Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Today at 08:19

kfc - good luck and enjoy, lava flows make you run faster?

Freemers - nice speed on  your 800s.

kiwi -  The right decision, a couple of days break from running won't hurt, that's what I keep telling myself.

oompa - a relief  that the tready run was pain free.

An hour in the pool this morning, Achilles feeling much better but going to wait a few more days before running.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Yesterday at 09:58

Nell -  Good running on the repeats,  those sets are hard but I think more relevant to marathon training than shorter stuff. 

kiwi - Be careful , your running/mileage is coming back very well.

Oompa/Nell  - Thanks for the advice, I thought running on the treadmill would provide a bit more cushioning, I don't look great in the pool at best of times.

Another breakthrough at swimming this morning  8 lengths continuous  and a few lengths bilateral breathing,  getting there with the left breathing but still managed a few mouthfuls of water.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 09:29

Oompa - Too much too soon? Must have been a bad day for running yesterday, see below.

Cooks - Similar to you, managed 6 lengths last week and 4 x 4 length with 1 min rest this morning, still breathing to the right every 2 but trying to sort out my left breathing.

Freemers - Very positive run.

kiwi - well done on the 18 miles.

40 mins on the treadmill yesterday and all OK during but right Achilles went tight/sore after I'd finished and I was limping this morning, not as bad as last week but I think a few more days of no running required, normal marathon training for me so used to it by now and will swim for the next few days. Swimming not great for first half hour this morning then went pretty well for the last 30 mins,  do they allow a 30 minute warm up before a pool tri?

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 18:19

Thanks for the birthday wishes,  I got some cycling gear but the Castelli top had to go back for exchange as the medium was way too tight (Italian sizing must be different to ours). Had a good weekend in Snowdonia, did n't climb up Snowdon as we had the dog with us but lots of walking around the amazing landscape.

I've had a week off running and my Achilles is much better so going to attempt a run tomorrow.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 18:12

Kiwi - I normally race 2 or 3 weeks before a mara so I'd say go for it but the only caveat being don't do it if you have any niggles/concerns nearer the time.

kfc - I was thinking to you watching the cycling on tv last sunday, the pros definitely had it easier than the masses.  I'd say set off at 3:20 pace but if you are feeling it at all by 10 to 13 miles then back off.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:14

kiwi - Very well done on the 17 miles.

Oompa -   Swimming is still a work in progress so will be next year before I try a tri but I'm getting there, see below.

freemers - good pace on the tready, don't know why but repeats always seem faster on the treadmill.

nell/2 old -  I hear you, I'm laying  off the running for a few days,  and as recommended by my physio  using heat treatment on the Achilles and will concentrate on swimming and cycling (weather permitting).

In the pool this afternoon and managed 16 x 1 length  with 10 seconds rest  but do  need to do a few lengths of drills before I start "proper" swimming otherwise I struggle and get out of breath, I suppose it's the equivalent of warming up for running.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 16:21

Oompa - welcome back, good to hear you are pain free, take it easy to start with and your speed will return.

Kiwi - Very good mixed training from you.

Nell - Good run over a lumpy course, racing long distance in the heat is no fun.

Chick - Not sure from your post if you had done the 20 or were going to go out. So either well done or how did it go?

Swimming went Ok yesterday, my Achilles is making me limp but no problems in the pool and back in the pool again today, managed 4 lengths continuous for the first time so first target for August ticked off but breathing to the left - not so good.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 09:28

kfc - Well done on the 20, 110 miles on the bike is a very long way is it an organised event?

Nell - Good luck with HM today, I'm liking your prep. Making the most of it while the kids are away . No problem fitting all the training in our daughters are 15 and 19, and being a shift worker is sometimes a benefit training wise and of course Pink is very understanding/supportive.

Chick - Good pace on your run.

DD - I'm enjoying the challenge of swimming and the bike.  To be honest I'm not going to get any/much quicker at the marathon so good to have a new aim.  Good your mojo is back.

Freemers - looking good on your comeback.

15 miles yesterday afternoon, a bit warm, 10 slow then 5 at MP splits for effort miles 7:10,7:29,7:15,7:09,7:00 too quick on the last couple.  Woke up this morning and right achilles a bit sore, out on the bike for 35 miles all OK but could n't get out of the saddle on the hills as achilles grumbling.  Off to the pool this afternoon for swimming practice.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 17:29

Chick - I can recommend Florence Mara in November, flat and a great place for long weekend. Regarding the heat it is all relative and perceived effort, slow in this heat will make the runs feel easier when it cools down.

Minni - "Ironman when I'm 50", sounds familiar I'm 48 next week.

40 mins in the pool this afternoon, 10 x 25 with 10 seconds rest and 3 x 50 with 30 seconds rest then 1 x 75 so progress being made.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 18:44

Who organised the thread holiday to Spain?

Nell - Good news on the calf and  very decent miles.

kfc - Amazing how easily the pace picks up when there is someone to chase down.

Chick - Good mileage, which mara? don't worry I won't tell.

Kiwi - Very well done on the 15, building well.

Freemers - Good news on your injury.

Minni - Have n't read the book but an amazing athlete who has not got the recognition deserved.  Are you tempted, were n't you swimming regularly earlier this year.

Good few days training for me, 1 hour in the pool Saturday afternoon, another hour in the pool after work on Sunday afternoon.  13 mile blast on the bike on Monday hit over 18 mph avg for the first time.   40 mins in  in the pool yesterday followed by 5 miles slow, and today 10 miles in the heat with 1 slow 1 at HMP alternate, splits for effort miles 6:43,6:53,6:59,6:48,6:44.  I'm loving it.



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