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The 2016 LG PSOF Kit Order Thread

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 17:50

Package arrived today. Many thanks Schmunks, much appreciated. 

And the tech t's are great ... brilliantly lightweight and airy, may even make me want to break in to a jog on the last leg when wearing it.


IM Maastricht 2016

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 20:57

Nice going guys, seem to be suffering with a load of niggles at the moment so have booked in for a massage tomorrow. 

Still not hitting the consistency I should be, but at least training is being done, but need to up the running to more than a couple of times a week for these last 5 - 6 weeks and get in a few 16+milers.
Also did first OW swim of the year in the River Dee on Sat, 1.5miles done in circa 52mins, so should see me in around the 1:30 mark for the swim so will be happy with that.

One thing though that did suprise me somewhat though is that my wetsuit appears to have shrunk over the winter!


2017 season...

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 11:02
Simo429 wrote (see)

Bala is pretty hilly isn't it? 

Apparently even the swim is hilly !!!

Although was there on Sat, and it did look rather nice.

IM Maastricht 2016

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 10:36

Spurred on by the mild sense of panic the above has now given me managed first century ride at the weekend.

Bloomin' slow but I am throwing in words like "Welcome to Snowdonia National Park" and 7,200ft of climb in my defence, and what's even more suprising is that when we finished I wasn't completely wasted ... not sure on marathon ability ... but I could at least still walk the dogs !
Buoyed by this have negotiated with other half for her to act as 'bank-side support' and going for first river swim on Saturday, found an ideal stretch of the Dee to give me 1 mile upstream, turn round and 1 mile back.
Running still not happening   ... 'planning' on 10+ at weekend to at least give a nod towards something faster than a weeping stumble happening on the day.

IM Maastricht 2016

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 18:17

WW, you may have a long wait in T2 !!! 

IM Maastricht 2016

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 12:54

WW, I'm with you with the training not being consistent.

To date swimming once a week, and up to 2 miles in the pool now, so need to venture back out in to OW in v. near future.

Bicycling, am up to 83 miles, and by 'up to' I mean I have done one ride recently of 83 miles !

Running, really don't know what has happened here .. after doing Wrexham mara in March I just don't seem to be able to run at all ... furthest since then has been 12 miles and that was just downright purgatory, but mostly 5 milers once or twice a week.
I think my only hope of salvation is for a Brexit vote and for Dave's Word War III to break out with Europe, thus the event being cancelled for a few weeks.

The 2016 LG PSOF Kit Order Thread

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 12:45

dearest darling Kit Fairy,

(don't worry this isn't a .. "is it here yet?" post ... not yet anyway  )

Following my childrens total inability to follow instructions for Xmas pressies, are there any swim caps\car stickers still available, and if so would it be possible if I were to transfer the requisite funds to get them included with my kit delivery (when it comes  )

Fanking you in advance ...

My name is ???????? and i am gonna seriously get my sh!t in one sock - Part 2

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 12:39

Another here to put hand in air for IM Maastricht admissions.

Whilst I have done 'some' training it has been far from structured, and probably lacking in most areas.

This has now culminated in extremely tight ITB and hammy's verging on the injurious after just a cursory commute home on the bike and 12 mile run at the weekend.

So my goal , is to start more structured training to all 3 disciplines to make the most of the remaining 9 weeks, AND to start a stretching \ core regime to ensure I actually make it to the start.


1 month until first Olympic distance Tri - how should I train?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 12:53
Effing Madness wrote (see)

I think the lake in Roundhay is only about 4 ft deep just stand up

"bloody pirates, not content with walking the marathon, now want to bleedin' walk the swim too!"

IM Maastricht 2016

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 12:51

I am pleased to be able to report I have actually done some training this week!

3 runs so far 9,5,5 , did 100 lengths in the pool yesterday, biked 20 mile commute and got a (very ) hilly 80 planned for Sat on the bike, so its starting to come together I think.

Plan is to get a couple more 80's and a couple of 100's on the bike over next two months, with commute at least twice a week of 20m. Run will up long run every other week up to 18 possibly 2-3 weeks out. Swim just waiting for weather to turn a bit then will take to the lakes with one or two a week of near full distance.

Not going to be breaking any world records and will be happy with a 'comfortable' finish and under 14 would be a bonus.

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