Tri Talk HomepageTri Talk EventsTri Talk ForumsBlogsTri Talk TrainingTri TradeTriPlayerWikiTeam Tri Talk
Training? What training?
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TriTalk.co.uk Forum Index -> Training
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Mungo




Joined: 29 Sep 2016
Posts: 97
Location: Preston

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As just stated one day the swim clicks.
I stopped trying to go faster years ago, I just try and become more efficent now.
Unless your really carp, for LD races theres not much too be gained unless your doing something drastically wrong.
_________________
Keep Triing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Roscoemck




Joined: 10 Aug 2016
Posts: 144
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SwimsLikeAWalrus wrote:
Roscoemck wrote:
Swim practice tonight. Making progress, but very slowly! Can manage a length now freestyle, not sure the technique's great, but still doing it. Next goal, 1.5 then 2 lengths without stopping and increase from there.

Also doing some breaststroke towards the end of my session. Reason? May not have freestyle sorted enough to manage 750m at sprint tri in May.

I want to get this freestyle nailed and if takes 6 months, so be it!


Swimming is a continuous process. There quickly comes a point where you become competent and swim fit. Becoming very competent is much more tricky! Gains become smaller! And most of us will never be brilliant!

Anyway so what if you do some breast stroke in the tri. It is not the end of the world! Is it in open water?


I thought that would be a bit ambitious for my first tri, so I'm doing a pool based sprint. That's if I get in, there's a waiting list.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jibberjim




Joined: 15 Aug 2008
Posts: 7966
Location: Kingston

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roscoemck wrote:
I thought that would be a bit ambitious for my first tri, so I'm doing a pool based sprint. That's if I get in, there's a waiting list.


I've done one triathlon, open water, only did breaststroke (as that's all I could do!)
_________________
Jibbering Sports Stuff
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Roscoemck




Joined: 10 Aug 2016
Posts: 144
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear god, it was cold on the turbo in the shed this morning! Still not thawed out.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Roscoemck




Joined: 10 Aug 2016
Posts: 144
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swimming tonight. Started off using the kick board, young lady gets into the pool and starts doing a nice relaxed freestyle up and down the pool.

Thinks to myself "I've being doing this for weeks, go on, do it". So I did. Ditched the kick board, took it real easy, didn't overthink and managed 2 lengths!!! Chuffed!

Didn't use the kick board again tonight, just went 2 lengths at a time then a quick breather.

My technique needs a lot of work, can only imagine how bad it looks. I now need to build up endurance.

Great session, really enjoyed it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Roscoemck




Joined: 10 Aug 2016
Posts: 144
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steady 4 mile run this morning, working on keeping average HR below 140.

Took the advice and applied a liberal dose of spit to the HR strap, hey presto, no issues.

Strength training tonight then a rest day tomorrow.

Good start to the day!

Have a good one everybody
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chrace




Joined: 28 Apr 2010
Posts: 2431
Location: Eating a Yorkie

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roscoemck wrote:
Oh dear god, it was cold on the turbo in the shed this morning! Still not thawed out.

I have never, ever been cold on a turbo after 10 minutes on it...

You post more on here than I train.
_________________
Where the mind goes the body follows.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Roscoemck




Joined: 10 Aug 2016
Posts: 144
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrace wrote:
Roscoemck wrote:
Oh dear god, it was cold on the turbo in the shed this morning! Still not thawed out.

I have never, ever been cold on a turbo after 10 minutes on it...

You post more on here than I train.


It's my fingers and toes that feel it most
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chrace




Joined: 28 Apr 2010
Posts: 2431
Location: Eating a Yorkie

PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roscoemck wrote:
Chrace wrote:
Roscoemck wrote:
Oh dear god, it was cold on the turbo in the shed this morning! Still not thawed out.

I have never, ever been cold on a turbo after 10 minutes on it...

You post more on here than I train.


It's my fingers and toes that feel it most

Fair enough. I have excellent blood circulation in the extremities (winter white water kayaker) so never had that problem.
_________________
Where the mind goes the body follows.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Roscoemck




Joined: 10 Aug 2016
Posts: 144
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solid morning's training. 45 minutes on the turbo, steady pace. Followed this with a 6.5 mile run, ignored the HRM and ran by "feel". Ended up average HR 143. If I'm trying to keep HR lower (ie MAF), it's usually around 138, so not bad.

Pace was around 8.34mm.

Nobody else want to add their training? I'm nosey! Like to see what others are up to! Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
explorerJC




Joined: 20 Oct 2005
Posts: 13807
Location: Farthingstone

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep....just walked around a lot coaching today...tomorrow, probably more of the same...
_________________
www.appliedtri.co.uk Tri and Du coaching

www.naturalrunningform.co.uk Natural Running Form Coach

2017 Training Camps http://www.appliedtri.co.uk/training-camps/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Mungo




Joined: 29 Sep 2016
Posts: 97
Location: Preston

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rosc

Smashed My calf at 17kms per hour doing intervals earlier in the week. So not alot!

Was hoping it would mend but no such luck.... Oulton Park is a no go tomorrow.

Gutted.

Bike power and run speed certainly up on Octs race and was looking forward to finding out how much.......

Hows the swimming?
_________________
Keep Triing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Roscoemck




Joined: 10 Aug 2016
Posts: 144
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mungo wrote:
Rosc

Smashed My calf at 17kms per hour doing intervals earlier in the week. So not alot!

Was hoping it would mend but no such luck.... Oulton Park is a no go tomorrow.

Gutted.

Bike power and run speed certainly up on Octs race and was looking forward to finding out how much.......

Hows the swimming?


That's not good. Have suffered a torn right calf twice over the last few years so I know how you feel.

Swimming going well, feel as if I'm getting it, just need to build some endurance and work on technique.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Roscoemck




Joined: 10 Aug 2016
Posts: 144
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Intervals on the turbo this morning. Felt tough, think I'm a bit dehydrated.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mungo




Joined: 29 Sep 2016
Posts: 97
Location: Preston

PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rosco

Glad to hear about the swimming. It just clicks.

Remember hard days, easy days and rest days.

Intervals on a turbo are always tough for me!
_________________
Keep Triing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TriTalk.co.uk Forum Index -> Training All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Page 2 of 4
  Share
 
Jump to:  
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 vote in polls in this forum





Home | About TT | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertising | Contact TT
Copyright ©2003-2015 TriTalk®.co.uk. All rights reserved.