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Tinydave heading for the                Galway Half-Ironman 2011
Tinydave heading for the Galway Half-Ironman 2011
Hello all,
My names Dave Milne and I'm part of Fingal Tri Club. Just sticking up my training and thoughts as i train for the Galway Half Ironman. This is my second season in Triathlons and I'm just as excited as i was last please feel free to look at my blog, the people I name in this blog are great Fingal Tri members, great training partners and now are becoming great friends.

Time to get the finger out....

DaveMilneby DaveMilneJan 9th 2011
Well now that Christmas and all that it brings has come and gone, its time to start back training... seeing as my 2011 goal is less than 9 months away and I'm a stone up from what i was entering the Dublin City Marathon in October, its time to get into shape.
I started the year with a 15k run (lough-shinny 5) as some of you know the lough-shinny loop has a nice 1k hill in it, great for dusting off the cobwebs.... Great turnout from the club and everyone was in great form and it wasn't long before we started the run/race. I found it very hard overall and i only realised the importance of pacing yourself with similar athletes, when a call from nature came and i could not resist, i got dropped from the group and found it impossible to reel them back in, so i spent alot of the run on my own gasping for breath. overall finished it, not the fastest Ive ever been but finished it...
The club run session was on Wednesday evening in Skerries with a high number a people showing up, new faces and old faces, man this session was hard a Liuwe Greidanus hard, High knees, heel flicks, sprints, a bit of a run, more sprints etc and a 2 lap cool down, nothing like a hard session to kick start Wednesdays sessions, great banter as always with the usual slagging going on,(still cant believe i won...)
Swimming started on Friday morning with the Fingal Tri Coach Liuwe Greidanus, you could tell by the class before us that it was gonna be a hard session, boy were we not let down, 2500mtrs approx, few drills but alot of 50's off 1min and 100's off (whatever i could!!!!). its always a good feeling when you look at the board and see the next set is a cool down, but its never that easy when Liuwe's on the case, Butterfly legs was what came out of his mouth... we all looked at Donal to see what the crack was and off he went up the lane like some sort of penguin thingy having a fit, so we all followed.... (we will have to try this in our baths before we bring this back to the N.A.C). I felt really unfit doing the session but vowed that my swimming WILL improve in the next 2 months. as always Donal aka Flipper akaa the thorp wasn't showing any signs of pool rust, man if only i could do one of the 3 disciplines as well as him i would be sorted, but thats life, grass is always greener as they say

Hit back doing the Kettle-bells on Friday evening with one of the Triathletes Ive got mega respect for Dinny Collins(the man is a legend), its unreal how you can lose so much strength in a few weeks, struggled with the 15kg but Dinny reassured us all that it wont take long to get back into shape, Ive never sweat as much as i did in that class, but all in all i felt good, Jeremy said he was coming to the class but was afraid of my new belly that Ive put on.... Bellies gonna get you J-man :-)

Thats all for now folks
peace out
LisaBoardmanby member: LisaBoardman, Jan 12th 2011 17:18
But you know Dave.... you are my Donal! Now you know how it feels!
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