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Motivation vs depression

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 15:02
I think when you've been a runner it's hard to come with terms that you're not at the level you used to be. Going for a short run just seems lazy and you feel you should be doing the same mileage and speeds you used to do.
What I'm trying at the moment is I've been looking at beginner schedules and just trying to stick to the sort of mileage as if I was a complete beginner and building up from scratch again, the result at the moment is I finish each run feeling great and wanting to do more hence I'm looking forward to going out running again.
I think in previous attempts at a comeback I've tried to do too much too soon and then ended up back to doing nothing.

Isoman tri

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 11:25

I must of misread your other posts as I thought you were already in. but go on, you know you want to.

Isoman tri

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 07:54

See you there, Red Stripe. I'm thinking It may have been a bit rash signing up for the full distance swim as just started new job and not getting much training time or too tired to train. On the plus side I'm getting a good workout at work and losing weight without trying.

Hopefully things will get easier as I get used to it or I can change the distance. I had a one to one swim session with a local coach and have noticed some good improvement.

Pirate DIY Half IM 2015

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 12:36

I'm hoping to make it this year. Won't add my name to the list just yet as may have to work but can i go down as a provisional?

fantastic that this keeps being held each year.

Isoman tri

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 11:59


Balanced Distance Tri

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 11:57

entries are now open, £160 for the full distance, I've just entered, anyone else playing?

Swimming 7m is going to be a big challenge for me, I'm going to need to work on that.

As I couldn't find this thread I started a new one :-



Isoman tri

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 11:10

I've just signed up for the full, be good to have a few more training for this to compare notes.

I cant find any other threads on this searching for "isoman" have you got a link Will?

Isoman tri

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 13:55
Proven Robbie W wrote (see)

Sounds brilliant. Feedback from this forum & triathletes in general suggests though that the distance of the swim might undermine the commercial success of this event.

It's been mentioned on at least one open water swimming website where they viewed it as something where swimmers are given an equal chance so it may do well but I know where your coming from, triathletes usually view the swim as a necessary evil. I had my mind on doing a long swim event like the dart 10k till I saw this.

Isoman tri

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 11:17

I forgot to mention there are half and quarter distances available too. I'm really tempted by the long distance though. might go for a swim and see if i can still remember how.

Swimming for the middle age newbie.

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 09:05
Minni wrote (see)

  I'm not convinced about the drills.  If I try to go faster I get out of breath really quickly.

Hi Minni, endurance swimming should be a relaxed activity in my opinion, the drills should help you improve your technique which in turn will make you faster no need to get out of breath.

When I was learning front crawl a couple of years ago it was getting to the stage your at now which was the hard bit, from there it all suddenly came together to the point where I could keep going length after length.





















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