Ultra tri chick

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Laundry Question

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:02

Agree with RicF... it's a washing machine. Everything goes in together. I keep wool separate/hand wash and tend to wash whites separately but otherwise towels and non whites, running/gym/swim/bike gear all goes in together. Unless I've been away MTB'ing and have load worth of really mucky gear - obviously then I'll just bung that all in together, but otherwise I don't see the fuss.

Starting swimming again

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 18:48
Hi adbru, I'm looking to get 1-1 lessons too, in Glasgow. If you find anyone suitable I'd be interested to know. You are still in that area??

Speed work on grass - finding it really tough!

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 18:10

Also, just a thought.. why would you be going onto road with the winter coming in? (i.e. XC season... grass!!, potentially icy roads... we tend to be on grass more in winter ). Keep persevering though, it's tough but great fun!!!

Hill training sessions

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 15:25

It depends what you are doing but generally yes, if you are doing reps on say a few hills around the area then you would do a few on each (depending on what session you/friends/club have devised) running up and jog ging back down. Do a couple at first at low intensity to ensure you are warmed up. (Perhaps an easy jog for 10-15mins prior to the session). Once you have done your allocated reps on a certain hill, just jog to the next hill. Nothing complex.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:02

Thanks for the info Pete!!! Will definitely keep an eye out for that one!!

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:39

Ah ok Steady... no worries... I'll find something. It was mainly just to have a half in a bit before the full... There are still some options for the full, so I will see for the Half. If anyone has any suggestions I'd be grateful. Based in Scotland but happy to travel down south if necessary. 

I have to say we chose Highland Warrior as a 1st half because the bike is fairly flat. That way if I survive the swim I should cope with the bike not too badly... Frankly the run will be survival mode .

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:30

Hi guys!! Just checking in for a catch up although have been lurking!!

Hope you are all well, sounds like training is going good! Hope you get that 3rd leg covered for Outlaw.

I have 2 weeks until my 1st HIM (non branded event in Fort William).... trying to stay positive as that will help me get through. The swim is my weakest so if I get out alive I should be ok!!!

A few more hard sessions this week as I am off work and then I will be less intense next week (much less) although will be up in FW for the week before and will be going up Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg arete rather than the tourist path.... No other major plans other than bits and bobs of swim/bike/run before the race.

Then after the race we are off to Skye to hike the Skye Trail for 1 week and wild camp for 6/7 nights. I am tired thinking of it all but sooooo excited too!!! 

Today managed a run with some random hill reps thrown in... a swim of 1500m (pool) and a wee yoga class. Not too shabby. A good day planned tomorrow of a swim bike and run. Easy swim after a tough set today, tempo run and 2hr bike. 

Have decided might go for Outlaw Half next year before full IM late in the season..... Never thought I'd say it

Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:42

Hey OH!! I've been trying to swim regularly both in pool and OW where/when possible. You'll get there. I still struggle at times in OW but it is coming... kind of!!

Half IM in 2 weeks... having done an Olympic this year and felt comfortable at the end of 1500m (although still glad it was done!!)... so surely I can survive another 400m? eeshk!!! Quite happy to be last out the water If I can do that I think I'll manage to get round as my biking and running is "ok"... hmmm why am I doing this again????

Half marathon, blisters at 2.5 miles

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 06:05


How to ride a bike?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:33

If you dig out your MTB, try find someone to take you to some easy trails.. great fun!! And what MTBs were designed for!!

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