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My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 20:14

Well done Cal! Absolutely spot on!

I did my first triathlon this morning. 300m swim, 21k (13 mile) cycle, 4k run.  It's aimed at beginners thus slightly odd distances, but it is similar to a sprint triathlon distance, where the swim and run are a little longer. Anyway, I loved it! It was harder than I thought- I knew I'd do it in around an hour and a half, which I did, but I was thinking that an hour and a half run is fine. When you do three disciplines in that time, it's a little more demanding   Haven't got any official times yet, but really I have no context / expectations for that except for enjoying it, which I certainly did. And of course it was a PB 

I loved the swim, and I have been training well for that. I could have done a lot further really, it was a short swim.  Cycle was fine but I had shirked on the training for that really, recently my cycling has been pootling around into work / chatty rides with friends. So I got overtaken by a fair few people on that bit. Run was fine but legs feel like jelly for the first 5 minutes or so. After that I got in my stride.  I was pretty rubbish at transition!

Got a great medal, T shirt and free breakfast afterwards.  Loads of chat and fun. I did it with three women from my running club, and also so several women from another local club, so there was plenty of support on the way around.

It's a really fun change from just running, with lots of variety.

Now of course, I'm thinking about doing another triathlon or aquathlon...

My Last Run

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 22:41

Another 5 k club race this evening. This time 25.16. Grrrr...nearly two minutes slower than the same race this time last year! However I did do a 1 mile open water swim in the Serpentine this morning. It was amazing! I am starting to really like this outdoors swimming lark!

Triathlon is on Sunday, so need to have a rest day tomorrow

My Last Run

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 23:16





Tell us more about your muso credentials Swittle- another string to your bow!?

I did a 5k league race last night in the Olympic Park. Rather disappointed that sub 25 still eludes me- I did it in about 25.40.. did my best though in the humidity and with sore legs from the previous night's hill session.

Tonight was a cycle and another open water swim and I felt much more confident. Still not swimming well in the lake, but getting there... lots of dragonflies skimming the surface.





My Last Run

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 21:47

A hill rep session for me tonight. 5 reps of the big 'un. Haven't done hills for a fair while. Perversely, quite enjoyed it

My Last Run

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 18:05

I watched the tri swittle. Those Brownlees! A club mate of mine was 4th in the V45. She is amazing.  The transition is so fast! The fiddliness and expense of triathlon really puts me off, but I do like the variety in training. 

Me- 8.5 mile easy run today. Felt slow and plodding..My muscles are sore and I am sleeping like the dead... I have a very busy 8 days ahead with two 5k races and the triathlon. Then I plan to take it a bit easy before the following weekend's 10mile.

My Last Run

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 23:57

Hi MLRers

I don't know what happened to my post from yesterday!?

I did my first open water swim on Wednesday evening, in a beautiful lake out in Harlow, Essex. It was terrifying and exhilarating in equal measure. The hard bits were surprising. I didn't mind the dirt, feathers etc. but hated not being able to see when I put my head in the water, and my breathing felt really laboured, which is not a problem I have in the pool. I think it may have been anxiety. Anyway, I did it, and plan to have some of these regular sessions in the lead up to my Serpentine 1 mile swim in September. 

Thursday was 5 miles easy as I found the swim really took it out of me. Today was a practice run for my triathlon next weekend. The distances weren't what we'll be doing, it was to practice kit / transition / running in wet costume / chafing issues. So my friend and I did approx 10 mile bike to London Fields lido, then 1 mile swim, 10 mile bike home and a mini 2 mile run (friend is injured). It was really fun and am now excited for next weekend and the triathlon. Need to do a medium long run this weekend as I have a 10 mile race in a few weeks and have not done so much running in recent weeks cos I've been preparing for the tri.

My Last Run

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 23:09


My Last Run

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 12:09

6 am pyramid session this morning.

My Last Run

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 21:32

Oh dear Swittle  

The sector's in such a mess right now.  We've had a very supportive principal for the last 7 years, and that has made work so much nicer. He's leaving though at the end of the academic year, so I see redundancies, restructuring, mergers and academisation on the horizon.  I do hope you are able to see a solution to it...

Me- a 4 mile progression run yesterday and rest today.

My Last Run

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 10:17

Hi MLRers! 

I've been stoopidly busy with work stuff this week, so not been on here. Some great running though it seems... some pukka scenic runs for swittle and JT. Although trust JT to lower the tone with tales of apparently pissing himself and of public self pleasure  One of my regular running routes in Epping Forest is also a popular cottaging location, so I too have seen some sights over the years... am pretty much immune to it now!

Nice park run time for Cal, and Hermes, sounds like a decent plan.. Q- also cannot "get" kms! but sounds good!

Me- finding it hard to fit it all in, with trying to also cycle / swim in prep for this tri, not to mention work / family... Did an easy run Monday around 5-6 miles. Then 6 am speed session on Tuesday- 12 reps of 260m. Cycle to work and back, and swim in the evening. That was a knackering day.  Wednesday was another easy 5-6 miles.  Rest on Thursday and I'm about to go out soon to run to meet a friend for lunch, then run home- around 8 miles round trip I estimate.

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