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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 19:27

Steady - hol sounds great apart from a flock of birds flying over your head!!! 

Mums Running Club

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 19:22

Thanks ladies, glad to see you appreciate how unusual it is for me to do any long runs!! Training for a sept mara so need to get my arse in gear! 

TT - Tom is 7 and his upper jaw is very narrowed with a huge overbite now. I am officially designing a device now to 1) solve the problem and 2) make me rich. I use a mitten with the hand part cut off so just the thumb and a wristband really, he does pull it off when asleep but at least he is settling without the thumb when we remember. 

Boo to car troubles and cold weather (only for you Hoggle), bad back (take it easy Pip), completing family / wanting the option of another (TT) and allergy tests

Yippee to getting appt Caro and your fab cycling, healthy scan Hoggle, finishing nursery and schools for the summer and of course more glorious weather! 


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Posted: 21/07/2014 at 00:08

I am here!! Managed a 13 mile run earlier but it was very hilly, very sticky and not particularly fast but at least it was time on legs which i need. Jumped in the river after to cool the legs but they still feel sore.

Good luck for the scan Hoggle. 

IG if they do a garmin then fab but otherwise i would stock up on basics like socks, swimming stuff or footballs. 

Tom just been in crying because his nose is sore from rubbing it while he sucks his thumb.... Another reason for him to stop then! Grrrrr. 


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:02

Good luck for tomorrow folks, no giggling until the finish is in sight! 

UTC - a win is a win, not your fault bf had a mechanical! 

glad to see the weather wasnt pants everywhere. We had all sorts from heat wave to torrential rain. 

Wanted to escape today but was grounded by the kids.... 


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Posted: 19/07/2014 at 11:07

raining here too..... JT if there was a decent play barn or indoor thing I would come up to Aber but dont fancy walking along the front in this. 

Glad CM got off ok, hope you get to have a break too Caro.

Black clouds have descended big style over the last few days, think i am tired and work has been usual crappy (boss refused to let me go to a meeting in London which would have been a feather in my cap, and then when i offered to use annual leave said she didnt think that was allowed (which was rubbish)). Big fall out with Archie yest who was also tired and crabby and managed to pull the kitchen cupboard door off while i was trying to put him on the naughty step! 

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Posted: 17/07/2014 at 23:21

Hi flipflop - i would be careful with speed sessions or anything which causes a spike in heartrate but then if you are used to them i guess it may be ok. I ditched all exercise when preg so am not a good advert! 

Boo to crappy appts Caro, expensive childcare, oven cleaning, packing and having to co-ordinate new houses

Yippee to raffle win, holiday plans, happy kids and theatre trips. 

sooooooo tired. 

Mums Running Club

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 23:03

A lady got a puncture and she told me someone else just stopped, fixed it for her and carried on. She overtook me on the run! 

Did a hill race tonight and it was 10times worse! 

Fab idea to start with gentle biking caro, keep it steady though and NO racing about! 

Pip - happy days! How long is hubby away for? 

minks- i know you pick that route as it also is your way home but could you try a different path to break the jinx? Is work taking more out of you so you are setting off with an energy deficit rather than well rested before a morning run? I didnt think i had stamina for swimming but my stroke is very slow so maybe that helps. Have you tried any distance in open water? Having a wettie helps too as it gives me more boyancy so dont have to kick much. 

MR - didnt know you did rowing too? Glad you had a nice break.

Peak District Triathlon

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 23:45

I've done my race report for the buckaneers which has gone live.

I didnt find the water cold at all and got my face in before the actual horn. I was in the 1st wave and i think they mentioned the women doing further? I did chat to the organisers after and i think they appreciated the bike frustrations. I cant say it held me up a huge amount as I dont go that fast but it did make me nervous seeing cars braking in front of me and made the roundabouts tricky too. Some of the car drivers needed some lessons mind for assuming they were going to be faster than the bikes when clearly they werent. 

I stuffed the jaffa cakes at the tower and got a stitch so left them well alone the 2nd time so i enjoyed the blast down. Delighted to sneak under 3 hours. 

How did you do Noz? 

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 23:26

)I did Chatsworth standard distance Yesterday and did a race report for the european tri site which was put on tonight.

I really enjoyed it and the time flew really, much more interesting than doing a 3 hour run! The swim was quite shallow so i didnt panic once the crowding had eased and  hubby said although i wasnt quick, i did have a good stroke. We were warned not to swallow the river water but it was hard not to take the occasional gulp and at one point i went to sniff forgetting that my nose was in the water! I plodded the 1k in 30mins which included taking my wettie off and running in flipflops back to t1 (about 200-300m). Think out of about 49 i would have been about 40th at this point.

Few bites of banana and set off on the bike and even though i put gloves on, my hands still got pins and needles which was annoying. Overtook a few of my wave going up the hill (twice) but as the other waves set off i was also passed by lots of very fast cyclists and got quite an eyeful of barely concealed arses. Tried to sip my sports drink to keep hydrated even though i didnt feel i needed it and ate some fruit pastilles before heading back to T2. Bike leg took about 1:33 which was only about 15mph but seemed to pull me up the rankings a bit. 

Changed cycle shoes for trainers and grabbed some peanut bar as knew there was a steep climb on the run. Again I overtook a few of my wave but the hill was a killer and many were walking quite slowly. Took a jaffa cake and swigs of water at the tower but then got a really bad stitch running back down which really hampered me, managed to  get a better rhythm for the 2nd loop and ignored the jaffas and water on reaching the tower so i could blast down for the finish. Crowd support was good and we got a pint of beer for rehydration purposes! 10k run only took me 50mins!! 

Overall i sneaked under 3 hours so delighted with that. 

Hubby took part in the sprint and said no way could he have faced a longer swim (he did 750m) or 2 laps of the bike and run course. 

 Fab weekend all around i think and Dustboy can we all come and do your tri for £4! 



Mums Running Club

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 22:51

Boo to house issues TT and Sonia, not a good position to be in when preg.

yay to mum bus and birthday cakes! 

Boo to CM's continued dressing faux pas, not good wearing your top back to front! 

caro - glad infection is better and you are getting some sleep. 

Hope CC and Lotte are enjoying some chatting and probably some running and swimming! 

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