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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 16:40

((((((mikasa))))))) isn't that what this thread is for?

Focus on getting better and stronger rather than stressing about a particular event which can't be helping with your recovery.  You can achieve a lot between now and September just take it day by day.

You're in a really frustrating position and it would get even the most positive of person down so don't worry about venting here.

Edit: Nice work Cake  

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 13:19

Thanks BS and Cake - appreciate the offer I used to do a fair bit of paddling and have got a kayak on hire for when I go up to Windermere in a couple of weeks to do some training and see where I'm at, but some tips and kit recommendations would be gratefully received, eventually I'll need to get at least the new 2* award as I hold the old BCU ones.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:55

Not sure I'm quite ready to say it out loud Mikasa, you know cause that makes it all real and stuff - I've got a timeline of where I need to be at various points during the next year and have other smaller events in place to measure my progress but I'm just a bit scared that I won't make the progress and will essentially fail!

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 10:44

Wow some great reports coming through, this thread appears to be full of grit and determination well done Pete, Steady and BS.

Spent the last week out riding and slowly building my running up but also putting plans in motion to do an endurance event I've wanted to do for a few years - my motto for 2014 is "stop thinking, start doing" as often I spend a long time pondering things and never actually get round to do it. So I've decided to commit to it but I'll need the next 14 months to prepare.

Also went out with a local cycling group for the first time yesterday - this was unplanned and on top of a hilly ride on Saturday - I didn't wake up early enough to eat enough food and just riding to the meet I knew I had very little in the tank.  Consistently dropped off the group but the guys took it in turns to drop back and draft me back up - although it was horribly frustrating it was nice in a way because I got to see how they look after you and encourage you when you're suffering - will happily go out with them again (and eat more!).

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:43

Congrats to all those who raced, particularly under some testing emotional and physical conditions.  Sorry you didn't get to blast it MC, hope you  make a fully recovery soon.

Not much training done here as was away for work all last week and walking around sites all day and concentrating on the task really exhausts me.  Run this evening then some MTBing tomorrow after work.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 15:54

Congrats MC!

Buttercup, you've trained well, solid foundations rarely lead to a wobbly building, you'll do great

Ergh, terrible day at work, client throwing toys out of the pram, really don't need it! Will ride the rollers later (raining ) and do some weights.

Multi Day Adventure Race for my 50'th ?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:36

Open Adventure have a 4 day C2C adventure race which is open to solos, you do need to have a support crew though to transport your kayak/gear between transitions.  It's well organised and well priced.  Also there is a really active and tight knit community surrounding open adventure events, often if you say 'can anyone local be my support crew?' people will volunteer just to get involved.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:05

Mikasa - I'd ask what the focus is on in the lessons as (I'm assuming) you want to focus on front crawl?

Swim session done - today I was doing timed sets to try and maintain splits - I kept getting faster each time 

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 09:55

Nice swimming Mikasa & Steady.

Really enjoyed your race report Glasslegs.

Run done 5k trail run, 36mins - because I haven't done any structured running for ages I'm doing the just finish run program but the rest is intermediate.

Prescription cycling/running glasses

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 16:08

I went through this search last year, here's what I found:

  • Option 1 - buy a pair of sports glasses which can be fully glazed with your prescription, you will find these are traditional glasses style with very little 'wrap around' as this distorts the prescription.

    Disadvantage of this is you are restricted to a single lens colour.

  • Option 2 - There are a number of manufacturers of 'wrap around' cycling/running glasses these have an optical (or RX) insert.  The insert is glazed with your prescription and some models come with interchangable lenses (highly recommended as you can use them in different light conditions).

    RX inserts work well although they are dependent on face size and the type of prescription you have.

  • Option 3 - Use contact lenses and buy any pair of sports glasses you want. After 2 attempts at Option 2 I ended up doing this despite having never worn contacts before - it has worked really well and I get to have a nice pair of glasses. 
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