Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

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02/05/2013 at 09:44

Ten I have to send in my GFA evidence and again next year, although if I get sub 4 again in 2014 I'm good for 15 and 16, then just one year to hang on.

7 on the AlterG yesterday, @ 11, 9, 8, 7, 8, 9, 10 min/miles, average came out at, you guessed it. MP!

02/05/2013 at 11:20

Mike - liking the sound of that!  Looking forward to that happening one day in my world!

oscarr - it's just the CTS Endurance 10k near Whitby - won't be racing it - just fancied a day out at the coast!   Then I'll do 4½ - 5 hours on Sunday just to keep my hours up this week.  Nice mileages mister!  My legs are still not 100% but managed a hour in zone 2 (brisk walking) so they're on the mend! Cape Wrath will be a rest week for you at this rate

02/05/2013 at 11:40

My goodness you guys (SB and OSCARR)  are making me feel like a layabout and reiki you make me feel sooo slow.

This week - Monday did a HR (trying to stay at about 70% - zone?) on bike for 35 mins and tready for 15, an easy 7 on Tuesday and a swim session last night. Led the lane for most no no opoortunity to draft and we did 700 warm up and 3 lots of 600 so a decent length swim (2.5 k in total).

At the week end I did the race recce for the tri I am doing in a fortnight and then ran a half mara (pacing a friend) on Sunday. Lovely half is Bracknell btw.

Gentle cycle on spin bike tonight and swim on Friday - rest Sat as have 10m XC on Sunday. And .... I collect my fab new bike on Friday!!!!!

02/05/2013 at 13:12

Congratulations on the bike Emma!

02/05/2013 at 13:22

Reiki - I can't tell you how excited I am about it - haven't slept properly for 3 days!!!!!

Bit terrified about actually riding it given that I have not ridden a road bike before and I'll be racing on it on Sunday 12th! If I can I shall post a picture of the little beauty!

What was the impressively fast time you did Reiki? Was it at VLM?

I need to get faster by 1 minute and 20s ..... per mile for GFA! Ha ha!

02/05/2013 at 13:37


02/05/2013 at 18:35

shiny....................... purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...... strokes.... nicey nicey Em!

You certainly shouldn't feel lazy looking at that schedule - no time for mischief for you You're as bad as reiki and her multi-activity lifestyle - it's very impressive from both of you!

02/05/2013 at 20:17

Emma that is a beaut!  I am going to try riding a bike again, think I am more stable now what with all the pilates & all.

Yes it was VLM, and I have always said that older Vet women's GFA times wre generous, but now I don't like the idea that you have to stay sub 4 til 60, it seems hard, but then I assumed science had proven a physiological cliff or something, maybe not, positive discrimination more like. 

Meanwhile did I mention that I was only 51st for age , and the winner did 3:03 actually?

Just did pilates today, still quite stiff.

I am in awe of the Wallers.  Jealous, but in awe.

02/05/2013 at 22:29

So it's now harder for seniors but stays same for 41+ age group - I won't be able to get sub 40 and would need 3:50 for my age group .... With all the training in the world not possible!

Getting my bicycle tomorrow - hooray! Been waking up last two nights dreaming about transition!

02/05/2013 at 23:04

nice bike!

first session since London tonight 15 x 300 at 4:50 pace, ooooo it smarts...but it is time to build some speed

03/05/2013 at 09:56

Choisty I was thinking the same thing this morning!  So I did a HIT session on the bike, now going on for Tui Na after managing a mad hamstring tweak at Pilates yesterday.

Should have had the day off but have to go into work to do these mandatory online training packages!

03/05/2013 at 10:55

Have to agree with the nice bike!

I got 5 easy in this morning. For the first time since December it did feel easy and not a bit of a slog. Legs are feeling lighter and had a glimpse of the elusive zen feeling that used to be there... Then I started thinking again... Doh...

03/05/2013 at 11:02

loving this weather - that's 2 runs in a row where my hands were not frozen - brilliant

03/05/2013 at 12:30

Oscarr: You can get those super smooth sunnies out too.

03/05/2013 at 12:47

Hey Bo - wore them for the first time this year yesterday  

03/05/2013 at 12:47

Beautiful cycle into work this am, listening to the birds, lapwings sqwaking on the moors over Beeley.  Good to see the Ultra runners are fit and the triathlete has a very nice bike, I have a specialised with Sram gearing, awesome machine love it. Not run for ten days now, where are my trainers??? Must run this weekend, the legs feel good and ready to run again. Have a good weekend all. Should I run for Bowel Cancer Charity next year, they have asked me to do VLM again??? Not sure I want the fund raising hassle but tempted to get my sub four marathon which has yet to be achieved..........frost here yesterday morning so haven't put the gloves away yet Oscarr.

03/05/2013 at 17:51

Oscarr: they are super smooth!

mcs: how much do they wa


03/05/2013 at 20:19

Glad to hear the sunnies have been out oscarr - yoimmigration need to keep wearing them if I cycle past on my shiny new bike!  It is sooooo cool I am really pleased but also really stint. I've been saving 25 pounds a month since Reuben was born in my 'running away' fund. Looks like I'll have to stick with hubby for a while longer as I nowlong have any money for running away! 

Keep at it Craig - it will come back! 

First trip out on the trek planned from Monday!

04/05/2013 at 16:52

mcs and Sleepy will be pleased to hear that while i was in Sweatshop today stocking up on socks (Ten - see what i did there..?) I also bought a Buff - dark blue paisley pattern if you are interested !!

04/05/2013 at 20:06

Just an hour in the pool for me today, yet feeling strangely shattered, could be the all-day cookathon and wrapathon ahead of next weekend's trip to Sheffield.

Has anyonehere done the Sheffield half?  

mcs I hope you do VLM!  

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