We are unfortunately not going to make it to Austria this summer. However, if anyone would like to take over our accommodation booking, we have a 4 bunk room reserved at the youth hostel for five nights from Thursday 25th to Tuesday 30th June.
The total cost will be 540 euros - half now and half to the hostel on arrival. Please PM me if interested in taking over the booking.
The others are right, with all parts of the event if you start small and just keep cracking away things will click and the speed and distance will come with time. I always improve when I race because the mad competitive streak comes out - but I have a tendency to potter when I train on my own.
Trewbie, I like reading your posts. Is there a parkrun near you? It might be good to get a regular 5k in so you can measure your improvement from week to week. Ideally if there was one a few miles ride away you could combine bike and run training on Saturday mornings.