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11/03/2013 at 22:33

Very cold and windy here. Will not be doing my early morning run 'cos I am a wimp.

IronCat5    pirate
11/03/2013 at 23:21

Swam tonight. Always hurts as I don't do enough but the focus is on the bike/run thing at the moment. 2200m in ~50 minutes including drills. 200m efforts tonight.

12/03/2013 at 08:12

had quite a lot of snow yesterday, and more has appeared overnight again.

swam last night, had to use a pull buoy most of the time as my knee was sore did mean I could keep up with people I normally can't though. When I saw what you had done cat, I thought 'wish I could swim that fast' then realised I had done 2000m in 55 minutes, so I am not really that far behind

I did have my mri on Sunday so just waiting now to get a clinic appointment to find out what is going on in there!

IronCat5    pirate
12/03/2013 at 08:58

Well done MC - I find that with swimming - even though I hadn't finished last night's set I was only 400m short of target, and they're high targets.

I hope the MRI tells you what you need to know, whatever that may be!

Nice sunny day here.

Dustboy    pirate
12/03/2013 at 09:28

Got bollocked by the chiro for going out on the bike. LOL. Apparently, I should stay on the turbo for the moment, but at least I can go up to an hour now. Got a couple of new DVDs to watch anyway.

12/03/2013 at 13:03

That's what Chiro's and physio's are for keeping us on the straight and narrow. Then we without doubt rebel against their authority. 
Hope the MRI brings you closer to solving the knee problem MC... 
Top swimming Mr Cat and MC, can't wait for the day the swimming feels easier.
Must admit Steady and Chili I'm running and turboeing rather than braving the wind chill. 
Look after yourself Mikasa, no more oint laying yourself off for longer!

12/03/2013 at 18:03

Well done to Pete and Mikasa for cycling outside.

Cat and MC sounds like some good swimming there.

DB - opps! But isn't it nice to know you can do it?

MrsD and Steady - I think I would be turboing if I had one set up

1 mile swim today

IronCat5    pirate
12/03/2013 at 18:33

I shall turbo tonight too. Probably TrainerRoad's Gray - which is 2 x 20 minutes, each at the effort you could maintain for an hour. Very scientific! I'll probably do a 2km run afterwards.

12/03/2013 at 18:40

decided to have a rest day today, was going to go to the gym but I am tired and my right hip is feeling a bit tight, so foam roller it is

13/03/2013 at 12:06

Well I would like to be able to declare that I had a great bike ride but things didn't quite go as I expected.

I went out this morning with my cycling group of retired gentlemen and decided that since I can do 25+ miles now I would join the moderate group. They were doing country roads with hills. I couldn't keep up  They were on mountain bikes, I was on a hybrid  and they are all aged 60/70 and far fitter and faster than me. So I left them and made my way home. Only did 15 miles and am exhausted. I did get up to 29mph on a downhill bit though  but had to walk twice up very steep bits . Sun was shining and it was beautiful then is snowed . The flask of coffee and snickers bar whilst sitting under tree was nice

13/03/2013 at 13:53

At least you tried Chili. And that's still a good ride.

13/03/2013 at 17:14

chili - that's still a good ride, so don't worry about it. The 70 year olds at my running club go faster than I do, too. Just hope I can still run when I am 70!

seem to be on a second rest day, ooops. Might try and turbo later if I get time, but to be honest I am tired so may just leave it and resume tomorrow. 

IronCat5    pirate
13/03/2013 at 17:51

Don't regret the workouts you did. Regret the ones you didn't.

 

I changed my mind about last night's turbo. I still turboed, but did a power test to see if i had improved since Jan. I have

13/03/2013 at 18:32

Well done Chili, I seem to have joined MC on the rest day. All week work training in central London is tiring me out.

I get lots of people passing me both on the bike and run especially 70 year olds.

 

13/03/2013 at 18:39

steady - glad I am not the only one needing rest! Have baked some nice muffins though, full of bananas, sultanas and apples

13/03/2013 at 18:44

mmmmm Muffins! 

IronCat5    pirate
13/03/2013 at 22:20

Nomnomnom.

Track session tonight!

14/03/2013 at 15:10

So, had a good week. Played with sufferfest which I have decided is an appropriate name. Run well, only 3mile but managing under 11min/miles now. Swim improving. Now on nasty nights so have crammed the week in so can use Sat and Sun as rest days. Bike tonight and swim after work tomorrow. If I miss the swim not too concerned. Have a good weekend peeps..!

14/03/2013 at 19:12

ok, stopped having too many rest days and did a sufferfest this morning, short treadmill run/walk after work and a strength/core session too

all these rest days remind me of Silver Trucker - what has happened to him??

14/03/2013 at 20:12

Yes I wonder what happen to ST. I'm not doing much but like to see what others on this thread are up to. 

Ankle is still not 100% so haven't tried to run yet, been walking every night though for about an hour to strenghten it. Have tomorrow off so might go cycling  or swimming or both or neither...we'll see.

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