Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 20:16

2old -  Maybe all this slow running has f***** my hip up .  Seriously I'm not sure, hip flexor is tight at front and feels like piriformus again at back. I'm in the london ballot for next year but can't be lucky 3 times out of 4 can I?

Chick - welcome to the dark side and frustration of swimming.  Hope all good with your ongoing recovery. What's the feeling in Germany after the shock result on Thursday?

AA - Good news on the hamstring, does elbow issue effect swimming?

Good training, apart from running:

Last Saturday - Checked out with one loop of the 226 course with a 113 loop added on making 77 bike miles.Sunday - Rest, well it was Fathers day, so much spare time when no training
Monday - Lake swim 3.6k (longest ever)
Tuesday - 90 mins easy indoor bike
Wednesday - Lake swim 2k
Thursday - Indoor bike 60 mins ( 5 mins easy 5 mins steady repeat)
Friday -  Lake swim 2k followed by 2 mile test run, hip still not right
Saturday - Swim club
Today - 101 miles bike,longest ever and  first time over 100. 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 19:37

2old -  Thanks for the compliment, 50 this year and 15 marathons done,  plenty of years left, using you and O4S as inspiration.

AA - May do the Classic, it was my first HIM(last aug)and loved it, but will wait until after the big one until parting with my cash.

Sorry been absent, training lots and night shift the time goes so quick

Last Friday:  15 mile run at 7:56, right hip a little niggly towards the end
Saturday -  Day trip to Blackpool -  kinda rest day
Sunday -  90 mile bike most of it in the wet but longest ever done.
Monday - 1 hour easy indoor bike
Tuesday -  1.5k lake swim followed by 4 mile run around lakes was meant to be longer but right hip troubling me.
Wednesday - 2 hours easy indoor bike
Thursday -  3k lake swim, 2 hours easy indoor bike
Today -  1.6k lake swim

Hip is OK but am being very cautious as same area that ruled me out of VLM last year. Will bike long tomorrow

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 18:07

2old - thanks for the GFA reminder, think I just about qualify for age 60 .  OK after bike just a little washed out and certainly not as bad as a 20 mile run.  If you fancy a tri how about Cotswold Classic Half in August very flat bike course. Good varied training from you.

AA - get those bike miles in, you're a great swimmer and runner already.  You've done a half IM already?

Garmin stopped ulploading on Monday, but fixed today hooray:

Week so far for me
Monday -  run , 10 miles slow - warm.Tuesday - Got brave at the lake and did the 1500m course twice, so 3K done longest ever swim
Wed -  Short 18 mile on bike into 5 mile run
Today -  2k swim at the pool.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 17:43

2old -  the IM is 6 weeks today, main target is to finish, swim is going to be around 1:40 and bike hopefully sub 7 hours see below for today's ride, the run is the unknown after the bike. I hear lots of good things about the watt bike.

brol -  Very well done on the 5k. Next for me is Cotswold 226 IM.

AA - You're doing well on the bike. Any tri's booked?

Eased back into training this week:

Mon - Rest
Tues - 45 mins easy indoor bike get the legs moving.
Wed - 10 Mile run , 5 out easy 5 back steady
Thurs - 2k lake swim bit choppy so good experience, but get this 100m further but 2 mins faster than Outlaw swim wtf.
Fri -  28 miles bike inc 14 hill repeats
Sat - Rest apart from stupid long day at work
Today -  80 mile bike in 4:48, longest ever ride.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 09:10

2old -  very well done on another marathon, not fun in the heat, I'm sure the beer went down well.

aa -  please send me some of your swimming skill.

Outlaw half ironman triathlon for me yesterday and it went well,  stayed in Nottingham overnight but still a 03:45 wake up to get sorted as transition opened at 05:00. Still a bit of a rush as very busy on the roads and there were one or two still arriving as transition closed. Weather was cold and overcast with an annoying wind.

