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Posted: Today at 11:03

Day off so that means ordering archies catheters, sorting mothers debts, reading notes for work and normal emails, trying to get physio appt for knackered back, housework, updating welsh athletics with our running club members and sorting out the septic tank which is broken..... Would rather be in work. 

Yippee to moving, hot weather and birthdays

boo to cold wintery runs, job hunting and inflexible employers


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 23:18

It is hard knowing where to focus your efforts. i am not sure i can ever knock more than say a minute off my 400m swim but the same training could take 5 mins off my bike or a few mins off my run? 

razor - glad devices seem to match up, would be annoying if not. 

Pete - i dont mind being last from a mass swim either - more room in transition! 

Mums Running Club

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 23:08

Haha RF - i see some fink influences there.... I did the 45min bike but then an hour run as need to cram sessions in early to get a rest day on Saturday as want to do XC on Sunday. I have to say I am bloody knackered and struggled to maintain 10min miling today! Starting 90 min swim sessions tomorrow night (home at 11pm) so that will probably finish me off!!!! Back killing too. 

Lotte - cant wait to watch the hellyhoowatsit live!

CM - fab about the water fix but make sure you put a fiver a week away now to stop any panic in the future! 

JG - sounds like a lot of stress for a few hours! 

Kinsey - hmmm why do they like to chew toothbrushes that dont belong to them?? 

Cotswold 226 - 2015

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 08:07

Starting to notice that i am maybe a bit leaner but performance wise i am not sure as i am sooooo tired. Found a lift to a 90min coached swim session on Weds so going to try and get to that. put my 2x hour run sessions together on saturday and ran 12 miles but got some shin pain so taking that as a warning to stay off the tarmac! 

I know this is probably everyones A race but are you staying clear of other local races? I want to do our Elan Valley 20m in March but it usually wipes me out for a week! Can i afford that??? 

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 18:39

Hi minni, when and how far is your tri? can you do all the bits separately or are you needing to build up too? I have entered an IM but no way can i do the distances yet let alone put them together so using shorter tri's to practice transitions, getting used to jelly legs and learning how to fuel. 

Buffs are brill especially as when you do warm up you can whip them down or tie to a belt/ strap. My hands always feel toasty just as i get to the end of my session... Tried my neoprene diving gloves today on the bike and they were useless which was a disappointment. 

BS - good luck getting foot sorted, gutting when training is going well to have a set back. 

Alex - wish i could drop 6lbs....  Have you done that distance before? 

Struggling to stay with fink and it is only the base weeks!! 

Mums Running Club

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 17:50

My legs are trashed!!!!! Set off with instruction for hubby to meet me there at 1:30 but he got into a battle over cycling gear so was late and I had a 2 hour run instead..... Followed by 40mins on the bike. Made sure I squeezed in the car to come home!  

Clear out is good CM, saw lots of kites as i ran by the feeding station. You ought to come up for the 5/20 milers. 

Mums Running Club

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 11:35

CC - i have been in your situation when the actual seperation is the end of a long journey and actually is quite painless as you have already done the 'hard part'. That said if hubby did resolve work and moved home perhaps you could/ would rediscover each other?  I love the idea of running boot camps, you could offer a real diversity from mood enhancing hikes to full on physical challenges with wild camping! 

CM - glad you seem a little better today x 

Just getting ready to run an hour to the elan valley so we can all bike and then i will have to run home again as cant get 4 of us plus bikes in the car.

Pirate DIY Half IM 2015

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 22:39

Good! Was worried that you could all skip around and would be totally frustrated by my tortoise impression. 


Mums Running Club

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 21:57

Anything which causes you to laugh is a success!! 

Mums Running Club

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 15:20

Oh dear, lots of sadness and worries again. Really hope that the sun begins to shine in our lives again.

CM - take each day as it comes. Dont make big decisions which you may regret - you have admitted that this has been creeping up for a while and nothing has worked to date. Until you make peace with yourself it never will. Was going to suggest taking some time out but that may feed your feelings of failure so perhaps sticking to routine is more important. I know accessing help is difficult with work commitments but the samaritans are always on the end of a phone... Not specialist i imagine but good enough to listen to you offload and vent. You are right to consider the effect on the kids- focus on getting them fed, washed and bed on time. 

Caro - eek to going back to work soon, not really been a holiday has it! 

CC, Lotte and RF - brrrr keep warm up there!



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