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Not bad Mr Falconer, there's always time for a good 'Bi' joke!
Didn't manage 40miles as my feet were frozen and all feeling had gone from my fingers...clocked 25 miles saturday followed by swim and coach in afternoon. Brick session sunday which went well. So happy with the weekend.
Great riding Bones and SKav really good stuff especially with the weather and freeeeeezing conditions!
Sorry I've not been on but not much to say tbh.
Sounds like you are all getting down to some serious training though.
update on my training :- bike most Sundays and started to do one long ish run a week. still no swimming.
I'm around, but again not much to say recently. Hoping that March will bring new motivation, better biking weather, and particularly some proper long bike rides - I still haven't got beyond 3 hours and it's starting to worry me.
I'm heading for Box Hill tomorrow morning for my sixth Ballbuster duathlon, but my first with no marathon training. It will be interesting. The plan is to go straight up to the Triathlon show afterwards, though I've done this before and don't expect to be in a fit state to get much out of it!
TT - wise words about rest days. Knowing when to back off has got to be the key to consistency.
Happy training .
Cheers TT Only 40+ miles on Sunday mornings, I know it's not a lot per week, but it's far more than I've done in the past at this time of year, so quite pleased with myself.
All the best Joddly.
TT it sounds as though your training is ticking along just fine. You really have a great approach to it all, and with 5 months to go that's essential!
I'm now Ballbusted again until the autumn - it's a tough race (are there any that aren't?), but it feels good to cross the finish line. I was slightly slower than last November but now I'm in the "old ladies" category, and there were only 2 of us in it, so another technical win there! It was pretty cold, and both runs felt tougher than before, so I definitely think it's a race for marathoners.
The Triathlon show was a bit of a slog after all that. I didn't even attempt to go along to the running workshop I'd booked into. Saw Chrissie and Helen mingling with the masses. I'd also arranged to look at the Boardman TT bikes - this wasn't an unqualified success as CB himself was on the stand at the time, and anyway they didn't have a bike in my size (XXL) to try. And I really don't need a TT bike. And Bolton apparently isn't a TT bike course. And it's SRAM. And there's nowhere locally to buy one. And I'd have to show a big improvement at the local TTs.So at the moment, I'm not any further on.
Feeling pretty stiff and sore today, but went out with Mr J for a 90 minute "coffee ride" which has loosened things up a bit.
How was Haytor, TT?
I think tri bars are OK, because you've got a road bike underneath, but the lack of control of a TT bike isn't.
Morning all, some great training going on here. Didnt go the the TCR show, just had too much on over the weekend.
Well done on your first 40 miler TT, keep it rising.
Saturday I decided against another long one so blew the cobwebs out a bit and did a 35 miler climbing 2210 ft in 1 hr 55mins, avg 18.2 mph woith an avg cadence of 91.
Straight into a 6 mile run after then stood in my ice bin!
Sunday I did an 8.5 mile run in the sun, felt great.
Good profile TT! Should have been down on your bars for the descent, though......
quick catch up, have missed 3 spin classes this week due to work, only would have gone to one in case you were getting impressed. 6 mile run Tuesday night then 70 length in the pool yesterday morning.
On my cycle home from work last night as i was changing down just before home my gear cable snapped, I now have a single speed. I will get it fixed at the weekend though.
Have we all noticed the days are getting longer and brighter and for me the fridge is getting empiter!!
Morning, A third of the way through, oh god thats a worry, wel maybe the weather will warm up by the end of the 2nd 3rd!!!.
SIngle speed for me on my commute this morning and it was great, still gave some a run for their money on the Old Kent Road. Will get it sorted at the weekend though as its good to have a choice!!.
Just deciding on nwhat to do this weekend, any ideas??
Whatever happened to Spring? We've got snow forecast for tomorrow! Bones, I hope the bike's sorted now - I guess a ride must be on the schedule for this weekend?
What was a quiet recovery week for me has just got quieter. As soon as I set off for my run this morning, my back started twingeing but it was OK on the uphills, and not too bad on the downs. As I hadn't run properly at all this week I decided to keep going, an it was only an hour. Now I can't stand up straight at all!
It's fine sitting and bending forward, so I did consider a bike this afternoon, but decided not to risk it - if things are the same or better tomorrow, though, I'll have a go.
Wrap up warm, team!
Is this the thread for those doing Bolton?
Less than 5 months to go and I'm still running in the snow...let's hope it clears up before the day!!
At least I got 90km done on the bike before it started raining yesterday
Hi Timmy, and welcome to the Bolton thread. I remember you from the days when we were both iron-distance newbies at the Outlaw training day, and of course your spectacular finish on the day itself! It seems such a long time ago.
No training for me again - my back is still rubbish, though I'm definitely getting better at standing upright. Biking will definitely be the first thing I get back to - just wish I knew when!
Well done everyone else on some good training - especially in the conditions.
Sorry to hear on the back Joddly, hope gets better soon. (Tis injury season!)
Rubbish about the back - still a lot of recovery time left yet though.
I've stepped it up a bit this year from the Outlaw days - my target is to finish in the light in Bolton