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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 21:00

Sorry to hear about DNFs DB and ButterCup. I still think you're stars just getting to the start line!

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 12:13

Good luck for everyone for tomorrow! Waiting to read  your race reports.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 22:14

Thanks for suggestion AliBear. I think my recent injuries have been due to my weight as I never used to have any problems. I do actually have to get a new pair of trainers so need to sort that out too. I do usually do lunch time walks of about 3 miles. Not wanting to run at lunch time atm as I'd be up to 3 showers a day.

Is Outlaw this weekend?

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 13:48

Hi Gang, long time no 'see'.

Been lurking on and off but not done a tri since June 2014. That was also the last time I swam and 'ran'. I injured myself in January 2014 trying to train for a half mara and the tri. Hip flexor strain that also affected my psoas and took ages to clear, about 8 months in fact as in August that year I managed to start running after a ball/bus etc without feeling any niggle in the hip.

Now I want to start running again (had another injury in October 2014, patella tendonitis in both knees due to volleyball that stopped me doing anything) but not sure whats the best way to start as have put quite a bit of weight on, and I think that was partly why I had the hip flexor injury. Cycling to work now, about 4 miles each way and playing vb again so fitness is slowly coming back. I've joined the gym for couple of months and could start on the treadmill and then go outdoors, running on grass and stuff to lessen the impact. Weight loss is starting to go the right way too.

So any recommendations how much I should do to start of? Hoping to do some HM's and tri's next year.

Three words

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 21:06

Come on weekend!

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 21:00

No exercise for me today but my side is healing nicely.

Looking forward to hopefully managing a full week of cycle commuting next week. It's supposed to be getting colder though so looking at buying full length winter cycling bib.

MC - sounds like you've had a busy week.

Steady - great speed.

The three best things that happened to you today...

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 20:00
I got to sleep later and the later shuttle bus got me to work on time.

Not such a busy day at work, was nice for a chance.

Got a list back home.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 08:45
Thought I got away with my fall yesterday although I felt my left side stretching when I went down. Later in the evening it started axing though and now I can feel it hurting all on that side. Will give cycling a miss today and taking the free bus.

Familiar friendly competion - 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 22:05

Yay, I can at last join in as I'm finally able to exercise.

Bike Commute x3

Cheggers - 140  
SaintB - 121.67 
BluePeter - 110
Proven Robbie - 92
Posh Twat - 89.5
Trogs - 83.5 
Seren 82.75    
Flat Footed - 72   
Bobs Your Father - 62 
Goldstone (IM Wales) - 61.97
BamBamTri - 59
Southern Snail - 57  
ShuffleB - 56  
Booo (Outlaw) - 55  
Long John Silver - 54   
Ironwolf - 51.5
maths -49   
Jen Hart - 47  
Blisters 46.2  
Crooky - 46 
Nursey - 41.75 
WildWill - 40.6  
MrZ - 35   
Alex_h - 32.5  
Adbru - 22  
In The Blue - 19.5  
Alibear30 - 13
Cake - 13
mikasa - 9.6

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 22:01

Oh I'm not fully fit either Barry but never mind that.

Took a fall with my bike today going to work. I have to cross a walking bridge and it's blocked for cars with barriers at either end. You have a small gap at either side which is at 90 degree angle. It also goes slightly down hill and is really gravelly. So far I've been dismounting but after seeing another cyclist cycling through the gap yesterday, I decided to give it a go. At the last minute, I decided I didn't want to do it after all, got left stationary with feet in clipless pedals and timbeeer! Got my hands on the bridge rail so only knocked my knees and elbow on the floor. Must of been a sight! I think I'll keep on dismounting until I feel bit more confident. On a mountain bike I wouldn't've thought twice...

Lovely yoga session tonight as well. Really stretches me out and feel so good afterwards. 

Have to say, I now look forward to the weekend and a break from cycling!

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