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Next year taking shape
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:39 pm dhcm
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I am signing up for the 2012 Etape du Tour (Alps stage) with a group of friends.

So now next year looks like:

Jan-April = marathon training, culminating in VLM. Target: sub-3hours if make it through winter without injuries, sub-3.15 (to get GFA entry next year) if don't!

April-June = triathlon training with heavy bike focus, culminating with Blenheim (Target 1.17) & Dambuster (target 2.20).

June-July = Etape final preparation and Etape itself (target: make it round).

August-Sept = prep for Challenge Henley (target: make it round)

Not a classic training schedule perhaps,only the marathon prep will follow a plan, but my theory on training schedules for age-groupers is "who knows what works?". My theory is that training for a marathon and then a serious sportive must be good for ironman right? Just need to remember to hit the pool from time-to-time and hopefully pick up, finally, a decent stroke along the way.

Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:19 pm fruit thief
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Looks like an epic & fun year you have planned, hope it all goes well

I'm sure you are right and that for us Brits there is a lot of sense in training the run during the dismal winter, then keeping it going and adding the bike in the Spring/summer

Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:13 am tabtri
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Sounds like a fun plan and I agree with your age groupers training theory - there are sommany other factors in all of our lives that I think that it works for you is what matters Smile
My excessive healthy enthusiasm has returned - now I need outlets for my competitive spirit Smile

Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:41 pm RiRi
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Sounds like a good year you have planned there. Smile
Does it come in pink?

Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:58 pm Sue
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yep marathin training will follow you through the rest of the season, and also sportive
--hey the swim is the short bit Wink

Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:02 am Carlito
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not a bad approach at all.
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2015 events
Anglican sprint duathlon, etu qualifier, 2secs outside automatic qualification Mad , but qualified eventually on rolldown Very Happy

blenheim. cramp on run - had to stop. finished several minutes off 2014 Sad

etape du tour alps. fell apart halfway. very tough to finish. but did finish Smile

City race 5k 18.03

crouch end 10k 40.xx Rolling Eyes

1500m 4.47
2014 events
Stratford marathon 3.22 - recovering from injury
Abingdon marathon 3.08 - finally FFA following decent training in run up Very Happy
cityrace 5k 17.55 Very Happy
crouch end 10k 38.xx
blenheim 1.15.xx
2013 events
etape du tour (alps) 5.47. placed 16%. best bike ride
Rutland marathon 3.41. freezing heavy rain throughout. survival only aim
city race 5k 18.30
crouch end 10k (add)
Hyde park
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2012 Events
April - London Marathon - 3:40 Mad
May - Crouch End 10K - 38.25 Smile
June - Blenheim (Sprint) (13:45/35:49/22:13). 1:17:00, 4th out of 261 in M40-44 (Saturday only) Very Happy
June - Dambuster (Oly)
July - Etape du Tour (Act 1 - alps)
2011 Events
Quattro Sportive (82miles). 4:43 (incl.10 min breaks)

F3Events Evening Sprint Triathlon (750(????)/20/5), May = 1:13:28 (17:20/1:38/33:34/0:45/20:09)

Crouch End 10.1K. 38:15 Surprised Very Happy

Blenheim Sprint (June) (750/19.8/5.4), 1:19:37 (14.29/4.29/35.59/1.49/22.53) Smile

F3Events Evening Sprint Triathlon (750(?)/20/5), June = 1:10:51 (16.13/1:05/32:47/0:44/19:59) Smile

Maldon triathlon (July) (c.1100/45/9) = 2:19:00 (21.25/1.21/1.18.37/0.36/36.49). 1st in age group! Surprised Very Happy

220/Humanrace Evening Sprint (26 August) (750/20/5), 1:10:45 (14.49/1.54/33.31/1.05/19.26) Smile

Vitruvian HIM (Sept) (1900/85/21.1), 4:51:05 (39.36/2.47/2.30.35/1.41/1.36.26) Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

The Fix-UK Tri-Challenge Relay (Sept) (400(?)/15/5 x 3), team time=2.39, personal splits 8.23/24.40/17.56. 7th overall but WINNERS MIXED CATEGORY Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Jekyll & Hyde duathlon (Oct) (4.2/20.8/7.6), 15.45/0.35/34.01/0.34/29.54), scoring MVET for club in London triathlon league Smile
2010 Triathlon Results
Triathlete's World Evening Sprint (750/20/5),May=1.20.05 (17.55/2.42/37.58/0.56/20.33)

Blenheim Sprint (750/19.6/5.4)=1.21.26 (15.03/3.54/37.10/1.48/23.33)

Triathlete's World Evening Sprint (750/20/5),July=1.12.43 (15.47/1.07/35.53/0.36/19.16)

Dextro Hyde Park Tri Olympic (1500/36/10)=2.23.06 (30.02/4.18/1.04.25/2.58/41.24)

Tri-challenge relay (400/15/5): swim=7.48, bike=unknown, run leg 1=21.17, leg 2=22.52, leg 3=20.12 (accident to team member, so ran all run legs)
2009 Triathlon Results
Blenheim Super-sprint (400/13.6/3.2)=59.40 (9.06/5.18/29.52/2.13/13.13)

Tri-Challenge relay (400/15/5)= swim=8.45,bike=29.12,run=19.27

NB. Recovering from shoulder break in Apr 2009
Personal Bests

HM (2013)1.28 Rolling Eyes
marathon (2014)=3.08

Swim (pool)
100m=1.40 Mad
400m=7.50 Sad
750m=13.41 (miscounted laps?) Confused
1500m = 28.36 Smile
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