1] I need to get some cycling power, so that I don't get caned on the climbs..l so big gear and intervals, here I come.
2] I need to develop my aerobic endurance and mental strength on my runs... no more walking!
3] I need at accept that even though I've got a high metabolsm, I've got to stop eating crap food all the time... It might not show, but it does affect my race
so.... still in IM training, so not really focused on bike power at this stage, rather endurance... but will hit that hard post Vit in September.... like Shas above, getting to the stage again where a 6hr ride isn't appealing, so a switch to pace and power will help I hope.... plus a planned summer trip for a week of MTB and a bit of mountainous road riding.
Running, I'm delighted with.... have upped to 21 miles on longest run without a stop at a pace above the pace I've run any mara in the last 10 years.... ran an Oly run leg last weekend at 1min/mile faster than originally planned, and spent the second half telling the little voice in my head to STFU, and kept going... that's progress for me... it hurt, but I am very happy with how I am training my head as well as my legs and lungs!
Eating wise, I'm doing OK.... a few 'treats' here and there, but generally, trying to hard to head for an apple etc when I need a snack, not crisps, and doing ok.... lots of veg and fruit...
Keep up the good work folks... I find it really motivating to see others hitting their goals, and it helps keep me on track too!
Ironshas....when I fell out of love with my bike, the cure was to stick it in a bike bag, and take it somewhere warm and just go cycle for the pleasure of it. I went to the Spanish side of the Pyrenees, and had a great time, just exploring. I didn't worry about the pace, just rode, found cafes, drank great coffee, ate amazing local food and enjoyed it..... couldn't stay off the bike for weeks and weeks afterwards!