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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: Yesterday at 21:49

Does walking up 3 sets of escalators on  the London Underground count as cross training?

I have bought some Lidl running capri pants in the hope that I will start running soon.

I was thinking of going out for a little bike ride this weekend but as most of the roads around us are closed on Sunday and only one way in and out of the village, it looks like I will have to do it Saturday and hope that not everyone else is out and about in their cars..

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 21:54

Razor you were right to stop and did not give up too easily, I was in similar circumstances at the Outlaw Half and in the cold you come to a point where your safety and those of others is the most important. OSB do a fantastic job of looking after cold wet cyclists and runners.

I have started to do some exercise this week, walking from the mainline station to the office and back, a mile each way. It does not sound like much but until now I have hopped on a bus as it was too much. I also did a 2 mile walk one evening, I am very conscious of not doing too much too soon as I was so close to developing full blown chronic fatigue syndrome when I got ill and the recent stress regarding Mr Steady has taken its toll. This weekend I will watch the Ride London event jealous of others but knowing that I have a place for next year.

Pete, you have to take one item of each bit of kit at least, otherwise the first thing you will need to do is go shopping for essentials whereas its more fun shopping for extras, the most favourite bits of kit must be kept.


Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 22:48

I have started eating low carb, but remove bread, pasta and processed carbs as much as possible but still have a very small quantity of potatoes and loads of vegetables and some fruit. The first week was a massive weight loss now settling down.  I have felt more full eating this way, no need to snack between meals.

I read the book The paleo diet for endurance athletes by Cordain and Friel, which I thought made sense, as they recommend eating more carbs after long training sessions. It seems to be important to consider the what, when and how much you eat, I am still eating small quantities of dark chocolate and have a day each week when I eat what I fancy regardless of the carb content.

I can't comment on how it affects training as I have been ill and only just getting back into very gentle training.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 12:33

Buttercup, I was amazed at how tired I was, take things gently as it is easy to forget just how hard you pushed your body on Sunday.

I may go for a walk this afternoon, once I have made up the hours for work as this morning was spent at the hospital. Diagnosed with Calcium crystals in the shoulder which is the most painful thing for shoulders.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 21:53

Buttercup I think we share the stubbornness, but you out did me with a ride in a neenaw.

The weather conditions yesterday sounded awful from all accounts and it was not any better down in the south.

DB, I am sure you will come back stronger.

Mundane thread

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 18:43

I am being adventurous with my food, trying out dishes that previously I would have avoided, not all were pleasant according to my taste buds but some were.

I have not tried any new cheeses though.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 18:36

Good luck for all the Outlaw peeps, be that taking part or supporting. I can honestly say I am glad not to be camping this weekend.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:11

MC, that sounds like my style of OW swim.

Mr Steady is now out of hospital, all the scans were clear, not a stroke but has something else which is affecting neck and shoulder, he still can not move his arm and is on very strong painkillers. So now just a very frustrated person to look after.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 21:48

Well done on getting any cycling in, far too hot for me.

Just popping in to wish all those doing either part or all of The Outlaw good luck.

Mr Steady was taken ill at the weekend and is in hospital, I have posted the details on FB but knew that some of you may not be following/stalking me. They think it is a minor stroke affecting his right arm  but still awaiting an MRI scan. Relieved that I had already pulled out of the relay team due to F in L's death and DNF and illness following Outlaw Half. Bad timing but a shocking wake up call to look after ourselves and never take anything for granted.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 10:35

Same for me Muttley, now more convinced its RW.

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