Another 5 k club race this evening. This time 25.16. Grrrr...nearly two minutes slower than the same race this time last year! However I did do a 1 mile open water swim in the Serpentine this morning. It was amazing! I am starting to really like this outdoors swimming lark!
Triathlon is on Sunday, so need to have a rest day tomorrow
Tell us more about your muso credentials Swittle- another string to your bow!?
I did a 5k league race last night in the Olympic Park. Rather disappointed that sub 25 still eludes me- I did it in about 25.40.. did my best though in the humidity and with sore legs from the previous night's hill session.
Tonight was a cycle and another open water swim and I felt much more confident. Still not swimming well in the lake, but getting there... lots of dragonflies skimming the surface.
I watched the tri swittle. Those Brownlees! A club mate of mine was 4th in the V45. She is amazing. The transition is so fast! The fiddliness and expense of triathlon really puts me off, but I do like the variety in training.
Me- 8.5 mile easy run today. Felt slow and plodding..My muscles are sore and I am sleeping like the dead... I have a very busy 8 days ahead with two 5k races and the triathlon. Then I plan to take it a bit easy before the following weekend's 10mile.
I don't know what happened to my post from yesterday!?
I did my first open water swim on Wednesday evening, in a beautiful lake out in Harlow, Essex. It was terrifying and exhilarating in equal measure. The hard bits were surprising. I didn't mind the dirt, feathers etc. but hated not being able to see when I put my head in the water, and my breathing felt really laboured, which is not a problem I have in the pool. I think it may have been anxiety. Anyway, I did it, and plan to have some of these regular sessions in the lead up to my Serpentine 1 mile swim in September.
Thursday was 5 miles easy as I found the swim really took it out of me. Today was a practice run for my triathlon next weekend. The distances weren't what we'll be doing, it was to practice kit / transition / running in wet costume / chafing issues. So my friend and I did approx 10 mile bike to London Fields lido, then 1 mile swim, 10 mile bike home and a mini 2 mile run (friend is injured). It was really fun and am now excited for next weekend and the triathlon. Need to do a medium long run this weekend as I have a 10 mile race in a few weeks and have not done so much running in recent weeks cos I've been preparing for the tri.