Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Yesterday at 11:45

2old - very impressive, think you nailed it.

chick - your swimming is coming on well, i'm loving the TM.

30 mins easy indoor bike and 30 mins easy TM yesterday.  swim and gym this morning.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 20:00

Nell - Great report, very well run race, and a time most of us can only dream of even when fully fit. Successful race if you have a big grin after  Think i'm going to bite the bullet and so no to a spring marathon though that will probably change several times over the next few months.

AA - impressive bike miles.

2old - Good luck and enjoy for Sunday.

15 mins slow treadmill this morning.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 16:19

2old - Only 3 , with 4 on Sunday is still impressive. Really tempted by spring marathon, was thinking about Barcelona(enjoyed it last time) heart is saying yes but head is saying no, bigger picture.

AA - Your swimming times are very good already but always room for improvement,  but if you look at some of the elites the technique isn't great, Harry Wiltshire for example is normally first out of the water  but uses a straight arm and not high elbow catch,  I'm just happy getting out if the water.

Nell - ?

Shock Horror -  I ran this morning, don't get too excited only 5 mins very slow jog on treadmill after swim and gym


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 06:06

AA - Which Fink plan are you following? I'm going to try the competitive plan, lots of training by HR so will have to be very disciplined, my IM is 18 Jun so plan starts November. So I'll be running by November. Keep that GFA place, getting in on the ballot is nigh on impossible after they changed the entry limit.

Nell - Hope you're fully recovered, good luck and enjoy.

Chick - Open water swimming is definately more fun, be careful with your wetsuit choice, as a female you will be naturally more bouyant and it is possible to be too high in the water. Agreed my hip problem seems worse after long periods of sitting down, but fortunately my job doesn't involve lots of sitting. 

2old - Looks like a normal taper.  Look out for the sniffles this week.

So no VLM for me next year, kinda gutted and I only know of one person who got a ballot entry, and she hates running!!! I think the ballot odds have changed from 1 in 5 to 1 in 20.  So if I want to get in I need to run faster.  Looking at the positive it means I can concentrate on IM but will I miss doing a spring marathon. Still biking/swimming and gyming. Hip is definately better so getting there.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 12:19

chick -  Yeah lots of gear to choose from, part of the fun, but don't need a fancy bike just ask 2old.  Yeah found swimming hard work at first, all about technique and as runners we are used to getting oxygen all the time,swim fitness  it will come with time and well done for learning to swim "properly".  I picked up a hip injury in June so didn't run before my IM in July and ran/walked the run which didn't help, hopefully over it now and back running soon.

2old - yeah has been a while, but want to make sure I'm fully over it.  Did you have a plan for Leicester, PB attempt?

1 hour high rpm bike yesterday,  1k swim and gym this morning.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 09:21

nell - Cotton wool time for you

AA - Well done on another marathon completed( positive thoughts).  Hmmm the IM run was one of the hardest things I've done, but it is a different kind of race and especially as its first one the main thing is to keep going,  finish and accept it will be a run/walk at some point.  You've potentially picked a hot one but on the plus side there will be lots of aid stns.  Re VLM if you're going to do it still treat the IM as your priority  which I didn't do this year.  Are you going to follow a plan, I'm doing Fink 30 week plan starting in November rather than DIY this year.

Chick - I've been doing S&C 3 times a week trying to get more injury resilient.  And welcome to the dark side, don't worry about your swimming speed I'm still slow but can do the distance, when's your first tri?

Still no running from me but maybe next week.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:49

2old - Had to google where you are -  sounds fun

AA - Good luck and enjoy for tomorrow, hope you're ready,  raring to go and hammy is behaving.  Weather looks kinder for tomorrow.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 13:50

Nell - congrats on the HM PB, great time.   nothing planned for me until next year.

AA - Fingers crossed for Sunday.

Geoff-   Sorry can't help I'm in Brooks when I am running.

2old -  Hope training going well wherever you, must be isolated can't even see you on Strava

I'm still ticking over with swimming, cycling and S&C.

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,

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