Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 18:33

2old -  looking forward to the plan, with a little bit of apprehension avg of 12 hours per week but peaks at 20 hours, starts of nice and gentle though. nearly as famous as me then

Chick - Keep on with the technique side of swimming it will make you faster and more efficient, i'm not very flexible across the shoulders so high elbow non existent more like a swinging arm,  I think I will never be better than average at swimming but as long as I can do the distance I'm happy.

30 mins bike and straight into 15 mins runs for me today.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 18:27

 Get me.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 18:54

2old - Yeah your training will be fine up to Half distance tri.  Love the way you keep dropping in the 20 milers,  you are a machine.

Nell - You are running well, lots of races planned? yeah get yourself on strava.

AA - which marathon are you doing?

My progress continues, 5 miles on the road, very slow, yesterday.  Started my 30 week IM plan today, was meant to be rest but had to juggle already so 2.5k swim and 30min run.

Fame at last for me, friend of mine was in Valencia for the marathon this weekend and there were big posters on the roads advertising it and there was one of me from last years race, I will try and put a photo of it one here.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 09:12

Chick - Great mixed training for you. 50m pool sounds wonderful, not many turns in  OW swimming.

2old -  Yes Valencia was a year ago for me, great course but a little too hot that day, loved the place.

Nell - Nice pacy running.

Mixed training continues but on a positive note I've managed two very short road runs this week and all good.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 15:39

Nell - very tasty  x country and 10k.  And of course what else is running about apart from the enjoyment..

2old - And talking of tasty ,very well done on the HM, you are on fire at the moment and aiming for sub 3 that would be a major milestone but with your current form why not. Love your tri training.

AA - Unlucky with the fall, I've come close but not hit the floor yet. Hope you heal quickly , your training is going very well.  Yeah I think I must love the punishment.

Chick - well done with the swimming, i'll never be quick but can do the distance OK, keep at it and I've found you'll suddenly go to the next level and become quicker or swim a further distance.

I'm still ticking over  swim/gym one day and bike/run the next. TM runs are not causing any issues so far so maybe venture out on to the road this week.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 11:45

2old - very impressive, think you nailed it.

chick - your swimming is coming on well, i'm loving the TM.

30 mins easy indoor bike and 30 mins easy TM yesterday.  swim and gym this morning.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 20:00

Nell - Great report, very well run race, and a time most of us can only dream of even when fully fit. Successful race if you have a big grin after  Think i'm going to bite the bullet and so no to a spring marathon though that will probably change several times over the next few months.

AA - impressive bike miles.

2old - Good luck and enjoy for Sunday.

15 mins slow treadmill this morning.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 16:19

2old - Only 3 , with 4 on Sunday is still impressive. Really tempted by spring marathon, was thinking about Barcelona(enjoyed it last time) heart is saying yes but head is saying no, bigger picture.

AA - Your swimming times are very good already but always room for improvement,  but if you look at some of the elites the technique isn't great, Harry Wiltshire for example is normally first out of the water  but uses a straight arm and not high elbow catch,  I'm just happy getting out if the water.

Nell - ?

Shock Horror -  I ran this morning, don't get too excited only 5 mins very slow jog on treadmill after swim and gym


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 06:06

AA - Which Fink plan are you following? I'm going to try the competitive plan, lots of training by HR so will have to be very disciplined, my IM is 18 Jun so plan starts November. So I'll be running by November. Keep that GFA place, getting in on the ballot is nigh on impossible after they changed the entry limit.

Nell - Hope you're fully recovered, good luck and enjoy.

Chick - Open water swimming is definately more fun, be careful with your wetsuit choice, as a female you will be naturally more bouyant and it is possible to be too high in the water. Agreed my hip problem seems worse after long periods of sitting down, but fortunately my job doesn't involve lots of sitting. 

2old - Looks like a normal taper.  Look out for the sniffles this week.

So no VLM for me next year, kinda gutted and I only know of one person who got a ballot entry, and she hates running!!! I think the ballot odds have changed from 1 in 5 to 1 in 20.  So if I want to get in I need to run faster.  Looking at the positive it means I can concentrate on IM but will I miss doing a spring marathon. Still biking/swimming and gyming. Hip is definately better so getting there.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 12:19

chick -  Yeah lots of gear to choose from, part of the fun, but don't need a fancy bike just ask 2old.  Yeah found swimming hard work at first, all about technique and as runners we are used to getting oxygen all the time,swim fitness  it will come with time and well done for learning to swim "properly".  I picked up a hip injury in June so didn't run before my IM in July and ran/walked the run which didn't help, hopefully over it now and back running soon.

2old - yeah has been a while, but want to make sure I'm fully over it.  Did you have a plan for Leicester, PB attempt?

1 hour high rpm bike yesterday,  1k swim and gym this morning.

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