2old - It's a Proform Tour de France bike, looks a good bit of kit, has 20 tour routes pre programmed and can "cycle" anywhere in the world through ifit and google maps. It tilts up to 20 degrees to simulate climbing and descending but unfortunately at the mo when I increase the gradient the pedalling gets harder but the bike tilts forward and vice a versa when descending, engineer had been booked to sort it. I've fitted some SPD pedals to it.
An hour in the pool this morning 10 x 50 and then lots of left breathing practice,and a sweaty hour on the bike this afternoon in "flat" manual mode trying to keep the RPM at 90.
Nell - After your great performance at York, no pressure, but what's the target for VLM and Edinburgh.
Daren - Good to hear from you but rubbish news about your scare, shame you did n't get to do the marathon but health has got to be the first priority. Any thoughts of joining in with the tri wannabees?
Chick - Speedy recovery from your cold, I'm currently keeping away from our youngest who has got the lurgy.
Freemers - You are getting better week by week, good running.
Kiwi - Sorry never done Bodypump, but I think anything to help strengthen the muscles around the knee would be good.
AA - If your legs are still tired I'd back off running for a few more days.
O4S - Well done on the masters run.
Just swimming still for me, 15 x 100m this morning with 30 seconds rest but still got issues unless I have lane to myself. My technique suffers when swimming with others just don't relax, probably overly concerned about crashing into them. Going to give running a miss for another week, as per physio instructions. Will try and get out on my bike if weather permits this week or use the new exercise bike.
2old - I have a London place, I have unfinished business there as it is my PW course, will definately be mixing up the training and only running 3 times a week. Me and pink will hopefully be doing are our first tri on Good Friday. Will not be doing Furman though as I tried it once and found the speedwork target paces unachievable. Might even back off the long runs until the 12 week point concentrating on mlrs with Wokingham HM a target in Feb, to try and avoid injury. Good to see you back running.
nell - I've run my best at Abo but I have run it 5 times and it is a flat course.
Speaking of marathons, is anyone in contact with Daren? I think he was meant to do York or a different marathon.
Lots of swimming this week and new exercise bike arrived yesterday to keep the bike training up during the winter
O4S - Congrats on the 50 miler, I cannot comprehend running another 24 after a marathon.
AA - Recover well, think I'm going to lose at least one toenail.
2old - Hope today goes well.
Freemers - Well done on the long run especially with a sore head.
Visited the physio on Monday for a massage and all OK apart from right achilles which had gone a bit sore and fat again. he recommended no running for a couple of weeks to let it recover. So planning to hit the pool as much as possible, started yesterday with a continuous 400m swim after warm up, was planning the same this morning but felt OK and kept going for 800m, furthest I've ever swam so very happy, not quick but definate progress.
I was looking back over my quickest marathon times, see below for the best 8 out of 13 ,and I have a nice pattern from 3:15 to 3:21:
Abingdon 2012 3:15:09 Abingdon 2009 3:16:21 Gloucester 2011 3:17:22 Florence 2012 3:18:18 Abingdon 2014 3:19:56 Stratford 2009 3:20:27 Abingdon 2010 3:21:10 Barcelona 2014 3:21:50 Interestingly I've only gone 5 mins quicker than my first(stratford) and it''s about time I got a grip and went under 3:15.