The Club

The League's Clubhouse
It is currently Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:49 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: RIGHT... Triathlon
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:23 pm 
Offline
Upstanding Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:39 pm
Posts: 435
Location: Where? There. There on the stair.
Is that not the one that was rubbish though?

_________________
If life is a rollercoaster.... How come there's no height limit?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIGHT... Triathlon
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:24 am 
Offline
Archivist
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:44 am
Posts: 3062
Location: The Seventh Level of Hell
That was Dalkeith!

No, Tranent was a good, honest, heat-based swim. Bloody cold, though. It snowed. My tri-suit froze to my legs on the bike leg.

Sam

_________________
:braaak: :borg:
http://ravenfamily.org
"You might remember that 'annoyed' is my natural state!"
http://quantumcoyote.com
"Ya'd think we could just attracts ants, like normal people."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIGHT... Triathlon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:58 pm 
Offline
Right Honourable Member

Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:05 am
Posts: 155
Snow?

You're stonkingly hard. :claps:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIGHT... Triathlon
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:27 pm 
Offline
Right Honourable Member

Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:05 am
Posts: 155
I have invested in new running shoes and I can now do a passable imitation of running for 2 miles. This is 1.9 miles further than I could run a month ago.

Wondering now whether to turn over the whole of next year to intensive training (on the basis that I'll have to do some fairly intensive training anyway, for TRAT) and enter the full distance, or whether to treat it as the fun stuff post-TRAT and enter the sprint instead. But then I'm assuming that the sprint is for speed-freaks and the full distance is more endurance.

Hmmmm. :-k


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIGHT... Triathlon
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:49 pm 
Offline
Man of the Chair
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:14 pm
Posts: 2762
Location: In a secret lab beneath the Tower of Fettle...
It's easier to do a sprint as a fun race than an oly!

What's the timetable?

_________________
Borrowing momentum from the future!
OpenStreetMap UK & Ireland Streetmap & Topo: www.ravenfamily.org/andyg/maps (updated weekly)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIGHT... Triathlon
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:08 pm 
Offline
Right Honourable Member

Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:05 am
Posts: 155
1st August 2009 for the sprint, 2nd for the olympic.

I have a dreadful habit of letting myself in for far too much. :roll:

Incidentally, Mr Gates, you're a Very Bad Man for telling me about the Alcatraz tri because where I was formerly happy not to know of the existence of this thing, I now want to do it (albeit in about a trillion years time when I'm all buff and 'ard as nails).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIGHT... Triathlon
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:41 pm 
Offline
Man of the Chair
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:14 pm
Posts: 2762
Location: In a secret lab beneath the Tower of Fettle...
Okay, and TRAT is middle of June. That gives you two months after TRAT to get race-ready. Good news: both are doable.

It's going to come down to how your legs hold up to the training. I'd expect a person to ease off the run training in the, say, month up to TRAT -- it's hard to do a long ride with run-hangovers in 'em, and vice versa. And the week after TRAT we can scratch for recovery (which may include recovery runs, nice gentle stuff).

You can build a decent base in the spring. Both distances are doable. A sprint will give you some space for slacking off, getting injured, having a social life, and you'll for-sure enjoy it on race day. The oly's a bigger challenge - but a bigger grin. Risks? Not enough prep means the run's a death-march fuelled by willpower alone.

Both are short compared to a TRAT leg. I think the call comes down to how much of a glory-hound you are and how confident you are in your running. Be warned: if you do a sprint, you'll want to do more, because they're knackering fun.

_________________
Borrowing momentum from the future!
OpenStreetMap UK & Ireland Streetmap & Topo: www.ravenfamily.org/andyg/maps (updated weekly)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIGHT... Triathlon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:38 pm 
Offline
Right Honourable Member

Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:05 am
Posts: 155
Mind now made up for the sprint. If I do the olympic distance, there's a significant chance that I will finish swearing never, ever to do it again. The glory-hound in me is going to be sated by TRAT followed by the Mersey Roads. August is going to be fun and silliness. 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIGHT... Triathlon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:54 pm 
Offline
Man of the Chair
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:14 pm
Posts: 2762
Location: In a secret lab beneath the Tower of Fettle...
So that's a 5k run. You just did one of those. Sorted! :claps:

(now I just need to get that penny-fu good enough for 20km...)

_________________
Borrowing momentum from the future!
OpenStreetMap UK & Ireland Streetmap & Topo: www.ravenfamily.org/andyg/maps (updated weekly)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIGHT... Triathlon
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:28 pm 
Offline
Incorrigible Member

Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2005 4:39 am
Posts: 1550
Location: In the shed.
No, you need to get the penny good enough for the Dun Run :claps:

_________________
I'll think about a sig when I'm sober!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIGHT... Triathlon
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:13 pm 
Offline
Dumbrunner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:08 am
Posts: 627
Location: Edinburgh
Heretic wrote:
No, you need to get the penny good enough for the Dumb Run :claps:

Fixed.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIGHT... Triathlon
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:41 pm 
Oh yes... Em did it on fixed, IIRC

For my own part, having book marked the page recommended, I've done very little, but my excuse is delays in the moving house department and stupid amounts of work... :?

I live in hope that things will get easier and I WILL get as far as Tri, even if it's only on my tod, to start with.


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIGHT... Triathlon
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:38 pm 
Offline
Right Honourable Member

Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:05 am
Posts: 155
AndyGates wrote:
So that's a 5k run. You just did one of those. Sorted! :claps:


Yep, I can now do all three component parts.

All I need to do now is put them together and do them fast. I shan't even admit to how long the 5km run took me. :oops:

AndyGates wrote:
(now I just need to get that penny-fu good enough for 20km...)


Oh yus. \:D/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIGHT... Triathlon
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:39 pm 
We can now swap notes on that via pm... I bet you'll feel a chunk better having spoken to me! :mrgreen: :wink:

I did a run this morning, when I couldn't sleep. First in a couple of years, even as an attempt. I'm still recovering from Christmas lurgy, but was too bored on my own just to walk... although bits of it felt like they might have been quicker walking!


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group