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2021-07-22 4:41 AM
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I swam! Only 750m (sore shoulder, lack of practice) but I swam! Mini ride there and back too.

 

Hope you all doing ok?



2021-07-22 7:06 AM
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I swam! Only 750m (sore shoulder, lack of practice) but I swam! Mini ride there and back too.

 

Hope you all doing ok?

A bike/swim/bike brick workout...nice!
2021-07-22 9:44 AM
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I swam! Only 750m (sore shoulder, lack of practice) but I swam! Mini ride there and back too.

 

Hope you all doing ok?




Woohooooo nice work!
2021-07-24 11:03 AM
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Thanks all! Today's exercise is drinking beer whilst watching rugby!

2021-07-24 3:55 PM
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Originally posted by sappho96

Thanks all! Today's exercise is drinking beer whilst watching rugby!





Sounds like fun! Been watching the olympics a bit. Shame the triathlon starts early morning local time, way past my bedtime my time. May be able to catch the replay.

Training for my first official Oly at the end of’August is going well. Knee is fine, only the back of the thigh and the shoulder to worry about. Time for some goal setting:

Official goal I tell everyone: 3 hours 10 min
Secret goal I secretly think/hope I can reach: under 3 hours (2:59:59 will do)
Time over which I would be seriously disappointed: 3 hours 20 min





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2021-07-26 5:49 AM
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Yay, Sappho, on the swim!! Hope your shoulder keeps improving!

Nathalie, way to set some goals, you’ve got this!!

Nicole, thanks for reaching out to DQ, that was kind of you.

I’m at camp - got in on Friday from work in the evening, in-laws and sis in law all came to the house and expectation was we were leaving for camp (my family) early the next morning. I hadn’t packed, etc. and so tired. We managed and picked up friends of the kids on the way. No workout Saturday but I did get a long bike in Sunday… 4:30 on the trainer for 80.93 miles. OMG my butt. Hahahaa.


2021-07-26 5:54 AM
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I hit submit too early. Ironman Lake Placid was going on this weekend which is :45 away from camp. I’m getting up now to run my kids’ friends back to VT then I’ll turn and come back again. It will take half a day. I will likely not get my long run in today.
I’ve been concerned with my sporadic training and so reached out to my husband’s cousin who has complete 7 IM’s (the latest being this year in Tulsa). He was encouraging - said he only swims around 3200 yards and said said if I’m already riding 80 miles with 8 weeks to go I should be “good.” Hahaha. Yeah, but he’s always had a strong base to fall back on, I don’t. At least he made me less panicky.
2021-07-26 8:03 AM
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Originally posted by aviatrix802 I hit submit too early. Ironman Lake Placid was going on this weekend which is :45 away from camp. I’m getting up now to run my kids’ friends back to VT then I’ll turn and come back again. It will take half a day. I will likely not get my long run in today. I’ve been concerned with my sporadic training and so reached out to my husband’s cousin who has complete 7 IM’s (the latest being this year in Tulsa). He was encouraging - said he only swims around 3200 yards and said said if I’m already riding 80 miles with 8 weeks to go I should be “good.” Hahaha. Yeah, but he’s always had a strong base to fall back on, I don’t. At least he made me less panicky.

There was a really good discussion in another tri group I belong to about the value of the long bike in IM training.  To summarize, unless it's a mental thing there's no good reason to go out beyond 5+ hours in training because of the hole it digs.  While the trainer can be awful (ugh...4.5 hours!!!), it's going to emulate your conditions down in Cambridge.  Pancake flat.  You can't imagine how flat it is there, so you'll be pedaling non-stop. 

You probably have enough swim fitness from years of doing it, so just a few sessions should get you to T2.  Just make sure you get your wetsuit practices in so you don't chafe too much. 

2021-07-26 8:05 AM
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Originally posted by sappho96

Thanks all! Today's exercise is drinking beer whilst watching rugby!

Sounds like fun! Been watching the olympics a bit. Shame the triathlon starts early morning local time, way past my bedtime my time. May be able to catch the replay. Training for my first official Oly at the end of’August is going well. Knee is fine, only the back of the thigh and the shoulder to worry about. Time for some goal setting: Official goal I tell everyone: 3 hours 10 min Secret goal I secretly think/hope I can reach: under 3 hours (2:59:59 will do) Time over which I would be seriously disappointed: 3 hours 20 min

I watched the men's wire-to-wire...first off it's nothing like the sport we do.  Basically swim to get a good bike position, stay with the peloton, then a 10k run race.  Great finishing kick by the winner (I'll let everyone watch it so no spoilers).  The heat really got to everyone and you could see it at the end....probably a bunch of IVs flowing.

2021-07-26 11:30 AM
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I ”watched” the whole race while working (it was in the background). Fun stuff. And yes, totally different with drafting allowed.

Still, found it inspiring that I am going to race the same distance for the first time soon.
2021-07-26 9:11 PM
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Originally posted by Rollergirl
Originally posted by sappho96

Thanks all! Today's exercise is drinking beer whilst watching rugby!

Sounds like fun! Been watching the olympics a bit. Shame the triathlon starts early morning local time, way past my bedtime my time. May be able to catch the replay. Training for my first official Oly at the end of’August is going well. Knee is fine, only the back of the thigh and the shoulder to worry about. Time for some goal setting: Official goal I tell everyone: 3 hours 10 min Secret goal I secretly think/hope I can reach: under 3 hours (2:59:59 will do) Time over which I would be seriously disappointed: 3 hours 20 min

I watched the men's wire-to-wire...first off it's nothing like the sport we do.  Basically swim to get a good bike position, stay with the peloton, then a 10k run race.  Great finishing kick by the winner (I'll let everyone watch it so no spoilers).  The heat really got to everyone and you could see it at the end....probably a bunch of IVs flowing.




There is never, ever, ever a reason to be in white lycra...

And yay, NZ got a medal. Good for us.

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2021-07-26 9:23 PM
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Wow, life has kicked my arse the last week.

As you know I was away on work the start of the week, and was then sole in charge parent for the last 4 days when Mrs Bullfrog travelled to see her sister, who has just had a baby...

Well, after that, the respect I have for stay at home parents has gone up tenfold. Give me Ironman training over that mess any day, I can't remember being so tired. In my 4 days and nights unsupervised, both little ones picked up a bug from somewhere, so that made things a lot tougher than expected. Lots of changes of clothes (for all of us, caused from both ends...) lots of getting up in the night, and lots of cuddles (so not all terrible) All and all, very happy to be back at work for a rest today.

Training wise, the good part is I did manage to get the old roadie onto the trainer, and even used in twice. The bad news, no running, and only 45 minutes total on zwift. And yes, my legs do feel like I have not been riding in 4 months. Still, it's all set up again, and I'm aiming for more frequent rides going forwards.
2021-07-27 12:35 AM
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Wow Andrew, sorry to hear that! Not good timing both picking up bugs while you were alone with them! Hope you didn’t catch anything yourself and enjoyed the cuddles anyway

Glad your husband’s cousin was able to settle help a bit, you’ve go this Jenn . Good results at Lake Placid for us Swedes, yeah!

Work this week so less time for training but it’s an active recovery week according to my plan, so that’s ok.

Have a great week all!
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