2old - these marathons are ticking round quickly for you this year! Is that number 5 for the year?!
so my ironman girl said I'm not rotating from the hip enough, my head comes out too high to breath, my arms should be horizontal in the water when they enter, my hips need to be higher, my ear needs to be on my shoulder and rotating by the time I bend my elbow and drag. All bloody complicated stuff. The mind boggles!!!
Nell - really hope Amsterdam went well for you today.
Chick - I was doing circuits all summer. And now if I miss a few weeks i ache for days after! I much prefer open water swimming.
2old - sounds like the perfect taper! My only thinking was if I got somewhere around 3:30 fit then 3:45 would be more probable. Bit like you say it's unlikely. I think I might do a half in February or march and decide after that.
Barry - I'm still reading Be Iron Fit and haven't got to the training plans yet. But like you say lots of HR training...I've got a bit of swim coaching from my ironman training partner tomorrow whose a bloody excellent swimmer in exchange for a sports massage . I need to sort my technique out before I do much more. I've got a 73 mile sportive in 2 weeks so that's my next goal. And I think I need to get another bike fit! all good fun
geoff - sorry about that. Fingers crossed with charity place.
2old - yes - good for you re Leicester. Wrap yourself up a bit.
Nell - really hope it all goes well for you at Amsterdam. And I hope it's more taper madness than anythung that's gonna hinder you on Sunday.
I've done a few runs since Bournemouth. And a couple of bike rides. Hammy still causing a bit of an issue. But all going ok. Mentally getting there now. My boy also didn't et into the ballot Which makes my decision harder as if he was running it I definitely wouldn't and I would cheer him on. The only way I'll take up my gfa place is if I'm in 3:30 shape else I will lose it for good! and I've had it for 16 years!! So....it now just depends on my winter ironman training but somehow i dont think that's gonna get me in that shape!