Happy - well done on the weight loss, that's brilliant! Not so great on the run though Maybe just try walking for a while; not the same as running I know but its still getting out in some form (I actually think walking is really underrated), and might help perhaps?
Lee - how are you getting on?
Molly - how's the running coming along; are you walking a bit less now?
As for me, was slowly getting back into the swing of things after my infections but think I overdid it on the weekend; 2.5km swim & 8mi run sat and 60mi fairly hilly ride yesterday. Just been out for usual lunchtime run but felt like I was running in treacle & struggled to get HR up despite feeling like I was putting lots of effort in.
But 2 weeks until my last half of the year so will make sure I get lots of rest & just see what sort of performance I can muster up on the day. Not going to go in with any expectations / times in mind, just going to enjoy it especially as will have some friends there playing cheersquad! Am enjoying riding more; not been putting as much pressure on myself & also been out with a friend / the club which helps.
So in the hope that I manage to get a spot on Roth next year, am trying to think ahead and plan logistics for it (as I suspect everything gets booked up PDQ).
As there are split transitions & I don't understand German & with that many spectators on the day to cause traffic nightmares, it is it ok to do it yourself or am I better off paying a bit more & go with a tour package so the logistics headache is taken away? If you do it yourself:
- where's the best place to stay
- presumably you need a car for registration & racking as it's split transitions
- what happens on the day; if you drive to the swim start is there organised transport back there again? Or I believe there is a shuttle to the swim start, so can you park where the shuttle goes from & is there transport back to that spot again afterwards?
MM - I agree with MC; for IM training last year I went by HR and initially I had to walk a lot to keep it in the right zone & was thinking "what the heck", but your body adapts pretty quickly and you end up being able to run faster & faster but for that same low HR, which means you can therefore run further & further!!
Sounds like we've all been in the wars - woke up 2.5 weeks ago with what I thought was a sty on my eye, but it got a little (lot) puffy so this time 2 weeks ago I was in A&E on IV antibiotics as it turned out I had orbital cellulitis (ie cellulitis around the eye)!
Thankfully that all settled down once the drugs started to work & eyesight is fine which is the main thing, but turns out it was caused by an underlying sinus issue which didn't settle with the drugs, so MRI scan to check everything out but again thankfully nothing nasty and it's all finally settling (last day of pill & eye drop antibiotics today, hoorah!!).
So with my face mostly feeling normal again got out on the bike last night for a nice & chilled 22mi, and have to say it's the first ride in a long time that I've really enjoyed!! I think as you guys said a ride with no pressure or expectations on speed or anything else, just enjoying the sun & being able to ride again, felt good!!
So hopefully that's the start of getting some bike mojo back again, especially as the stupid idea of doing Ride Across Britain next year seems to be sticking in my head!!