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I’m 2 weeks out from the tri on the 30th, been ticking along with 5-6 sessions a week but the last few weeks have been far more running and cycling than swimming, and those swims have all been in the pool, and finding them tougher than I should be for some reason

The legs are still hanging off me today after Sats bike/run, going to head to the pool later for 1250m. That leaves me with 9 more days to train if the last session is the Wed before, 2 of those will be rest days so 7 others. Thinking I’ll try get 4 x 1500m sessions in the pool into that and 3 x 10km runs with some biking fired in for a brick or 2

With the running times really improving at the moment its a shame the run in the race isn't less severe so I could have a good go at. At least I'm feeling in decent nick for it.. hopefully none of BPT's running on one ankle type heroics required, just head down and grind out the first 2.5km somehow
 
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Copenhagen is an excellent course. Anyone wanting a great event with a strong chance of a PB should do it.
Bit of an aside but i was in Copenhagen the week before the HM. it is some spot. You couldnt miss that the race was happening. big banners everywhere across the streets and posters at the bus stops. A lovely city.

We were having a drink on the friday night and suddenly 1000's of people rattled past in a big roller disco. Traffic stopped and choons pumping. apparently its one of these healthy city initiatives, happens every friday. Kids and old fogies alike, Bloody cool i thought.
 
Great Report once again Terrier. Some man to inflict a bit of pain on himself. It is nice to trot around a touristy half/marathon now and then.

On the topic of touristy Marathons resulting from dodgy ankles/achilles.
I did say recently that i would try to keep a log of the "training" for Valencia but the way things are going my achilles may never recover enough to allow me to train properly. I can jog 30-35 miles a week without making it worse and im with for now. so nothing worthy of reporting :)

Leaving the office some dull evening last week a stray Autumnal leaf got stuck to my shoe. Dublin Marathon season was my 1st thought. I know you suffer from the same compulsion or afflication Terrier. I feckin love it! If you dont want your race number, id probably take it off you and I will send the shillings your way..?
A 26 mile jog around Dublin with shag all training is exactly what this dickhead of an achilles deserves!

dont worry, i wont be troubling any age group prizes!
 
Lads, in looking for advice again.. some day I might actually be able to give some! I was asked of if do the Clontarf HM on 18th Nov and I’m tempted. I’m running 10km 3 times a week at the moment but haven’t ventured beyond, and I obviously need to get the tri Sat week out of the way first.

Would 2 months from now be enough time to build up to 21km on what will almost certainly be a windy morning around the bay?
 
Lads, in looking for advice again.. some day I might actually be able to give some! I was asked of if do the Clontarf HM on 18th Nov and I’m tempted. I’m running 10km 3 times a week at the moment but haven’t ventured beyond, and I obviously need to get the tri Sat week out of the way first. Would 2 months from now be enough time to build up to 21km on what will almost certainly be a windy morning around the bay?
Go for it, you have a big bank of fitness built up, add on a few miles week by week,
 
Just put in the miles HH. Get your Sunday runs gradually up to 12 to 14 miles and do around 15 miles across your other spins during the week. . No need for major speed work unless you're gunning for a big show. Getting the distance done in advance of the day will give you a great boost and you can give it a good lash.

It's an out and back job along the seafront, right? Sure that route is flat as a pancake - the wind is your only worry and that'll only be for half the race. That said I've often run that route in the dead of winter and there was no wind.

The Yacht serves a phenomenal pint of Guinness - should be a nice incentive for those last few miles.
 
Just put in the miles HH. Get your Sunday runs gradually up to 12 to 14 miles and do around 15 miles across your other spins during the week. . No need for major speed work unless you're gunning for a big show. Getting the distance done in advance of the day will give you a great boost and you can give it a good lash.

It's an out and back job along the seafront, right? Sure that route is flat as a pancake - the wind is your only worry and that'll only be for half the race. That said I've often run that route in the dead of winter and there was no wind.

The Yacht serves a phenomenal pint of Guinness - should be a nice incentive for those last few miles.
They have a new course which removes the run on the beach which is welcome! Straight run around the bay bar running out and back the causeway to Dollymount half way. Flat as a pancake as you say, although the wind will almost certainly be a factor but is usually a cross wind there

I think I’ll sign up for it, I need targets or I’ll take the foot off the pedal again

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