Just remember that if you do the training, the event is there for the taking....
The training just isn't happening this year so far, you would think having failed twice now I'd be doing all the training I can get, but no not this year. I'm hanging onto the fact my swim is faster and I need to get back on that bike. Knee issues mean I've have to get round in time to walk the marathon. I can do it and I will do it
Well done DB, I love that Parkrun is now a universal unit of measurement!
Hope you pick up a bargin Pete.
I'm having my worst year ever training wise, knee means no running so I will be learning to power walk. Work stress means I'm very poorly, digestion is shot and I'm missing lots of training sessions, probably too many.
But thanks to some cracking therapy, I've decided to stick at it, do what training I can and turn up and start. I've worked really hard on understanding the world won't end if I don't finish again.
With the year I'm having it will mean a lot to just be there on the start line and I'm on track with my swimming so I will finish that bit at least
Took the bike out on the road twice this week, only 13 miles each time in the 1 hour and I felt it, but I seem to remember transitioning from turbo to road is usually like this so hopefully if I can get out a few more times in the coming weeks it will all start coming together. It was also so nice to be outside training; I think I may have over done the computer training and it was adding to my stress as I was missing the targets.
I'm doing the Welsh 3000s in May should be a good test of the walking legs and I can decide after that if I'm going to give the run bits a go. It's a shame IM don't allow walking poles for the run Mind you I suppose we're all so befuddled and grumpy by then that fights might break out!
I managed a really good swim set last night but when the alarm went off at 6am for this morning session I was wiped out , felt like I'd been hit by a bus so it was a no go. But as last nights session was so good I'm hoping it makes up for missing today. I can happily swim 3000 meters in 1:20 so I'm on track
Oh forgot the joys of training, as I can't kick I'm using a pull buoy for my swims, which has given me lovely callouses on my thighs. It's such a glamourous sport this!
Thanks Dave I'd been looking on the Cotswold one and found a couple of possibilities but they don't stock them in store so I'd be buying blind hence seeing if anyone could recommend anything. I shall have a look at George Fisher.