Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 12:01

2old - Very happy with training so far,  only 4 zones as percent of max HR:

zone 1 65 - 74%zone 2 75 - 85%
zone 3 86 - 89%
zone 4 90 - 95%

As its harder to get HR up with bike compared to run , bike is 5% lower.  So everything is currently zone 2 , at first it was hard to stay in zone 2 for running but as running fitness has returned now OK.  So at the mo all training is in zone 2 (which is what should be used on IM race day), as weeks progress more and more zone 4(max 10% of training) is brought in .

All good training last week over 10 hours done in total, 3 swims 4 runs and 3 bike.  all runs outside apart from Friday - too slippy

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 15:30

2old -  Well done on the YKW.  The only way I'll be drafting behind AA is if she is towing me.   I definately needed the break from running to fix my hip, was a bit concerned with niggly pain when I returned to running, but no concerns now.  Don't  think the person you know is going to change   I'm currently on week 8 of my 30 week plan, which consists of following:

10 weeks base:  avg 8.5 hours per week max 11 hours
10  weeks build :  avg 13 hours per week max 16 hours
10 weeks peak :  avg 15 hours per week max 20 hours

Going really well and training to time and  HR is helping me "take it easy" running wise,  week on week I'm running further at same HR

4 x 400m swim this morning and 4 of the quickest 400m I've ever done(not quick but quick for me) and 1 hour zone 2 run this afternoon, 7.4 mile at 8:06 avg

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 10:30

2old -  a very very impressive year for you.  You are getting quicker with age. I think you'll do very well at your fun HIM. Speedy recovery hopefully for you. I'm definately in the non/never skier category

AA - Very impressive swimming and brave to go out on the bike. Well done on the 16 miles.

Chick - Good to see balance with hill reps, well done, and yoga.

A race this year is Lakesman IM Tri 18 Jun, may look at an autumn mara and will probably do Swindon HM in Sep, new  town centre flatter route, apparently a lot of runners steered clear of original due to being hilly , but I always ran well on it.

Training going well this week, over 10 hours in total and even managed a couple of miles under 8 min/mile during a short brick run.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 14:33

Happy New Year all, here's to a PB smashing new achievement 2017

2old-  a bit injured? hope nothing too serious.

Chick - Nice pace.

Another good week for me, all runs now outside and HR training seems to be working , travelling a little further each time for same HR.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 18:45

Merry Xmas all.

Chick - know what you mean but don't need all the gear for a sprint pool tri.

Minni - welcome back,  looking at strava you're getting back on it.

Training going well 2 swims 3 bikes and 4 runs this week. highlight being another sub hour 2.5k swim , maybe would have been a PB 85 lengths solo in the lane then 15 lengths in the main bit with the walkers.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 20:35

2old - very well done on the half, if I'd known about the 10k today I could have stayed in london another day and attempted to stay with you  Yeah fame but would have swapped it for a sub 3:15

chick - Happy to hear your enjoying the mixed training, are you planning to "tri" next year.

AA - Sounds like a plan for London and you have a good amount of time after before your IM.  Yeah mainly indoor training, still protecting the hip a little and can't be arsed getting the road bike out in the cold/wet for short rides. and so far enjoying Fink, nothing too arduous yet which is helping my return to running

Training going well, went under the hour for the first time last week for 2.5k pool swim, not quick but quick for me. A couple of days in London this week including seeing Biffy Clyro and they were incredible live.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 18:33

2old -  looking forward to the plan, with a little bit of apprehension avg of 12 hours per week but peaks at 20 hours, starts of nice and gentle though. nearly as famous as me then

Chick - Keep on with the technique side of swimming it will make you faster and more efficient, i'm not very flexible across the shoulders so high elbow non existent more like a swinging arm,  I think I will never be better than average at swimming but as long as I can do the distance I'm happy.

30 mins bike and straight into 15 mins runs for me today.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 18:27

 Get me.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 18:54

2old - Yeah your training will be fine up to Half distance tri.  Love the way you keep dropping in the 20 milers,  you are a machine.

Nell - You are running well, lots of races planned? yeah get yourself on strava.

AA - which marathon are you doing?

My progress continues, 5 miles on the road, very slow, yesterday.  Started my 30 week IM plan today, was meant to be rest but had to juggle already so 2.5k swim and 30min run.

Fame at last for me, friend of mine was in Valencia for the marathon this weekend and there were big posters on the roads advertising it and there was one of me from last years race, I will try and put a photo of it one here.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 09:12

Chick - Great mixed training for you. 50m pool sounds wonderful, not many turns in  OW swimming.

2old -  Yes Valencia was a year ago for me, great course but a little too hot that day, loved the place.

Nell - Nice pacy running.

Mixed training continues but on a positive note I've managed two very short road runs this week and all good.

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