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Jevans - that sounds really good going! Very impressed.
Ahh, Vicki we all have days like that.
My arm is a lovely mixture of green and purple, but doesn't hurt as long as I don't lift anything heavy. So my big girl and I made ParkRun this morning
On the way home I called into Sports Direct (not been in there before cos I don't do shopping) and got some Karrimor cycling tights for £8 (full price £35) and shorts for £6 . Am very pleased, but I've never worn padded tights before and they feel like a nappy!
The Chiltern bike race is the end of half term holiday which we were taking off as holidays this year so I can do the bike race if others can. Otherwise I might join the pirate team. That will certainly given me an incentive to improve my bike fitness.
JE - great buy, that scarf thingy is a buff, many of us pirates have two, a lightweight summer one and a winter one with a fleece lining. They are wonderful.
You're right on More Mile stuff from startfitness - good kit and ace prices. I've got long and short sleeve tops, shorts and a tri top from them - dead good!
Bought some trainers from Sports Direct too - I was surprised at how big a range they had when I first went in. First pair of Nike's i've had, just breaking them in now! Lunarswifts in Grey/Fluoro Yellow, £20 cheaper than i'd seen elsewhere. Top!
Very stiff today - went out on bike yesterday morning, managed 48k in 1h40m, but went out too fast - only noticed the brisk tail wind until I turned round to come home! Blew completely by 40k and limped home. Oops! Could hardly stand up when I got home. Silly boy.
Thanks to Dubai Dave too for the tips on running in hot places!
did my 2.4km swim yesterday morning and a 10km run this afternoon.. in rotten weather! glad they are done now.. still no outdoor cycling its a bit of a pain having to keep the bike in the flat because if the weather is anyway bad the flat will get wrecked after!!! thats my excuse and i'm sticking to it anyway!!!!
7 days to brighton half.. can't wait! sunshine is forecast at the moment so wait and see.. not sure how much or how little to do this week... not going to do anything massive though!
Mmm, strength work - deffinitely my weakest area (no pun intended!). Can't afford the ridculous price of the gyms around here. So have a few light weights. I guess if I actually used them it would be a start.
ST - wow, great swimming! You're not going to have any problems with that kind of progress.
Had hoped to do a bike ride today, but we had unexpected guests and it is just too dark, wet and windy to go now. Oh well, another day of rest before handling the bike is probably good for my mangled ar. The bruising has now reached a very impressive 20cm and the colours are quite eye-catching.
Do any of you live near Cheshunt, Herts? Would love to train with someone even if it was only occasional/one off.
Had a dismal weekend - I ended up doing nothing. Excuses include waking up with a sore throat, couldnot be bothered to get out of bed, fitting in other commitments,the rain, went to TCR Show on Sunday at Esher- neighbour did the driving.But I did sit on a ladies road bike to try it out, OK until asked if I could reach the brake levers, which I discovered was still pretty painful but now dreaming of how wonderful it would be. Mr Steady relieved I came home without it, but has agreed that if I get a new bike he will make room for it in the garage.
Feeling better today will report later.
steady TCR was really good wasn't it!
I need to add in some core work too.. will do some work on pilates i think and taht will help!
gotta get on the bike, whether it be outdoor or turbo training.. just wished i lived in an area that was better lit for cycling in the nevenings!!
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