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Hello, can I join in? Just signed up for the Crystal Palace Sprint Tri in May.
Although I'd class myself as having no intention to ever do the mad IM thang, rather than "not yet up to it".
well done on signing up! sounds like a lovely tri , what date is it on?
I'll bring me Yaktrax to keep me from slithering down the slippery slope. But I can't imagine doing anything beyond Olly.
CPT is on 22nd May.
I did the London Sprint Tri in 2008. My swimming was a minor disahster, but it was ok thereafter. But then I got back problems and became a fat slob. So I'm losing weight and just starting to regain fitness. I only started running again a couple of weeks ago, so I've got a way to go to feel comfortable even with Sprint distances.
Well the bright blue cast is off! but in its place is a removable splint.
Told no swimming or driving my car for at least another month.
Amazingly NHS has got me a physio appointment for Monday, as need to start some mobilisation. Pain went back up a level so have popped a stronger painkiller, no doubt will end up zonked out shortly.
Oh well will at least be able to get in the fresh air for a jog on Sunday.
Make sure you don't take your strong pain killer before your run else your be asleep in a hedge somewhere lol. I'm sure your be fighting fit soon keep up the good work running and spinning, when's your next event?
Duathlon at Goodwood 10th April, then Ladies novice super sprint tri at East Grinstead 15 May.
Thanks for wise words, feeling a bit wobbly so going to have a quick lay down on the bed where its safe.
ST - they have codeine in, so they work well killing pain but sends me to sleep for about half to one hour each time.
Feeling better now, had a nap, going out this evening with 2 running friends haven't seen them for ages so plenty of orange juice for me and a nice meal. Since the break I have had to be on the wagon, will convince self that it will do me good.
Edit - earlier post - no swimming until end of March, doctors orders.
Welcome to ST, Yersinia and Steve! Great to have you join us.
Steady - good to hear that the cast is off, but about the increase in pain. Ouch! Hope you have a good evening tonight though.
I had a lovely couple of days away. I was my birthday. Tomorrow I celebrate with the family and have made my very favouritist cake - parsnip and maple syrup.
Well after two days rest I was really happy to get out today. Was rather busy so had to get creative. I work for the National Childbirth Trust so my little girl frequently comes with me. Since the sun was shining she said she wanted to go out on the bike provided she had her mini hot water bottle stuffed down her snowsuit. So this afternoon my bike ride was on the town bike with Smidge going to the baby group and then school run. Then did a 4 mile run.
As much as I admire those doing an full Ironman and even a half, I just don't see how i could ever fit the training in to accomplish it. Shall stick with my current goals at present of a duathlon, sprint tri and Olly tri by July. Remembering last Summer's 6 week holiday I'm not sure that I would even been in good enough shape to do a tri in September. It was so difficult to find time to run and I frequently ended up going out at 9 or 10 at night.
Hi ST - Mmmm, it is very nice especially with a mascarpone cream in the middle. ( I *really* like baking)
Yes, I do manage to train most days. It tends to be short though. Very rarely can I fit in more than an hour. But because my hubby's work is so flexible and he is really supportive, providing I'm really organised with having dinner planned I can usually squeeze it in at 5pm as soon as he has finished work.
Yes, I know the thrill of running medals. Can't wait to say I've done a tri!
Hi gang................I am also planning to do my first Tri this year. I've not entered anything yet (like you ST I just need to JFDI)
Had a bit ITBS this last few weeks so not been able to do a lot of training, managed 18mile on the bike on Sunday and my first run back of 3.5 miles last night. Not running has given me time to do more in the pool (1500m tueday and 1000m on thurs) but everything seems ok now with the knee so will do more running over the weekend.
Welcome Razor - hope your knee heals soon. Great to have you join us.
Welcome Jevans - you seem pretty well on your way to covering all the distances already. I think the ironman lurkers on here would approve of your booked tris.
Am very envious of you doing the Trentham Tri. I used to live in Stoke just a mile away from Trentham Gardens - the one bright spot in the whole area. We watched them transform the place and that is where I've been this week. Would love to go back for a tri.
Well, I think I'm a step closer to becoming a Pirate. My present this morning was two pirate water bottles! Probably the only bit of pirate kit I shall ever own considering the prices. My little girles think they are awful and can't understand why anyone would want something that colour yellow, let alone with a skull and crossbones on it!
there is something about the kit that makes everyone in the world want to support you and yell out "go on Pirate - Argggghhhhhhhhhhhh"
If you think too long n hard about it - it won't happen. JFDI.................
Had a really fun day. Went with the family to a posh health club, courtsey of them having an open day. Did a 30min body pump class and then 30min Combat class. That was excellent! grinning like this the whole way through the punches and karate kicks.
Then took my girlies into the pool whilst my hubby went to the gym. My big girl (who is the runner) has only swam about 10m. I told her that to do a kiddies tri she would need to swim 50m without stopping. "I can do that", she said. The determination on her face! She doggy paddled the whole 50m without stopping. I am so proud of her. But how on earth am I now going to keep her away from tri's!?!?!? And my twins are planning how they can do a relay!
I did lots of cycling training before my first Sprint Tri - 30k + hard bike rides at 30kph plus, 10k fast runs (40 mins), 1k hard swims (all hard for me!)..... BUT the bit of training I found most useful was to do with transitions. My Ironman mate recommended to me doing this bike/run brick:
Start at home - 3k loop ride (fast/sprinty), end back at home. Immediately into 1k fast run (stuff left in my garden as a transition zone!) loop out and back home. Repeat whole thing twice (s o you do it 3 times in all). Next time you do it, 4 times, and so on.
Helped me deal with changing equipment while out of breath, peeling off bike shoes, squeezing on run shoes (I love lock laces). Also helped me decide how I wanted to lay my stuff out on the floor in transition for easy access. Really useful! Hope this helps!
JEvaNs........Sorry to here about the bike spoiling your day, think you had better get tucked up with some Lemsip or something to get rid of that cold.
Things seem to be going ok for me at the moment, went for a ride out on the bike this morning (22 miles) and the knee is doing ok ,no problems, I will go for a run or swim tomorrow. (it will proberbly be a run because I can try out my new trainers that I bought today).
Good routine Ginger .........as long as nobody nicks yer bike whilst your running lol.
Chilibean .......sounds like Triathalon is in the Genes.