Carmen's Triathalon Experience

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Carmen's Triathalon Experience

History:

May 2008 - Stratford Fun Triathlon July 2008 - Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim August 2008 - Solent Swim, from Ryde on the Isle of Wight, to Portsmouth August 2008 - Emily Prosser Triathlon, failed to complete as bike fell to bits

The future:

May 2009- Stratford Sprint Triathlon July 2009 - Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim August 2009 - Weymouth Bay swim August 2009 - South Coast Triathlon September 2009 - Lake Windermere 10.5 mile Swim

Also looking out to see what else comes up...

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Building confidence?

130 lengths done in about 1 hr 25 min. It was masters class, but I got there early and did 25 min before class started. We concentrated on legs only for much of the session, which I find hard as I don't really use my legs much when I swim.  It's particu...

Sex Bomb in the pool

To quote Skye 'Why, oh why, oh why on earth would you want to spend 5hrs swimming in Lake Windermere??! LOL...'. A: Probably because it is more scenic than spending 5 hours in a pool, lol. Mind you, todays swim was interesting.  I thought I had picked a...

Is this getting too serious?

Just ordered my first wetsuit.  Hopefully it will arrive in time for my first sea swim of the season on May Day. To be honest, I don't really want a wetsuit.  I swim quite happily without one and it seems like another thing to maintain and look after, n...

Back on the bike again!

Friday I did a speed session in the pool.  The hardest part was: 100m on 1 min 45 sec 75m on 1 min 30 sec 50m on 1 min Repeat x 4 The times were very tight for me but I did just about manage to do each one within the time. I did a total of 3k (120 lengt...

4 kilometer swim

Last nights swimming consisted of: 20 lengths warm up 20 freestyle with buckets 20 freestyle with buckets and paddles 20 freestyle with paddles 10 backstroke 2 breaststroke 2 freestyle 2 breaststroke 4 freestyle Then 60 lengths using the clock to pace m...

Yet more swimming

Just for MTS, here's how I know how much I swim.  Last night I did 140 lengths as follows: 20 lengths warm up 4 lengths freestyle kick 4 lengths freestyle kick on back 4 lengths freestyle kick on side 4 lengths butterfly kick 4 lengths butterfly kick on...

Just a quicky

Very tired so just a very quick note to say that I did 3.25k in the pool this evening.  86 lengths were technique and speed work, then the rest were just plodding up and down lengths.

Bike fixed and another 3k in ...

I will be the first to admit that I am a complete bike numpty and I'm not particuarly good with mecanical stuff.  So when my gears started playing up last October I promised myself that I would fix it, and then left the bike in the garage for six months...

Back to buckets

Another 3k done in the pool on Friday.  After the first 20 lengths I used buckets to try and get a bit more out of the session as I was resticted for time. We did a lot of strength work with the arms and a little bit of speed work towards the end.  Just...

Swimming again

I'm under a lot of stress at the moment and it has materialised in a numb arm.  The strange thing is that I don't feel overly stressed, but I know that stress causes me to hunch my shoulders and then I trap a nerve in my neck, causing numbness, tingling...

Swimming

Swimming is about all that I have time for at the moment.  I'm still making an effort to go to Masters on Friday, as the class nearly got taken off the timetable through lack of support.  To be fair, they did decide to do their 'census' on the Friday in...

Been a while

I've not been keeping this blog up to date as I was short of time before Christmas and then I was waiting for the new site to become established. A lot has happened, but also not much. No fantastic swimming or cycling achievements, but I have been tryin...

Season's end...

I went in for the last official sea swim of the season this morning.  It was blinking cold and we only managed about 10 min, but at least I can say that I've been in the sea in November! I might try to get in again before season opens...

Masters class

I made it to the Masters session at the gym yesterday, for the first time in weeks.  I'm a bit tight for time and find it hard to get there straight from work but I was able to leave early yesterday. In fact I got there half an hour e...

A few answers

Today I did my first hilly bike ride.  Now, I have noticed with beginner runners (myself included) that we tend to think that small hills are actually mountains, until we get fit enough to run up them and then we see them for the molehills that t...

Getting back to it

I've not been feeling great so have been resting all week, but today I decided to try out the sea again.  No cycling or running this time as I didn't want to over do it. I managed about 1.2k this time and felt that I could have kept g...

Swimming again

I was racing on Sunday so I decided to take it easy on Saturday and just do the sea swim, and nothing else. It was a lovely morning - sun shining and not too cold.  But the sea was cold.  It took me ages to get in because the cold can...

Almost a triathlon

I did 10 miles on the bike down to the sea.  The air temperature was a bit cold, so I arrived chilled (on the skin, but warm inside), but I hoped that would make the water feel warmer. And I was right.  The sea actually felt warmer th...

Spinning again

I ran to the gym and then did a spinning class.  I think we might have crossed wires about spinning, Brian. I do spinning because I need to build up my strength and fitness generally and not just through running, swimming and cycling....

Saturday Madness

Ooo, didn't know that Lance did Spinning classes Brian!  I had assumed that they were for numpties like me, who need to build up their fitness befoer they can do any proper sessions worthy of the name on the road.  Well, you learn something new e...

Back to spinning

First time I have been able to fit spinning in for about a month, and boy did I find it hard. The strength is still there and I was able to do the hills OK (right up to gear 24), but I had no speed.  My legs would not go above about 9...

Lost enthusiasm

Three of us turned up for sea swimming tonight.  Bit if a poor turn out, but I think we are all suffering from lack of motivation now that we don't have a goal to aim for. We did about 30 min and I did quite enjoy it, but it's getting...

Cycling and swimming

I  got up early to cycle to tri club.  So 10 miles on the bike, about 1k in the sea then 10 miles cycle home again.  It's the first time I have done either activity since my big swim, so I took it a little easy and didn't push myself. ...

Targets and goals

I've added my goals to this blog too.  They have been on my Plodathon for a while, but for those of you that don't view that one I thought it would save you keep asking what I have scheduled if I added them here.