2old - hope the knee is improving now. Have you had your ITB stripped as that can cause lateral knee pain. your knee maybe out of tracking. Look at you with your 2k swim for fun!!
barry - really impressed with your consistent zone 2 training and can see the difference already. Do you have a turbo for the bike?
my training is all still mixed up. still training for London as my ironman isn't til August. The plan with the swim is to get stronger and get my technique right. Been using a pull bouy and yesterdy used some hand paddles. They really make you work your arms and shoulders. I won't know how much quicker I am until I get back in the pond. I've never done a consistent winter of swim training. My bike has gone to pot! Just waiting for the nicer weather. Hopefully can still bang out a 50 miler sometime soon. Running is getting there. Trying to keep to some quality runs in the hope my pace comes back. I only need to run 8:35 pace at London for my gfa so I want that to seem easy. Fortunately the hammy injury that plagued me last year has almost gone.
2old - how bad is the injury? ive never been skiing. I know I would love it and then would be addicted!!!
barry - all going week for you which is brilliant.
Ive been mixing it up still. Did a massive swim with my ffiend for her birthday. She said 43x100 as she was 43. Think I'll take her out for a 45 mile run for mine in April!! But the swimming is going ok. Finding the cycling tough in these bloody freezing conditions. Still aiming for London in April at the moment if I am not injured and can manage sub3:50. Might enter reading half in march as a test.
So 2017 for me is the year of the ironman. vichy France. August 27th. What's everyone else's A goals??
2old - you are doing som fantastic running and racing. What's your next goal? London? So impressed with your times even the week after a race when normal people have DOMs and take a rest!!
barry - how are you finding the Fink training plan? Are you doing mainly indoor training?
Nell - fast running there.
thanks for all your input about the portsmouth marathon but I decided not to do it and actually re focus and try and run sub 3:50 at London. If I'm not fit enough and here's a risk of injury I won't do it. Don't want to lose my gfa yet!! However, the running is coming back and for the first time all year I'm running without injury which means I can do some quality for the first time all year. so, plan is train for London and also keep up with the pool swimming and 50/60 mile cycle rides (such joy in the winter!!). Nothing too heavy until April, then pick up the bike distance and bricks.
Having a real wobble. I ran a marathon 7 Weeks ago. I did a 12 miler on Thursday. I've been doing lots of cycling and swimming. Now...can I run another marathon in 4 weeks? and if so, how should I train for it??!