Yay!!! is it time to start next year yet?? I am trying to go easy in October but I am also getting fat
Coached as usual as I find I get motivated by being told what to do - cheaper than a gym membership too. March - Lanza camp (every day training . com) plus a week after with the missus May - Fancy the tour of wessex again. May?? Warmup - swashbuckler..?? chiltern100?? June A race - Austria, July A race - IMUK 3 weeks later - why struggle with motivation between races, just but them up together August - The Transcontinental..... if I can get in om mfg there I've said it. no backing out now.
basic week -
bike commute 4/5 days 2 easy runs for me as I cant run 1-2 gym sessions as I've got weak in the last year 1-2 swims a turbo a week - essential long bike 2-3 hours over the winter / as long as I can do until my feet freeze, 4-6 hours in summer If I am in the tcr, then long bikes - 8-10 hours with another ride on the Saturday too.
carry 2 inner tubes at all times, and often a small pack of park tool adhesive patches
carry a mini pump for training, 2 * c02 cartridges and a whooshie thing for racing. sometimes I carry a pump as well on an IM if I am nervous - never had a puncture yet though in a race but plenty have
best advice is use a set of new tyres for a race, take them off once done, then put them back on for the net race. old tyres == punctures