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Postby The Duke » Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:51 pm

It's no good. The old log created for me the Bald Meister has got to go.

Weight lifting is no longer a part of my life.

My training focus is on Triathlon. It has fired me like I have not been fired for a long time.

I am at the bottom of a huge ladder.

My running has been coming on and for the moment I am happy with 10 minute pace.

My cycling is just the turbo at the moment. Too snowy and cold for an actual bike.

Let us not even talk about swimming.

OK let us. ...

I have not done any yet. It is my weekest discipline by far. I could easily swim a couple of k of breaststroke today but that is not going to help me. It has to be front crawl. I need to get to the pool and just do crawl even if it kills me.

And then ... gulp ... open water.

This does not worry me. I have spent so much of this year capsizing fucking sea kayaks and swimming in wellingtons after sudden immersions that a wetsuit and no boat kayak to re-enter in crashing waves will be a joy.

Incidentally, if anyone wants to buy some weights ... hmmm??

Got my mind on a few other ebdurancy type things involving mountains of course.

Lets see how it all works out yet.

Oh yes and don't mention the word "Bianchi" to the wife eh?

Well I'll start with todays training.

Turbo Trainer (setting 2/5)

10 min warm up middle cog
30 min top - 3

Started at 75 worked up to 100 which was a mistake because I immediately folowed this with

Run 2.6 mile in 25 mins.

Not a bad effort.[/b]
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Postby ninearms » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:01 pm

Primal Quest 2011?
“Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end. Then stop.”
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Postby The Duke » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:09 pm

ninearms wrote:Primal Quest 2011?


You are determined to get me adventure racing aren't you?

I just couldn't see me doing it as part of a team.
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Postby ninearms » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:13 pm

The Duke wrote:
ninearms wrote:Primal Quest 2011?


You are determined to get me adventure racing aren't you?

I just couldn't see me doing it as part of a team.


Even a team of hot ladiez?
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Postby baldy » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:15 pm

I would keep the weights, you will need them when you start training properly again :)

As for your swimming, having to learn from scratch might be an advantage as you wont have any bad habits. There is a good system called total immersion, check for a DVD you can download.

Adventure races will always be cooler triathlons (unless you do an Ironman).
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Postby skoptic » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:34 pm

Good work on the triathlon tip :-) and best of luck with your training.
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Postby KC Masterpiece » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:01 am

Good luck with your new goals.

For the swimming: I don't know where you're located, but one could get into a regular class (i.e. with certified instruction) for very cheap if not free just about anywhere in the US via YMCA and/or dedicated swim clubs.

Hopefully a quick search will turn something up for you. Quality, in-person instruction (especially for a breaststroker turned crawler) will go a long way.
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Postby The Duke » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:47 am

ninearms wrote:
Even a team of hot ladiez?


The Duchess would never allow it.


baldy wrote:I would keep the weights,



No man. I need the room for drying lycra.

baldy wrote:

total immersion,


I’ll check it out.

baldy wrote:
unless you do an Ironman.


Perhaps a tad ambitious for this month?


skoptic wrote:Good work on the triathlon tip :-) and best of luck with your training.


Why thanks for the good wishes.


KC Masterpiece wrote: For the swimming: I don't know where you're located, but one could get into a regular class (i.e. with certified instruction) for very cheap if not free just about anywhere in the US via YMCA and/or dedicated swim clubs.

Hopefully a quick search will turn something up for you. Quality, in-person instruction (especially for a breaststroker turned crawler) will go a long way.


I’m in England.

English pools are a nightmare if you want to actually swim. Full of kids enjoying themselves!! But I have found a coaching session on Sunday mornings
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Postby purple_mog » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:23 am

Wooo hoooo welcome to the triathlon bug!!! Very much recommend any books by Joe Friel for info and if you're new to swimming front crawl then seriously worth getting a couple of total immersion lessons, its such a lovely lovely way to swim.

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Postby The Duke » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:55 am

purple_mog wrote:Wooo hoooo welcome to the triathlon bug!!! Very much recommend any books by Joe Friel for info and if you're new to swimming front crawl then seriously worth getting a couple of total immersion lessons, its such a lovely lovely way to swim.

Where abouts are you?


I'm in Fleetwood, Lancashire.

Didn't realize there were so many people interested in Tris here!!!
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Postby The Duke » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:49 pm

16 lengths Front Crawl.

Horrible!!!!
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Postby VeganGraham » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:29 pm

English pools are a nightmare if you want to actually swim. Full of kids enjoying themselves!!

I swim at my local JJB.
Today was the busiest I have ever seen it, I think there were seven people in there at one point, all showing excellent lane discipline. Some days I've had the pool to myself for over half an hour.
If you've got a "health club" or "fitness club" near you, it might be worth a look. One month's membership costs about the same as 10 visits to the local public pool here.
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Postby The Duke » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:38 pm

Big Good Wolf wrote:If you've got a "health club" or "fitness club" near you, it


Ha!!!! Ever been to Fleetwood??!!!! :D
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Postby The Duke » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:42 pm

Wed 13

Ran from Euston to Trafalger Square in business attire
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Ran from Trafalger to Euston in business attire
Had whisky on train

Thu 14

Turbo Trainer
Setting 2 of 5

5 min warmup
5 * 1m top
3 * 2m Top -1
2 * 3m top - 2
3 * 2m Top -1
5 * 1m top
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Postby emm7 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:06 pm

sounds stressful and I bet you enjoyed that whisky afterwards!
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