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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 20:44

Don't forget the shots!!!!!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 20:17

2old: how dare you, BA is more than capable of sabotaging himself 

The socks were exactly where he left them, but in the whole history of recorded time I doubt if anyone, anywhere in the world has ever taken so long to put on a pair of socks and shoes . Transition 2 was little better - who would have thought that taking off a cycle helmet could be so complicated

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 19:24

Barry: it was certainly in transition that the deed took place. All I am prepared to say at this stage is 'socks'

Nell: deep breaths still create a sharp pain in the rib area - hence the problem with hills and speed. Beginning to wonder if the break hasn't healed cleanly 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 13:59

Pink/Barry: BA did the swim, the cycle and the run all faster than me when we last did a tri together. I still beat him    I am prepared to sell the secret to the highest bidder   He still hasn't forgiven me........................

20 miles off road yesterday and a gentle 4/5 today. Still struggling to run fast or uphill with the aftermath of the broken rib. Have been told to wait for the 3 month milestone and then ask if there is anything wrong 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 08:37

2old: I'll give my verdict on the bum ( toned v conditioned) at the Green Start 

AA: great when those toenails know when to quit!  Our usual hotel for Bramley was already fully booked a couple of weeks ago. Being beside a pub I guess it is because it is Valentine's Day.  I think BA was more upset that the reason he got so lost was because he can no longer keep up with the group. I waited for him early on, but then had to nearly kill myself to catch the others.

Really enjoyable 5.5 miles at the club last night - beginning to realise what a good workout you get as group leader racing from the back to the front at intervals, a combined tempo and interval session 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 21:41


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 17:09

Free: only that he has the navigational skills of a retarded amoeba!

although he gets lost at regular intervals I have never managed to lose him completely, although maybe next time..............................

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 21:58

Hmmmm......The club run to Bath yesterday was not without incident, including losing BA on the cycle path diversion due to some local yobs moving the diversion signs. Most of the rest of us also went wrong, but he spent an hour wandering round until, quite by chance, he stumbled across the point he had originally left the path - so he turned round and ran back to Bristol. Shame, it was a good pub!  Another 15 miles today off road and hilly, but at a very pedestrian pace.

Barry: more training time would be good if I wasn't an OAP   The one thing I have learned the hard way is that you have to cut back the training and / or mix it up more if you want to stay injury free. Also the start of all the extra free time coincided with breaking my rib 

2Old: sitting on the bike won't tone your bum - and I should know after our 4,000 mile ride across North America. If it did I would be in the running for 'Rear or the Year' 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 08:38

Some classes are mainly in the saddle, some not - our instructor always tells people who are new to spinning to stay in the saddle but have the same high tension. Cycling across the Pyrennees was mainly out of the saddle and I find it very comfortable, but I have probably done a lot more cycling than many folk at a gym class.

Running 15 miles to Bath today with the club - trying out a new Brew Pub at the end!

Fingers crossed for the op - just don't try to do too much too soon afterwards, I'm sure that has delayed my recovery from the broken rib, which still hurts. 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 15:29

Minni: the jury is still out on retirement, but a lot of that is due to being out of action with the broken rib (still not fully recovered) and the seemingly never-ending stream of builders / tradesmen passing through the house. Our shower room is currently a bomb site waiting for a plasterer to arrive tomorrow   I feel I have project managed a major refurbishment of the Taj Mahal already and still the kitchen to go..........Definitely need to get my brain a bit more active, but you wouldn't believe the hoops you have to jump through to be a volunteer, even for something as simple as collecting an elderly persons library books for them. Faced with a 32 page application form for one volunteering role I lost the will to live 

Anyway it was a beautiful day yesterday so I managed two bike rides (2 hours in total) 45 minutes running, a one hour dog walk with a friend and an hour of spinning, plus plying the bathroom wreckers with tea and biscuits. I have got through more sugar in the 5 months since we moved than in the previous 10 years!!

Off now to take BA for a gentle trot, interval session with the club tonight

Good Luck tomorrow!!!!!!!!!

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