Barry B

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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 09:33

Alex - Your swimming is progressing very well.

MC -  well done in Barcelona.

DD - Just train every day and build it up slow, no motivation issues then.

Re wetsuits and when to buy, myself and OH went to the Bristol Tri Centre last week and picked a couple of last seasons wetsuits for a good price, first time in a wetsuit and using the endless pool was good to try them out. If you wait until later to buy maybe not so many bargains around.

My training is going well, managed 5 x 400m on Monday, first one without warm up 10:30 then the rest 9:5x's.  First time this year out on the bike on Saturday , enjoyed it but where have my bike legs gone.

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Posted: 24/02/2015 at 13:08

2old - The 15 miler felt tough on Sunday, set off at a decent pace, felt worse around 8, 9 miles, then last 5 felt better.  Hopefully I will be doing olympic distance tri  this summer.

O4S -  sounds like your having a great time, apart from the weather.  Impressive WAVA and  if we are indulging in WAVA waving my recent HM PB is probably my best at 76.97.

Freemers - Well raced 20, a good confidence boost for VLM.

nell - if you were n't feeling the fatigue it would n't be a marathon plan.  Probably still swimming my weakest out of the 3, but I have been neglecting the cycling.

Swimming went OK yesterday, 5 x 400m, first one was straight off without a warm up at 10:30 then the other 4 were low 9:50's so happy with that.

First bad run for a while this morning, my usual 5 with middle 3 quick, splits for "quick" 6:48,6:34,6:29, first one was into the wind but no excuse for last 2.


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Posted: 22/02/2015 at 14:25

Minni - Yeah but a happy muppet, who still has a 910xt. Well done on the mixed training, you are coming back well.  Regarding wetsuits, depends how buoyant you are already, don't want the legs too high in the water.  Anywhere near you can try before you buy.

2old - I bought a Orca Enduro 3.8(long distance ambitions?) bit of a workout getting them on especially when skin is wet.  Nice long run with good pace at the end from you. Yeah I thought the same as you and got out early before wind/rain arrived, Pink is out now and it looks horrendous.

15 miles at 7:18 avg this morning, unfuelled and tough but happy enough,  last 5 were quickest.


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Posted: 21/02/2015 at 12:45

O4S - Enjoy your relaxing break.

AA - At least you know why your run was so poor, speedy recovery and rest the calf -  red wine?

Chick - Hope the calf is not too serious, mine went tight after last weekend's long one, but has recovered OK with stretching/icing.

Freemers - Nice quick repeats, you're right to ditch the parkrun, too much quick stuff leads to higher injury risk. If I was doing a Parkrun that would be my speedwork for the week.  Enjoy the 20 tomorrow.

nell - Those intervals look about 3:15 pace? We have no bath for a week, so maybe cold shower tomorrow.

15 miles progressive  for me on Thursday at 7:30 avg.  Trip to the Tri shop in Bristol yesterday was fun. Good to try the wetsuits on and try them in the pool,but made the fatal mistake of trying 2  and liking them both, which lead to 45 minutes(while Pink was having her turn) deciding which to have. Managed to get out on the bike for the first time this year this morning, enjoyed it but where have my bike legs gone?


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Posted: 18/02/2015 at 15:15

Chick - well done for getting out, it will come back. Yeah probably about 5K pace, but it was early morning off night shift with icy pavement so would hope for a tad quicker if racing. Endless pool is a tank with the water flowing so you swim but stay in the same place, yeah what Minni said.

carrot - Yeah pretty much niggle free, apart from the normal associated with an"old" man trying to do lots of exercise.

Nearly a major crisis this morning and very lucky.  Turned up at swimming and coud n't find my 910xt, really thought I'd packed it(joys of nightshift) Thought nothing of it until saw Pink at home later who said " I found a Garmin like yours in the Gym car park on the way out of swimming this morning and handed it in" , my first reaction was not great, a "little" tired. Why did you not come and see me in the pool and see if it was mine? - Sorry.  Anyway all good and Garmin retrieved.   Also managed to leave my swim shorts in the spinny machine - see what I mean about nights/getting old. 

Swimming went well , managed to swim 16 lengths straight off(previous best 6). Shame I did n't have my Garmin to record it.


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Posted: 17/02/2015 at 08:26

O4S/BA - well done to you both on your Bramley adventure.

AA - Well done on Bramley, as much self control as I have  when it comes to racing then.

2old - Take it easy with your achilles. Treadmill causing an issue, you are doing a lot of tready miles, same constant impact?

Nell - Good to hear you are back on it with plenty of rest, nice pacy miles. I'm with you re cold baths, not sure what was tougher last sunday - the long run or getting in the cold bath.

Freemers - Great running by you, I would find it very difficult to set off at intentionally slow pace in a race.

Swimming yesterday 20 x 100m in just over an hour.  Business as usual this morning, 5 with the middle 3 quick, splits for the effort miles 6:25,6:21,6:06



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Posted: 15/02/2015 at 12:14

2old  - Good mixed training from you, 17 on the tready - nice.

Chick - Well done for getting out.

Nell -  Good running, those fast miles always feel hard in training.

Made it to swimming Thursday night, a lot of work with fins which I don't use as i'm scared of pinging my calf, so coach said to use pull buoy when I needed.  Friday was meant to to be indoor bike but it is n't working properly.  Swim club Friday evening.  Day trip to Blackpool yesterday so rest day.  22 miles done this morning and a first, getting chased by a cat wtf, heard something behind my feet and thought it was a small dog  turned and saw the cat trying to catch my ankles.

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Posted: 12/02/2015 at 18:42

Nell- Very nice new shoes and quick running as per.

Minni - well done for mastering bilateral breathing, I'm still breathing to the right every 2.

5 miles slow run on Tuesday. Bit of a breakthrough at swimming yesterday 2000m including 1000m continuous, slow but the first time I've swum over 400m continuous.  Think I'm coming down with something, 10 mile run this afternoon, felt sick after about 5 so a slow run home and went to bed for an hour, swimming tonight is in the balance.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 18:44

Cake - Nice busy race schedule.

Pete - Get well, man flu is the worst. Your swim time looks good to me.

Good to see most training is going well.  I had a good training week last week including a swim with 2 x 400 timed at 9:56 and 9:44 first time under 10 mins so very happy.  There must be something to this tri training my HM PB of 1:27:25 has stood since April 2010, I ran Wokingham HM on Sunday and smashed it with 1:25:53, I was in complete shock, never thought I'd see a 1:27 time again yet alone a 1:25.xx I have n't stopped smiling since.

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Posted: 10/02/2015 at 18:36

AA - If you're not planning to race it I would suggest 10 at MP+30 then 10 at MP, I guess Sunday was 6:53ish average so 10 at 7:50 to 8:00 and 10 at 7:20 to 7:30. 

2old - No placing to me, very good field won by 1:04(top 3 men all 1:04) first female 1:15 and 2nd female was Mara Yamauchi. My time got me 172 place.  Yeah plan is DIY, don't think it's any tougher than any other plan only doing low 40s max miles a week which is probably easier on the body than 6 runs totaling 50/60 miles.  Yeah looking forward to my first tri in a (just get out of the pool in one piece)way.

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