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Weekly chat 14 - 20 August

Hi everybody,

Please feel free to share your runs here and chat about how it's all going,

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If youre a lurker it is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy week,

Juju and Realfoodieclub

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Triathlon training is still going more or less to plan. I'm enjoying my new Hobbit-style double breakfast routine. I looked online to see if it's a general triathlon "thing", and found a blog post by someone who not only eats two breakfasts but also a pre-workout snack!

I clearly need to up my game, so in other food news I managed to satisfy a craving for coffee-walnut cake by adding one to our Tesco delivery order on a whim :)

I've been swimming in the sea quite a lot, and the other day I was surprised to note that I could actually see the pebbles on the bottom! Normally it's more or less opaque, so I was very excited, and stayed in for much longer than I'd intended. A slight problem I have is that when I get out again I am ABSOLUTELY FREEZING and have to stand in a hot shower for half an hour, and then drink hot cocoa and lie around languidly with my dressing gown on over my clothes for the rest of the day. OK, I may be exaggerating a bit...

Oh, also, I went on another training session with the Brighton Tri Club, we did transition drills - racking up our bikes, laying out our kit, getting the kit on, jumping on and off the bike, running. It was really fun!

Hope everyone else is having fun too :)

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Sounds like you're doing great Abi. Not surprised that the sea gets to be cold, it is after all only August! While I love a small dip in open water, I find the idea of long durations of race intensity to be... errr... challenging to say the least. So I'm in awe of you!

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Thank you Tomas, I hope I can do it OK on the day! It seems pretty daunting... :)

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Well... if it was easy you wouldn't want to do it anyway, would you? lol Some people thrive on challenges, and I think you're one of them.

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:) xx

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Wow... that sea swimming sounds amazing!!! You are doing so well on your training 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

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It sure is something else! And thank you :) xxx

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Sounds like you're taking all this training far too seriously and putting me to shame. Oh am sure you will do great and hopefully inspire more to give triathlon ago!

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Thanks Ben :) Really I am just finding it all rather fun, which makes it a lot easier to get out of the door - although I admit I'm also looking forward to a little break after Sept 17th!

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well, i managed to do my half marathon distance last Friday and will try and go further this weekend.

But more importantly, it's my runaversary 🎂🍰🍧🍺 back in 2014 I did 1km in 7mins 20m pretty good going if you ask me.

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Wow! Congratulations!!!! Enjoy that beer and cake then :)

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thank you. No beer and cake for me i need to run up and down hills!

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Happy runniversary, it's wonderful to look back! And congrats also on the HM distance. Sounds like it's all coming together :)

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Thank you. Did a half again today but with alot more climbing and a trail's what a difference it makes!

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Congratulations on both!

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Thank you

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Did someone mention cake?

It just so happens I have a banana one on the go 🍰🍌Came back from hols and found some brown uns in the fruit bowl.

Well done on the swimming and tri training Roseabi 😃It sounds like it's going great. Hot shower and cocoa sounds fab 👍🙂

I was on holiday this week, on the gorgeous Isle of Wight. I did a planned 24k run on the very tricky coastal trail. I had no idea how tricky when I set off all bright eyed and bouncy 🏃‍♀️😃. It's great to run in pastures new

Finished off in the sea!

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