Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Yesterday at 12:57

2old - Amazing trip for you, sorry to hear your injury/wiggle woes. When you are running you are hitting a good pace and you have had a good couple of long runs in the past few weeks so you've still got the fitness. Have you considered backing off to 3 runs a week with lots of cycling/swimming ?

Chick - Another amazing trip, very jealous, and 50 miles a week sounds good to me.

Brol - I think you have some speed already( those 400's) and more to come.

AA - 10 easy and 10 MP at Bramley? Need to save yourself for Wokingham to drag me around sub 1:30.

DD - Very nice ticking over.

Training going well still, 10 steady miles last Thursday, couple of rest days Friday and Saturday with life getting in the way of training.   First 20 of the campaign Sunday, wet windy and cold, last 2 miles were quickest just wanted to get home as feeling the wet/cold.  Swim and bike yesterday.  And today my usual Tuesday of 5 miles with middle 3 quick, speed is definately coming back. Will bike this afternoon.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 13:27

Freemers - sounds like a similar plan to me albeit not started the 20's yet.  will you run the 15 or 16 milers at a quicker pace than the 20s?

AA - yeah I'll be at London, fingers crossed obviously, I have n't done any intervals for a long time,  see you at Wokingham for our annual get together.

2old -  enjoying your strava travels. Yeah but won't be able to get the official m dot tattoo even though my eldest has threatened to buy me a tattoo for my 50th.

Training going well though not as much volume this week,

Wed - 121 swim lesson on Wednesday, the client after me was a 2:45 marathon runner who has just started swimming journey, coach got me to demo some stuff then I watched him and yeah that was me 2 years ago - struggling to swim a length.
Thurs -  10 miles steady
Fri - 2k swim
Sat - Swim club , got bumped up a lane(and they were swimming wrong way) cause I got there a bit late and my lane chocker, all good though stayed at the back and relaxed, a year ago I would have freaked.
Today - 18 miles done unfuelled , some tummy trouble in last 2 but otherwise all good.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 13:11

2old - No road bike for a while, weather needs to get better and lighter mornings as need to train early.  If your referring to Bolton, I'm not doing it, could n't justify cost with so much going on this year so doing the Cotswold 226 in July(think it is same day as IMUK) so pretty local to get practice on the course. 

Training still going well 2 hour indoor bike Friday (15 mins easy 15 not so easy) x 4, 15 mile run Saturday morning then swim club Saturday evening, rest day yesterday long day at work and probably needed it.  Gentle start to week with 1 hour easy bike this morning.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 16:37

DD - Will I be seeing you in Nottingham or are you doing the new one? great training I know the feeling about warming up.

2old - Your running well regardless of your niggles are you getting regular physio?

Brol - well done on the XC.

Yeah no probs with washing machine, bought new one same day but rushed installing it and kinked feed hose, Nice flashing "H2O" alarm on display - all good now.

Training is going well:

Saturday - 2.5 hours indoor bike am, swim club pm.
Sunday:  10 miles -  first double figure run for a while.
Monday - 2k swim 100m x 20 alternate pull and full stroke. PM 1 hour indoor bike.
Tues -  5 miles with middle 3 quick, very cold.  First quick miles for a while.
wed - 2k swim. 100,200,300,400,400 and back down 15 sec rest. Physio,  PM 1 hour indoor bike.
Today - 10 mile run, PM 1 hour indoor bike.

I'm on nights this week and even though tiring it is very good for getting doubles in.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 19:31

DD - Good training, what are your major events this year?

Nell - never say never.

2old -  yeah but I really do need to get some running done.

Brol- Well done on the XC.

Thanks all, will all be good in time. Nearly recovered from lurgy still coughing up some "stuff" when out running but getting better.  Good week so far for me:

Mon : 2 hour easy indoor bike
Tues : 2k swim, 5 mile run easy Wed : 2 hour easy indoor bike
Today :  8 mile run steady

Bit of drama of tuesday, youngest was cooking tea and called me in kitchen as washing machine was smoking, no problem in the end but I was a little bit worried at one point as I was trying to disconnect it and smoke was getting worse.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 17:03

nell - One of the legends on the forums, Race Jase, does his recovery at that pace and think he's well under 2:30 now , great things await you. Nice quick stuff.

Chick -  well done on the 13, enjoy.

2old - First LR very well done and at a very good pace.

Brol - I'm sure the conditions were perfect for the madness.

This week was going well, 2k swim on Wednesday alternate 50m pull and full.  Thursday 8 miles at 7:56 am then 2 hour easy bike pm.  Thursday was a life changing date, not in a good way, so I had a bottle of red and watched Southpaw which is excellent very powerful film.  Swam Friday morning which helped cleared the head after the excess.  But been fighting cold all week and has finally taken hold so nothing today apart from 2 hours kip this afternoon.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 12:13

Nell - Nice racing.

2old - Good pace on your return to running after the xmas break.

New pool was busy yesterday, went into the only lane and had to keep giving way to the tumble turn speedsters but 2.5k pull buoy done and all good.

1 hour easy bike this morning followed by 7 miles at 7:30 avg, lots of miserable faces on the run made me smile.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 20:04

Happy new year, as the song says "lets hope its a better one"

o4s  - very well done on the 10K, see you're not quite finished yet with your record setting, enjoy the fizz or pass it on as a pressie to a "friend"

nell - hope you smashed the 4 miles.  I'll be doing both, hopefully, but decided to concentrate on VLM and work around the cycling and swimming.

I've run 3 times this week, 2 5's and a 7 this morning and all good so far.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 12:36

Belated Merry Christmas to everyone and good to see some excellent training during the festive period.  I have n't run for 2 weeks due to achilles, trying to make sure its fully OK before trying again, got fed up with the repeating cycle of run/sore feels better after a few days/ and repeat.  Been cycling swimming. 

Bit of a quandary for me a I want to concentrate on London but received Be Iron Fit for Xmas and it advocates a lot of low heart rate aerobic training and very little top end stuff and obviously the plan does not include the amount of running for marathon specific training.   Hopefully try a short run tomorrow.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 08:59

AA - well done on the XC,  the hills and mud certainly give the legs a pounding,

DD - Excellent mixed training, injury/niggle any better? Must have read your mind I did 20 x 100m on Thursday rest was 20 seconds , too long rest?

2old - Not great news regarding your injury but I guess one cause taken off list. You're still putting the miles in so not losing fitness.

Nell - All good training especially when it hurts, great sense of achievement when tough hill reps completed.

Swimming/cycling week for me, no running until this morning - 4 miles to test right achilles/ankle. OK during the run but not 100% after, will run again Tuesday and have physio Wednesday

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