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Yep, I swim at Tri20 and it was a scortching 16 degrees last night - well, they what they said. Wasn't too bad - a little chilly on the last lap, wish i'd gone for 2 hats though - my brain was getting cold!!
Cat and Bedders swims there occasionally, as does No Way Out - he's the other guy with a Pirate swim cap.
Nice nice well let us know when you guys go as I would love too come and draft someone as my swim speed is less the. Desirable!
Our lakes reading was 12-13 degrees this week so looking good for our OW sessions to begin next week
Just swam in my local lake too..... wait for it 5 degrees. Not good did one lap 400m
fook that badger.... I went too pool where it was a crazy 23 degrees...but I soldiered on and did 3200m non stop
Lovely off-road run in the sun, didn't see a soul. Top notch.
Hoping to start OW swimming next week too.
Swimming in polar conditions can never be good for anything unless you are a sealI swam in a nice pool at an ambient temperature for an hour and 5 minsI ran and hopped and jumped and did funny drills for 2 hoursNow I am at work until 0700 .... living the dream
SD - is that Whitlingham?
cant wait to get back in the lake again.
rest day for me today ... But I have been and bought a nice new shiny pair of trainers
yesterday was an easy hours run
Good evening (or morning for most of you) everyone. I tackled my second stand alone marathon today on minimal training. My longest training run was about 4 weeks ago when I did a very hilly half. I was inspired to do it after Boston and by a couple of friends who were signed up for the half (like me) but decided to give it a go.
My only previous stand alone was one year ago, same marathon, where I had a miserable time on the way to a 5:17. Still a PR, but felt terrible for days. So I was a little afraid of today. However, I had read that bike fitness and such is a good substitute for general run fitness and I had that under my belt.
End result today: 4:47, a PR by 30 minutes. I went out with a pal who kept a very close eye on our pace and we kept it right at 4:48 pace (his goal) most of the way. I don't feel nearly as crappy but did need a couple shots of bio freeze on my right knee and hip over the last 10 miles.
Great running, IY - well done, a real tribute
Nice one IY!
well done IY
Well done Doggie! Damn right you're a triathlete!
Well done IY on your marathon bloody good effort and result mate and that is a serious pb improvement very well done
Great stuff IY!
Well done Yankee !!Last long bike ride for me today and at the quickest pace for a while too so I am more than happy with that ...
Dogfish well done
Good running IY
Week 7 of 20 done and dusted for me.
1min short of 15hours so slightly above target. I felt like I had a solid week but with very little running due to an ankle injury that is troubling me.
FOR THIS POINT IN MY PLAN, THE STATS ARE
2013 Actual – 97hrs 41
2013 Planned – 86hrs 30 2012 Actual – 41hrs 27 2011 Actual – 80hrs 50
This week my aim is for a slightly bigger week again PLUS my first proper bike rides with 45miles planed Tuesday and 60-80miles planed Saturday.
Also ... I need to get in and see the physio about my ankle
Great running IY, congrats.
My weekly update - a great week last week.
Looks like i am totally out of action. Left leg just above the foot is now all swollen up and hurts like a ........
Started hurting a bit last wednesday during my swim, then even more so during the 5k swim.
think i have some kind of tedonites, aggravated in yesterdays swim. Knew my training had been going too well.
Swim with a pull buoy for a while Sossige .. stay positive
Andy, sorry to hear that mate. Had it checked out by a physio? Might just be a case of a couple of day's rest. You've done a marathon and a 5k swim in a week!
SD ... Get to a physio and have it looked at ... best to know rather the dwell on what it might be
not a bad day for me
- Swim including timed 2k in 38:33 ... 10 secs better than last weeks
- 2hrs 30min spin .. Including Sufferfest :local hero
- 30mins core and stretch
I did a mile of drills and short intervals today ~Tomorrow plan is slightly fluid but I am hoping will include a run at some point
Sorry to hear you're injured Andy. Like Will said, it's best to know for sure what's wrong. I've gone down to Sportlink before with an injury and they diagnosed it accurately.
Hope it sorts itself out soon!