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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:24

Today I swum over one mile in the coached session, it was a tough one, coach got us to do "a short Hungarian" which turns out to be 25m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 75m breaststroke, 100m front crawl, then continuing back down the way you came, so 75m breast, 50m back and 25m fly to finish. I did not cheat and pop in some front crawl to keep up with the others which is my usual behaviour.

I have also today entered the cycle club's friendly TT race on 10th September, so now I can train and wibble about a 10 mile ride.

What have I let myself in for and can the lazy and non competitive me come back please.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 09:44

Becks, I have very short hair and still wear a hat. Boots sun, sea and swim shampoo and body wash stuff is great at removing chlorine smell, if long hair , tie it up under the hat and also use conditioner after each swim. I used to have waist length blonde locks in my early twenties so now the hassle.

Mr Steady has a new MTB, so yesterday which is usually a rest day became an after work, pootle around the local common. Much fun but hard work.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 23:12

I have not done much of anything this week, apart from gardening, but tonight enjoyed watching the eye candy of the Olympic divers and gymnasts.

BecksF, a wetsuit does help if you need to stop, just bob about, don't worry as a kayak is bound to appear within seconds and the person will  ask if you are OK. It happened to me in the Serpentine and more recently at Thorpe.


Another order for PSOF LG Tech T's

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 08:59

Ladies L please. Paid, email sent.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 09:32

For those interested in times, I was 27 minutes quicker than in 2014.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 09:30

By now seriously unhappy bunny, been cycling on my own and feet were hot and toes crampy, so when it came to Box Hill the option was in for doing or missing out and I decided to miss it out. After all being local I can ride up it any day of the week. Into Leatherhead and stopped and the refreshment hub, saw pirate Shaz from another thread working at the St Johns first aid post, had a few words and headed off for the final 25 miles back into London.

The bugbear for the second part of the ride was that it was very busy with riders of all speeds, so you had to concentrate hard the whole time. Think of how busy it is on the GNR and how the runners never thin out but over the London Marathon the runners do, it was that type of scenario, not the best. Back into Kingston and through Wimbledon, more slowing down where the roads were being laned off to allow pedestrians to cross. Nice drop down Putney Hill and along the river, although I thought it was cruel when I had to stop to allow a few cars to cross and one cyclist pulled up but failed to unclip in time, he was OK but embarrassed. Then the final turn into the Mall and I managed a tiny sprint.

About 5 mins later, a man from my cycle club finished and came over to greet me, so we ended up going to the baggage lorries and walked/rode back to Waterloo to get a train home.

Tired, aching and vowing not to do it again, but target a flatish century ride somewhere, sometime, but not such a large event as there is a greater risk of accidents and having to take a short cut to finish.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 09:21

Morning folks, I survived the Ride London ride. Eventful, hot, nice medal, now aching.

The ride started really well, amazing speed through London out into Surrey average speed for first hour was 17.5mph, normal speed 12.5mph, then slightly slower as I had a quick pit stop in Richmond Park but carried on out to Pyrford which is between West Byfleet and Ripley, then got stuck in the thousands due to the accident. Stopped my Garmin, as all the enjoyment of the ride had disappeared. One hour and twenty minutes later we got moving, albeit walking for three quarters of a mile ( thank goodness I had my cleat covers with me) then a mass start which lasted less than a mile before we had to stop again due to the narrow country lanes. Another hold up due to another accident but finally got up Newlands Corner hill. By now the cut off times had kicked in so I knew that I would not be doing Leith Hill, later found out that they shut it early due to a serious accident on the ascent. Pootled along the A25 into Dorking,  where that road narrows through the town centre and thousands of us had to stop for 5 minutes or so before getting going.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 22:51

Hello Cake

MC not so good news about mum but as you say at least the kids weren't home to get upset. Hopefully she will get sorted out soon, is it the expected low point in the chemo cycle when an infection could show up? If so then she is in the best place to get it sorted, they are normally good on the oncology wards.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 19:38

Bobs your father, I will not be pirate kit either, but may have my buff on first thing in the morning. I will be in cycle club kit as we go through our town and the cheers are almost as good as the pirates, although most other cyclists seem to think that we should be good at climbing hills, some are but not me.

I have spent ages this evening, planning and looking at maps, staying overnight in London before event and then a short cycle to the start. Now to get the kit packed, busy tomorrow night and then Friday after work, I will pop over to Excel centre to register.

Good luck to everyone else racing this weekend.

Another order for PSOF LG Tech T's

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 18:34

Can someone add my name to the list please.

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