Barry B


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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 07:09

Brol - Good 10k all things considered.

Chick  - Well done on the 1k repeats, good pacing making the last one the quickest.

AA - well done on the 20 and good luck with the tri.

2old -  Maidenhead HM is 6 Sep, see your pace is increasing on the long run and that was a very good 12 mile run. That swim seems quick to me but all relative,  Good luck with the YKW I would have chosen that over the swim race any day.

O4S - Hope you've recovered from the many beers, sounds a wonderful holiday/training break.

Slowly ramped back up the training this week:

Mon - restTues - 1 hour easy indoor bike, s&c
Wed -  5 mile run at 7:47.
Thurs - Pool swim mainly left breathing practice or how to drink lots of pool water., s&c
Fri - 10 mile run, (1x slow 2 x steady) x 3 1 warm down, steady was between 7:10 and 7:28 and they were a struggle towards the end, maybe last sunday and night shift in my legs.  OW swim practice with tempo trainer.

 

 

 

 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 07:35

Chick - well done on the very long run.

AA - Very impressive swimming, nice quick miles I think we'll be pretty close at Maidenhead.

Cotswold Middle Distance Tri for me yesterday.  Conditions were great at the start. I was in the last wave of 5 which suited me,  Swim in 44 mins very happy with the swim, couple of errors in T1, could n't get my leg out of wetsuit then thought I'd lost my garmin and race belt came unbuckled at start of bike, Bike in 2:46, just started to rain towards the end of the bike, run in 1:42, downpour throughout the run so turned in to a mudfest.  Started the run at around 7:20 -7:30 pace for the first few miles but could n't sustain it, very similar feeling to last few miles of a marathon.  Total time 5 hours 20, so very happy and loved it.  My first season of triathlon has gone very well.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 16:38

2old - Very nice 20 miler.

Chick - Enjoy your holiday and the HM.

Brol - I'm surpised how quick my speed has come back but not sure how I'll cope over 13 miles, there is a 1:30 pacer so might tag along and see how it goes. Good effort on your 10k all things considered.

AA - I'm doing the Cotswold Classic this Sunday.

Just an hour easy bike for me yesterday, some strength and core today and off to the Lake this evening and nothing tomorrow, sort of taper I guess.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 04:43

AA - Good luck for the swim. I've not got involved in the chaos of an ow start yet, I hang around at the back.

2old - Very good training from you.  I'm 50 next year, hence the mid life crisis quote last year "IM before I'm 50".  Not really followed a plan for the HIM an only just getting consistent weeks of training in so not sure how to taper for it apart from resting Saturday.

Freemers -  Good you are back running and good luck for the job, welcome to the world of early starts but I guess your job is a long day as well, at least I finish just gone 2 on earlies.

Thanks for the birthday wishes.  Bike is repaired.  Pool swim on  Monday.  5 mile run at 6:44 avg on Tuesday and pool swim again yesterday.

 

 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 19:01

2old - well done on the long run.

Kiwi -  Hi, hope it's nothing too serious and  you're back running soon.

Chick - Well done on the very long run.  And good you've started open water swimming.

Well done to Minni and Brol.

2k in the lake Friday evening , eldest daughter came down to give it a go and enjoyed it.

My birthday yesterday but still managed to get out on the bike early for some hill repeats.  Out on the bike again this morning 27 miles, followed by 7.5 mile brick run at 7:07 which I was happy with.  Minor problem  with bike when I was cleaning it turned into a bigger problem when I tried to fix it so off to the local bike shop tomorrow, need it for next Sunday.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:02

O4S- I read beers for bears and thought you were off to some dodgy part of town with your pepper spray.

2old - Go for a run, I got piss wet through on my 15miler this morning.  How is Nottingham too close to London? I'm no expert but you need to be a very efficient/powerful kick swimmer to be quicker than with legs supported by pull buoy. Good quick 100 splits and good effort on the 10K. Yeah 1 Sep is when they release the rest of IMUK places if not I'll look elsewhere. Going to get next weekend's race out of the way and then find an autumn mara.

Chick - Nice pace on your 2ks you are coming back well.

AA - Put that 20 down as a unfuelled run.

Minni - Good pace on your run. Good luck to you, Brol and the rest of the Team for the weekend.

2k lake swim on Wednesday evening all good, but then tried 200m skins and think I've been spending too much time in wetsuit as did n't feel comfortable. Day trip to Blackpool yesterday so kind of rest day.  15 miles unfuelled in the rain this morning at 7:37 avg.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 12:50

Minni - Keep at it, the swimming does get more tolerable, was going to say easier but that would be lying,  the more you do.

Chick - Plenty of time before your mara, well done on the 10.

AA - Great swimming, I've entered Maidenhead so looking to you to pace me to a 1:30 ish.

Brol - well done on the 10K. Is it a 10k loop this Saturday, if so plenty of practice for you.

Longest ow swim so far on Monday for me 3 x 850m loops, first time round felt a long way but got easier for next 2, I reckon probably about 2.6k to 2.7k swam with my wandering in just over the hour.

5 miles run yesterday with middle 3 at pace, splits for quick 6:50,6:40,6:30 so all good.  I've entered Outlaw Half Ironman distance race next year, allegedly sold out within 5 mins.

 

 

 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 06:18

Chick - Good to see you back on your monster mileage, I managed 30 miles plus other stuff.

2K swim Friday evening, had the lake to myself at one point with 3 lifeguards.  Saturday I cycled the HIM route lovely conditions and longest ride to date.   Yesterday completed 27 miles on the bike then 10 mile brick run at 7:23 avg which I was very happy with.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 16:54

Brol - Good luck for tomorrow, go smash it.

AA - With your all round great ability I thought you would be up there.  Nice pace on the 10 miler(snap).

O4S - enjoy the break.

Chick - Well done on the repeats,

2k lake swim Wednesday evening a little bit quicker, was watched by a decent swimmer from the club who noticed that I  have a slight pause in my stroke and gave me a go with a tempo trainer which beeps at a certain rate to keep your stroke steady, seemed to help so will be investing in one.

15 miles yesterday in the sunshine and all good at 7:41 pace.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 19:10

AA - Impressive swimming, why are'nt you doing some tri's and pushing for podium places?

Chick - Progress on your HM pace so that's all we can hope for when coming back.

O4S -  enjoy the trip. Like most running races the IM courses vary, the official IMUK is Bolton and has a couple of climbs and IM Wales is worse but Outlaw is flat.

2old - I'm going to try for IMUK the remaining places go on offer 1 Sep, care to join the fun?

I have n't done any intervals for a very long time, can't fit them in to my 3 runs a week schedule and think the tempo/threshold runs with a longer time at pace are more relevant to distance running.

Some core and strength work yesterday followed by a 2k ow swim, thought I was "flying" but slower than last couple of times. 5 miles run this afternoon with middle 3 quicker, splits for the quicker ones 6:54,6:46,6:20 happy to see some pace returning.

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