Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 16:21

Carrot - Thanks, did say never again several times on the run but now making plans for next year.  Barcelona, happy memories .  Hope your injury is not too bad,  think mine is a mixture of hip flexor and piriformis

2old - you are a machine with your long runs.

AA - well done on the 50.  Hip is still troubling me but getting better , not rushing back, will wait til I can't feel it at all before trying a run.

Just S&C for me every other day with a swim every so often

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 12:13

AA - Nice long run from you, and no I would n't do the sportive too risky tumble/injury.

2old - Very well done on the tri, good times.  So Half next year and then ?

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 15:58

2old - maybe regarding the cycling, going to work on core strength which should help.  I'm enjoying the downtime, getting outstanding diy done and finally getting round to watching game of thrones series 5(only a year behind).  Neither but making plans but will let you know when entered.  Sub 3 and the rest if your recent sprint tri is anything to go by you'll be smashing your 10k PB

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 16:47

2old - Good to see you getting some warm weather training. You''ll be fine at the Oly.   Coke I presume was the full on version to give the much needed boost.  No post race blues just very happy and proud to have completed it.  Think the gel issue caused me to struggle for energy and not running for 5 weeks could n't have helped.  Toughest and slowest by a long way,  imagine the worst last 4 miles of a marathon but for 26 miles.  Not going to do an Autumn mara, my hip is still at me, so going to give my body a break and try and get stronger.  Probably a spring marathon and looking for another "Ironman" next summer.

AA - Keep ticking over hopefully the hammy will recover soon. If you decide to to an IM next year, one tip - every time you cycle run off the bike, even if its just a mile or so.

Felt washed out all last week , just a lot of walking including a trip up Pen Y Fan on the hottest day of the year, at least it was clear at the top so views were great.  Started my S&C this week and first time back in the pool (dull)

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 17:15

Job done I am now an "Ironman" .   Early start and at the Lake by 4, only 130 taking part in the full IM and some just doing the sportive bike ride.

Swim - No dramas, a few bumps at the start but kept it steady, when I climbed out I was in shock when my watch read 1:26 ( target was 1:30 to 1:40) and the announcer confirmed it over the tannoy I was smiling so much

T1  - bit of faffing as per, put my short sleeve cycling top on 5 mins.

Cycle - 2 rolling loops of 56 miles , bit of an annoying wind for the first half of the loop, first loop in 3:10(very happy), ditched the cycling top at half way but then started having belly issues, finding aero position very uncomfortable, stopped taking the gels and relied on energy bottles.  Difficult miles from 60 to 85, but then hit the pace again, second loop in 3:24, so total time 6:34 so all good.

T2 -  soon as I got off the bike saw my supporters but felt the heat at the same time,  was about half one so getting warm. 

Run -  Knew from the the start is was going to be tough, not the normal legs after bike feeling, just hard to run and struggling for energy. It was going to be a long one when I started walking after the first mile, was a a pretty low point.  run is 5 loops of 5.2 miles you collect a band every loop but it is quite cruel as you run/walk down finish chute nearly get there and do a u turn back out, so when I saw my daughters after the first loop they saw the state I was in and gave me a massive lift.  Ran/walked the next 3 loops and power walked the last(it was quicker than running and hip was hurting when I ran), aid stns were a godsend water over the head and flat coke never tasted so good.  Run done in 5:19 and I have never been so happy to cross the finish line.

Finished in 13:28:44 and I am so happy.  Feel very washed out/sore today, lost 4kg during the race.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 18:29

aa -  yeah I use Gatorskins. Heard the same they were the best but never had problems with other brands.

2old - Love my indoor bike in the winter, heard very good things about the watt bike.

Only a 3k swim for me this week, resting stretching and some core work to fill the remainder of the week.  Well its 2 years since my first swimming lessons when my coach told me not to bother with triathlons til 2015(yeah I was that bad), the pledge at the time was Ironman before I'm 50, it's come round pretty quick, registered and ready(i think) for the 226, no nerves as yet they''ll probably kick in at stupid o clock tomorrow.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 12:44

2old - Impressive racing and congrats on the position, unlucky on taking wrong turn.

aa - Well done on the sportive, never had a mechanical yet when racing but been using some of my spare time this week practising changing inner tubes.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 14:25

aa - braver than me on the night swim. The Classic is a very good race, very flat bike  only one short hill  and flat run( if some of it on lakeside tracks)

2old - Did you race?

My training, swimming and cycle, has continued OK, Tried to run Thursday but felt the hip straightaway not painful but can't risk it.  If it was a stand alone marathon next weekend I would n't be taking part, but as it is I'll start and do the swim/bike and then see how it goes on the run, not sure my logic makes sense.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 19:42

AA - Hope you're fully recovered from the elbow injury, very well done on the night swim (not for me thanks) and the 15 miles.

Training ticking over last week if a little reduced in volume, still no running, hip feels better but still not 100%,  but will try later this week.

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. 

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