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Posted: 01/07/2015 at 16:54

If you want to play rugby then yes pre-season training will be great. If you don't want to play again then the jury is out.

It may tempt you to play again, or be a substitute on the odd occasion which has increased injury risks.

It may be a good motivation and lots of fun so it has its merits.

Shouldn't be any major knocks pre-season if done right - it should be fitness and skills based. No need to increase the battering players get over the season. Can never rule out a twist or a bang though.

You will get more sport specific training through running, cycling and swimming.

At the start I found continuos running hard rather than the stop/start of rugby. 

I'll leave you with just one question?

Are you an ex-rugby player?

Drop the ex- for the alternative. It is a tough question to answer. My decision was made the third time I displaced 3-vertabrae in my back in one season.






Nipping into the bushes

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 23:18
Durhambiker wrote (see)

I work in a job where I don't have easy access to toilets, and have to try to plan accordingly. However I have been that close to having an accident in the past that I've leapt over farm fences, ripping my pants in the process, to get to an area of relative cover to get the job done.

Did you just leave the train idling on the tracks?

Nipping into the bushes

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 22:45

It was quite difficult.

Basically you are saying that only people without any bowel issues can go for a run. If they have bowel issue they should become obese, diabetic and become a drain on your society.

I'm so glad you aren't in charge.

I'm sure the OP would prefer not to dash off the course, it must wreck his splits. But I give him credit for persevering. With some good fortune his issue may pass.

I went through a phase of having to go on virtually every morning run, despite having already been. It went away - I never changed my diet either before it started or before it stopped.

It does seem to be your standards versus everyone else in the thread. Maybe you are too posh for this thread.

May you never get caught short


(Wait till he finds the thread on peeing on the bike deliberately to save time in an IM)


Nipping into the bushes

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 21:42

As for me. I mostly have a sport imminent induced poo. Happened when I played rugby, when I get changed for run, something triggers it.

Have I been when out? Lets see - numerous 50+ mile events, many long cycles and long runs. Mostly trail stuff. Of course I have been when out.


Nipping into the bushes

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 21:39

Why the feck would you: 

  • Do a 5k training run - not worth getting changed
  • take 800 people on your training run
  • Run in a town/street
  • Pretend to be posh

Grow up, go on a proper run, and get out of the town. Oh and if you don't like the smell get out of the kitchen. 



PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 00:02

Hurry up with the race reports FFS.


Posted: 29/06/2015 at 00:01

Is this the place for front row forwards? Yes - there are many.

Typically fitter than many give credit for. Scrummaging and running requires fitness, it is easy to lie on the floor after the scrum but we got up (past tense) and ran after the stupid ball.

You will have an engine (albeit maybe in idle for a while) it just needs retasking. If you could run for 80-minutes whilst scrummaging in the middle then think about running without driving a pack of 8 back first.

Build up slowly, lose weight, avoid injury. Simples. Biking will likely be your friend, low on impact, and a good use of strong legs. Plus allows more sessions per week without fatigue.

The nice thing about starting out is PBs come quickly.

Played at 16.10, peaked at 19.7, got down to 15.10, now a bit bigger.

It's a job for a grafter.


PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 23:25

Well done Penny! But as HappyChap won you will have to make tea all week!

Rubbish legs after swim. Normal?

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 23:24

Yes it is mental - the whole thing.

Possibly lack of blood through the legs on the swim. A proper pirate can't swim and relies on the wetsuit for body position. Focussing on punching other swimmers means the leg kick is missed off the agenda. Resulting in static legs and blood pumping like crazy through the arms/shoulders immediately after the swim. Not good for bicyclisting.

Try kicking more at the end of the swim. If you can swim OW regularly then run immediately after the swim to get used to using the legs. Distance not important, 800m, 1km, anything. They are never very supportive dow the gym when you from the pool to the exercise bike!

Practise swimming.



PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 23:17

Absolute top bombing HappyChap - well done Nicky. Who said persistence doesn't pay.


Race Report

Firstly it wasn't a race. I left Low Costa Mill and ran, after what seemed like an age, I thought I must have gone a mile, at least a mile, why hasn't the Garmin beeped yet. I looked. 

00:00:00 - bugger pressed start.

Another half mile downhill, crosses the main road and the hard work started. About a mile and a half up a 5-7% gradient. Run/Walk. It was lovely summers evening and the run across the wheat field at the top was beautiful with a view across the whole of ryedale. Mostly running but a sore right heel (bugger of a blister as it turns out). Then steadily downhill back towards Pickering. Definitely more running. Into Pickering and along to Keld Head. Took the river footpath rather than the road, too nice an afternoon not to. Legs sore. Quads really hurting, seemed to be suffering from the impact of running. A run/walk combo along the river banks but luckily three footbridge crossings in

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