Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Today at 16:18

Kiwi - Well done on the 13. Happy to remind when required.

2old- Great news, just plan 3 runs a week and stick to it for the next few weeks. Only race planned so far is Maidenhead HM in Sep.

kfc -  well done on the 20.

Nell - nice pacy run  from you, yeah 3:15 will be the target at Abo interesting to see what the outcome of my reduced running/increased (swimming  and cycling) will have on my endurance.

Minni -  very very well done to you Brol and Carrot,  enjoy your hols.

Swimming club for me Sat afternoon, more at my level than Friday night's beasting.  35 miles on the bike sunday morning, furthest I've ever done and really enjoyed it, then an hour in the pool yesterday including some coaching from Pink  to try and get me to breath to the left. 

My weekly 6 miles with 4 middle at effort this afternoon, hot again so backed off pace a little  and ran comfortably hard (HM pace?) and tried to get some consistency in the splits worked out pretty well -  6:44,6:44,6:44,6:36


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 09:42

kfc - Great photo, yeah I am aiming for the world famous Wootten Bassett Triathlon next April.

Kiwi - Make sure you do it one of the days.

Nell - which marathon are you training for?

13 miles blast on the bike yesterday afternoon, not too happy with the avg but included a couple of traffic stops and one rear wheel lock up, my fault travelling too close to a car down a country lane. 

Swimming club last night, and Pink was happy as she was back in her old lane.  But coach came to me and told me go in Lane 1(Pink's) lane,  and very hard work, think I was trying to go too quick and form suffered. Pink wiped the floor with me and at one point she asked if I wanted to go ahead of her to which I replied " are you having a F****** laugh.   He pulled me back to my old lane after 45 mins as he saw I was hanging, said I had done well and he wants to keep pushing me which is fair enough.

15 miles early this morning at 7:51 avg, 10 slow and then 5 at MP splits for MP 7:21,7:23,7:13,7:07,7:13.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:51

Nell -  Welcome back.

kiwi - make the most of the heat, run to perceived effort and enjoy, then reap the benefits when it cools down.

Yeah nice in the pool this afternoon, my physio was in swimming, he's qualified for the triathlon world champs next month for his age group, I was taking the piss as for some reason he was by himself in the slow lane.  I was going to jump in the fast lane, which was empty, but thought that would tempt fate and lead to a bad session.  All good I even managed 3 lengths sort of continuous with a tiny break at the end of each length.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:59

kfc -  Sounds great, even if tough, fun.

2old -  I hear you, but only doing 3 runs a week one has got to be a hard effort,  avg was about 15 seconds slower than normal so in the heat about right.

Speaking of hot runs, 10 miles done this afternoon at 7:49 avg.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 16:19

Healing vibes to the injured.

Cooks  - Good running, maybe they thought you were really sweaty.

2old -  Speedy recovery, take it easy, but knowing you that will be ignored, I need a pacer a Abo and I'm not going to keep up with Cooks.

DD - Enjoy.

My weekly quick run yesterday, 6 miles with middle 4 quick, splits for quick 6:33,6:40,6:45,6:34, hot and they were hard work,  at the end of 4th I had a short sit down on the pavement and I must have looked a wreck as a passing woman asked  if I was OK. 1 hour in the pool and this afternoon, much better idea than running in this heat.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 17:23

2old - Rubbish news, rest and get it sorted, need you at Abo.

Chick - Good long run,seem to think you're not marathoning this autumn have you got any HM planned?

Minni - Good to hear from you even though you are having a shit time of it.  Hope you have a speedy recovery and get a diagnosis for the hip.  Nice target for next year..  Keep posting as we seem to have lost our flock.  No tri for me this year but hopefully good for next year.

Swimming club on Friday and lanes mixed up, Pink ended up in my lane, think the coach did it on purpose,  but Pink not happy.  The first full session for me with the rest of the lanes, no more "baby" lane for me and found it hard but enjoyable.  Rest day yesterday and an easy 13 mile bike ride this afternoon "coaching" Pink.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 10:16

2old - Hope the return to running goes well, not too far.

Chick - well done on the 13.

10 miles slow for me on Wednesday afternoon at 7:50 avg - pretty warm, hour in the pool yesterday very cooling out of the heat and out early this morning for a slow 20 at 8:26 avg, first time wearing the camelback this year and definitely needed it. Swimming club tonight then off to Blackpool for the weekend for dad's 80th, couple of days rest for the legs(which I think they need).

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 19:19

2old - Mighty impressed by your swimming enjoy the celebrations.  No niggles for me but with my history no doubt something will go mid September about 4 or 5 weeks before Abo.

Kiwi - Very good running from you, I reckon you will peak perfectly for Abingdon.

Chick - Belated congrats for sunday, what's it like to have a world beating football team.  None of the English players would get into your team, very sad for English football.

13 mile blast on the bike yesterday and 6 miles with middle 4 quick this afternoon very hot and was feeling it splits for the quick 6:16, 6:39,6:43,6:24.



RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 16:52

kfc - enjoy, maybe run up Ventoux for a bit of hill work.

Swimming went well Friday, as did second club session yesterday, bit concerned I would be up to speed but all good.  15 miles slow this morning in 2 hours ,legs a bit tired after previous days efforts, then another hour in the pool this afternoon, loving it.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 18:04

2old - Shit news, back caused by the cycling?

Cooks/Col -  Go smash the parkrun or go there smashed.

No training for me yesterday due to over 12 hour shift at work, but making up for it today, this afternoon 13 mile blast on bike at just under 18mph(best avg yet) and then 3 miles on the tready and swimming club tonight.

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