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  1. Yeah right. It happens to the best (and worst) of us. Some race days just suck. I once took a (short international) flight to a Sprint race, was quite unwell in the days leading up, then left helmet, chain and pedals at home. Realised as the flight was taking off. No matter, it would end up being an expensive weekend - I'll buy new..... 4 bike shops later all over the city and i couldn't even source what I needed, bar some ultegra pedals. Sweating bullets from a fever I thought what the f*ck am I doing?!?!?! Mental. Just rest. Then I heard a friend was also in the same city for th
  2. Well, as an update, I haven't been able to add any extra sessions a week yet, but have tried (a couple of times) Andrew's 100s reducing the time every 5x and with the championship set thrown in. Killer! Problem is I've just burned my calf on a neighbouring motorbike exhaust as I was parking mine, so am staying out of pools until healed...
  3. As i said in the other thread I got to 50 continuous days of running 5km -18km daily. Then my 'desire' for it waned. I thought my body was ok at the time, but with all the work and other training I was doing, I'd dug myself so deep into a pit of exhaustion, it took a bout of glandular fever and then solid rest to get back into training, and even then, I just couldn't cope with anything high intensity for quite a while.
  4. this_guy32

    Run Hundred

    I tried this Jan 2017. I went for 100 runs in 100 days, on top of teaching indoor cycling 3 or 4 times a week, running HIIT sessions twice a week, and trying to get some swimming and cycling in. Oh, and on top of a full time job and beers at the weekend. I'm suprised I made it to 50 days, but I really noticed an improvement in cadence and technique. It became a mode of transport. I couldn't mentally invisage continuing for another 50 days. I don't think I ran anything over 18km during those 50 days, and mostly 5km or 10km, with some fast efforts. Good luck to anyone trying this. De
  5. Gold. Thanks, I'll try this for sure. 1:35s on 2:00 seems doable. I doubt I'll maintain it below 1:50 as that's 15 x 100m and I'll be toast. But it's a starting point.
  6. Well yes, max efforts. If i was doing 40 x 50m I'd probably need every one of those 30 secs rest by the time i get to rep 15!
  7. Hi all, this is absolute gold. I really appreciate the advice! Oompa Loompa - I'll try those 3 things. I used to use an old inner tube around the ankles, but haven't done that in ages. Peter - yep, i"ll give it a go maybe 5 times a week and see what happens. I'm a school teacher and there's 16 working days left until summer break, so i'll be able to do that as soon as the holiday starts. 7 or 8 weeks of good swimming. RunBrettRun - I like the idea of 40 x 50. What sort of rest intervals would you take? is 30 seconds too long? I like the idea of your flat out
  8. Looking for some tips. I've been stuck at the same speed over 100m for a long time. Generally I'll do 1 long swim per week, (usually something like 1km x 3 or 1km, 4 x 500 m.) And 2 other swims that might total 2km each where I do drills, and max efforts among other things. (either 5-10 x 100m max, or build to max, depending on how i'm feeling. I do plenty of core work. I've tried to build the number of 100m efforts, decrease rest intervals, do 150m efforts, 200m efforts, but pretty much 1:30 over 100m is all I can do. I can maintain that over maybe 8 reps with 30secs rest, but the
  9. I live in Cambodia, and I'll be racing 70.3 Da Nang on May 13th. Let me know I you intend on coming to Cambodia!
  10. I'm in a similar place. Last race was IM UK July 2016. I've signed up for a 70.3 in 12 weeks time. I've been fairly consistent on the swim and bike, but my running is needing work. I've chosen a flat (but very hot) course for my first race back. My advice is be set a goal and be consistent in training. Dial it back a bit with the number of intervals at first. Lots of swim drills and skills. Fitness will return!
  11. The issue is, if you shave, how high do you go? Stop at the hem of your shorts? The hem of your undies? Either way you'll look like you've got hairy pants on. Speaking from personal experience here....
  12. Try Metafit, if there's a coach near you. Or other similar online HIIT workouts like fitness blender. Great for shedding fat and building lean muscle as we age.
  13. Thanks for the responses. I do sleep with my phone nearby as it's my alarm clock, and it's a bad habit but I'm usually reading on the screen before I sleep. But I don't feel the issue is with the quality or duration of my sleep. It could be exercise addicition. We're all addicited aren't we?! I'll certainly try the dark choclate before bed idea and sleep with a tin foil hat as someone else suggested And for the record its not a fitbit, it's aforerunner 735xt. i wear it as a regular wrist watch. I'm assuming the optical HR remains accurate through the night...
  14. Hey trannies, Since wearing a HRM round the clock for 2 months, I've noticed that my heart rate drops very low over night. Last night I hit 34bpm for the second time, but I'm usually 36bpm. Last weekend I pushed too hard on the bike and after a massive day, my waking heart rate was 40 or 41 until Wednesday, then dropped back down to 36 this morning after two rest days. Now I wouldn't really be concerned about this, as it sounds super efficient, but I'm not an elite athlete. I'd class myself as someone in very good shape, and a 7 out of 10, if 10 was tapering for kona. But the r
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