AA - Miles logged in difficult conditions, look at the positives.
DD - Always nice when if feels good and you can kick on.
Nell - Yeah on the road, at first I thought you meant off road then realised, only use the tready when weather is too bad to go on the road.
Carrot - You are running well, target for 10K? 5k PB is 19:09(unofficial must let it go and move on).
Hour in the pool yesterday and a really impressive swimmer got into the lane with me, made it look so easy doing 4 lengths to my 2. First proper brick session this morning 20k on the indoor then 5k run, legs a bit strange for first mile but generally OK.
Nell - Yeah you are right all long runs seem to be coming in about 7:40 avg. Not intentionally aiming for that pace, setting off slow for first couple and then running comfortably and increasing the pace over the last few. Nice 10 from you.
DD - Well done on the long one, 56 miles a week is fit.
Freemers - Excellent mixed running from you, but hang on one post you are extolling the virtues of long slow running then smashing it with some 6.xx minute miles. Woman's perogative I guess.
O4S - Very well done on the win, sounds fun.
Chick - well done on the mileage, are you ramping up to your previous levels?
1 hour in the pool yesterday, was meant to be left breathing practice but lane was too busy and it would have been messy. So gave the legs a rest and used the pull bouy and just kept going, 2175m in just under the hour and one set of 1550m(should have kept going for 2 more lengths) in 36 mins so v happy.
5 miles with middle 3 quick this morning, effort mile splits 6:37,6:21,6:08
Alex - Did you brave the bike, too icy for me yesterday so indoor bike instead.
Minni - waves back, I think a lot on here are going long, but hopefully that will be us next year.
BS- Have you any experience of the Bristol Tri Shop, me and OH need wetsuits and are planning to book a session in their endless pool in Feb to get sorted.
Good run for me on Thursday - 10 miles including 3 x 2 mile repeats with 1 mile rec. Swim club on Friday night, coach tried to move me up lanes but after previous "meltdown" I declined. 20k on the indoor bike yesterday, a lot quicker than before - chose a higher gear and tried to keep the cadence around 90, followed by 30 mins S&C and swim club in the afternoon. 15 miles run this morning.
2old - Good mileage after a long drive and excellent weekly mileage, hope the skiing trip is better than the last one.
O4S - Hope the 30 went well.
Oompa - Keep on it, hopefully it will get easier for you.
Swim club on Friday evening and coach tried to move me up lanes but I declined. 20k on the indoor bike yesterday morning, a lot quicker than previous I used a higher gear and tried to keep cadence at 90, followed by 30mins S&C and swim club in the afternoon. 15 miles this morning done at 7:39 avg.
Minni - Well done for going to the clubs, always the biggest step,definately a mental/comfort zone issue, as runners we are used to being in control. I think you missed my nightmare swimming session in december. Coach put in in lane completely out of my comfort zone and I hated it, ranted for about an hour when we got home, eventually went to bed then woke up an hour later and started ranting again. Don't worry about the drills they do become easier with practice.
2old - I hope the repeats were n't meant to be at 15mph. Are you feeling fully fit now.
DD - well done on the run in naff conditions.
Nell - Nice speedy stuff, I have been in running tights for a few weeks now(I've been down south too long).
Swim yesterday and 2000m in just over the hour including 2 x 400 at 10:16 and 10:17, schoolboy error though could n't understand why Garmin was n't uploading then realised I had n't stopped it , so an extra 50 odd minutes recorded.
Good run this afternoon 10 miles including 3 x 2 mile repeats with 1 mile recovery splits 7:46,6:35,6:23:7:29,6:29,6:21,7:39,6:26,6:23,7:43