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chili... take a bit of rest time
going for a swim this eevning.. then doing my long run tomorrow evening hopefully.. light permitting.. due to do around 14 which is hard when i liev in the country so lots of unlit lanes.. will try and get out of work on time and get a bit of running done before light goes and then do loops around teh actual town!
then going to go to a swim videoing session my tri club are running on sat morning ! really interested to see my weak points!
Enjoy your well earned rest, Chilli! Don't go back to it too early, no matter how tempted you are.
Hey, JEvaNs: Ribby is 400m pool swim, 18km bike, 5km run. Details are up now on ukresults if you want to enter. I'll be there! My Fylde Tri Club Pink and Blue top clashes beautifully with my ginger bonce, so it's not hard to spot me!
Running tonight on Blackpool prom - 10k in a fierce cross wind straight off the sea, by the sound of what's happening outside my front window now. Oh well, Fylde coast events are always windy so I suppose its good practise. At least I can have a pizza without feeling guilty afterwards! Hurrah!
Thanks guys and yes I've been very good and not attempted any training. Have been dosing myself with vitamin C and paracetamol and got through a whole box of tissues. I think I might be an endorphine junkie though, cos I'm not coping very well with the lack of training this week.
Yersinia - that is very impressive
Bootsie - all the best with your 14 miles.
Hi Gang..........................Bootsie.... be careful out there in the dark it's bad enough in the daylight.
ST ....have managed to get out for a run yet?
Gav....... I bet you will look a picture in your clubs colours
Had a good day today, did my own little Tri, biked to and from the gym, 12 miles, 1k swim and a 2mile run off the bike..
The legs felt really heavy after the bike but my tims were about the same.
What you all been up to?
silvewr trucker.. same aim here.. would love a sub 2hr!
JEvaNs, its only because i'm doing the brighton half marathon in 2 weeks!
Nothing until March but then it kicks off a bit...
10k 20th MarchHalf mara 27th March (ST - are you doing Forest Of Dean?)5k swimathon 16th AprilOly Tri 15th May
... and we don't talk about 10th July!
Cor, seems like everyone has a busy schedule!
I didn't skate yesterday - spent a long time walking, and then arrived at Ally Pally Park too late to get a decent sesh in, so looked at the ducks instead. But I reckon I walked about 9 miles, so it's still cross-training.
Today I went swimming. However, my ankle started to ache and I realised it was bruised. I think I did it when I leant my bike against the porch the other day, and it slipped and the chainring rammed into my ankle. I didn't think I'd done any harm, but it's quite sore now. So I just swam my winterswim distance and a couple of cool down lengths of breaststroke and called it a day. I shall have to see how much it hurts in the morning. It's not dreadful, but I thought I had a better chance of making it out tomorrow if I didn't push it on today's swim.
Yes mummy Jevans I have been very good and no training again today. Am feeling a bit better this afternoon and my nose is working again. Wow - impressive weights session!
Shall see how well I sleep and I may do a slow Parkrun with my big girl tomorrow morning.
5 March is my duathlon. So i really need to do those brick sessions! Am beginning to panic
Off to take more vitamin C and paracetamol.
Yersinia - sensible attitude just doing the swim after the bike attacking you. Impressed that you managed the winterswim distance, I had signed up for that and done a couple of rounds before my accident so had to pull out, but will do it next year. My swim is still for rehab purposes only until end of March!!! ggrrhh doctors orders.
Today I did one hour on exercise bike, plan stated it should have been one hour fifteen mins yesterday and a 45 min run today, but tired yesterday and did not fancy going out in the strong wind today, so that was my excuse and my exercise.
I'm in Wales, so will reserve judgement on who smashes who tonight ST!!!
Just off for a little swim. Won't be too taxing I hope as I want to be up in the morning for park run.... am a bit worried by all this wind though. I may get blown home before making it across the start line!
i'm neutral.. ireland to win by a large margin tomorrow though!
14.05 miles done and dusted. including a lovely fall onto the road!
Hi Gang....................This week have done 22 miles on the bike, 3k swim and ran 12 miles so feeling quite pleased with myself considering I'd lost my mojo last week
ST.........................Get out and do that LSR you keep threatening to do
Stay free of injuries Gang and have ogood training weekend
I've set my alarm for the rather unfathomable time of 7:30 on a Saturday (not a morning girl) and think I will be able to brave the wind, as it's not too far away. It's forecast to be mild and probably dry, and any rain should be no more than drizzle, so hopefully I'm all set.
Just hope the ankle doesn't stiffen overnight. At the moment it feels as though it should hold up OK, but I've just put on some precautionary ibuprofen gel, as there is a bit of inflammation there.
Hopefully I can get out there, and return brandishing my wooden spoon in triumph.
In weather like this, a wooden spoon is still a finish! Good for you!
Ran Thurs night - hideous - mega windy. Got blown along for the first 5k (under 20mins!), then turned round and got sand blasted for 35 mins home. My own fault for running up Blackpool prom! Still, my skin has never felt smoother.......
Swam last night and took ages to get relaxed and into it - I only had an hour spare and it seemed to take 750m to get warmed up. Horrible - felt really uncomfortable, breathless, almost panicky. Had to stop every 4-6 lengths, and reverted to good old Breaststroke again, just couldn't seem to get settled. Duathlon anyone? No! Must keep trying, have entered Ribby Hall Sprint Tri in Lancs on April 3rd, and Ironman mate has entered me for 2.5k swimathon in April too so got to get and keep my finger out. I've been advised to try bilateral breathing instead of right side breathing so i'm not breathing as fast. Any thoughts, gang?
Heh. Only the Truly Deserving receive the Wooden Spoon.
Well I've negotiated pt I of the challenge - getting up at an unearthly hour on a Saturday. Can 'feel' my ankle, but it's not too bad just sitting here. I will see if it hurts on the bike. If not, I'm good to go. Still sounds windy out there.