2old - that's great. You've done plenty of cross training for that. I entered the reading oly tri in September. As normal it's the bike leg I dread.
Ive been struggling with my hammy so that's why I've not gone long for a while but I agree it's easier hanging around that distance all year than having to build back up again. Not totally written idea of Bournemouth off yet but the speed work does tend to injur me at the moment. And I don't feel very quick at all.
Barry - absolutely amazing. Well done. Can feel your pain on your run and Sunday afternoon was pretty warm hey. Great achievement. I love the flat coke too. Really looked forward to it at each stop
2old - do you get away with your marathons by having a mini break with Mrs 2old after each one???!!
18.1 miles this morning at a very sedate 8:58 pace. By god it was hot. I even started my run at 7am too. Longest run since London. I know I'm not running enough but I'm training each day. Gonna do the oly distance tri at reading in September. Still hoping that 3:45 is doable in bournemouth in October...
Barry I hope it's all going well. Didn't realise it was today thought it was next week. cant wait to hear all about it. I said to my friend today that I will do one with her next year. Looking at Majorca! September. Gives me the year to save, sunmer to get the swkm and bike sorted. Might need to consider a turbo for xmas!!
I havent done too much this week. 9 mile run, swim this morning and a 62 mile bike ride over 2 days with friends. Time to up it this week. It's 12 weeks until Bournemouth....
2old - the 85 and the 128 mile routes are all one bigger lap too. Great.
Baz - my puncture was back wheel which was faffing around with gears too. Still it took me 20 minutes to sort out. Would like to get it quicker!!! Like transition time! Have you changed your tyres to continental gatorskin? I've heard they are the best ones around but a bit harder to get on and off