Swim -  start/finish had been changed due to some dodgy blue/green algae in one corner of lake  only difference meant a short run after swim finish to T1.  Long out and back with 4 waves 10 mins apart.  I was in wave 3. Lake was a bit choppy and even though I thought I started near the back a little bit of bumping and barging over first 50 metres or so.  My swimming is what it is and out in 50 minutes needless to say i was overtaken by a few from the last wave(speedy swimmers don't you just hate them)

T1 - my normal faffing, put my long sleeve bike top on over my tri suit and glad I did I was still cold on the bike and some just going tri suit option looked freezing on the bike.

Bike - Someone said course was flat, bollox, yeah only one hill you could call testing but plenty of rolling roads. Overtook plenty on the bike. Very happy with bike time of 3:05 especially with the wind.

T2 - no issues apart from not turning number from back to front but marshal let me know

Run -  flat route and all good,  done in 1:44.

Good event, hot meal available afterwards and good feed stations.

So final time of 5:51 and very happy with that, nice medal and  so need to up my swim and bike distance from now on while keeping the running ticking over.  Don't feel too bad today just a bit washed out.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 12:09

2old - Made your mind up yet?  Yeah swimming will get longer from next week. Daily supplements are fish oil, zinc and a wellman sport. (other tablets are available) I used to play a lot of golf but got to a level where I was n't getting any better so got frustrated with it, long day as well depending.

Brol - Well done to you both on the racing, impressive time by Mr Brol, pain about the organisation and results.

AA - Ooooh new gear, heard very good things about the 920 especially the upload by mobile,  I'm eating plenty bit still "skin and bone"

Bit of a taper for me this week, couple of runs 5 and 6 miles, 2k lake swim (which was naff to start but got better towards end) and I'll take the bike  out this afternoon for last check.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 15:04

2old - well done on the tri especially the 5k . that's flying after the bike, just bin the YKW and do sprint tris.

Brol -  are you not joining Mr B in the triathlon?

AA - Hope the hammy is feeling better, does n't cycling tighten the hamstring or is that the ITB.

Carrot - No niggles just tired and hungry all the time. 3 x 2m is a very good session.

It goes on :

Thurs - 2k pool swim
Friday - Bike 15 x hill repeats
Saturday - 15 mile slow run.Sunday -  "rest" but long day at work.
Today -  2k lake swim followed by 51 mile bike.

Oh Garmin Express is crap it's doing my head in.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 17:35

Geoff - There is a new Garmin on the market with in build HRM.

2old - I think we all know which race you will do, yeah will try out different options on the bike.

AA - 17 Jul for IM which I think is 8 weeks Sunday(gulp), Outlaw Half week on Sunday.

training continues:

Mon - Rest
Tues - 1.6k lake swim followed by 25 mile bike at quickest ever avg
Today -  10 mile run at 7:51 avg in the rain.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 10:20

AA - Liking your race plans, especially next year.

2old - you are a machine, thought you'd be going for a PB at the HM.

Brol - You are running very well.

Another good few days training for me:

Wed -  hour and a bit indoor bike
Thurs -  121 swim session, but didn't really gain a lot so going to bin them until after IM.
Fri - 2.4k lake swim, longest so far, a bit choppy so good practice
Sat -  63 mile bike followed by 5 mile run, think I messed up on nutrition as run was tough.
Today - 15 mile run easy at 8:17 avg


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 09:34

Brol - that HM sounds a nightmare, have you  thought about Maidenhead or Chippenham for a September HM,  I like Maidenhead but not run well at Chippenham even though lots of others do well there. I'll message you.

aa - Getting warmer by the day in the lake.

2old - well done on the 5k, smash sub 20 next time.

Chick -  Not in the pool/lake yet?

Sunday - 28 miles on bike followed by 8 mile run and  a little warm
Monday - 2k lake swim, OK apart from being harassed by the swans.
Today - 10 miles easy at 8:13 avg(look I can run slower)

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