Rik's Triathlon Blog
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Archive: August 2010 (Close)

Squashed
rikby rik Aug 27th 2010
So much for slowly, slowly, catchy monkey. While I ditched the weight training and began a cut-down training regime I stupidly carried on playing squash. Now I've wrecked my hip and can barely walk! This is quickly turning into A Lesson In How Not...
Suits You Sir
rikby rik Aug 26th 2010
I bought a tri suit. I hadn't thought it through before but I suspect my regular cycling shorts aren't particularly appropriate for wearing under a wet suit and running in. Also, I don't have any running/cycling tops that would dry quickly after dunk...
Treading Air & Water
rikby rik Aug 25th 2010
I just did my 30 lengths last night and skipped triathlon club. I felt pretty good for the first few lengths too. Still, my shoulder was threatening so I took it easy. The triathlon club instructor has offered to help me out with some transitioning.....
Treadmill Training
rikby rik Aug 24th 2010
I've done a 5K run on the treadmill for the last couple of days which has two advantages. One, it's my race distance and two, I don't get stuck in the English countryside if my back goes. I'm not really putting much into these runs but at least it's ...
Up
rikby rik Aug 22nd 2010
I did some cycling on Saturday morning - this time my least favourite 42 miles. Armed with half a packet of ginger biscuits, I did part of the Cheshire Cat cyclosportiv route - the tough part (see graph)! It was kind of a fitness test and the result:...
Injured
rikby rik Aug 20th 2010
One thing I didn't mention is that in my last swimming session my left shoulder was giving me grief. Probably related to my running pains. I can now no longer lift my left arm higher than shoulder height. This means I can't swim or run at the moment ...
Triathlon Club
rikby rik Aug 18th 2010
I went for a swim last night and stumbled upon Triathlon Club. I stumble frequently when swimming. They wanted to start training in the roped off lane I was using. Apparently, it's every Tuesday at 7.15, for an hour, and its free to gym members! So I...
Running pains
rikby rik Aug 17th 2010
I'm seriously miffed. I took an extra rest day yesterday - just did 30 mins of stretches and weights at lunch time - and planned to run a 10k today. After about a mile my back went again, same as last week, and I ended up doing a walk/jog combination...
Awesome Dood 2
rikby rik Aug 15th 2010
Went mountain biking again on Saturday with Marko - this time 15 miles at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire. Mountain biking is ace - definitely a sport for big kids. We were caked in mud at the end and the bikes almost seized up. The Cannock Chase trai...
Run rabbit run
rikby rik Aug 13th 2010
Now I'm really confused. I went out for a lunch time run, and didn't particular push but still did a PB! Only by two seconds but last time I did this I was nearly sick. I'm confused because my recovery time is shocking and last night my swimming was ...
Lessons or not?
rikby rik Aug 12th 2010
My swim this evening was so-so. I was actually exhausted from the amount of cycling I did at lunch (I got lost) and also generally from training. My muscles were starting to seize up. I can see why pros have regular massages - I need to do summat her...
Taxi!
rikby rik Aug 10th 2010
Had a poor day today. I wrecked a back muscle about 2 miles into my lunch time run, so I had to walk the other half. Rubbish.. I just wanted to explain my injury to every passing tractor driver, cyclist and lady on a hoss who must've wondered why thi...
2 4 6... Breath
rikby rik Aug 9th 2010
Well I actually managed to do 30 lengths of the pool today, but I did stop at each end and take a small breather, and a long breather sometimes. I daren't try that tumble turn thingy without practice - I know I'll look a complete idjit... that's my e...
Back to it...
rikby rik Aug 8th 2010
So I've managed a weekend of cycling and running. I stormed around my favourite cycling route (42 miles) in the pouring rain on Saturday. And did a 5 mile local run on Sunday at a comfortable pace - a route that has been tortuous in the past. So a go...
Holiday Training
rikby rik Aug 6th 2010
Well on balance the wine won over the trainers.. but I did actually go running in the 35C heat of Bodrum and what could be considered altitude training at that. My swimming improved loads. I need to get back in the gym pool for a proper test but h...
 
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