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Introduction from Hilly

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 15:09

2 and a half weeks off training after picking up two colds in a row. Started back up with a nice slow 45 min run at the gym yesterday. Tried out a pair of vibram 5 fingers, you really feel different parts of your feet and legs working with them compared to normal running shoes. Is any one else out there a fan of 5 fingers?
Today was a swim, covered a mile, broken down into 4 sets with a small break between each. Feel i could get the mile done in one go now if i was to try it, gonna have to bite the bullet and give it a go soon if I'm to hit this years target of a mile non stop before the new year.

Due to start the 30 week fink plan next week, what great timing. May cut down on some of the first weeks sessions, but already looking forward to a run on christmas day. With my brother back from uni i may get some company too.


Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 15:03

Did 4x 400m with 2 min rests between sets today, feels good to be back in the pool, just hoping i don't pick up another cold from swimming. Am still over rotating to breathe, need to look for a way to stop that, so any suggestions would be welcomed, and would really like to see the times starting to come down from 10min per 400.

2013 Events

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 20:01

March Farnham Tri Ironman training weekend weekend - Swim Friday, ride saturday, run sunday.
April - Evans Ride It in Working 60 mile bike
May - Pirate DIY half
July - Dartford Mid Nightman (half)

Still have a few more things to add to the plan, but thats almost it for my first year doing Tri

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 14:28

Stratford, tempting. But I've got two HIM and one IM over a weekend to work towards for next year, and timing wise its not going to work for me, need to find some sprints really early in the year. Open water swims are aslo going to be on the todo list for as soon as the lakes start to open up.

Introduction from Hilly

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 11:14

Turbo session didn't happen, so decided to ride into work today, nothing too taxing. Really good to be out in the fresh air, and it was very fresh this morning, didn't bother waving through queuing traffic or really taking advantage of being on 2 wheels, but made it in to work in around 40 min, a fair bit slower than i can do, but stress free on the roads and the hills didn't kill me.

Need to sort out a long ride for the weekend, may try and make the Farnham Tri Sunday swim.

Help with the develpment of a NEW Triathlon shoe.- Survey and testers needed!

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 21:13

personally i don't think this one is or was going any where, look at all the different running shoes people use, then look at the cycling shoes, what is being made has to be able to do both jobs and the right shoe for the person for each. This is too big an ask for too different tasks.

Any one at a high level would surely be getting their kit from sponsorship any how, saving 2 or 5 seconds would come far more easily from other areas of the race. Interesting idea, but not sure the market would be there.

Winter training bike

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 18:30

are you set on buying new?

If you can up something that is 10 speed it will be easier to upgrade components over time. Also its worth calling in your LBS and comparing the difference between sora/tiagra i found it to be quite significiant. If that bike can take 700 28c tyres and mud guards it may be worth considering, but if your already compromising on the tyres/guards etc then you have far more options

Winter training bike

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 15:22

Think about it this way, if you buy a one bike that does it all. Will you end up getting a road bike and a mountain bike a little further down the line?

If the answer is yes maybe pick one now, go with that then add the other when you can. Otherwise you will end up with three bikes and a biger hole in the wallet.

Winter training bike

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 14:26

Its a shame that the trail stuff is a factor, "in other words the Ribble but with more tyre clearance". I really do like the ribble bikes and had to really right to stop my self from buying one, i just can't justify 2 road bikes to the misses right now, let alone the fixie i would love to own.

Introduction from Hilly

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 13:18

Last nights run was a 32min 5k, was going to be faster but i ended up with a stitch about 15 min in and had to slow down to a quick walk to shift it.
New swim coach for me at farnham tri, session plan was as follows:
400m warm up, using at least 2 different strokes
50m drill 50m swim for (sculling, doggy paddle, finger dragging, no fins kicking)
Main set 2000m
400m cool down

Well having only gone 500m with out a break before this may prove interesting, after doing the warm up and drills I was taking a short rest before the main set, when another coach came over and saved me. I ended up spending the time that would have been used for the main set working on some drills targeted at some of my main weaknesses. This was really helpful, and really puts how little i got out of my hour long 1-2-1 session into perspective, the guy helping me was not even on coaching duty that night, very generous and extremely helpful.

I was all built up and ready to see how much of that 2000m i could handle, but there is always next time to try that, the advice will serve me far better. I recorded doing 1500m total for the night which may be a little under what i actually did, but that is the most i have swam again, and an awful lot of that was crawl.

Tonight, will involve looking after the other half who has picked up the cold i had a few days back and a nice gental turbo session, 40-60 min.

Checked my warm down swim time, and i'm at about 33 seconds per 25min length, that would equate to a 85min 2.4 mile swim by my thinking. So all i need to do is add on 2000m, and cut the time by 10 min by the end of march, sounds like a doddle.


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