Interesting thoughts on bike nutrition, Slim. I've found that sticking to the 1g carbohydrate/kg body weight per hour works reasonably well in getting me to the run feeling reasonable. For me that's a powerbar plus a bottle of energy drink every 80 mins or so. Then I just have what I can stomach on the run, which seems to be mainly coke!
That's a very solid week so far, Phil, just don't injure yourself going for it tomorrow!
Crooky, it must be very tough trying to get big training in yet again after two races, so your approach, which looks like steady maintenance, sounds spot on.
I do generally enjoy the training more than racing, but at this stage I'm getting sick of it and picking up injuries. One more long bike/run off today for me, then last long run tomorrow, TT on Sunday, then a fairly abrupt taper. Next week will just be sharpening up for the weekend's 70.3, and by the time I've fully recovered from that it'll be time to head for Tenby!
Hi Slim, will you be incorporating training into your short breaks, or will you be on family duty? I struggle a bit with guilt even if I'm out and back before anyone else is up!
Looking forward to tapering too, though with recent setbacks there won't be much to taper from. Mine starts with a week's holiday in Zell am See, including a quality session on the Sunday at 1/2 IM intensity!