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Have had an arsey couple of days. Planned my long ride for yesterday, but had a mechanical glitch with the bike, so had to take it to LBS. They fixed it no problem (I have got to do a maintenance course) but by then i didn't have time to get the ride in, so I turboed instead. Then planned to bike to the pool this morning (12 miles each way) but woke up with a nasty sore throat and sniffly nose, so I took some drugs and drove to the pool. Still managed 2.5k swim, so all was not lost.
Good training all !!I did manage a swim earlier today and then I did the 3rd of 4 run technique sessions which was concentrating on arms this time .. my arms are usually quite happy dangling by my sides !Am on nights now for 3 nights so I shall miss most of the weekend being asleep but if someone can put a fiver on Seabass for me i'd be most obliged
Did 33m on the bike this morning, 2,200 feet of climb. Bloody hard work, went up over the local mountain (Blorenge, the Tumble for anyone around here!), and hated it.
Beginning to doubt whether I should even be trying the Blaenavon Triathlon (hills even worse than I did today), maybe it'd do me better training-wise entering an Oly instead around the same time. Only been road biking 10 months ... lack of experience showing today.
Oh, and fell off twice after stopping for breather on the hills.
I ran today. 8km without too many issues. Wet trails are firming up, some soft bits here and there but not wet through. Shorts and t-shirt and sunnies.
Then I washed both cars still in shorts
We had a house viewing today too. The estate agent turned up with a couple, completely unannounced. Our house was a shit-tip too. We'll be having words on Monday...
Sossige ... I have fallen off my bike on numerous occaisions and none of them whilst moving. traffic lights are bastards
He's a former NFL player, so probably not famous to the people in this thread, but Hines Ward is training for Kona as part of a promotion. They show him clip in for the first time and he falls right over. So if a speedy athletic NFL player can fall off while clipped in, anyone can
As mentioned on the Challenge Henley thread, I've come back from a surprisingly sunny Cornwall having picked up yet another fecking cold I am now finallu feeling like I'm getting rid of it all. Today I've spent an hour and a half gardening, but felt very wobbly afterwards. Resting HR is usually 55-60, and is currently languishing in the low 70's so I know I'm *still* not 110 %
I think I will have lost about 5 weeks training by the time I get back into it (that is, if it's this week!) so am having to seriously think about Henley and whether I should drop down to the Half, otherwise I'll be playing catch-up too much. Yes i know I have a base fitness which I shouldn't have lost too much of, but going from 0 to IM in 20/22 weeks may be too much of an ask ?
Right, more weeds and brambles await me, then a sit down with the end of the Paris-Roubaix
Glad to hear you're on the mend Frag. Only you really know what you can achieve in that time frame, but I'd say don't give up on the full IM just yet. Suppose it also depends on whether you're going for compete or complete.
I know Melds, but also trying to be realistic as well - would rather try and do the Half really well than struggle round the full (and yes I know it's a struggle when fully fit anyway!)
3 hours of gentle gardening has knackered me out now, but the garden is slightly more weed free and I've made some vitamin D
Isca Duathlon done, dead chuffed, time was 1:17 which put me 36th out of 102 finishers. My first ever duathlon. Second run was HARD!
Frags - what Meldy said. She is right (damn it!).
Nice one Tim. Get cramp on the second run?
Well done Tim
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Did 33m on the bike this morning, 2,200 feet of climb. Bloody hard work, went up over the local mountain (Blorenge, the Tumble for anyone around here!), and hated it. Beginning to doubt whether I should even be trying the Blaenavon Triathlon (hills even worse than I did today), maybe it'd do me better training-wise entering an Oly instead around the same time. Only been road biking 10 months ... lack of experience showing today. Oh, and fell off twice after stopping for breather on the hills.
DimTimTris, Blaenavon is a bugger of a course but definitely doable. You're lucky you know what it's like, I've met a few people on the day who are rather surprised by it . It's a great one be able to say you've done though (and you get a lovely buffet at the end). On the day adrenaline will get you up them hills...honest!
Cat ... Meldy is always right
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Cat ... Meldy is always right
And don't we know it
11km run this morning. I have had the best part of the day.
A bit of a rest week for me last week ... and yes it was planned ... very little in the way of training
Did few short run / walks and a daily workout DVD
Back into trainng tonite
Pingu, thanks for that. Yeah, I'll stick with Blaenavon, still 4 weeks to get some more hill training in. 30th anniversary this year, so there's cake promised...!
Morning all, feeling much much more postitive today you'll be pleased to know. Physically feeling better day by day, I can now actually see myself out on my bike before the week is up
down in Cornwall I had the delight of visiting the lovely people at Snugg and being measured for a new wetsuit (hopefully a go-faster one). Just about everything was measured, which was interesting got some gloves too, and he's making me a made to measure hat (ie pinhead sized!) so when the lake opens in 3 weeks I should be 'warm' can't wait
fraggle - glad to hear you are feeling better
did the Sussex half marathon yesterday - well, race walked it because I still can't really run much, but was only 10 minutes slower than last year when I ran it, so my running is rubbish but my fitness isn't too bad
Fraggle - I was out with the guys from Tri2O yesterday - they told me the lake is currently 5 degrees!! So I hope you wetsuit is extra warm!!
flippin 'eck Raf make that a June outing for the wettie then