Freemers - sounds like a similar plan to me albeit not started the 20's yet. will you run the 15 or 16 milers at a quicker pace than the 20s?
AA - yeah I'll be at London, fingers crossed obviously, I have n't done any intervals for a long time, see you at Wokingham for our annual get together.
2old - enjoying your strava travels. Yeah but won't be able to get the official m dot tattoo even though my eldest has threatened to buy me a tattoo for my 50th.
Training going well though not as much volume this week,
Wed - 121 swim lesson on Wednesday, the client after me was a 2:45 marathon runner who has just started swimming journey, coach got me to demo some stuff then I watched him and yeah that was me 2 years ago - struggling to swim a length. Thurs - 10 miles steady Fri - 2k swim Sat - Swim club , got bumped up a lane(and they were swimming wrong way) cause I got there a bit late and my lane chocker, all good though stayed at the back and relaxed, a year ago I would have freaked. Today - 18 miles done unfuelled , some tummy trouble in last 2 but otherwise all good.
2old - No road bike for a while, weather needs to get better and lighter mornings as need to train early. If your referring to Bolton, I'm not doing it, could n't justify cost with so much going on this year so doing the Cotswold 226 in July(think it is same day as IMUK) so pretty local to get practice on the course.
Training still going well 2 hour indoor bike Friday (15 mins easy 15 not so easy) x 4, 15 mile run Saturday morning then swim club Saturday evening, rest day yesterday long day at work and probably needed it. Gentle start to week with 1 hour easy bike this morning.
DD - Will I be seeing you in Nottingham or are you doing the new one? great training I know the feeling about warming up.
2old - Your running well regardless of your niggles are you getting regular physio?
Brol - well done on the XC.
Yeah no probs with washing machine, bought new one same day but rushed installing it and kinked feed hose, Nice flashing "H2O" alarm on display - all good now.
Training is going well:
Saturday - 2.5 hours indoor bike am, swim club pm. Sunday: 10 miles - first double figure run for a while. Monday - 2k swim 100m x 20 alternate pull and full stroke. PM 1 hour indoor bike. Tues - 5 miles with middle 3 quick, very cold. First quick miles for a while. wed - 2k swim. 100,200,300,400,400 and back down 15 sec rest. Physio, PM 1 hour indoor bike. Today - 10 mile run, PM 1 hour indoor bike.
I'm on nights this week and even though tiring it is very good for getting doubles in.
DD - Good training, what are your major events this year?
Nell - never say never.
2old - yeah but I really do need to get some running done.
Brol- Well done on the XC.
Thanks all, will all be good in time. Nearly recovered from lurgy still coughing up some "stuff" when out running but getting better. Good week so far for me:
Mon : 2 hour easy indoor bike Tues : 2k swim, 5 mile run easy Wed : 2 hour easy indoor bike Today : 8 mile run steady
Bit of drama of tuesday, youngest was cooking tea and called me in kitchen as washing machine was smoking, no problem in the end but I was a little bit worried at one point as I was trying to disconnect it and smoke was getting worse.
nell - One of the legends on the forums, Race Jase, does his recovery at that pace and think he's well under 2:30 now , great things await you. Nice quick stuff.
Chick - well done on the 13, enjoy.
2old - First LR very well done and at a very good pace.
Brol - I'm sure the conditions were perfect for the madness.
This week was going well, 2k swim on Wednesday alternate 50m pull and full. Thursday 8 miles at 7:56 am then 2 hour easy bike pm. Thursday was a life changing date, not in a good way, so I had a bottle of red and watched Southpaw which is excellent very powerful film. Swam Friday morning which helped cleared the head after the excess. But been fighting cold all week and has finally taken hold so nothing today apart from 2 hours kip this afternoon.