The challenge is now ranked up to week 6.
68% to swim green
65% to bike green
44% to run green
Dory Dory is the lead SBR hoochie now unless RacoonQueen is sitting on a chunky update Shell to run is due her weekly update too which could change things.
Lots of bike miles being put down last week meaning spring must be here?!
Well done to Zico on the Bankok Marathon. Hey its not the result you wanted but you are out there exploring so to knock out a decent marathon off a few weeks traning and in that heat is not to be sniffed at. Fair play!
Bonus points for anyone who can predict the date the first green will land
@Izoard I agree, the ladies are best thing this challenge has seen!
Ooh also can I add that this week saw me complete my first duathlon and I loved it!! And managed to run every mile quicker than any mile time I've ran before in training or racing ever!! This triathlon training is amazing!!
*Furiously searches SBR challenge for something to cheer about*
*Miles behind top two in swimming, damn*
*Third on the bike, damn*
*An also ran in the running, damn*
*Oh, the additional info, interesting...*
King of the road!!!!
Silly turbo wimps
"challenges BTH to a scrap behind the bike shed after school"
I'll take that personally also...
You know I was wondering if the turbo km's should really be counted as 1.5x as let's face it there is no rest, free wheeling, down hills or faffing about like them Sunday cyclists
Flip side is you're only kidding yourself if taking it easy or watching tv on the turbo. That ain't working either.
Sweat test I guess so!
Eugene, you're a marked man for the bike split prime at our first race this year so... You and your 90% outdoor real man training...
If you're getting bonus time for your really tough turbo sessions, then what kind of multiple would you apply to my consecutive weekends of 1200m+ (or 1400+ & 1300+ if you ask strava instead of Garmin) of climbing ? Careful you dont do some damage climbing on the turbo when you throw your leg over the crossbar, its a long way up!!
New thought. Vertical m column??
And to even it out a bit getting on the turbo counts as 0.5m. Each time!
Ah here, surely your turbo has resistance settings on it?
You'll be looking for points when it's raining next, or when you've to change a puncture in the wet freezing in your Lycra shorts.
Shorts? Oh you want more points for using shorts instead of full leg, or plain radiator for the weak turbo users now is it?
And hey I'm a fan of hills sure they're right on my doorstep.
I still maintain a good balance is needed and that a good turbo session is hard to beat, and I'm prob a bit too heavy towards turbo at mo but that's understandable given the season.
I'm going back to have a look at my calendar to settle this
A multiple of 1.
What goes up, must come down (faffing/freewheeling/resting the whole way...)
Sometimes life events take over and training goes on the back burner and so it was for me this week. Three consecutive non training days last week. I had planned an easy week this week so I will swap last week for this week.
On the bright side I still managed 3 runs (granted one run was only a one mile in a brick session!! – it was fast though), 3 cycles, 1 swim and two classes (yoga and combat).
Three goals this week:
1. Swim 4k +
2. Hard hill session – run and bike (separate days)
3. Sports massage
Thanks Shell to Run, the weekly objectives is a good idea to run this thread or maybe a new one. The SBR challenege is very competitive this year and fun too. It would be interesting to see what poeple set out as their weekly objectives. My main one last week was to hold pace target for reps within a long run and to get out on the bike and climb some hills. Ticked the former, bailed on the latter. So, 50% success, or 50% failure depending on your orientation.
Right his week like Shell I'll lay down my weekly objectives
1. Try to hold sub 4 minute pace off the bike at the 4.5k/20k/4.5kLimerick Duathlon. I won't hold back on the bike either to hit this, just want to check leg speed after roasting them on the bike (assuming I don't fall off)
2. Get back to Yoga and spend at least an hour stretching/rolling
3. Horse into the chocolate and biscuits ahead of Lent
Objectives? 11 hours of training. 3 swims. 4 bikes, three on turbo, one long. Hopefully get a few runs in one of which is to be a long one. Its going to be hard because my Oh will be away which screws up my free time. Will have to face the dreaded treadmill to get some of it done.. This is my first build week so a slight move up in intensity too. And I will use my foam roller. I will. I mean it this time.
Quite simple training wise for me this week:
1. Not miss any sessions
2. Learn to suffer on the turbo - this means at over 100% of FTP
3. Enjoy training which I do most weeks
1). Get over the pain in my legs. I can barely walk up the stairs!
2). Don't miss any sessions. 3bikes, 3 swims, 5runs
3). 6-8 Creamy ones at Dad's retirement do on Friday