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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 12:38

\I made the most of the crisp cold sunny morning and went for a run/walk. Enjoyed it and then did some clearing up in the garden.

Simo take it careful.

Well done DB

MC I would get frustrated with peeps behaving like that in a spin class, the ones I have done in the past are run by a cyclist so no chance of talking unless it is during a short recovery.

Will hopefully turbo on Monday as Saturday I failed to get up in time for swimming and then did housework rather than a ride/turbo.

What's your best event memento?

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 21:37

The most useful memento is a trolley token with the race logo on it, used each time I go for a large shop at the supermarket, also the goody bag that was a bag for life, still in use after 4 years.

Heart rate too high

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:54

You really need to do a test to see what your maximum heart rate really is, do not use a generic formula. The standard formula is not accurate for most people.

I believe it is simple to do, something like a 5k run at maximum pace or 20 minutes and see what the maximum rate is that you achieve during that run. Then you work out the percentage using the rate. I am sure someone else will pop along soon and correct me if I am wrong.

I am 51 and if I used the generic formula of 220 minus age I would be walking nearly all the time or going at 127bpm, but I have a target of 142pbm for 75% of my own personal maximum heart rate.

Resting heart rate is also worth recording as that can give you a warning of overtraining or when developing an illness.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 10:20

Off the hook for now DB.

I did my longest swim this morning, 64 lengths so 1600m in total. Had a Trek flapjack bar before, maybe that helped more than what I have previously eaten before a swim.


Mundane thread

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 21:47

The Secret Santa gift I ordered has arrived. Mr Steady is already curious and it is not for him.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 22:09

I have been queen of faffing tonight. Thought I would swap the turbo wheel onto the bike as the weather is getting worse and deffo not riding in dark evenings.
First faff came as I changed the quick release skewer and managed to drop a spring, lots of searching on slightly grubby garage floor to find. Put wheel on, get hands dirty as usual, wash hands.
Then put bike on turbo but the bit at the back that does the resistance does not touch with wheel, so bike off turbo and 15 mins of faff to sort it out.
Finally got on bike and did 30 minutes, slow and hot as also forgot to set the fan up.
Will do better next time, honest.


Renting a wetsuit

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 12:25

I used my local OW venue, hired a suit, next week hired another that was an even better fit so rented it for the season, at the end of the season got an offer to buy for token amount so did purchase. It has lasted 4 years, Orca brand.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 12:46

Good to have you back Rocco, sounds like a good plan for next year.

I went out on the MTB yesterday, nothing great but enjoyed it and managed to stay upright, although got a bit miffed at having to almost stop for crazy dogs and 6 horses during my time on the common, must consider slow riding a skill that needs practise.

If new Outlaw half is down south I could be persuaded to go and spectate. 
The mojo is missing, I got an email for entries to the sprint tri that I have done each year in early May but not feeling the inclination to enter. Or, is this a new way of training do a few years of hard training and then have a recovery year .

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 18:48

My cycling mojo has vanished, even when offered the chance to sit in the garage nice and warm and dry it failed to show up.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:34

Well done TimetoTri.  I think there is an unwritten rule that when cycling it is always a headwind regardless if you change direction.
When is your next one?


I ran/walked on Sunday morning, did a known  5k route and did not start running until after a 15 minute warm up walk that way it would not seem such a large jump in distance. 47 minutes later I was home and not feeling too bad.
I then joined Mr Steady and a friend going to Brighton to watch the veteran car run. So ended up walking a total of 6 miles along the seafront. My legs were knackered by the end but I knew if I sat down I would never get back to the car.
Today I have sore legs, so the foam roller will be in use this evening.
Note to self do not be stupid and do too much in one day.

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