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  Topic: Resetting Expectations
mrsmac

Replies: 30
Views: 5671

PostForum: General   Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:06 pm   Subject: Re: Resetting Expectations
For a whole long list of reasons I've not really done much training for the last year or so and have seen my performances drop off accordingly.

I am now finding it very difficult to motivate myself ...
  Topic: Triathlon & Depression....
mrsmac

Replies: 64
Views: 19435

PostForum: General   Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:58 am   Subject: Triathlon & Depression....
I have to go and have my war pension re assessed again.....now that really is depressing....

thank you for your kind comment - good luck with your reassessment.

mrsmac
  Topic: Triathlon & Depression....
mrsmac

Replies: 64
Views: 19435

PostForum: General   Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:59 am   Subject: Triathlon & Depression....
mrsmac, it's a hugely intimidating step for many people to take on new challenges. I can still clearly remember cacking myself as I took on my first group runs, swims & cycles.

I doff my cap t ...
  Topic: Triathlon & Depression....
mrsmac

Replies: 64
Views: 19435

PostForum: General   Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:50 pm   Subject: I found triathlon this year
exercise has always been my medication for depression, and this year I found triathlon. learnt to swim and run and did my first two sprints. I say exercise what I mean is a good great dollop of fresh ...
  Topic: How bad at swimming am I?
mrsmac

Replies: 4444
Views: 736333

PostForum: Training   Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:18 pm   Subject: my progress so far
well i posted on here a month ago. i have moved from beginners improvers lane to improving improvers lane in the adult swimming lessons! just means i am not the most hopeless anymore!
i am now appar ...
  Topic: How bad at swimming am I?
mrsmac

Replies: 4444
Views: 736333

PostForum: Training   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:28 pm   Subject: How bad at swimming am I?
thank you Hillwall - i have to remember its still early days and I still have a fair bit of time till next event!
  Topic: How bad at swimming am I?
mrsmac

Replies: 4444
Views: 736333

PostForum: Training   Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:10 pm   Subject: How bad at swimming am I?
well an update
lessons have started! a revelation and feel like i am learning to swim again.
my second event is at end of sept and I do feel at the bottom of my tummy the panic starting to emerge a ...
  Topic: How many training sessions - confused and stressed!?
mrsmac

Replies: 22
Views: 4529

PostForum: Training   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:17 pm   Subject: How many training sessions - confused and stressed!?
i've just done my first tri, and (just a sprint) and everyone I knew thought I was crazy too!
its easy to get overwhelmed with the overall event - I did especially the week before. keep each element ...
  Topic: How bad at swimming am I?
mrsmac

Replies: 4444
Views: 736333

PostForum: Training   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:35 pm   Subject: How bad at swimming am I?
hello I'm new to triathlons as well as this forum (well any forum actually), so hope you don't mind me popping by. my swimming is quite bad, but as three months ago I could swim just two lengths, and ...
  Topic: new to Triathlons
mrsmac

Replies: 36
Views: 8765

PostForum: General   Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:04 pm   Subject: new to Triathlons
below is a link to the walk to running 5K programme I am doing is this a good place to start

http://www.bupa.co.uk/running/training/training-programmes/walking-5km/

hello preston beginner - i si ...
  Topic: Newcomers Welcome Thread
mrsmac

Replies: 4642
Views: 1049750

PostForum: General   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:12 pm   Subject: Newcomers Welcome Thread
Thanks Patricia- found out about adult swimming lessons free at my local pool- start tomorrow!. Blog is a good idea thank you! Having completed my first I now want to go faster!!
  Topic: Newcomers Welcome Thread
mrsmac

Replies: 4642
Views: 1049750

PostForum: General   Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:04 pm   Subject: newbie saying hello
Hi all.
3 months ago I couldn't swim 400m, had never run 5k, and only got a bike 2 yrs ago. 2 weeks ago I finished my first triathlon !
This was my first big challenge probably ever! I've really enj ...
 
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