Carrot - great to see you're running another marathon. Hope the piriformis pain has eased. Give done Barcelona before haven't you? How's parsnip getting on?
barry - a nice few easy weeks will help recovery.
2old - still getting the long ones in I see!
ive been tri training a lot and getting to grips with improving bike and swim speed. The Olympic is in 3 weeks. Managed to get a slow 20 mile in. Still aiming for Bournemouth but speed just isn't there. Hopefully after the tri I can get some more runs in. Training most days. And had a good 25 mile bike today and a 3 mile run off it.
2old - nothing like taking an easy week. When's the next marathon?!!
barry - how's the hip??
im not gonna do a long run this week, instead gonna do 50 miles on bike tomorrow and see how I recover from that. really mixing up the training at the moment for the tri and trying to strengthen up the body. I'm thinking of doing both sportive and marathon at the moment but it's a way off yet. The only plan for Bournemouth is sub3:50 as a back up for good for age. Will try and get a couple of 20s in next week and week after. My hammy is still tight but not as restricting.
2old - good luck for Sunday. They're always a bit of fun. 2 years since I did oly. Reading is a bit long and I did 2:52 and won age group. I'm way off that this year!
baz - enjoy the down time for sure. It must take up so much time getting all the trainin done.
18 miles @8:55 pace today. Pretty hilly course. Not pushing anything. Hip flexor and hammy felt OK. Still hoping that Bournemouth is on. There's a 50 mile sportive locally the week before which I'm really tempted to do. what do you guys think? I always think I taper too much. Tomorrow is long lake swim and Sunday will be first brick session. 25/30 mile bike and a 3 mile run off it I think....!