Sorry, been away most of the time since last weekend so only skimmed back to see some proper massive sessions from Lev and various others - very impressive.
I had a good time at the relays - we came 15th, but the top 8 were not what I would call proper clubs (sponsored teams), so were only 4 mins off the first real club in a 3+ hour race. I had a very average swim (not surprising with no training), decent bike and poor run (legs seized up after the bike and did about 17:30 for 5.2km).
Then been in Normandy for a few days - some great running routes round there, so did about 75 mins one morning (longest run since bike accident) and 45 mins the next. Loads of really nice bike paths so I wished I'd taken my bike, but never mind. Also a few turbos done in the last week or so.
bainspj - yes, the relays are a good laugh. Usually we camp overnight and have some beers with the hundreds of others there, but I'm just going up for the race this year. It helps that you can see the entire course (it's all round the lake at Holme Pierrepont), so good for spectating. Nice 500s by the way (I had to work out the pace, as I didn't have a concept of a fast 500!).
PP - good luck at Herne Hill. Try to count your laps accurately!
CW - weird to get a niggle after 2 days of no running. Be careful....
TT - yes, I thought that. The post at the top of this page wasn't at the top yesterday.
PP - 15:46.2 would be ideal.
National Triathlon Relays on Sunday - 4 per team, you each do the swim, then each the bike then the run, so you get a rest between each section (500m, 15k, 5k). I've done it a few times and it's a great laugh, particularly watching people trying to find their teammate amongst several hundred other people all wearing a black wetsuit, goggles and an identical hat!
So sorted out the TT bike and went for a spin this morning - just 40 minutes, and managed to time it perfectly to coincide with the rain....
Not checked in here recently and missed quite a bit of discussion. Re qualifying times in different age groups, I still think coming 20th in my AG with 9:08 must be the most ridiculous. Someone did 8:54 and didn't qualify IIRC.
Good luck to BKins this weekend - feeling rubbish in the taper is a good sign!