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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 17:00

Big G - awww!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:36

Big G - so how did it go?


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:36

Mamfox - have a lovely holiday, enjoy!

Mowzer - it's great that you managed to see your son

SK - how's your achilles feeling today?

I could only do slow breaststroke before, now I've learnt how to swim crawl, still not fast or very pretty to look at. Honestly, if I can do it anyone can. I just need to build my endurance to be able to swim 3.8km. I suppose it's like when you start running and are really chuffed when you manage to do a 5km run and think "no way could I ever do a marathon" but I suppose you just build it up. I'm basically trying to convince myself !! I think the bike is going to worse, sat on a bike for nearly 8 hours - the mind boggles!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:30

Shades - I used to wear a tank top as part of my school uniform! At least we all looked daft!

Mamafox - if it's any consolation, I had to stop and walk during a run last week because I felt jiggered. It happens, I mean if we were that good we'd be at the Commonwealth games wouldn't we!

SK - I reckon your 7yr old with his genes from his mum and grandad will make a cracking triathlete

Big G - IM Austria - chosen basically because the swim is in a lake so there's no risk of massive waves like I had in the half IM in the sea. I've got 17 hours to do it in but I'll make sure I'm ready for battle in 11 months time.

Mowzer - that sounds like a very tough training session

I don't usually go to Lidl as it's full of gypsies (seriously!) and they're very intimidating although I'm sure there are bargains to be had.

I'm doing a 9km tempo run this evening and it's just started to rain lightly which I'm very happy about - means not overheating plus less people about

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 15:29

hello everyone...yes been busy but miss you all so I've got to find the time to get on here.

Shades - well done on your PB

Big G - great news about the bike - I'm on strava too, I love it

Emmy - amazing runs at the weekend, I really envy your energy levels.

I went for a 24km run after work last night - started at 7.15pm and it was supposed to be a slow run but it turned out to be an extremely slow run. Not intentionally I just couldn't run any faster in the heat.

I've signed up for an Ironman in June next year, in the meantime I've got to concentrate on my next mara at the end of September.

p.s. that medal is lovely!

Is iit being too ambitious to aim for half-ironman in the next 18months?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:53

last year I said I wanted to do a half IM in 3 month's time,my brother who's done a couple of IMs said why not be patient, build up slowly and do one next year. He said you'll get round this year but it'll hurt, you won't enjoy it and you'll probably be put off for life. We're all different but I'm glad I waited until this year, I loved it and I'm hooked and I've signed up for a full one next year. 

Dave - you're amazing and I love your attitude! Glad I'm not the only overweight one around


Is iit being too ambitious to aim for half-ironman in the next 18months?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:34

I'm sure it is mind over matter but I was the same as Seren -marathon fit, so I had a decent fitness base to start with

Is iit being too ambitious to aim for half-ironman in the next 18months?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 16:18

definitely - I did a half IM after 9 months. I could run but I couldn't swim or cycle. I'm still rubbish but I managed to get round quite happily. Go for it! 

Ironman Austria 2014

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 14:34

HC - you must have been so worried, glad to hear you're both ok now.

I supported in the park until my sister finished in just over 15 hrs, I didn't have much voice left at the end and even in my sleep I'm sure I was still wafting those clappers around!

Congratulations all of you all did brilliantly and I've now signed up for next year. 

PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 14:24

I'm in and raring to go!!!

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