What training have you done this week now you are a triathlete

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21/05/2009 at 18:40
1 Hour of 5-a-side football which I was really bad at.
1 hour hard swim. Cant quite lift my arms over my head today!

Only the mind sets the limits! I dont mind at all!!!!
21/05/2009 at 18:40
So you have done your first Tri and this is your first season! What trianing have you done this week?

(it follows on from Newbies what training have you done this week!)

Its a bit like a promotion from Newbie to ? (you tell me)

Only the mind sets the limits! I dont mind at all!!!!
22/05/2009 at 06:03
I'm quite new to this and it's difficult to nail it down to week to week but on average I do about 6 hours a week. upto 2 hour long bike, an hours spin class or hills or sprint session, 1 hours run or intervals, and 1 hours worth of weights as I play rugby in the winter so need to keep that up a little.

I'm training for my first Olympic Tri in 30 days at rutland water... If anyone else is doing it and worried don't be I'm 100% going to come dead last ! last year the slowest was about 2h30 my bike is going to take me 2h, you do the Math..... I'm in real trouble.

John-Paul Ashton
22/05/2009 at 06:53
new to the tri lark too - my background is marathon/fell running. Front crawl, or "how not to drink pool while going in a vaguely forward direction" lessons started three weeks ago - I'm very rubbish at it. weekly training is generally

mon and thurs: 18 mile commute each way on 2 days (morning ride followed by 5k fartlek on the treadmill and core work)
tue and wed: 4k row, 5k fartlek treadmill, core work. evening swim if I can get to the pool.
fri: rest and drink beer for calories
sat and sunday currently reserved for swimming (1hr sessions) as I seriously need the practice. 8 mile run on sat or sun depending on when the future mrs chappers lets me out.

HOWEVER, such a lack of curbed enthusiasm has resulted in a knee injury (though the coming together of a car, my bike and my knee didn't help). So running is out. If that wasn't bad enough, I had another fall off the bike on friday and buggered my right hip and intercostal muscles, so now I can't swim or run and my training is now pretty much limited to rowing and spinning. ar*e.

I'm signed up for the sprint tri at Dorney lake in June, OD tri in Ripon in July and the Hellvelyn tri in September... the injuries had better heal quickly!!!


22/05/2009 at 07:43
Sunday - rookie day
Monday - recover from rookie day[:D]
Tuesday - mental abaration run/intervals with local run club 7.5k up a hill!!!!!! 1 hr
Wednesday - !!!!!! Physio at last to sort out stuck SI joint ouch and erhm jammed rectus femoris, gluts, psoas, ITB and quads - take my advice NEVER fall off a bucking horse and spring your pelvis it takes 4 years to sort out[:@] And that physio hurt now on a 4 a day stretch programme
Thursday - stretches, 4.5k intervals 30 mins trying to keep HR between 140-160, swim drills 30 mins playing catch up with hands to extend reach and breathing with half goggle in water only drank 1/5th of pool rather than anticipated 1/2[:D]

I can do this as long as chocolate is involved
22/05/2009 at 08:33
Monday- hour swim session with tri club working at race pace for most of it
Tuesday- 45 mins spinning, quick 15 min run with dog before band practice
Wednesday- Hour circuits, 15 mins run with dog after
Today- 8 miles approx run sesh with Tri club
Tomorrow- Who knows? Take Tessa out for a spin? Or hit the gym?

All the gear- but too much beer.... what AM I doing?!
22/05/2009 at 17:43
20 Mile cycle last night (what a nice evening for a bike ride) Followed by 1 hours 5-a-side football.
Rest day today, Run tomorrow morning to start the weekend off!

Only the mind sets the limits! I dont mind at all!!!!
22/05/2009 at 18:00
Well, I've taken it a little easy this week... bit of a rest after Sundays exhertion (bowel issues lasted till Monday, nasty business).

Cycle to work and back all week though starting Tuesday, Wednesday evening swim technique class, Thusday morning easy swim, Thursday lunch half hour run, today... Long cycle home, try and get myself lost.

All the fear, no idea.
22/05/2009 at 19:06
Sunday - rest after hard work of Saturday
Monday - swim am, easy 10 mile cycle in eve
Tues - run interval session (legs still abit sore)
Weds - swim am, 40min session on turbo trainer (desperately need to get faster on bike after Saturdays performance!)
Thurs - OW swim am, sprint session on track at lunch
Fri - taking it easy - might do something on the bike this eve
Sat - Trying to fit OW swim in am,
Sun - Bike, Bike and more bike (only 3 weeks till Windsor!)
22/05/2009 at 20:13
This is actually my second season but as I only did one Tri in 2007 I suppose this counts.
Monday 36km comute on bike - 18km Hard in, steady ride home (I try to beat the previous mornings ride)
Tuesday 'as Monday' with a 7km brick run
Wednesday 'as Monday'
Thursday 'As Monday'
this morning 18km comute in

Shake and Bake !
22/05/2009 at 21:53
Sunday - 23 mile cycle including some big hills
Monday - rest day as in London on business from V early
Tuesday - Triathlon training class AM then 5 mile run home from work PM
Wednesday - 1700 metre swim
Thursday - 17 mile cycle including hills
Friday - 1900 metre swim
Saturday - 10K race which will count as run training!

Neither let success go to your head, nor failure to your heart

Try a Tri (2006) 1hr 24 mins!!!!
Bournemouth Bay 10k 61 minutes
Try a Tri sprint 1 hr 13 mins
Egdon Easy 10K 58 mins
Velociraptor 600m 24mi 4.5mi
23/05/2009 at 01:46
Played football on Weds afternoon. Cracked a sodding rib. Very frustrated now. Desperate to get out and try my new Newtons. How long will the rib take to fix?

Chris J
23/05/2009 at 04:16
Rib will take a few weeks to mend yet!

Monday-6 mile easy run, 2k swim
Tuesday-took aerobics class which i made up as i went along. nobody noticed! result! 40 min hills on the bike.
Wednesday-10 mile TT(very nearly died!)
Thursday-5k all out run, knocked a whole 10 seconds off my PB. whoopeedoo.
Friday-1500 straight swim, 1k swim drills.

Surfing this weekend, if I can find a wave!

Either human or dancer
23/05/2009 at 04:16
Weeks? You mean days surely? I'll be pulling my hair out if takes much longer than the weekend. Must. Get. Out...

Chris J
23/05/2009 at 04:33
They will be less sore in a few days but bones usually take weeks to mend, my friend.....

Either human or dancer
23/05/2009 at 05:06

Thanks for your honesty. As soon as I can get to the 'top' of my in breath I am off out.

Chris J
23/05/2009 at 05:06
....and try not to laugh.....lol [:D]

Either human or dancer
26/05/2009 at 03:06
Thursday night was a 15 mile cycle and 1 hours football
Friday 30 mins core and 20 mins light weights

Saturday was a rest!
Sunday 8 mile run with intervals of 2 lamp posts!
Tonight i will be going some core!

Bring on another week of training!!!!

Only the mind sets the limits! I dont mind at all!!!!
26/05/2009 at 08:23
Non yet since Sunday :D - had a few beers though ;) .. going to have another rest day tomorrow then start the regime again in readiness for the next event.

Castle Combe Chilli Duathlon - 59.38
IMUK 70.3 Wimbleball - 6:12.53
IMUK Bolton - 12:21.49
Newbury Sprint -
26/05/2009 at 17:33
my belly's growing.

love this sport