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2 hours ago, willie said:

The old man won't love it when she starts kicking his butt and dragging him along :P:lol:

She tore the ligaments in her ankle playing soccer at school in September so the old man as a little bit longer as the KING. 

Ran 1500m today with her & then walked the rest of park run.  

Been taking her to sports med. The ankle is better now but they think she needs orthodics. So it's back to sport med on Friday. 

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1 hour ago, Bored@work said:

en taking her to sports med. The ankle is better now but they think she needs orthodics. So it's back to sport med on Friday. 

Have you seen a physio? 

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29 minutes ago, willie said:

Have you seen a physio? 

Yep physio was first. She has done everything right & it still won’t come good. Rest, ice, braced it, etc & still no good. Poor kids is getting frustrated. 

They were saying the sprain may have been a coincidence. Her feet roll in & it’s putting pressure on her joint which is near the location of the sprain. 

 

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On 25/12/2018 at 3:30 AM, The new guy said:

I’ve got 2 kids 4 and under, and I do most of my training in the morning. Apart from swimming and velodrome (which I do on the way to work), I can do my track sets near home, and zwift in the garage, and still be at/back at home for when they wake up to sort the breakfasts etc. 

That means my wife only does 3 days solo while I train, and we do Saturdays together as that’s the pre agreed family day with no training.

This largely highlights what I was saying.

Assuming one of your under 4s typically wakes around 5am, are you consistently getting up at 3:xx / 4:xxam? Further assuming a ~2 year gap, does the 12-24 month old wake much during the night?

Plenty of spouses are also going to be less than enthused at the prospect of “honey, you sort out the little guys 3 mornings every week while I’m off riding”.

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7 minutes ago, trilobite said:

Plenty of spouses are also going to be less than enthused at the prospect of “honey, you sort out the little guys 3 mornings every week while I’m off riding”.

I would assume this would be done on a 'quid pro quo' basis. Shouldn't be hard to find ways to offset 3 mornings looking after the kids (especially when there are 4 other mornings in the week).

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It can be done but for how long? First Ironman would be relatively easy. Excitement, passion, feat etc the. Second & third Ironman would be a lot harder. 

The % of people who do the 3/4am starts and stay in the sport long term would be low.

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And yes, you can alternate with the kids just fine but when do the two of you get to spend quality time together?  You're partners not job sharers. 

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1 minute ago, Stikman said:

And yes, you can alternate with the kids just fine but when do the two of you get to spend quality time together?  You're partners not job sharers. 

Another hassle with a “job share” arrangement is that it implicitly assumes the other party wants to use time like you do.

If, for example, they prefer late night Netflix, then doing regular early shifts solo isn’t going to work for them.

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Assuming the partners love each other. It works. But we make sure we do things as a group, and that my wife has time for her things. This is good for me as she does not value being up early.

Taking from the running post before You can get 30 K a week with lunch times or just fitting in 40 minutes when it is quiet at home.

Riding, other than the one longer ride, rides of 1 to 2 hours can be done morning or evening on Zwift.

Then there is this evil thing called the swim that has no respect for time spent not swimming that gets used to get back and forth swimming and in and out of pool

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I have found that if your kids are active, then the teenage years are the most time consuming.

When had 2 kids at school i would be doing 8 drop off/pick ups a week (6.30am, or 5.30pm to 7pm) which really limited my training time. then Sat &/or Sunday sport meant that unless into really early or mid afternoon in the weekends. Also getting up at 5am does not impress the wife, no matter how silent it is!

Now that youngest has licence and wheels, my need to find a new excuse not to swim in the mornings

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3 minutes ago, rory-dognz said:

I have found that if your kids are active, then the teenage years are the most time consuming.

When had 2 kids at school i would be doing 8 drop off/pick ups a week (6.30am, or 5.30pm to 7pm) which really limited my training time. then Sat &/or Sunday sport meant that unless into really early or mid afternoon in the weekends. Also getting up at 5am does not impress the wife, no matter how silent it is!

Now that youngest has licence and wheels, my need to find a new excuse not to swim in the mornings

I'm always amazed at how not stealthy I am at 5 am

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Interesting thread with lots of good advice.  Like someone else said, consider all the advice and do the bits that work for you.

personally I've never had a structured training plan, I just do what I can when I can, and it's worked for a long (long) time.

You just need to be very aware of how you're feeling, and how what you are doing is impacting others.

Good luck with it but I'm sure (based on the fact that you're actually considering this) that you'll be fine!

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I used to set up the trainer and bike whilst my son play cricket. Sat it underneath a tree and peddled while I supported. Got a few funny looks from the rest of the people. I also used to get my son/daughter to ride their bikes on trail runs with me. 10 - 15 kms is easy for kids - a win/win.

FM

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On 28/12/2018 at 9:25 PM, Flanman said:

I used to set up the trainer and bike whilst my son play cricket. Sat it underneath a tree and peddled while I supported. Got a few funny looks from the rest of the people. I also used to get my son/daughter to ride their bikes on trail runs with me. 10 - 15 kms is easy for kids - a win/win.

FM

This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 

 

there are many solutions to any situation if you really want to do it you will find a way 

for example 

i very rarely ride with anyone or even on the road , but had some very good long term friends here over the week and one of them who is quite slow and not confident in her ability at all wanted to ride to the next town and back 60ks all up 

a big thing for her , so I knew she would be struggling T the back so I rode my fat bike with her so i was still getting a bit of a workout while the others took off 

also knew they would stop for coffee at the town , I don’t do coffee or stops , so I took my runners with me in a backpack and did k reps in front (shirtless of course ) of cafe while they ate and drank 

with my ride and run done off to work on return 

thing is , deep down most reallydont “want “ it (what ever It is for you) if it involves hard work or a change in “ life’s “ circumstances 

 

edit to add

to answer the OP original question 

to get through a half IM , you really don’t have to do too much ,

just ride abit , swim as much as can and run as much as life and injury’s permit

again as long on race day you really “want “ to finish you will 

If you have two legs two arms and are reasonably heathy  its not that hard 

but u do need abit of the good old ooommmpppfffff , which seems to be missing from some folk these days 

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It comes down to motivation

I usually don't have a problem finding time to train. However there are plenty of other 'non sport' related tasks that never seem to get done.

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