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outlaw 2016

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:40

Ditto Simo429, but I figured I've got a year to get stronger on the bike.

outlaw 2016

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:14

Thanks for this Mouse. 

outlaw 2016

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 09:36

I've been researching full triathlons as I've only done a few Olympic and 1 half distance , so looking to do my first full distance.  I wanted to do half this year, but social commitments have got in the way of training and the races I wanted to do.  This looks like a very well organised event with good support coming from spectators.  If I'm going to do one full distance, I think this one ticks all the boxes for me.  Can't believe I've just registered my interest for the full Outlaw - gulp.  I'm no spring chicken and am biting the bullet while I think I'm in with a chance of completing it.  Need to dramatically improve on the bike though! 

My Last Run

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 11:52

I had planned to do 19 miles Saturday.  Up nice and early, but that was swiftly binned when I realised at 2 miles in, that my legs were trashed from endurance spin 36 hours before.  Almost called the OH to pick me up at 6 miles as my left quad was really painful.  Somehow managed to slog another 11 miles out, so at least I only cut the planned 19 miles to 17.  Was quite happy with it in the end, although was seriously unhappy at the time.  I will not be doing spinning 48 hours before a long run again. Quad is still sore today, but getting better.  Will have to be careful as don't want to pick up an injury.

Cotswold 113 14th June 2015

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 13:56

Oooo.  Thanks Schmunks.  Never clicked you before.  Date is in the calendar.

Cotswold 113 14th June 2015

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 09:10

Does anyone know if they are doing the Classic in August?  I really want to do this middle distance event, but I'm diong Windsor Olympic on 14th June.  I know in the past they've run the 113 in June and the Classic in August.  Might don my brave pants and do 226 next year.

Bad performance

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 16:01

Thank you.  Will kick myself up the butt and get back on track.  The psychological demons are hard to get rid of though.  Find it really hard to believe in myself and push myself hard.  Oh well.  Got all winter to train and get a grip (ha ha).

Bad performance

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 11:11

Thanks guys.  Taking on all your advice.  I know we can't put in good performances all the time.  I should have run more, talked less - simples.  Think I'll put this race into a box until next year, when I WILL make sure I better my times. I'm an upbeat person though, rarely miserable, and can't seem to shake this dark mood.  Feel really stale.

I will maintain a base level of fitness over the winter months Seren, although have a couple of long distance running events to train for.  Will start to hit the bike and swim hard come April, although will still pool swim over the winter months and cycle when the weather isn't too foul.

Re: my run training.  I will do 2 interval sessions during the week (speed work one session and a hill rep session the next, not back to back though).  I'll keep to roughly 10 miles  for the longer runs at the weekend until around mid-December, then start to slowly increase for the 20 mile event in mid-January and for London marathon.  I am sensible about increasing my distances over many weeks.  I don't want another injury or to burn out.

I am also going to make a point of running LOTS and LOTS of hills and make sure I do more trail runs.  So much tougher.  Will still do some long runs pavement bashing, but not as many.

Bad performance

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 09:53

Good idea re: park runs.  I've never done one as I favour the longer distances.  Will give them a try and see if I ever improve on my 5km times.  Not this weekend though - legs need a rest.  Will aim to do this once a month.  Thanks Millsy.  Let's hope I can slowly get back to my old fitness levels, maybe even beyond. 

Bad performance

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 08:36

Yep.  It's all down to me Millsy, just can't stop being annoyed with myself.

Motivation has been dwindling and I can't seem to push myself to improve or get back to where I used to be.  I had been running 8:45 m/m pace, and now seem to be hovering around 9:10-9:30 m/m pace.  Only one that can do anything about this is me though and I know I have to put in the training to see results.  Just seem to be struggling.

Legs are still tired as it was a stupidly hilly trail marathon, but hoping they might be feeling back to normal next week.  I've got a 20 mile event in January (trails), London marathon, and a couple of triathlons in June.  I will also want to train for a couple of Half Iron distances around July/August time.  Had a shoulder injury so haven't been able to do any decent swim training.  Have only just been allowed to do 500m gentle in the pool, from when I picked up the injury at end of June.

Not sure if that's too many events to concentrate on, but figured the January and April long distance run events will maintain a good base, and can start concentrating hard on triathlon around April time when the lakes open.

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