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i avoid speed work K9 to avoid injuries....
some good cycling going on there.and even if your swim is slow then it will still be a good time........
i think you are being sensible with the running......a few people have done it without any running training but walked it all due to knee problems....
i wouldn't worry about building the running up any more to be honest
glad to see you are doing it and will be nice to meet up
age shouldn't make a difference.......I won't be going near 20....was going to 2 weeks ago as it was a nearby race but it was cancelled due to the snow.......I am doing 2 HIM runs so that should give me a good practise...
Ali...that speed must have given you some confidence......
its sunday evening and i'm relaxing with a few drinks......got to try and decide whaty to do for training next week
K9.... The palns are all just a guidline......I think you are right that we have to adjust them to suit our weakneses and for what will give us confidence.........
so everyones training is going to be different with different worries.......
i am desperate for a good time at outlaw to give me the confidence to finish Wales..........
well my weekend exploits have killed me off.( nothing to do with the alcohol).bed time for me ..Nos da
What RBM says - especially as Seren is approaching the IM from the viewpoint of last year's double IM .
This thread has exploded today, amazing what a bit of sun can do. Some great cycling and running all round - well done RP to name one of many.
90 minutes on the TT bike today. Shorts and finderless gloves. Too hot in baselayer, Outlaw bike jersey and gilet.
PSC wrote (see)
You lot are scaring me!
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To be fair they do that without the bike miles
To be fair they do that without the bike miles
Obvisouly been watching Valley Girls
Great work Ali and RP
A nice easy 20 mile run today. Got a blister the size of a 5p now though, anyone know if I should burst it before compeding it or just compeding it. I am thinking the later.
K9 2 miles a day is a lot of swimming, perhaps cutting some of the sessions down from 2 miles to 1-2k would make you less tired.
+1 for a sports massage, I absolutely love mine
52 miles on the bike yesterday. It was a glorious day, except the headwind for the last 15 miles. That was slightly unpleasant.
going to take a rest day today........got squash tonight for my weekly cross training.....
not looking as nice today.hope it brightens up as I have work to do on my mothers garden
RP Well done on your run Failed on my quest for a sub 2 half last weekend.
Ali Bear Well done on your duathlon too. Was that an average of 16.8 cycling when you normally do 12.5? Impressive.
Well I got out in the glorious sunshine too. 82 miles on the bike. Ave speed of 14.6. Not fast but faster than normal and it remained the same the whole time. 4 mile run done straight away
Was pleased with that (especially as had a bit of a hangover)
K9 - If you are swimming 2 miles in an hour sounds pretty good to meDon't worry about age. It's just numbers and I won't be seeing 4 and 2 again in any order
By the way. No fingerless gloves for me and 3 layers!!
Great training all of you. What a great weekend it's been. Amazing how normal weather is so appreciated when we've been cooped up for so long - or out there getting a bit miserable.
BBT-ing - 2 miles a day only sounds a lot if swimming is not your strength. I hardly notice it - It's just how I start my day - after coffee, e-mails, and some 'physio'.
Southern Snail - I used to swim my 2 miles in 54 minutes, but I've got progressively slower without changing anything at all! It took 63 minutes one day last week. I can't understand it!
I would say it's my strongest discipline and I seem to be at the front of the pack in the swim. I then get passed by everyone on the bike, and previously I'd make up some ground again on the run - but the way things are going I'll be at the back for that too!
EP - it's not difficult to fit it in - I go at 6:30 before work. I'm awake anyway as I live beside a train line that wakes me up at 5! It's fitting in other training that is difficult as I sometimes get home from work pretty late and can't be bothered to run/ turbo.
Just popping in here from the CH thread to say well done to all the awesome training! Also serves to remind me where I'll need to be in a few weeks time. Keep going!
K9, cant believe that all those years ago when we both had permanent places on "the bench" that I will be there to see you break your IM duck and you are young compared to me as well.
1 hours "easy" swim, 2 miles, your having a laugh right? I can do 2.7K in an hour on a "good" day
Good weekend for me, shiny new PB at parkrun Saturday am then 3k swim pm, Sunday 65 miles on the bike,felt really strong upto 50 miles, then 50-60 more tired, 60 - 65 pedaling squares, which is what I was expecting as the speed is good but endurance lacking. Got the first commute to work and back on the bike this week.