Moof - absolutely gutted for you. Are there any other ones you can do over the summer to capitalise on the training?
SJ - sounds as though the last leg was super tough but well done on battling your way through it. I take my hat off to anyone who can get through an Ironman.
Poacher - another decent run from you there.
OO / Jnr OO - congrats to both of you. Must have been a good tussle between the two of you.
Managed to get 33 running miles in during the week before picking up my new bike on Friday morning and taking it for a couple of spins over the weekend. A problem with the right shifter which left me stuck in the smallest cog at the back (not great for hills) meant I had to take it back for a replacement on Sunday morning (I was not impressed) but all now seems to be sorted so hopefully I'll be able to get a few bike miles in over the summer.
Hope you enjoyed your swim Moof - who's taking bets on the weekend's result?
6.5 commuting miles for me in rather warm conditions today - it was noticeable how many people decided that they didn't want to sit next to me on the train!!
Also, a quick one to see if anyone is interested in a ticket going spare for the Anniversary Games on Saturday - we got one for elder Lorenzito but he's working during the day. It's one of the cheap ones up at the top of the stand but still great views and the opportunity to see Jess E-H, KJT and Mo in the build up to Rio shouldn't be missed so if anyone is interested, PM me (and let me know on here that you've done it) - first come first served!
Fishy - sounds like an ideal day. I bet the scenery was stunning. Hope your eye is OK.
More great reps from you there Leslie.
OO - does the 5:20 refer to the time or the pace of your reps? Either way, it's impressive.
Gul / G-Dawg - can I join the gang as well, even if I can't think of a suitable GD-type alias?
Managed a decent effort on a 7 miler this morning: 7:0x pace on a loop with a few ups and downs, getting back at about 6.30am to grab a bowl of cereal, put a fresh top on, pack my backpack and run down to the station before completing the commute with a 2 mile run into the office. Already pretty warm by the time I got in so don't envy anyone who's out there on a lunchtime run.
G-Dawg - it was deceptively warm yesterday so not surprising you found it hard going.
Nice smackdown win from you OO.
Improssive mileage Gul - good idea to take it easy today.
8 hours on the bike Fishy - where did you a mange to get to?
Just over 13.5 hilly miles for me first this morning before it got too warm, taking me up to 41 for the week. I stayed on the road to give my new Hitogamis a run out - there was a deal on via Amazon and I managed to pickup 2 pairs for just under £100 all in. Should keep me going for a few months.
Spent the afternoon over at Bromley as uounger Lorenzito got a last minute call up to the Surrey squad for the Intercounties match and managed just under 9:19 for the 3000m in his first outing at that distance this season. I'm putting it down to me lending him my pair of running shorts.
Great reps there G-Dawg - you're on fire at the moment.
SJ - thanks for that link. I'm now in a bit of a dilemma. Part of me agrees with Moof's approach that it's worth paying a bit extra for the bike down at the local bike shop so that it can be fitted properly and part of me likes the look of the Planet X bike. The clincher may be the availability of the Giant Defy Advanced - the 2 isn't in stock any more and the guy in the shop needs to check whether they've got the lower spec'd 3. Won't find out until Monday though.
Back on two legs, it was a rest day this morning but planning to get out for a medium length off road run tomorrow.
Younger Lorenzito was keen to tell me about the session he did down at training the other night: 5 mins at 6m/m, 5 mins at 5:50, 5 mins at 5:40, 5 mins at 5:30 (consecutively with no interval), 3 minute interval and then repeat for a second lot of 20 minutes. Made my nose bleed just thinking about it. Turns out his coach had asked him whether he wanted to try this sesh with Georgie Bruinvels (sub 34:30 10K and 2:38 marathon runner) who he used to coach and who'd come back to the club for a one-off visit.