Carrot - V impressive time by Parsnip, are you both running VLM?

Minni - Yeah I suppose my "plan" is similar to Furman, 3 runs a week with x training but I'm not doing any crazy paced intervals.  Tell us about the tri club(please).

Nell - I always lose toenails during marathon training, usually the second toe as they ae longer than my big toe, but after Barcelona I lost my big toe nail but it took 3 months to come off, at one point I could pull it up to 90 degrees, my kids thought it was very gross.

O4S - Always good to be remembered for something.

2old - was it you who had the shock wave treatment on your achilles, if so did you think it worked and was it expensive?

AA - Enjoy your break.

5 miles steady for me this afternoon breaking in new shoes followed by 30 mins S&C.

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Posted: 19/01/2015 at 19:14

Carrot - Congrats and very well done, great start to the year.

Kiwi - Good news and 3 runs a week is the way to go.

2old - Yup that's the worry, but as I'm only running 3 times a week I can afford to push it every now and again, 40 miles for me this week and max won't be much more. Well done on the long run, you normally don't too long to get back on pace.

DD- probably try and get 5 more 20(or more) in, one every other week fitted in around planned HMs. Well done on the 16.

Quick 30 mins in the pool after work and then an hour at physio, mainly legs but shoulders blades tight especially left which is restricting movement during swimming, all a bit sore now but hopefully worth it.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:58

Ali -  Good news, still OK?

MC - Must be good seeing yourself swim to  see what the coach is trying to improve

Mikasa - Good news nothing too serious, take it steady on the bike, meant to be cold all week.

Another few good days training for me.

Friday - 15 miles run and swim club in the evening.

Saturday - Swim club in the afternoon, not sure what was going on but actually felt good in the water and not fighting the water, long may it continue.

Today -  20 miles run, unfuelled and  felt the fat burning kick in about 15 but pace did n't drop so very happy with run.


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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 11:10

AA - Good pacy tready session, I think 6:51 gets sub 1:30(just) at HM.

First 20 of the campaign for me this morning, unfuelled and felt the fat burning really kick in from 15 but happy pace did not drop, completed in 2:32  with a 7:36 avg.

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Posted: 17/01/2015 at 19:27

Carrot - Good luck for tomorrow -  go smash it.

AA - Nothing wrong with 20 at that pace, very good time on feet run.

Chick - First defence has saved me many a time, hope you've caught it in time.

Nell - Good pacy stuff as ever.

DD - Good running and v impressive 400m time.

2old - You're just coming back so not a bad YKW, anyway main target is a bit further

Minni - Pick the club with the best looking kit.

Nell/2old - Yeah I am feeling very good the mo, still got 14 weeks to F*** it up mind.

Good to see the thread busy again.

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Posted: 16/01/2015 at 10:52

2old - You are back running well, MP? Me and Pink trying to do tumble turns was a sight to behold.

O4S - Don't think so your recent WAVAs show you are a lot quicker than us younger sloths.

Minni - Good you are making plans for returning to racing. I'm happy with the progress I am making with the swimming but find it frustrating.

nell - Good to see you are out in the "character building" weather.

Is it just me or has all the text gone right justify? 

Very happy with run this morning.  15 miles done unfuelled splits 8:11,7:53,7:36,7:25 ,7:33,7:04,7:07,7:21,7:17,7:14,7:19,7:13,7:06,6:57,7:06.  Giving an avg of 7:21. Not sure if my legs will be happy at swim club tonight though,

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