Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 13:22

AA - Taper madness,  you''ll be OK it is very hot today.  Yeah Lakesman is Iron distance, heard good things about Vichy, apart from warm and potentially non wetsuit which you'd be OK with but would spin me out. Garmin is  pretty accurate set to pool swim and length of pool, does n't count kick lengths as needs to see arm movement and use lap function if you 're doing sets. And I'm slow in a wetsuit or without

2old - Only "46" miles you slacker , excellent training from you as ever.

Think I must have really pissed someone off , hip nearly full recovered and then down the south coast for the weekend and pinged my calf getting out of the car wtf, so another week of no running, just a bit sore and tight.  Well I did to a 100m run in the pool this morning after 1k swim.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 20:28

AA - Very well done on the eventful tri and congrats on the podium.  I think your a naturally talented swimmer, so are you planning plenty of bike over the winter months?

2old - Nice racing and well done on the PB.  Yeah looking forward to smashing 3:15 in my 50's.  Lakesman bike could be a lot worse regarding hills and heads towards the coast.

First swim club session of the new season last saturday and not as bad as I thought it would be.  Still ticking over with S&C and  a more indoor bike,

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 18:15

2old - Good training as ever from you, may try to run next week as swam today without pull buoy and hip felt OK. 

Nell - Hope the ITB clears up soon, hoping to Biffy in December tickets go on sale this week.

AA - Nervous for your Oly, you are a v good swimmer so that's the hard part done and you're getting quicker on the bike.

Not a lot for me in the last couple of weeks just S&C every other day and the odd swim, Had my 50th birthday a couple of weeks ago WTF.  Next years tri "A" race entered, doing the Lakesman in June and after the DIY  training this year going to try and follow a 30 week plan starting November.

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.

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