What possessed you?



  • Good effort BBT.  

    Partner In Crime can't run tomorrow, so it'll just be me and my new choonz on the Shuffle.

    However, am wondering, if it's not too windy, whether I might cycle instead of running since I've not been out on the bike for soooo long.

  • Bike might be a good idea if the weather is good, you never know when itsgoing to be nice again!!

  • I've got an OW training session at the place where my first Tri is tomorrow and then i plan to cycle the route, so that will be my training for tomorrow with a bit of luck time permitting

    Good cycle today Broke! Nurse, you'll have to do both to catch up but at least Monday is rest day! I have some photos from OW today which I will try and upload to 'puter later and then put on blog when I update it
  • Brick is a fine idea, gas.  Looking forward to seeing the pics.

  • No bike this morning.  V windy here, and not in the fettle for a 20 mile fight to stay upright.  Went for a run, which was, erm


    Wind at my back to start was good, but not so helpful on the homeward half of the loop! 10k took me 1:03 image.  

    Best tip for dealing with a stitch, anyone?

    On the plus side, have discovered what will be my training anthem - Desmond Dekker "You Can Get It If You Really Want"


  • NR at least you braved the elements and got out there image

    I don't get stitches often and I just HTFU and run through it but I have also spoken to other runners/friends in the past and they do one of the following

    Putting your hand over the place where your stitch is and pushing firmly and bending your torso in the direction of the stitch.


    By changing your breathing so that if the stitch is on the right hand side, breath out sharply when your left foot strikes the ground. If the stitch is on the left hand side, breath out sharply when your right foot strikes the ground.

  • HTFU? But I'm a laydee, don't y'know image

    Just had a look at the Garmin stats.  Pace with wind behind 8.45m/m, into wind 12.58.

  • Did an Olympic tri yesterday on a heinously hilly course but least it was cool. Was hoping to go sub-3 hours but went just a bit over. At one point on the bike I was moving so slowly that I nearly fell over!
  • Sounds challenging, IY. Good effort.

  • Wow IY sounds tough mate!

    NR given conditions that's probably not bad!

    My training was good if slow!! Open water swim 1.5 hrs and loads of back and forth no idea how much distance we covered, bike straight afterwards about 20km in 54 mins - pathetic, I really need to spend more time on bike that's just embarrassing ;-(

    Really really want to (not so secretly) do quite well, but I suspect that might be a season away yet!
  • WOOO HOOOO! Espresso machine back from repair image. Off to get wired.  

    Happy days

  • Blog update if any actually reads that rag haha

  • Nurse - thats some might  fine rain you guys have up there!!! Arm bands on the front forks did the trick of keeping big afloat!

  • did you take your RD?

    IY - I can't find the blog link, can u post again mate, sorry i'm useless (as Raf will testify)

  • http://jeffsironmanjourney.blogspot.com

    On an iPad so sorry for a crappy link.
  • Oooh yes, Raf, we can do rain!  So how was it?

    IY, liking the blog

  • IY, just read your post from Nov 30th 2010 and I love the inspirational quotes.

  • Run planned for this afternoon.  Off to search the web for Saucony wellies image

  • NR - it was fantastic thanks! It was my first big ride - never done much over 50 mile before and then mainly on the flat, so was pleased to cope with the step up in distance and feel l could have run afterwards (I didn't obviously - we had lunch and got pissed!) But fantastic views, rain could have been worse, almost cycled to the snow line - about 30m short!

    Race was well organised (apart from the start - although  with heavy rain forecast late morning I think many with a late start time came early to avoid bad weather). But def do it again! image

  • Cycling in the snow in the middle of May.  I love Scotland.  Well done you.

    Run done.  Just a wee one today. Was going to be 3 miles, but once I was out there I decided to do a bit of the route twice and make it 4 miles.

    Tri suit no. 2 has arrived...................................and is a perfect fit image

    I, on the other hand, am a perfect twit. Obviously didn't read the product info properly, because it has no padding. None.  Not even a waffer theen nod in the direction of a pad. Doesn't even bear thinking about image.  

    Have just ordered another one. Third time lucky.



  • Scores on the doors (following epic sat and sun)

    Monday - AM swim 2520m in 59'18 PM run 5.61 miles in 49'12" (shoes filled with water, bob could have made a reappearance - running wellies sound ideal)

    Tuesday - AM brick cycle 6.16 miles in 32'51" run 1.86 miles in 17'12"

    Have 2nd interview today so shortly going "dark" speak later...
  • Good luck with the interview.

    You've been a busy boy. Good effort

  • Good luck with the interview GT.

  • Back from the pool. No drills today, just a very steady swim up and down. Did a mile in 45 mins.  

  • Scott Plasma Fastsuit.

    With pad.


    And at £23, even perfecter image

    Am going to swim in it tomorrow and see how it feels.  

    Off out for a jog with the dog.

  • So Fink # 1, very slow but really focused on technique and drills, main set was 12 x 100m and this element was complete in 27'01... Spinning later image

    Am very very tired

    Where are pics of perfect tri suit?
  • Patience, Grasshopper image

    Good work in the water.  I am having to learn not to pay attention to work rate and focus on technique.  It's hard when I'm so used to the "x lengths in x minutes" mindset

  • Do you want a photo?

  • i couldn't possibly answer that question! image I have looked up tri suit online, looks good, what colour did you get? £23 is a bargain!!!!

  • my running buddies are suggesting that I taper now, i.e. stop training... apparently i might need some energy for next week?

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