Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Yesterday at 11:59

AA - Very well done on the mixed training month, HIM is 23 Aug at Cotswold water park.

2old-  That is the plan, IM before I'm 50 which is Aug 2016, will get the HIM out of the way and find an autumn mara, hopefully my 3 quality runs a week plus swimming/cycling will get me back where I was in the spring. Well done for braving the waves, I still struggle when the lake is choppy.

48 miles on the bike yesterday, lovely morning for it. 27 miles on the bike this morning followed by 7.5 mile run.



RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 16:50

2old- This year is all about getting experience and giving it a go but 6 hours ish does sound a long time racing/completing, There's one hill on the bike course which you do twice. mmm not sure about a breeze, think pacing/nutrition will be my issue. Well done on the 9.

Chick - Nice pacey reps.

Brol -  enjoy the hill reps.

2k in the lake yesterday and a good run this afternoon in the sunshiiine, might have lost some top end speed but steady pace seems OK, just over 11 miles at 7:19 avg.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 17:15

Freemers -  Speedy recovery from the injury, were n't you planning Abo last year as well?

Brol - Nice 5K, yeah I remember Maidenhead HM getting some strange looks saying hello to everyone I thought was you at the finish.

O4S - Amazing training and planned races from you. Some things never change.

AA - Very impressive swimming and well done on the 20, think I was a maybe for Maidenhead best get my entry in.  The way my current speed is think I'll be trailling you and Brol home.

2old - Good you are training, hopefully we will both make VLM next year. Half Iron distance tri is next for me 23 Aug which will soon be here. Minni is on FB and is doing well swimming, cycling and getting back on it running.

Chick - Well done on the 11 and returning speed.

Brick session went well Sunday.  5 mile run yesterday with middle 3 meant to be quick but were a real struggle where's all my speed gone. Off to the lake tonight



RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 16:42

2old - I'll be there everything crossed, I was 85 male out of 151 and 27 out of 54 for old blokes, goes without saying my position got better from swim to bike to run. Happy enough with first race a that distance.  See you're getting some warm weather training in.

AA - Well done on the 20, I know you're doing Maidenhead HM, you've either not said or i've forgotten what autumn mara are you doing. Yeah loved Eton dorney great venue.

Brol - Saw a tv show on the Transvulcania, island near the Canaries? Looks amazing but very tough.

Good training week for me, Tues  5 mile run,, Wed 2.5k pool swim,Thurs 10 miles run, Friday 1 hour indoor bike, this morning 2k ow swim and 20 mile bike, 30 mile bike followed by run planned for tomorrow.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 10:27

O4S -  That is a lot of cycling with a hell of  lot of climbing,good news you can carry on with the madness.

chick - keep on with your mega miles and you will OK, when/which is your marathon?

Good day at the tri yesterday, first Olympic distance and nervous over the swim, Eton Dorney great venue:

Swim - Started near the back, had a bit of a scare when my garmin slipped forward off the wetsuit and thought I was going to lose it,  and pretty soon was at the back but steadily overtook including one who was slowly pushing me towards the bank,out of water in 35:45(1500M) - very happy.

Bike(40K) - Loved it 8 x 5k loops done in 1 hour 15. Overtook quite a few but saying that I was overtaken by the TT bike aero crew.

Run(10K) - Hard to get going when and pleasantly surprised when first mile came in at 6:59, the rest of the miles were 7:23 to 6:51(last one) so getting some pace back in the legs. 44:07 total.

Finished in 2 hours 39 and very happy, onwards.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 17:01

2old - How's the recovery going? Yeah Sunday is Olympic distance I'm currently praying for a calm lake.

AA - No first time at Eton Dorney but I've heard good things about it.  Good mixed training from you.

Good week so far from me:
Monday 2.5k pool swim  thought it was quicker than before but it was n't no matter all good training.  
Tuesday 10 miles at 7:47 pace
Wednesday 1 hour easy indoor bike, new one was delivered Monday due to so many problems with first,  see how long this one lasts.
Thursday Hour in the pool including lots of left breathing/bilateral practice
Today 6.5 mile run alternate 1 slow 1 quickish, quickish felt hard even though 7:04,7:06,6:54, speed will come.

Have a good weekend all.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 19:52

2old - Hope physio can help but rest for now.

AA - Nice training with a dodgy calf and quick swimming.

Nell - Good warm weather training.

First OW tri for me yesterday at Bowood house, lovely setting, sprint distance so 750m swim 21k bike and 5k run.  Was pretty nervous about the swim, watched the first 2 waves go off lots of mixed abilities so boosted my confidence a little, started in the water near the back and I think my wave had a lot of speedsters in by the first buoy I was the last swimmer being followed by a canoe.  Did n't panic and no stops and pretty soon I was overtaking other swimmers  Out of the water in 16:41 and  very pleased.  500m run uphill to T1 and overtook a few, bit of a mare getting wet suit off and nearly forgot to put my number belt on.  Loved the bike 7 x 3k loops bit windy but happy with 44 mins.  Run was a struggle , my lack of running really showed and was a tough undulating course giving me a 23 min 5k time. Overall time 1:31:16.   Very happy to get first OW tri completed and on to Eton Dorney next Sunday.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 15:40

2old - yeah always windy in Blackpool, up again Tuesday so look forward to another windy run.  Is there ever a time when both me and you are both uninjured, take it easy,  get yourself sorted for your autumn mara.

Chick - Well done on the 50 week.

Good weekend for me, yesterday  2k OW swim followed by 20 mile bike and hour swim club in the afternoon.  Today 36 mile bike ride followed by just under 5 mile  run, struggled a bit on the run, poor fueling methinks.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 12:11

Chick - well done on the 10 must have been a day for them, see below.

2old - Take care with the calf, HM for fun?? yeah right.

Visit to Blackpool over the weekend, 10 windy miles on Sunday morning.  I've bitten the bullet, and in a moment of madness which I may regret, entered some tri's, OW sprint in a couple of weeks OW standard week after and HIM in august need to get some racing/experience in this year.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 14:23

So far so good Nell,   managed a 7 mile run this morning and all good. First OW tri's entered,  Sprint on 11 Jul and Standard on 19 Jul.

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