AA - Very impressive swimming, nice quick miles I think we'll be pretty close at Maidenhead.
Cotswold Middle Distance Tri for me yesterday. Conditions were great at the start. I was in the last wave of 5 which suited me, Swim in 44 mins very happy with the swim, couple of errors in T1, could n't get my leg out of wetsuit then thought I'd lost my garmin and race belt came unbuckled at start of bike, Bike in 2:46, just started to rain towards the end of the bike, run in 1:42, downpour throughout the run so turned in to a mudfest. Started the run at around 7:20 -7:30 pace for the first few miles but could n't sustain it, very similar feeling to last few miles of a marathon. Total time 5 hours 20, so very happy and loved it. My first season of triathlon has gone very well.
Brol - I'm surpised how quick my speed has come back but not sure how I'll cope over 13 miles, there is a 1:30 pacer so might tag along and see how it goes. Good effort on your 10k all things considered.
AA - I'm doing the Cotswold Classic this Sunday.
Just an hour easy bike for me yesterday, some strength and core today and off to the Lake this evening and nothing tomorrow, sort of taper I guess.
AA - Good luck for the swim. I've not got involved in the chaos of an ow start yet, I hang around at the back.
2old - Very good training from you. I'm 50 next year, hence the mid life crisis quote last year "IM before I'm 50". Not really followed a plan for the HIM an only just getting consistent weeks of training in so not sure how to taper for it apart from resting Saturday.
Freemers - Good you are back running and good luck for the job, welcome to the world of early starts but I guess your job is a long day as well, at least I finish just gone 2 on earlies.
Thanks for the birthday wishes. Bike is repaired. Pool swim on Monday. 5 mile run at 6:44 avg on Tuesday and pool swim again yesterday.
Kiwi - Hi, hope it's nothing too serious and you're back running soon.
Chick - Well done on the very long run. And good you've started open water swimming.
Well done to Minni and Brol.
2k in the lake Friday evening , eldest daughter came down to give it a go and enjoyed it.
My birthday yesterday but still managed to get out on the bike early for some hill repeats. Out on the bike again this morning 27 miles, followed by 7.5 mile brick run at 7:07 which I was happy with. Minor problem with bike when I was cleaning it turned into a bigger problem when I tried to fix it so off to the local bike shop tomorrow, need it for next Sunday.
O4S- I read beers for bears and thought you were off to some dodgy part of town with your pepper spray.
2old - Go for a run, I got piss wet through on my 15miler this morning. How is Nottingham too close to London? I'm no expert but you need to be a very efficient/powerful kick swimmer to be quicker than with legs supported by pull buoy. Good quick 100 splits and good effort on the 10K. Yeah 1 Sep is when they release the rest of IMUK places if not I'll look elsewhere. Going to get next weekend's race out of the way and then find an autumn mara.
Chick - Nice pace on your 2ks you are coming back well.
AA - Put that 20 down as a unfuelled run.
Minni - Good pace on your run. Good luck to you, Brol and the rest of the Team for the weekend.
2k lake swim on Wednesday evening all good, but then tried 200m skins and think I've been spending too much time in wetsuit as did n't feel comfortable. Day trip to Blackpool yesterday so kind of rest day. 15 miles unfuelled in the rain this morning at 7:37 avg.